Health News

Drug Resistent Epilepsy Responds to Stimulation
Pharmaceutical treatment of epilepsy is the predominant therapy for most patients. For an estimated one million patients with epilepsy, these drugs simply don't work.
Is Gender Factor in Epilepsy and Psychiatric Symptoms?
A new study shows that kids with epilepsy often have psychiatric symptoms and these symptoms vary depending on gender.
Ceasing Seizures Causes Cleft
The FDA is warning mother's about a drug that may cause a deformity in infants born to mothers who use it to treat their epilepsy.
Sick and Abused
According to a study by Swedish researchers, children who are chronically ill are much more likely than healthy children to be victims of physical abuse.
Spotty Research
Researchers have identified the potential benefits of a new computer application designed to automatically detect subtle brain lesions in patients with epilepsy via MRI scans.
More Benefits to Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding may reduce the risk of seizures in babies for about a after they are born. What's more, the risk of having a seizure is reduced the longer a baby is breastfed.
The (Neuro)-Logical Next Step
A study from Loyola University suggests that neurological disorders like epilepsy and dementia are on the rise, but new therapies could soon be formed with the help of diagnostic tests and stem cell research.
Bad for the Bones
Past studies have established links between anti-epileptic drugs and bone density loss . Now, new research indicates that specific anti-epileptic drugs correspond to an increased risk of bone fractures in people 50 years of age and older.
Smoke Signals
According to new research from the University of Texas Health Science Center, two significant signaling molecules communicate through nerve cells to regulate electrical and chemical activity.
Making Connections
The brain consists of a complex web of connections. In order for people to integrate and synthesize information from various parts of the brain, brain cells create long-distance links between one another.