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World Epilepsy Week - 2007

...re either shrinking or growing and this is another seizure symptom. Tennyson's seizures involved mystic visions and he wrote: "All at once, out of the intensity of the consciousness of individuality, the individuality itself seemed to dissolve and fade away into boundless being; and this not a confused st...

Autism Case Hearing Still to Produce Clinching Evidence on Vaccine Linkage

...ism she suffers from inflammatory bowel disease, a seizure disorder and chronic eye inflammations that have l...ing the shot. Michelle does not seem to have had a seizure or loss of consciousness. Though concerned about the fever, her mother did not bring Michelle to the...

INVEGA Receives Marketing Authorization In EU For Treatment Of Schizophrenia

... INVEGA should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures. INVEGA and similar medications can raise the blood levels of a hormone known as prolactin, causing a condition known as hyperprolactinemia. B...

Exposure to Epilepsy Drug During Pregnancy Can Increase Risk of Mental Defects in Newborns

Women with epilepsy who took the seizure drug valporate, which is marketed by Abbott Labora...tests than children of mothers who had taken other seizure medications. A score of 100 on the IQ test is average and below 70 is considered mentally retarded...

'Cocaine' Turns 'Censored' and Remains 'energy Drink'

...u without further notice. The Act provides for the seizure of illegal products and for an injunction against the manufacturer and distributors of illegal products. Individuals and businesses that violate the Act may also be subject to criminal prosecution." In such a backdrop the company said it was ch...

Potential Of Epilepsy Surgeries Are Not Fully Harnessed Say Brain Specialists

... brain. When these circuits misfire fast enough, a seizure results. Many are born with it, but epilepsy can d...tients' seizures. Also under study is beaming the seizure spot with radiation, using a technique called the Gamma Knife....

Pediatric Seizure Study Underway in US to Decide Between Diazepam and Lorazepam

...y or in patients without epilepsy who experience a seizure due to a high fever, low blood sugar, an infection of the central nervous system, or a head injury. Children who have no apparent risk factors may also develop status epilepticus. Diazepam, more commonly known as Valium, has been approved by the U....

US Halts Import of Chinese Toothpaste

...blems," Rojas Gomez said. "That's why a nationwide seizure has been ordered." Panama pulled thousands of tubes of the toothpaste from stores last week after tests showed they contained high levels of diethylene glycol. No illnesses have been reported from the contaminated paste though. The two toothpas...

China Turning Tables on the US on Food Import

...rican Chemical Society, questioned whether China's seizure was in retaliation for recent U.S. actions against Chinese products. Marion Nestle, a nutrition professor at New York University, said she didn't know why sulfur dioxide would pose a problem, since it's often used to preserve raisins and other drie...

Multiple Sclerosis Patients to Benefit With AVONEX(R) Nurse Services Program

...ssion or other mood disorders and in patients with seizure disorders. AVONEX should not be used by pregnant women. Patients with cardiac disease should be closely monitored. Patients should also be monitored for signs of hepatic injury. Routine periodic blood chemistry and hematology tests are recommended du...

Animal Model of Disease may Be Helpful for Young Children With Epilepsy

... Infantile spasms are a specific type of epilepsy seizure seen in infancy and early childhood. The disorder involves a sudden bending forward and stiffening of the body, arms, and legs. The seizures typically last one to five seconds and occur in clusters, ranging from two to 100 spasms at a time. There are...

Researchers Identified Genes Linked With Fever-related Seizures

...ver-related (febrile) seizures are the most common seizure disorder in children and affect two to five percen...mall percentage of children go on to develop other seizure disorders such as epilepsy later in life. The study examined four generations of a French family....

Research to Protect Accident Victims from Epilepsy

...l storms. When its circuits misfire fast enough, a seizure results. Epilepsy has multiple causes. Some people are born with it. But about 5 percent of the nation's epilepsy was caused by traumatic brain injury, or TBI. What's the risk? Roughly 25 percent of survivors of moderate to severe brain injury wi...

‘Drunk’ Doctors Misdiagnosis Proves Fatl

...ches, pains, vomiting strong headaches, and then a seizure the following day, after which he was admitted to hospital. Over the next three days, he was seen by 10 doctors and put on a ward for alcohol-related complaints. Mealey continued to suffer these symptoms and sadly only when the young man suffered...

FDA Warns Migraine Medicine Makers

...ting them. Otherwise, the companies are subject to seizure or injunction, the FDA said. "Because these drugs don't have approval, we don't know how they were formulated or manufactured. We don't know if they are safe or effective," Deborah Autor, director of the office of compliance within the FDA's Center...

Vagus Nerve and Diabetes

...e signaling of the vagus nerve. Some people with seizure disorders and treatment-resistant depression already have implanted electrodes that stimulate the vagus nerve to help alleviate their symptoms. Semenkovich believes the new mouse study suggests a similar approach might help people with insulin resist...

When Epilepsy Patients Play Soothsayers

...that some patients could accurately predict when a seizure was bound to occur. The findings were published in... adult patients with epilepsy who had at least one seizure in the last 12 months. The subjects kept daily seizure diaries and were asked to rate the likelihood...

Hip Fractures Not Caused By Benzodiazepine

... sedative drugs prescribed for anxiety, sleep, and seizure disorders. Concerns about abuse, misuse, and adverse effects of these drugs - including hip fractures among the elderly - have prompted state and national policies intended to regulate access to them. Since January 2006, benzodiazepines have been exc...

GlaxoSmithKline’s Epilepsy Drug given the Green Signal by FD

...th epilepsy. Epilepsy is a recurrent, unprovoked seizure characterized by a change in sensation, awareness, or behavior which comes about by an electrical disturbance in the brain. Lamictal has now received the fifth FDA approval. It been approved to treat partial and generalized seizures and as well as f...

Epilepsy Treated with Implanted Devices

... near where seizures are believed to start. When a seizure is detected by the RNS, a brief, mild electrical shock is delivered to suppress it. "Until now, drugs have been the mainstay of therapy for people with epilepsy," said Dr. Nathan Fountain, a UVa neurologist and director of the F. E. Dreifuss Compre...

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