Category: "Seizures"

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

The governor has received thousands of emails, phone calls and letters from people opposed to the bill. Fewer than 100 have reached out to his office in favor. TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of Floridians have called and written Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office to urge him to veto a bill that they say would effectively neuter the […]

Do epilepsy medications taken during pregnancy affect a child’s creativity?

Do epilepsy medications taken during pregnancy affect a child’s creativity?

While older drugs for epilepsy, taken while pregnant, have been shown in previous research to affect the creative thinking of children, a new study finds no effects on creativity for children born to those taking newer epilepsy drugs. This study is published in Neurology. Overall, the study found no effects on the children’s creative abilities or […]

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

Scientists believe epilepsy and bipolar disorder share several common factors. However, they are still investigating the exact relationship between these conditions. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition with several subtypes. It causes varying episodes of shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and concentration. Epilepsy is a condition that causes people to have seizures. There […]

Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Pose Serious Risks To Brain Health

Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Pose Serious Risks To Brain Health

As the Earth continues to warm at an alarming rate, the effects of climate change on human health are becoming increasingly evident. While much attention has been given to the impact of rising temperatures on physical health, a group of experts from University College London (UCL) is sounding the alarm about the potentially devastating consequences […]

Impact of antiepileptic medications and sex hormones on maternal and child outcomes in epilepsy

Impact of antiepileptic medications and sex hormones on maternal and child outcomes in epilepsy

Studies show that sex steroid hormone concentrations significantly increase throughout the duration of pregnancy. These concentrations and their neuroactive steroid metabolites may influence fetal neurodevelopment and seizure control among pregnant women with epilepsy. Enzyme-inducing (EI) antiseizure medications (ASMs) have been known to alter sex steroid hormone concentrations in the nonpregnant state. In a recent analysis […]

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