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Cognitive Outcomes Studied for In Utero Exposure to Antiseizure Meds

TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 – Neurodevelopment in children born to mothers with epilepsy and exposed to antiseizure medications (ASMs) in the third trimester is similar to that in children born to...

Are Babies With Seizures Overmedicated?

TUESDAY, May 25, 2021 – Long-term use of anti-seizure medications in babies who had seizures soon after birth may not be necessary and could be harmful, a new study suggests. Newborns who have...

AHA News: Months After Learning to Walk Again, 24-Year-Old Finally Learns What Caused Her Paralysis

WEDNESDAY, May 19, 2021 (American Heart Association News) – One morning when she was 24, Andrea Paez woke up to find dark red blood on her pillow. She felt exhausted and nauseous, with a pounding...

Why Sleep Raises Risk for Sudden Death in People With Epilepsy

MONDAY, May 10, 2021 – New research gives insight into why people with epilepsy are at increased risk of sudden death during sleep. The study found that both sleep and epileptic seizures work...

AAN: Fetal Exposure to Antiseizure Meds Has No Neuropsychological Impact

WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 – Children with fetal antiseizure medication (ASM) exposure do not have neurodevelopmental delays to age 3 years, according to a study scheduled for presentation at the...

Reassuring News for Women Taking Epilepsy Meds While Pregnant

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 – Toddlers whose mothers took certain epilepsy drugs during pregnancy are unlikely to have development delays, researchers say. The study may help clear up lingering doubts...

Seizure Frequency Not Up in Pregnancy for Women With Epilepsy

TUESDAY, Dec. 29, 2020 – Among women with epilepsy, the percentage who have a higher incidence of seizures during pregnancy than in the postpartum period is similar to that seen during corresponding...

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

TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2020 – 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,...

Laser Therapy Promising for Drug-Resistant Child Epilepsy

MONDAY, Dec. 7, 2020 – More than half of children treated with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (MRgLITT) achieve seizure freedom at one-year follow-up,...

Young Epilepsy Patients May Benefit From Mental Health Screening

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 – 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...

Sudden Death More Common Than Thought in Very Young With Epilepsy

FRIDAY, Dec. 4, 2020 – 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...

Smoking Prevalence High Among Adults With Active, Inactive Epilepsy

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 – Adults with active epilepsy and with inactive epilepsy have a higher prevalence of current smoking than those with no history of epilepsy, according to research published in...

Vimpat (lacosamide) Now Approved by FDA for Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures and Expanded Pediatric Use for People Living with Epilepsy

ATLANTA, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – UCB, a global pharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vimpat (lacosamide) CV as adjunctive therapy...

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

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 – 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...

FDA Approves Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as a Seizure Rescue Treatment

SAN DIEGO, CA – January 13, 2020 – Neurelis, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Valtoco (diazepam nasal spray) as an acute treatment of intermittent, s...

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