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    1. Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Study Finds

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo those of some previous

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    2. Epilepsy Drug Lyrica Linked to Birth Defects Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pr

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    3. This Drug Shows Promise for People With Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A once-daily epilepsy drug may control seizures just as well as a twice-daily drug, researchers report. Their preliminary study compared the once-a-day drug eslicarbazepine acetate (Aptiom) to the twice-daily drug carba

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    4. Epilepsy Drug & Certain Birth Defects Not Linked?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite initial concern from early studies, taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine (Lamictal) during pregnancy may not raise the risk for certain birth defects, a large new study finds. "An initial study of this drug show

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    5. Wearable Devices Aim to Monitor Epileptic Seizures

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Wearable devices aimed at tracking seizures in epilepsy patients are being developed, researchers report. Three such devices -- a patch, an arm band system and wrist-worn monitors -- were reviewed in three separate studies a

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    6. Could Marijuana Chemical Help Ease Epilepsy?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A chemical found in marijuana might help prevent epilepsy seizures, but drug laws have hampered research efforts, a new study says. Cannabidiol is one of the main active chemical compounds found in pot. But it doesn't

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    7. Music Therapy Might Help People With Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Aug. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Music therapy might someday help people with epilepsy, a new study suggests. About 80 percent of epilepsy patients have temporal lobe epilepsy, in which seizures originate in the temporal lobe of the brain. Music is process

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    8. Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise for Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report. The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of seve

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    9. 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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    10. 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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