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24 Dec
As Testing Costs Rise, Neurology Patients May Skip Screening

As Testing Costs Rise, Neurology Patients May Skip Screening

Rising out-of-pocket costs for neurological tests could lead many Americans to forgo them, researchers warn.

Their study, published online Dec. 23 in the journal Neurology, analyzed neurology care costs for more than 3.7 million people in a large private insuran...

08 Dec
A Better, Safer Way to Rid Some Kids of Seizures?

A Better, Safer Way to Rid Some Kids of Seizures?

Children with tough-to-treat epilepsy now have another choice to help them live a life free of seizures, a new study suggests.

MRI-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy, a minimally invasive procedure for kids who have drug-resistant epilepsy, is successful in more ...

04 Dec
Sudden Death More Common Than Thought in Very Young With Epilepsy

Sudden Death More Common Than Thought in Very Young With Epilepsy

Sudden, epilepsy-related death is more common than thought in infants and children, a new study suggests.

It also found that Black and multiracial youngsters are at higher risk for what's known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

It occurs in otherwise ...

04 Dec
Young Epilepsy Patients May Benefit From Mental Health Screening

Young Epilepsy Patients May Benefit From Mental Health Screening

Depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts are more common in children and teens with epilepsy than previously known, and they should be screened for such problems, researchers report.

They assessed 119 children and teens, aged 9 to18, with epilepsy. None had been diagnos...

16 Nov
Fewer ER Visits for Asthma Crises After Obamacare: Study

Fewer ER Visits for Asthma Crises After Obamacare: Study

Ambulances made fewer trips transporting patients with asthma emergencies in New York City after the Affordable Care Act went into effect, new research shows.

The likely reason for the decline: Patients had greater access to outpatient management of their condition, the ...

30 Oct
Epilepsy Meds During Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk in Child

Epilepsy Meds During Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk in Child

Women who take the epilepsy medication valproic acid during pregnancy have more than twice the risk of having a child with autism, new research suggests.

The study also found that taking the drug during pregnancy almost doubled the odds that a child would have attention-...

26 Oct
Hard-to-Detect Form of Epilepsy Can Lead to Car Crashes

Hard-to-Detect Form of Epilepsy Can Lead to Car Crashes

The most common form of epilepsy is a risk factor for car crashes, yet it can have such subtle symptoms that it often goes undiagnosed for an extended period of time, even years.

Researchers said the failure to recognize symptoms of subtle seizures is the main reason...

15 Oct
Bogus 'Cure' Claims Have U.S. Consumers Snapping Up CBD Products

Bogus 'Cure' Claims Have U.S. Consumers Snapping Up CBD Products

CBD has been widely marketed as a cure-all for whatever ails you, and a new study finds many Americans are buying the sales pitch.

Researchers tracking a Reddit forum on CBD found many folks discussing use of cannabidiol to treat conditions for which there are proven, ...

26 Jun
Medical Pot May Help Many Battle Insomnia, Pain and Stress: Study

Medical Pot May Help Many Battle Insomnia, Pain and Stress: Study

More and more U.S. states are allowing marijuana to be taken as medicine, and a new study suggests that users do indeed feel better.

In a survey of nearly 1,300 people with chronic health conditions, researchers found that those using "medicinal cannabis" reported le...

17 Apr
Aftermath of Seizures Troubling for Those With Epilepsy

Aftermath of Seizures Troubling for Those With Epilepsy

The main focus of epilepsy treatment is seizure control, but the aftereffects of seizures are also a major concern for many patients, experts say.

More than 70% of people with epilepsy say they have complications after a seizure -- including confusion, fear, exha...

09 Dec
CBD Medicine May Help Ease Another Form of Seizure

CBD Medicine May Help Ease Another Form of Seizure

Prescription-grade CBD may help control hard-to-treat seizures caused by a rare genetic disorder, a preliminary study suggests.

The study involved 224 patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- a genetic condition that affects about...

06 Dec
Virtual Doc Visits Suffice for Many With Neurological Disorders

Virtual Doc Visits Suffice for Many With Neurological Disorders

If you have a neurological disorder, a video chat with your doctor might be as good as an office visit for checking on your condition.

That's the conclusion of researchers who analyzed 101 studies on telemedicine use for concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, ...

05 Dec
3 Drugs for Severe Epileptic Seizures Are Equally Effective: Study

3 Drugs for Severe Epileptic Seizures Are Equally Effective: Study

Three drugs used to treat severe seizures in epilepsy patients are equally effective, a new study finds.

The three medications -- levetiracetam (Keppra and Roweepra), fosphenytoin (Cerebyx) and valproate -- are commonly used to treat patients with "refractory status ...

21 Nov
She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

She Lives With Seizures, and Public Stigma, Every Day

Most of the time, Eva Wadzinski is a typical college student. Then suddenly, she isn't.

Wadzinski has epilepsy and has disruptive seizure clusters as often as 40 times a day.

They are not typical "Hollywood" seizures where people convulse (tonic-clonic se...

19 Nov
They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened After

They Had Half Their Brains Removed. Here's What Happened After

Many people think of their brain as an overstuffed attic. Every square-inch is either crammed with information or working overtime to help the body function properly. So is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain?

Yes, apparently it ...

23 Oct
Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary

Interest in CBD Products Keeps Soaring, but Health Experts Wary

CBD oil, CBD cookies, even CBD-infused massages: CBD (cannabidiol) seems to be everywhere nowadays, and a new study confirms it's one the hottest health trends for Americans.

The research found that each month, as many as 6.4 million Americans head to Google to learn...

04 Sep
Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

Clues to Why Epileptic Seizures Can Halt Breathing

Higher levels of the brain chemical serotonin are linked to a lower risk of potentially deadly seizure-related breathing pauses in people with epilepsy, researchers say.

The findings suggest serotonin may help protect people with epilepsy from this threat, according ...

16 Aug
A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

A Fatty Meal Might Affect How You Absorb CBD

Having a cheeseburger with that CBD-infused product? A new study suggests that fatty foods might boost the body's absorption of cannabidiol (CBD).

In 2018, CBD capsules received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in patients with seizures, but how fo...

19 Jun
Sudden Death Can Occur Even in Well-Controlled Epilepsy

Sudden Death Can Occur Even in Well-Controlled Epilepsy

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy is rare and thought to mainly affect people with hard-to-treat seizures, but a new study suggests that even people with well-controlled epilepsy may be at risk.

That was especially true if someone had missed their last dose of med...

13 Jun
Epilepsy DrugTied to Higher Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Young Users

Epilepsy DrugTied to Higher Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Young Users

A new study supports the notion that a drug used to control epilepsy and other disorders could make some young people more prone to suicide.

The medicine, pregabalin (Lyrica), comes from a class of drugs called gabapentinoids. Besides their use against epilepsy, thes...

12 Jun
Strobes at Concerts May Cause Epileptic Seizures

Strobes at Concerts May Cause Epileptic Seizures

A 20-year-old collapsed at a music festival with a first-time epileptic seizure. While terrifying, his case wasn't unique, according to researchers who found that flashing strobe lights triple seizure risk in susceptible concertgoers.

"Regardless of whether strobosco...

31 May
FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD

FDA Takes Hard Look at CBD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration took a good look at the safety and effectiveness of CBD products on Friday, as it weighs how to best regulate the hemp-derived compound going forward.

During a public hearing that stretched for hours, the agency heard testimony ...

13 May
CBD -- It's Everywhere, But Does It Work?

CBD -- It's Everywhere, But Does It Work?

You would have to be living in a cave to have missed the CBD craze that is sweeping across America: New products are cramming store shelves as the market explodes for what many Americans believe to be a miracle cure-all.

Everything from oils to gummies to pills, crea...

01 May
MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

MS Patients Now Pay 20 Times More for Drugs Than a Decade Ago

Multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Parkinson's can be physically taxing conditions, but new research shows they exact a huge financial toll as well.

Over a 12-year period, out-of-pocket costs for Americans with these illnesses jumped, with the biggest increase seen am...

30 Apr
More Evidence CBD Can Help Ease a Form of Epilepsy in Kids

More Evidence CBD Can Help Ease a Form of Epilepsy in Kids

There's new data supporting the use of Epidiolex -- the first cannabidiol (CBD) medicine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration -- to help curb a form of epilepsy.

The research found that the drug reduced seizures by nearly half in children with Dravet syn...

12 Mar
ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds

ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often occurs in people with epilepsy. Now, new research provides reassurance that taking ADHD medications won't raise their risk of seizures.

For the study, researchers analyzed data from thousands of epilepsy patients ...

04 Feb
Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?

Brain surgery's pretty serious, but someday patients may laugh their way through it.

A young woman with epilepsy who was undergoing surgery at Emory University in Atlanta did just that, even cracking jokes during her procedure, according to a new study.

N...

04 Jan
Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests.

The Danish report can't prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in t...

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