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Study Sheds Light on Epilepsy and Stress

It’s been well documented that stress is the most common seizure precipitant for people with epilepsy. But little is known about the specific stressors, the timing of the stressors and other associated factors for stress-precipitated seizures. If investigators could...

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Initial Data on ‘Pharma Grade’ Cannabidiol in Epilepsy

Initial data from an open-label study in treatment-resistant epilepsy of pharmaceutical-grade cannabidiol — the nonpsychoactive ingredient in marijuana that is believed to be responsible for its antiepileptic action — suggest that it reduces seizure rate by about 30%....

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Surgery May Prolong Life in Some Children With Epilepsy

Epilepsy surgery adds several years to the life expectancy of children with refractory epilepsy who are deemed suitable surgical candidates, and it may improve their quality of life compared with continuing medical therapy only, a new study suggests. While there's a...

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FOLLOW UP: Seizures and sudden death, When SUMO ‘wrestles’ potassium channels

A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients. Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have created a new...

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