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Risk of post-traumatic epilepsy after severe head injury in patients with at least one seizure - Chen W, Li MD, Wang GF, Yang XF, Liu L, Meng FG.
BACKGROUND: To explore the incidence and risk factors, including type of seizures for post-traumatic epilepsy (PTE) after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective follow-up study of patients discharged fro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Mothers say they were deceived about epilepsy pills risks
Julie Marjot, from Norfolk, told the BBC doctors waited until her last child was born to reveal the sodium valproate pills harmed three of her four children. The drug was introduced in the 1970s. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug warnings during pregnancy ‘not reaching women’
Warnings about the risk posed by taking the epilepsy drug sodium valproate during pregnancy are note reaching patients, a charity survey has indicated. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 22, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

The hanging of Derek Bentley, a 19-year-old boy with epilepsy - Tuft M, Nakken KO.
Derek Bentley (1933-1953) was sentenced to death by hanging at the age of 19. He was convicted as a party to murder, and he died in Wandsworth Prison in London. After the police had reached the crime scene, he ostensibly shouted to his 16-year-old friend C... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug warnings 'not reaching women', survey shows
Sodium valproate risks harming unborn babies, but 70% of women say they were not informed of the risk. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mum's regret after taking epilepsy drug
Three of Julie Marjot's children have been affected by sodium valproate. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy drug's safety reviewed over pregnancy risk
Women whose children have been harmed by sodium valproate will give evidence to a European panel. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 21, 2017 Category: Science Tags: Daily News Source Type: news

Goal of new tissue-chip research is to assess efficacy of novel epilepsy drugs
(Vanderbilt University) An interdisciplinary team of Vanderbilt University researchers has received a two-year, $2-million federal grant to develop an 'organ-on-chip' model for two genetic forms of epilepsy. These disorders affect both brain and heart and improved modeling could lead to new drug treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'I'd rather you didn't come': the impact of stigma on exercising with epilepsy - Collard SS, Ellis-Hill C.
Epilepsy is a common but hidden disorder, leading to stigma in everyday life. Despite stigma being widely researched, little is known about the impact of stigma for people with epilepsy within a sports and exercise setting. Using constructionist grounded t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Recreational and Sports Issues Source Type: news

Epilepsy drugs may have damaging effects on children's bones
(Wiley) In a study published in Epilepsia, young people taking anti-epileptic drugs experienced elevated rates of bone fractures and had reductions in tibial bone mineral density and lower limb muscle force. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Main Line biopharm firm seeking $35M from stock sale
The company is developing a therapy for pediatric epilepsy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The 10 best epilepsy apps
Epilepsy apps can help you to manage the condition through logging seizures and symptoms and analyzing triggers and trends. We have selected the best apps. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

New indication for BRIVIACT(R) (brivaracetam): UCB's newest antiepileptic drug approved by FDA as monotherapy treatment of partial-onset seizures in adults
BRIVIACT® CV provides a new monotherapy treatment option for epilepsy patients 16 years of age and older with partial-onset (focal) seizures, which can be initiated at a therapeutic dose at day one Approval applies a newly established regulatory pat... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA UCB, BRIVIACT, brivaracetam, epilepsy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 15, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Memory decline after head injury may be prevented by slowing brain cell growth
(Rutgers University) Rutgers scientists say a new study indicates that the excessive burst of new brain cells after a traumatic head injury that researchers have traditionally believed helped in recovery could instead lead to epileptic seizures and long-term cognitive decline. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Have you been affected by the misuse of Pregabalin in the UK?
The misuse of Pregabalin, a drug used to treat anxiety and epilepsy has been linked to a rise in the number of deaths. Share your experiencesA growing number of deaths have been linked to the misuse of Pregabalin, a drug used to treat pain, anxiety and epilepsy. In 2012 there were four deaths linked to it and last year this rose to a 111.It comes after claims that the drug has flooded the black market and is being sold illegally to addicts who mix it with other drugs, such as heroin. This can increase the risk of heart failure.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers Tags: Drugs Source Type: news

Nigeria: Furore Over Ketogenic Diet
[Guardian] It is the latest weight loss fad in town. Some Nigerians have successfully used ketogenic or keto diet to achieve weight loss, but leaving them with sagging skin. Recent studies have shown that ketogenic diet, which is high in fat, could also help beat epilepsy and seizures, increase lifespan, and boost memory. However, there are fears that these benefits may come at a cost- constipation and kidney stones. CHUKWUMA MUANYA (Assistant Editor) and STANLEY AKPUNONU write. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures and Conversion Disorder Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures and Conversion Disorder
Should psychogenic non-epileptic seizures be considered a distinct diagnosis, separate from conversion disorder?Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
(University of Chicago Medical Center) Nearly one out of every three humans on earth has a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the Sept. 13 issue of Scientific Reports, researchers from multiple institutions describe efforts to learn how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases as well as some cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep
Updated guidance to tackle growing Group Strep B cases Related items fromOnMedica Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy Include pregnant women in studies, urge researchers New guidelines on epilepsy in pregnancy Antenatal flu drugs not linked to newborn risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Does Sage Therapeutics' Failure Predict Its Future Results?
There were amazing stories of brexanolone helping patients with a rare form of epilepsy. But a randomized clinical trial today showed that the drug performed no better than a control group. Shares in its maker, Sage Therapeutics are down 15%. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Matthew Herper, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

​Trial fail for Cambridge-based Sage casts doubt on lead drug
Sage Therapeutics reported Tuesday morning that its drug to treat a severe and life-threatening form of epilepsy failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage trial. As of 6:50 a.m. Tuesday, Sage's shares were down 24 percent. If the drop holds until stocks open at 9:30 it would shave nearly $1 billion off the company's market capitalization. Cambridge-based Sage (Nasdaq: SAGE), which had 135 employees as of February, was testing its lead drug, called rexanol one, plus the current standard treatments… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Don Seiffert Source Type: news

Risk of Prematurity, SGA Up for Women on Antiepileptic Drugs
Increased risk for women on AEDs for epilepsy or other indications; risk varies with drug used (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Left to Their Own Devices: The Promise and Dangers of IoT-Connected Medical Devices
Connected medical technology has arrived at the most opportune time. Insurance companies, now required to cover people with preexisting conditions, have needed some way to lower the costs of healthcare to balance the expense associated with higher-risk individuals. Connected devices help address this exact problem. iRhythm, for instance, manufactures a device that monitors cardiac activity and relies on machine learning for analysis. Products like these help providers treat more patients while consuming fewer resources. There are also offerings that help doctors monitor patient condition remotely so both parties can s...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Catherine Wagner Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What should you do if a friend has a seizure?
Seizures are more common events than we may think. But do we know how to recognize them, and what to do if we witness one? Read on for some first aid tips. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

Epileptic boy Billy Caldwell's recovery from CANNABIS OIL
Billy Caldwell, from Northern Ireland, started taking the cannabis oil treatment in the US last November. He made headlines in April when doctors prescribed him the drug on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epileptic boy's 'incredible' recovery from CANNABIS OIL
Billy Caldwell, from Northern Ireland, started taking the cannabis oil treatment in the US last November. He made headlines in April when doctors prescribed him the drug on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy and Music: Practical Notes Epilepsy and Music: Practical Notes
Review the complex relationship between music and epilepsy, from the promise of music therapy, to musicogenic epilepsy and potential effects of antiepileptics and epilepsy surgery on music perception.Practical Neurology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Bial ’s epilepsy drug shows clinical efficacy in real-life study
Bial and its licensee Eisai have reported positive real-life data of Zebinix (eslicarbazepine acetate) from the Euro-Esli study in patients with partial-onset seizures (POS). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - September 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epileptic brain activity in widely used lab mice
(Society for Neuroscience) Multiple laboratories have observed unusual neural activity resembling epilepsy in some lines of genetically modified mice widely used in neuroscience research. Reporting their findings in eNeuro, the authors caution that this activity is easy to miss and presents potential challenges for using these animals to study the healthy brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Family of proteins involved in brain ’ s connectivity are controlled by multiple and previously unprecedented checkpoints, find scientists
University of Bristol scientists have found that the delivery of a group of proteins involved in the information flow between the brain ’ s nerve cells to the synapse is much more sophisticated than previously suspected. The findings, published in Cell Reports, will help the development of therapies for conditions such as epilepsy and autism whereby neuronal communication circuits malfunction. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, School of Biochemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

3,000 years after Chinese Medicine documented it, CNN suddenly discovers cinnamon is highly medicinal
(Natural News) CNN has just announced some news that wouldn’t come as a surprise to people living in China 3,000 years ago: cinnamon is a highly medicinal spice. The ancient Chinese used cinnamon as a botanical medicine for conditions like epilepsy. According to Naturalpedia, its most important nutrients are found in its essential oils. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UVA joins forces with Foundation Radiology Group
The University of Virginia (UVA) Health System in Charlottesville and imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: UVA launches focused ultrasound trial for epilepsy Foundation Radiology names Vance CEO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Numbers of Adults and Children in the US With Active Epilepsy Numbers of Adults and Children in the US With Active Epilepsy
This study provides updated national and modeled state-specific numbers of active epilepsy cases in both adults and children.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Epygenix Therapeutics Receives US FDA Orphan Drug Designation for EPX-300 for the Treatment of Patients With Dravet Syndrome
Dravet Syndrome is a catastrophic form of epilepsy, affecting one in 15,700 children and adults in the United States PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 23, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Epygenix Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutic... Biopharmaceuticals, Neurology, FDA Epygenix Therapeutics, epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 23, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ovid begins randomisation in Phase Ib/IIa trial of epilepsy drug
Ovid Therapeutics has begun patient randomisation in a Phase Ib/IIa clinical trial of TAK-935 (OV935) to treat adults with rare epilepsies. (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - August 22, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fish oil may prevent seizures by boosting brain estrogen levels
Researchers reveal that supplementation with the fish oil compound DHA prevented seizures in mice by raising levels of the hormone estrogen in the brain. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

More Americans Suffering From Brain Disorder, Epilepsy - AARP
1 hour ago ... A new CDC report indicates that more Americans are diagnosed with epilepsy, which symptoms can include seizure and shortness of breath. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rockville's Supernus Pharmaceuticals wins patents dispute trial
Rockville-based biotech Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPN) successfully defended several of its patents against a generic challenger this week. The U.S. District Court in New Jersey ruled TWi Pharmaceuticals Inc. and one of its subsidiaries infringed on three of Supernus' patents for its epilepsy drug, Oxtellar XR. Patent challenges are a key threat for the biotech space. In a release filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission thi s week, Supernus said the ruling confirmed the validity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Rockville's Supernus Pharmaceuticals wins patents dispute trial
Rockville-based biotech Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPN) successfully defended several of its patents against a generic challenger this week. The U.S. District Court in New Jersey ruled TWi Pharmaceuticals Inc. and one of its subsidiaries infringed on three of Supernus' patents for its epilepsy drug, Oxtellar XR. Patent challenges are a key threat for the biotech space. In a release filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission thi s week, Supernus said the ruling confirmed the validity… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs Cannabidiol May Negatively Interact With Antiepileptic Drugs
Cannabidiol can change serum levels of several commonly used antiepileptic drugs in both adult and pediatric patients with epilepsy, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 18, 2017 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Epilepsy Not As Rare As Many Might Think -- And Cases Are Increasing
Increases in epilepsy likely due to population increases, improved awareness, better diagnosis and less stigma. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Epilepsy Isn't As Rare As Many Might Think -- And Cases Are Increasing
Increases in epilepsy likely due to population increases, improved awareness, better diagnosis and less stigma. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients
Title: Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy PatientsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/11/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - August 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

What's causing all the epilepsy? Huge surge across USA now means 3.4 million Americans suffer... NEUROCHEMICAL pollution?
(Natural News) Epilepsy rates in the U.S. have skyrocketed in recent years, with more than 3.4 million Americans now suffering from the neurological disorder. The figure stood at less than 2.5 million people as recently as 2010. While most epilepsy cases are unexplained, environmental factors like neuro-chemical pollution could be playing a role in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Pot compound may affect other medications for epilepsy patients
The new research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests cannabidiol affects blood levels of several anti-seizure drugs, especially clobazam. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy Prevalence Increases Across the US Epilepsy Prevalence Increases Across the US
More epilepsy cases may be due to population growth or more willingness to report the condition, a new CDC report suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

National and State Estimates of the Numbers of Adults and Children with Active Epilepsy - United States, 2015
To estimate prevalent cases of active epilepsy among children aged 0-17 years, CDC analyzed data from the 2011-2012 NSCH, a cross-sectional telephone survey of households with at least one resident child aged 0-17 years at interview. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CDC: More Americans have epilepsy than in recent years
The number of American adults and children with epilepsy is on the rise, according a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pot Compound Alters Levels of Seizure Drug in Epilepsy Patients
Experimental therapy shows interaction between cannabidiol and clobazamSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Drug Reactions, Epilepsy, Marijuana (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news