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Health News - Epilepsy

What to know about focal (partial) seizures
Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen when a seizure affects only one part of the brain. Focal seizures differ from generalized seizures, which affect the whole brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. In this article, we discuss the types, symptoms, causes, and treatment of focal seizures. (Medical News Today)

What long-term cannabis use can do to your brain
Cannabis and cannabis-based drugs are increasingly used for clinical purposes, but researchers warn they may also harm the brain. A new study explains how. (Medical News Today)

Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'
New research on epilepsy narrows down the culprits to two key brain proteins. The study authors explain why this is a breakthrough in the field. (Medical News Today)

Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy
Scientists are studying a specific peptide found in spider venom. They hope it will lead to an effective treatment for a rare and serious form of epilepsy. (Medical News Today)

Medical cannabis for epilepsy approved in FDA first
Earlier this week, the Food and Drug Administration approved the first ever cannabis-based drug for the treatment of severe forms of epilepsy. (Medical News Today)

Foaming or frothing at the mouth: What to know
The conditions known to cause foaming at the mouth are all medical emergencies. They include rabies, seizures, and drug overdoses. In this article, learn what to do if someone starts foaming at the mouth. We also look at treatment options and how to prevent life-threatening complications. (Medical News Today)

Epilepsy raises risk of unnatural death, study finds
Researchers have associated a diagnosis of epilepsy with a greater risk of suicide, accidental drug poisoning, and other unnatural causes of death. (Medical News Today)

What are simple partial seizures?
Simple partial seizures are a form of seizure where a person does not lose consciousness. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about complex partial seizures
A look at complex partial seizures, a form of seizure that occurs in just one part of the brain. Included is what to do if someone has a seizure. (Medical News Today)

What is Todd's paralysis?
Learn all about Todd’s paralysis or when it becomes impossible to move part or all of the body after a seizure. We look at the management options. (Medical News Today)

To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky effects. (Medical News Today)

Dietary supplement may help to prevent seizures
(Medical News Today)

Severe epilepsy and circadian rhythm protein linked
New research shows that a protein involved in circadian rhythms, called CLOCK, plays a role in severe cases of epilepsy that do not respond to treatment. (Medical News Today)

Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says
High-potency natural and synthetic cannabinoids were found to trigger seizures in mice, say researchers, with the latter posing the strongest effects. (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. (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. (Medical News Today)

Pioneering research reveals how altered brain networks can lead to seizures
An international team of scientists, led by mathematicians from the University of Exeter's Living Systems Institute, have developed a ground-breaking new method that can identify regions of brain... (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. (Medical News Today)

New method identifies brain regions most likely to cause epilepsy seizures
Mathematical approach could pinpoint which brain tissue should be removed during surgical treatment. (Medical News Today)

Compound derived from marijuana interacts with antiepileptic drugs
New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), suggests that an investigational neurological treatment derived from cannabis may alter the blood... (Medical News Today)

Genetic testing helps detect cause of early life epilepsy
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics supports the use of genetic testing, especially with sequencing, as first-line diagnostic method for young children with seizures. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about the vagus nerve
The vagus nerve carries out mechanisms of taste, movement, and swallowing in the brain. In this MNT Knowledge Center article, learn about the vagus nerve and what it affects in the body. What is vagus nerve stimulation treatment for epilepsy and what further research is being conducted? (Medical News Today)

Could an epilepsy drug help to slow Alzheimer's?
A drug used to reduce seizures has been found to normalize brain wave frequencies in patients with Alzheimer's. Could this drug help to slow the disease? (Medical News Today)

Epilepsy and natural treatments: Can they help?
Epilepsy is a condition in which the nervous system becomes disrupted by electrical signals. What are the causes of epilepsy and can natural treatments help? Learn about eight natural remedies for epilepsy and their safety and reliability as suggested by studies and research. (Medical News Today)

Newly discovered micro-gene may protect against epilepsy
Researchers have found a certain microRNA that protects the brain of genetically modified mice from developing epileptic seizures. (Medical News Today)

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