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  1. Dogs Anticipate Epileptic Seizures

    June 21, 2004 -- The family dog can often sense when a child has an impending epileptic seizure, a new study shows. One dog may sit on a toddler before an attack. Another dog might push a young girl away from stairs just minutes before her seizure. Yet another dog wakes up in the night 20 minutes be

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  2. Older Epilepsy Drugs Promote Bone Loss

    June 8, 2004 - Older women who take antiseizure drugs are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis, according to findings from one of the largest and longest studies of bone loss and epilepsy treatment ever reported. Researchers found that elderly women who took drugs to control their epilepsy

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  3. Seizure Medication Linked to Birth Defects

    April 29, 2004 - Children born to women taking the commonly prescribed seizure medication Depakote are more likely to have birth defects and other problems. Researchers say that if possible women should avoid taking this medication during their childbearing years. In the study, presented at the annu

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  4. Epileptic Seizure: Red Flag for Stroke

    April 9, 2004 -- An unexplained epileptic seizure is a red flag: After age 60, a seizure could mean a great risk for stroke, new research shows. A first-time seizure after age 60 means an almost threefold higher risk of stroke, reports lead researcher Paul Cleary, MD, with Scotland's Gartnaval Gener

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  5. Is Life Span Inherited From Your Parents?

    Feb. 12, 2004 -- Your parents may largely dictate how long you're going to live. And your mom appears to have most of the control over your "aging gene." Previous research has linked the length of telomeres -- the tips of chromosomes -- to disease and life span, say researchers. These structures bec

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  6. Epilepsy Stereotypes Abound in Movies

    Nov. 21, 2003 -- The dramatic potential of epileptic seizures has been a favorite source of inspiration for filmmakers. But new research suggests that the film industry hasn't caught up with medicine and continues to depict ancient beliefs and stereotypes associated with epilepsy. A survey of 62 int

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  7. Epilepsy Surgery Works For Many

    Aug. 25, 2003 -- Most epilepsy patients who are seizure-free one year after treatment with epilepsy surgery are likely to be free from seizures for up to eight years or more, a new study shows. Researchers found 68% of patients with the type of epilepsy that is not relieved by medication (known as i

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  8. Ketogenic Diet Raises Cholesterol in Kids

    Aug. 19, 2003 -- Children with epilepsy who follow the ketogenic diet -- a rigidly high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet to control severe seizures -- experience dramatic and rapid increases in their cholesterol, researchers from Baltimore's Johns Hopkins Children's Center report. Lead researcher Peter O.

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  9. Driving With Epilepsy Safe for Many

    July 9, 2003 -- More lenient driving rules for people with epilepsy don't result in more crashes, Arizona data suggests. Some 2.5 million Americans have epilepsy. Thanks to modern medicine, most are able to keep their seizures under control. State laws refuse driver's licenses to people with epileps

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  10. Epilepsy Drug Linked to Memory Problems

    May 16, 2003 -- Memory and other cognitive problems are more common among epilepsy patients taking the popular anti-seizure drug Topamax than in those taking an older mediation, new research suggests. The findings may have broad implications because Topamax also shows promise in the treatment of obe

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