Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDTCannabidiol - an active component of cannabis - more than halved the frequency of atonic seizures for patients with severe epilepsy, a new study reveals.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDTConsider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDTIncreased risk for childhood epilepsy was associated with maternal overweight or obesity in early pregnancy in a study of babies born in Sweden, according to a study published online by JAMA...
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:00:00 PDTResearchers suggest that a popular British brand of yeast extract, Marmite, may boost brain function by increasing levels of the neurotransmitter GABA.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 06:00:00 PDTA new paper published in the Annals of Neurology reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation.
Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDTScientists use transcranial alternating current stimulation to improve working memory. The findings may one day help patients to recover from brain injury.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDTIt has been nearly three decades since experts published a classification system related to epilepsy.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDTProlonged epileptic seizures may cause serious problems that will continue for the rest of a patient's life.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDTDoose syndrome or myoclonic-astatic epilepsy is a rare syndrome accounting for one to two percent of childhood epilepsies.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDTResearh groups from the University of Helsinki, the LMU Munich and the University of Guelph have described in collaboration a novel myoclonic epilepsy in dogs and identified its genetic cause.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDTResearchers at the National Institutes of Health have uncovered new clues to the link between Nodding syndrome, a devastating form of pediatric epilepsy found in specific areas of east Africa, and...
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT"Bench-to-bedside" describes research that has progressed from basic science in animal models that has led to therapies used in patients.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDTMany older adults with newly diagnosed epilepsy in the United States are being prescribed older anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs), and only half begin treatment with AEDs within the first 30 days of a...
Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDTA new research study contradicts the established view that so-called split-brain patients have a split consciousness.
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDTAn international study led by Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian researchers has found that several genes previously implicated only in rare, severe forms of...
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDTBefore epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a...
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:00:00 PDTA particular structure in the brain is a "choke point" for a type of epileptic seizure that affects mostly children, Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have found.
Fri, 16 Dec 2016 02:00:00 PDTNeural stem cells have been found in epileptic brain tissue - outside the regions of the brain where they normally reside.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 06:00:00 PDTMental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young...
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDTNew research from the University of Liverpool, published in the journal Brain, has highlighted the potential reasons why many patients with severe epilepsy still continue to experience seizures...
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 PDTNew research examines the link between mothers and fathers with rheumatoid arthritis and the risk of their children developing epilepsy.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTThe hippocampus is a part of the brain that plays a huge role in memory and how knowledge is obtained. Learn more about its health and functions here.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDTFollowing a sudden death at a residential care unit, the Dutch Health and Care Inspectorate advised to intensify the use of video monitoring at the unit.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 PDTCurrent methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient but haven't improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDTIncreasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain could suppress epileptic seizures.