Repeated febrile convulsions linked to epilepsy and psychiatric disorders
October 15, 2019
The risk of febrile convulsions increases with the child's fever, and approx. four per cent of Danish children suffer from febrile convulsions. A study from the Danish National Centre for Register-based Research and the Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Ho...
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New genetic-based epilepsy risk scores
October 14, 2019
An international team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment. This analysis is the largest study of epilepsy genetics to date, as well as the larges...
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Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?
January 11, 2019
Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have stumped researchers for decades. According to a new study, seemingly harmless acid reflux might offer some clues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated ...
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High-tech epilepsy warning device could save lives
December 25, 2018
Scientists have developed a high-tech bracelet called the Nightwatch, which detects 85 percent of all severe nighttime epilepsy seizures — a much higher percentage than similar devices on the market today.
Smartwatches are gaining pop...
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Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
August 11, 2018
New research finds that two key brain proteins are involved in the neuronal misfiring that characterizes epilepsy. The findings "could potentially change textbooks" on epilepsy, according to the researchers, as well as pave the way for new therapies....
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Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy
August 8, 2018
According to a new study carried out in Australia, a protein found in spider venom could help scientists design an effective medication for the treatment of a rare form of epilepsy.
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Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first
June 28, 2018
In the context of an ever-louder international debate on whether patients with severe forms of epilepsy should be allowed to use medical cannabis to manage their condition, the Food and Drug Administration have just officially approved one such drug....
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Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds
April 12, 2018
People who have epilepsy might be at greater risk of death from unnatural causes — such as accidents and suicide — than those without the condition. This is the finding of a new study recently reported in .
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