Changes to the six protected class policy are the wrong prescription for Medicare and HIV patients
For over 10 years, one of the cornerstones of the Medicare Part D program has been to ensure the sickest and most vulnerable patients have access to the clinically critical medicines they rely on. For the patients whose treatment is covered under six specific classes of medicines – those with HIV, cancer and epilepsy among others – more commonly known as the six protected classes, there is no “one size fits all” for medicines that will work. The medicines for these patients have complex interactions, side effects, contraindications and other factors that must be cons idered in their coverage. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tom Wilbur Tags: HIV/AIDS Part D Prescription for Medicare Source Type: news

Less Invasive Method Safely IDs Epilepsy Surgical Candidates
FRIDAY, March 15, 2019 -- The robotic stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) procedure to determine whether patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer and more efficient and more often leads to favorable epilepsy... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Better Surgical Outcomes With Piriform-Cortex Resection in Temporal-Lobe Epilepsy Better Surgical Outcomes With Piriform-Cortex Resection in Temporal-Lobe Epilepsy
The odds that a patient will be seizure free after surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy are higher when the procedure includes piriform-cortex resection, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Women complain of 'confusing and contradictory' fertility advice
Royal College says sheer volume and variability of advice is causing widespread concern Related items fromOnMedica Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Colleges urge GPs to take on maternity care Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds
A study published last year in the journal Neurology found no evidence that taking ADHD medication increased seizure risk in people with and without epilepsy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Meds Safe With Epilepsy, Study Finds
TUESDAY, March 12, 2019 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Common Is Unintentional Cannabis Ingestion?
Discussion “[Cannabis] is a genus of flowering plant with three main varieties: sativa, indica and ruderalis.” It has been used for hundreds of years for hemp or fiber and also for psychoactive and medicinal effects. The active compounds are collectively called cannabinoids, of which delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the most abundant. The floral buds or calyxes of the plant have the most cannabinoids, but other parts of the plant are also used such as leaves. Hash oil, hashish (or resin) and marijuana (dried leaves) are the common products from strongest to least strongest products. ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 11, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

I used to pretend my epilepsy didn ’t exist. Like a no-deal Brexit, it’s a dangerous game | Hadley Freeman
I try to avoid writing about Brexit. But one question has become too pressing to ignoreLike everyone else at this point, I have many questions about Brexit, starting with “why” and going from there. For example: are concerns about how Britain is going to cope merely “project fear”, assome Brexity folk still have it? Is it going to be like the blitz,as other Brexity people havepromised enthusiastically? Such people include someone called Ant Middleton fromChannel 4 ’s SAS: Who Dares Wins, who said last year ina tweet(sincedeleted): “A ‘no deal’ for our country would actually b...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hadley Freeman Tags: Brexit Drugs Life and style Health Society UK news European Union Foreign policy Politics Pharmaceuticals industry Business Science Epilepsy Source Type: news

Cerebral Therapeutics Raises Series A Extension Financing to Advance Clinical-Stage Drug Device Combination Therapy to Phase 3 Readiness for Adult Refractory Epilepsy
Financing Led by Granite Point Capital and Vivo Capital Cerebral Therapeutics Prepares IND and Clinical Development Program in the U.S. AURORA, Colo., March 8, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Cerebral Therapeutics, a clinical stage... Biopharmaceuticals, Drug Delivery, Venture Capital Cerebral Therapeutics, epilepsy, reformulated medications, implantable infusion (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Neurologist's Commitment to Improving Epilepsy Care A Neurologist's Commitment to Improving Epilepsy Care
Drs Rahul Guha and Nirmal Surya discuss the challenges of living with epilepsy and accessing epilepsy therapies in India.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Less-invasive procedure helps surgeons pinpoint epilepsy surgical candidates
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better outcomes than the traditional method, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New research on the role of connectomics in brain development
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Researchers are analyzing brain connectomes to understand how normal and abnormal interactions between functional brain networks affect healthy brain development and contribute to disorders such as epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Deep Electrodes May Outperform Subdural Grids in Epilepsy Localization Deep Electrodes May Outperform Subdural Grids in Epilepsy Localization
Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) appears to be more versatile and have better procedural morbidity than subdural electrode (SDE) implantation for identifying the source of seizures in patients with intractable epilepsy, according to a comparative analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Single gene linked to host of abnormalities during neurodevelopment
Mutations of the TRIO gene cause some of the same structural and behavioral abnormalities found with autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and epilepsy. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - March 5, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

The effect of perampanel on aggression and depression in patients with epilepsy: a short-term prospective study - Goji H, Kanemoto K.
PURPOSE: Using specialized tools, we assessed patients receiving perampanel (PER) to investigate its effects on aggression and depression, as well as the impact of other concomitant antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) on those conditions. METHOD: Seventy-se... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Depression in people with epilepsy in West China: status, risk factors and treatment gap - Li Q, Chen D, Zhu LN, Wang HJ, Xu D, Tan G, Zhang Y, Liu L.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the prevalence, suicidality and treatment gap (TG) of depression in people with epilepsy (PWE) in West China, and to explore the related risk factors. METHODS: A consecutive cohort of PWE from West China Hospital was recruited.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

FutureNeuro partners with UCB to give clinicians insights into epilepsy treatments
(RCSI) FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for Chronic and Rare Neurological Diseases, based at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland), has partnered with global biopharmaceutical company, UCB, to unlock the power of healthcare data to inform improvements in clinical care of people with epilepsy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stillbirth risk is not increased by conceiving within a year
New study shows no link with adverse birth outcomes Related items fromOnMedica MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Acupuncture with IVF does not increase women ’s chance of a baby Epilepsy does not affect chance of pregnancy, or outcomes Judge throws out abortion pill challenge Midwifery training numbers to rise by 25% (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Einstein Adds Curriculum on Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
BRONX, NY—(February 28, 2019)—Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have long benefited from the training pediatricians receive to treat autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or other disorders. Their doctors often connect these young patients with many professionals—from physical, occupational, and speech therapists to psychologists, social workers, and special-care dentists. But as children grow up, they soon discover there are far fewer physicians aware of their unique needs. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sugar high: the yeast that can be used to brew cannabis, not beer
Scientists develop GM strain that can produce cannabinoid compounds with addition of sugarScientists in California have developed a strain of yeast that can be used to brew cannabis extract rather than beer.With just the addition of sugar, the genetically modified yeast fermented to produce pure cannabinoid compounds including mind-altering THC and the non-psychoactive CBD, which is used medically to treat conditions including chronic pain and childhood epilepsy.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Cannabis Science US news World news Higher education Drugs California Source Type: news

UCI researcher awarded nearly $4 million to study neurological disorders including epilepsy
(University of California - Irvine) University of California, Irvine School of Medicine researcher Geoff Abbott, PhD, has been awarded a $2 million Outstanding Investigator Award/Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) R35 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, and a $1.7 million R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 27, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Main Line biopharm CEO stepping down
A Main Line biopharmaceutical company is searching for a new chief executive officer. Marinus Pharmaceuticals of Radnor said Tuesday its CEO, Christopher Cashman, is leaving the company effective March 18 to pursue other opportunities. Founded in 2003, Marinus (NASDAQ: MRNS) is focused on developing new medicines to treat to epilepsy and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Its lead new drug candidate, ganaxolone, is being tested as a potential treatment for postpartum depression and acute epilepsy. In… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Neuroelectrics touts FDA IDE Starstim epilepsy treatment study data
Medical device dev Neuroelectrics today released results from an FDA investigational device exemption trial of its Starstim device intended to treat patients with drug resistant epilepsy, touting a significant reduction in seizure frequency. The Starstim device from the Cambridge, Mass.-based company provides transcranial current stimulation, delivering mild electrical currents to the specific areas of the patient’s brain where seizures originate. The system is intended to be worn for 20 minutes per day, and is non-invasive, the company said. “We are pleased that this clinical study has demonstrated the safety ...
Source: Mass Device - February 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological neuroelectrics Source Type: news

Long-term Data Highlight Efficacy of RNS System for Epilepsy Long-term Data Highlight Efficacy of RNS System for Epilepsy
A conversation between Drs Dileep Nair and Andrew Wilner on the 9-year safety and efficacy data with this brain-responsive neurostimulation system.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Wildlife at risk as toxic levels of prescription drugs in rivers and lakes has increased TWENTYFOLD
In the first study of its kind, experts from Radboud University in the Netherlands found the environmental risks of antibiotic and epilepsy drug were 10 to 20 times higher in 2015 than 1995. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Factors associated with seizure-related motor vehicle accidents among patients with epilepsy in West China - Li S, Chen J, Tong X, Abdulaziz ATA, Liu X, Su M, Wang C, Li Z, Zhou D.
This study was conducted to investigate the relevant demographics and clinical factors contributing to seizure-related motor vehicle accidents in west China. METHODS: All driving patients who visited our epilepsy clinic in the West China H... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ictal biting injuries in the epilepsy monitoring unit, a cohort study of incidence and semiological significance - Dufresne D, Dubovec K, So NK, Kotagal P.
PURPOSE: Oral biting injuries are widely recognized complications of seizures. Value in differentiating epileptic vs paroxysmal non-epileptic seizures is well demonstrated, but frequency and semiological value are poorly described. We aimed to evaluate fre... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Researchers create organoid of a brain region to study cognitive disorders
Yale researchers have created model thalamuses to study diseases like epilepsy, autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia and depression. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - February 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Medtronic to close Portsmouth, N.H. transformative solutions facility
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said this week that it plans to close its Portsmouth, N.H.-based transformative solutions facility within the year, according to a Portsmouth Herald report. The Fridley, Minn.-based company recently informed employees at the facilities that it planned to eliminate its Portsmouth jobs, according to the report. The facilities currently employ 150 individuals. Medtronic spokesperson Brett Cromwell said that the transformative solutions division had announced changes “being made to help focus the business and strengthen its financial position,” according to the Portsmouth Herald. &ldq...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Medtronic Source Type: news

Cannabinoids found to reduce seizures in children with epilepsy
(Natural News) The use of medical marijuana is starting to gain more acceptance throughout the U.S., and researchers are constantly uncovering new benefits. One recent analysis shows just how promising it could be when it comes to addressing a challenging condition in children: epilepsy. Epilepsy is more common in children than you might think, with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medtronic launches DBS for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S.
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it launched its Deep Brain Stimulation system intended for medically-refractory epilepsy in the U.S. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said that the first patient was implanted with the system at Atlanta’s Emory University. “At Medtronic, we have a long-standing commitment to helping patients with medically refractory epilepsy through DBS, and we continue to explore other treatments and solutions along the epilepsy treatment pathway. With the FDA approval, commercial launch, and policy updates from several health insurers, we are positioned to help more people than ever ...
Source: Mass Device - February 20, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Medtronic Source Type: news

EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance
(UT Southwestern Medical Center) Study shows that acetate, an acid found in some foods, may help doctors intervene when seizures are imminent. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Neural Influence of Cardiac Electrophysiology Neural Influence of Cardiac Electrophysiology
This commentary explores new insights into the brain-heart interaction, highlighting a new study of electrophysiologic abnormalities in patients with epilepsy but without apparent heart disease.Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cannabidiol Use in Refractory Epilepsy Cannabidiol Use in Refractory Epilepsy
The recent FDA approval of cannabidiol provides another treatment option for refractory epilepsy. Find out what there is to know.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis in pregnant women increases the child’s risk of epilepsy by 160 percent, according to study of over a million births
(Natural News) Children who are born to mothers who experienced rheumatoid arthritis during their pregnancy are more likely to have epilepsy. As published in the journal of Arthritis Care & Research, the study led by Dr. Line Jølving from the Odense University Hospital carried out a nationwide study of all children born during a 25-year... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking behind a rare brain disease for clues to treat more common mental disorders
(Shinshu University) Researchers have clarified, for the first time, the mechanism behind a very rare brain disorder called MICPCH (microcephaly, disproportionate pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia) syndrome in animal models. Information gleaned from this study could also inform research into other, more common neurological diseases such as mental retardation, epilepsy, and autism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trinity College Dublin researchers describe the first model of mitochondrial epilepsy
(Trinity College Dublin) Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have become the first to describe a model of mitochondrial epilepsy which raises hope for better therapies for patients with this incapacitating condition.Despite the severity of this epilepsy, up to now there have been no animal models available to provide a mechanistic understanding of the condition.That is set to change though as researchers at Trinity can now explain the important role that astrocytes play in seizure generation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 15, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CBD oil: Can the cannabis-based product help with fibromyalgia-related pain?
CBD oil has taken the health world by storm over the last couple of years, with claims it can treat a variety of health conditions, from anxiety to epilepsy. There have also been claims the cannabis-based product can help relieve pain, even in conditions like fibromyalgia. But what do experts have to say? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No association between antiepileptic drug use and dementia
(IOS Press) Epilepsy is a common neurological condition with a prevalence of around 2 percent. Many antiepileptic drugs are available to prevent epileptic seizures, allowing up to 80 percent of patients to become seizure-free. However, previous research has found a positive association between the use of AEDs and dementia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

KC ’s first medical cannabis clinic opens
The Green Clinics is the first board-certified medical cannabis clinic to open in the Kansas City area. The clinic has two doctors who are state licensed and board certified. They can evaluate patients and provide the necessary physician certification document if the patients meet state requirements. Qualifying conditions include cancer, epilepsy, intractable migraines, terminal illness and post-tra umatic stress disorder, among others. “Our clinic is not a rubber stamp,” CEO Emily Branch said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

KC ’s first medical cannabis clinic opens
The Green Clinics is the first board-certified medical cannabis clinic to open in the Kansas City area. The clinic has two doctors who are state licensed and board certified. They can evaluate patients and provide the necessary physician certification document if the patients meet state requirements. Qualifying conditions include cancer, epilepsy, intractable migraines, terminal illness and post-tra umatic stress disorder, among others. “Our clinic is not a rubber stamp,” CEO Emily Branch said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 12, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: James Dornbrook Source Type: news

Targeting epilepsy with electrodes on the head
(Eindhoven University of Technology) Stimulating the brain with implanted electrodes is a successful, but very drastic measure. Researchers from Eindhoven University of Technology, Kempenhaeghe, Philips and Gent University will therefore be working on a method to stimulate the brain using electrodes that are placed on the head rather than inside it. Their goal is to customize treatment for patients with severe epilepsy. Incidentally, they will also settle the scientific discussion about the efficacy of noninvasive electrical neurostimulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Harmonization of lateral fluid-percussion injury model production and post-injury monitoring in a preclinical multicenter biomarker discovery study on post-traumatic epileptogenesis - Ndode-Ekane XE, Santana-Gomez C, Casillas-Espinosa PM, Ali I, Brady RD, Smith G, Andrade P, Immonen R, Puhakka N, Hudson MR, Braine EL, Shultz SR, Staba RJ, O'Brien TJ, Pitk änen A.
Multi-center preclinical studies can facilitate the discovery of biomarkers of antiepileptogenesis and thus facilitate the diagnosis and treatment development of patients at risk of developing post-traumatic epilepsy. However, these studies are often limit... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

IT startup launches software to encourage physician-family conversations about epilepsy
(Indiana University) Digital Health Solutions LLC, founded by Dr. Stephen Downs, has created a module about SUDEP for its Child Health Improvement through Computer Automation, or CHICA, system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists find the brain's 'funny bone' region: Tickling it can make patients happy during surgery
The study by Emory University School of Medicine showed the effects of stimulating the cingulum bundle, a white matter tract in the brain, in an epilepsy patient. It eased her nerves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of patients with epilepsy unfit to drive - Al Zaid EH.
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus among medical experts as to whether patients with epilepsy (PWEs) should be permitted to drive. PWEs who have had uncontrolled seizures in the past year are at an increased risk of road traffic accidents, often leading to ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Suicidality in epilepsy: epidemiology and clinical risk factors - Zinchuk MS, Rider FK, Kustov GV, Pashnin EV, Akzigitov RG, Gudkova AA, Guekht AB.
The results of studies on the prevalence of suicidal behavior in patients with epilepsy are discussed in the article. The reasons for the high incidence of suicides among patients with epilepsy are given, with special attention paid to social, demographic,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Joking Through Brain Surgery? Seriously?
MONDAY, Feb. 4, 2019 -- 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... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are there mortality risks for patients with epilepsy who use cannabis treatments as monotherapy? - Kollmyer DM, Wright KE, Warner NM, Doherty MJ.
Mortality associated with cannabis used for treatment of epilepsy is not well documented. We discuss two fatalities in the setting of epilepsy and self-determined therapy with cannabis (SDTC). One patient had probable sudden unexpected death in epilepsy, t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about convulsions
Convulsions are common in some types of seizures and rare in a few other conditions. Learn more about the causes of convulsions and what to do if someone experiences them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news