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    1. Dogs Respond to Non-Epileptic Seizures

      Jan. 22, 2007 -- Dogs may sense and respond to seizures -- but those caused by psychological reasons rather than epilepsy , according to new research. Although widely reported, researchers say cases of dogs predicting their owner’s epileptic seizures have not been scientifically confirmed. Now, two

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    2. Diet May Inspire New Epilepsy Drugs

      Oct. 16, 2006 -- The "ketogenic diet" might be the springboard for a new type of epilepsy drug. The ketogenic diet strictly limits carbohydrates and may help control seizures seizures in some people. That's nothing new. The ketogenic diet has been around since the 1920s (and shouldn't be tried witho

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    3. Flexible Doses Help With Epilepsy Drug

      Dec. 29, 2005 -- "One size fits all" may not be the rule of thumb for doses of epilepsy drugs. A new study shows fewer side effects in epileptic adults taking flexible doses of the antiseizure drug Lyrica, compared to those taking a fixed daily dose of the drug. Lyrica is used as a second-line drug

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    4. Avoiding 'Pokemon' Seizures From TV, Video Games

      Sept. 20, 2005 -- The Epilepsy Foundation has issued new guidelines to help avoid rare cases of seizures triggered by flickering lights from TV and video games. The guidelines are particularly important for people who are sensitive to light, but "the suggestions are valid for everybody," Giuseppe Er

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    5. New Blood Test May Detect Epileptic Seizures

      An epilepsy blood test measures the amount of the hormone prolactin in the blood. It helps determine whether a seizure was caused by epilepsy or another disorder. Researchers reviewed all of the published studies on the prolactin blood test and found it may be useful in certain situations in determi

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    6. Study Probes Epilepsy Treatment for Kids

      Aug. 31, 2005 -- When kids with epilepsy don't respond to epilepsy medications, does another treatment called vagus nerve stimulation help? Researchers including Juliann Paolicchi, MD, are studying that question. Their findings were presented in Paris at the 26th International Epilepsy Congress. Pao

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    7. New Emergency Seizure Treatment for Children

      July 14, 2005 -- A better option for quick control of seizures in children is a drug that can be given by mouth rather than via the rectum. Researchers found emergency room treatment with the drug midazolam successfully stopped seizures within 10 minutes in twice as many children as the currently us

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    8. Study Links Epilepsy and Schizophrenia Risk

      June 16, 2005 -- There is a "strong association" between epilepsy and schizophrenia, says a Danish study of more than 2 million people. People with epilepsy had about 2.5 times the risk of schizophrenia as the general population, says the study, which is posted on BMJ Online First. Yet that's "fairl

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    9. Epilepsy Surgery Brings Long-Term Results

      June 14, 2005 -- Brain surgery Brain surgery to treat epilepsy can provide relief from seizures for up to 30 years, a new study suggests. "Few studies have looked at the long-term prognosis for epilepsy surgery," says researcher William H. Theodore, MD, of the National Institute of Neurological Diso

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    10. Delaying Epilepsy Drugs May Be OK for Some

      June 9, 2005 -- Starting epilepsy drugs right away may not be necessary for people who have experienced a first seizure or who are in the early stages of epilepsy. Researchers found that immediate treatment with epilepsy drugs did not reduce the risk of repeat seizures over the long term in a large

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