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  1. Serious Epilepsy Injuries Are Rare

    Nov. 10, 2004 -- Most injuries related to epilepsy are not severe, according to a new study. Elson So, MD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and colleagues report their findings in the Nov. 9 issue of the journal Neurology. The researchers studied 247 people with epilepsy living in Rochester w

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  2. Generic Epilepsy Drugs Not the Same

    Oct. 25, 2004 -- Don't switch from brand-name Dilantin to a generic version of the antiseizure drug -- or from generic to brand name, epilepsy specialists warn. The warning comes after epilepsy patients at MINCEP Epilepsy Care, in Minneapolis, Minn., suddenly began having severe seizures. The patien

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  3. Ketogenic Diet OK at Home for Epileptic Kids

    Oct. 22, 2004 -- A ketogenic diet that burns fat rather than sugar for energy may be safe to start outside a hospital setting for children with difficult-to-treat epilepsy, according to a new study. Researchers say the ketogenic diet has been used in the treatment of epilepsy for more than 80 years,

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  4. Epilepsy Affects Learning Disabilities Risk

    Oct. 14, 2004 -- People with epilepsy who have seizures originating in the left side of their brain are more likely to have learning disabilities than those with seizures in their brain's right side, according to experts in Louisiana. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that makes people susceptible

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  5. Epilepsy Drug Linked to Lower IQ

    Oct. 13, 2004 -- A widely used group of epilepsy drugs already linked to birth defects is now being blamed for lowering IQ and causing developmental delays in the offspring of women who take them during pregnancy. Researchers from the U.K. reported significant reductions in IQ scores among children

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  6. Is Your Medication Working Overtime?

    Many medications on the market today are prescribed for one condition but have been found to help others as well. Is your drug doing double duty? "Many drugs do have added benefits," says Marc Siegel, MD, clinical associate professor at New York University School of Medicine. Aspirin, for example, c

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  7. How to Handle a Chronic Illness at Work

    When you have a chronic illness, such as epilepsy, peanut allergies, or diabetes, you need an ally at your place of work. Who should that ally be, how does he need to handle himself, and what should he do in case of an emergency? Here are some practical tips experts offer WebMD that will help you ba

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  8. Depression Often Accompanies Epilepsy

    Oct. 1, 2004 -- Depression is common in people with epilepsy, affecting more than a third of epilepsy patients in a recent survey. The survey, funded by GlaxoSmithKline and published in the September issue of the journal Neurology, compared depression rates among epilepsy patients, people with asthm

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  9. Epilepsy Causes Few Fatal Car Accidents

    Sept. 27, 2004 -- Here's something to be grateful for the next time you buckle up. Of all the hazards on the road, epileptic drivers aren't very likely to cause a fatal wreck. In the U.S., 86 drivers per year died as a result of crashes caused by seizures from 1995-1997, according to experts at John

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  10. Brain Chemicals Suggest Marijuana's Effects

    Sept. 15, 2004 -- Marijuana is well known for its widespread effects on the brain. The key to understanding its impact may come from the brain's own pharmacy. Brains make their own calming substances called cannabinoids, which are similar to marijuana's active ingredients. Cannabinoids are made in t

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