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    1. Sleep Position Tied to Death Risk for Epileptics

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping on your stomach may boost your risk of sudden death if you have epilepsy, new research suggests. Sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy occurs when an otherwise healthy person dies and "the autopsy shows no cle

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    2. 1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five adults with epilepsy also has symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study finds. Researchers surveyed almost 1,400 adult epilepsy patients across the United States. They fo

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    3. Kids With Epilepsy Face Higher Early Death Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying prematurely, according to a new U.S. government report. The study found that for children up to 18 years old with epilepsy, the annual risk for death was 0.84 perce

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    4. This Diet May Help With Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a low-carb, high-fat diet could help control epilepsy that is difficult to treat, according to new research. A review of five studies found that a ketogenic, or modified Atkins diet, that focuses on foods

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    5. Fish Oil May Ease Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low doses of fish oil may help reduce the number of seizures experienced by people with a form of tough-to-treat epilepsy that no longer responds to drugs, a small new study suggests. The research was led by Dr. Christophe

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    6. When Medical Marijuana Doesn’t Work

      April 30, 2014 --The first time Dana gave marijuana to her 13-year-old son, it was a mother’s act of desperation. Edward has absence seizures, also known as petit mal seizures. At least a dozen times a day, he blanks out for about 20 seconds. The seizures affect his school work and memory. His mothe

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    7. Drug vs. Drug for Epileptic Seizures in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children -- lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) -- found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave th

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    8. Epilepsy Surgery Improves Patients' Lives: Research

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Dec. 8, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of epilepsy patients who have brain surgery to treat the seizure disorder find it improves their mood and their ability to work and drive, a new study reveals. Meanwhile, a second study also indicates th

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    9. Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 19 (HealthDay News) -- One-fifth of U.S. neurologists are unaware of serious safety risks associated with epilepsy drugs and are potentially risking the health of patients who could be treated with safer medications, a new study reveals. The 505 neuro

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    10. New Genetic Clues to Severe Childhood Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique used to identify genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy could be used to find and confirm other gene mutations that cause neurological disorders, researchers report. The scientists performed a t

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