Link Between Epilepsy and MS
Multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy are two of the most common neurological conditions, and now researchers have found that having one may lead to higher risk for the other.
New Skin Reaction Warning for Seizure Rx
Side effects are unfortunately a risk that come with many medications. This week, health officials are warning that an anti-seizure medication has been tied to serious skin reactions.
Fewer Seizures for Kids with TSC
Chronic seizures in childhood can be scary and stressful, and some parents turn to surgery in hopes of finding a permanent solution.
Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Epilepsy
Pregnant women with a chronic condition must balance the benefits of medication with the possible risks to their child. This is true especially for women with epilepsy.
New Treatment for Refractory Epilepsy
Trying to manage seizures in patients with refractory epilepsy — a type of epilepsy where medicine no longer works to control seizures — can be very challenging, but there may be renewed hope.
Playing Kids' Odds with the Flu
Even though the flu is a common illness each winter, that doesn't mean it's not a dangerous one. Children with certain chronic conditions are especially prone to complications from influenza.
Working Out Now to Help the Brain Later
The benefits to exercising can be immediate. More energy and better sleep are two. While fitness has immediate effects on the body now, fitness as a young adult can also impact the body down the line, particularly where the brain is concerned.
Epilepsy Rx While Pregnant: Does Dose Matter?
Researchers have discovered a link between a common epilepsy medication and a specific birth defect in newborn babies. The study sheds light on how women taking epileptic medications during pregnancy can reduce their chance of having a baby with physical deformities.
Doctors Unaware of Epilepsy Rx Side Effects
Doctors tend to be regarded as the experts when prescribing medications; however, new research may cast doubt on this assumption.
Links Between Epilepsy and Cancer?
Here’s an interesting fact. Epilepsy is fairly common in Denmark. About 1.5 percent of the Danish population has this brain disorder that causes seizures. A recent study looked at cancer risks associated with the disease and its treatment.