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Sanofi Epilepsy Drug: The UK Bans Drug Use for Women at Risk for Pregnancy

All pharmaceuticals have side effects and risks. Even things as seemingly commonplace as over the counter pain medication carries with it the risk of stomach and liver damage if ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Living with epilepsy, Valproate during Pregnancy, Epilepsy Drugs and Pregnancy

Technology Could Help Patients Manage Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Care Alliance in the UK has found that technology investments in the field of epilepsy treatment have the potential to reduce the amount of pressure that is on the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Managing Your Epilepsy, Living with epilepsy, Technology and Epilepsy

Poor School Results Could Be Caused by Exposure to Epilepsy Drug in the Womb

Researchers located at the Neurology Research Group in Swansea University Medical School have recently found that when a mother had exposure to epilepsy drugs, those drugs in the ...

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Topics: Epilepsy and Pregnancy, Living with epilepsy, Side Effects Epilepsy Drugs

Epileptic Cyclist Lowers Rate of Seizures

There are an estimated 40 million people around the world today who are suffering from epileptic seizures. Often, those who have this condition tend to avoid doing different types ...

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Topics: Living with epilepsy, Reduce Seizures, Epilepsy and Exercise

Reducing the Side Effects of Epilepsy Drugs

Many people who are suffering from epilepsy are able to control their seizures through the use of medication. In fact, between 60% and 70% of people have found success using these ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Anti seizure medications, Living with epilepsy, Side Effects Epilepsy Drugs

How to Respond When a Friend Has a Seizure

Do you have a friend or a loved one who suffers from seizures? Even if you may not know anyone who currently suffers, you may meet someone who has epilepsy. Three million adults, ...

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Topics: Types of seizures, Living with epilepsy, Generalized Seizures, Focal Seizures, What to do during a seizure

Are Parents With Children Who Have Epilepsy at Risk for Mental Health Issues?

Those who suffer from epilepsy often have a range of issues that accompany their seizures, including depression, self-esteem issues, and other health problems. However, it is ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Study, Mental Health Issues, Parents of epilepsy children

How Stress Management May Reduce Epileptic Seizures

How often do we hear that one of the best things we can do for ourselves is to learn how to better manage our stress? Whether it is the TV expert saying that stress management is ...

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Topics: Epilepsy Research, Living with epilepsy, Reduce Seizures, Stress Management, Seizure Triggers

Levetiracetam Common for Children With Early Onset Nonsyndromic Epilepsy

According to a study conducted in Pediatric Neurology, many children in the United States who have early onset nonsyndromic epilepsy are treated using levetiracetam monotherapy. ...

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Topics: Epilepsy in Infants & Children, Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Studies, AEDs, Early Onset Nonsyndromic Epilepsy

Dietary Therapy: What Vitamins Are Needed?

Many people who suffer from epilepsy follow a ketogenic diet to help with their seizures. This type of diet has proven to be quite helpful for many sufferers. However, because of ...

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Topics: Living with epilepsy, Epilepsy Studies, ketogenic diet, epilepsy diet, dietary therapy

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