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Catastrophic Epilepsy Caused by Defect in One Gene

Mouse study led to discovery of mutation and could advance treatments WEDNESDAY, July 8 (HealthDay News) -- A mutation in a single gene causes catastrophic epilepsy, U.S. scientists say. And that finding, they say, could lead to treatments or a cure for the disorder. People with cat...

Findings in Epilepsy Gene in Animals May Guide Treatment Directions for Infants

PHILADELPHIA, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers studying a difficult-to-treat form of childhood epilepsy called infantile spasms have developed a line of mice that experiences seizures with features closely resembling those occurring in patients with infantile seizures. These genetical...

Findings in epilepsy gene in animals may guide treatment directions for infants

Researchers studying a difficult-to-treat form of childhood epilepsy called infantile spasms have developed a line of mice that experiences seizures with features closely resembling those occurring in patients with infantile seizures. These genetically engineered mice provide a new opportunity for...

'Singing brains' offers epilepsy and schizophrenia clues

Studying the way a person's brain 'sings' could improve our understanding of conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia and help develop better treatments, scientists at Cardiff University have discovered. Research by a team working in Cardiff University's Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUB...

The Epilepsy Foundation Commends Rock Star Prince for Talking About It

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation applauds legendary rock star Prince for sharing his childhood experiences with epilepsy. Prince revealed he had epilepsy during PBS's Tavis Smiley show . The award-winning musician said, "I used to have seizures when ...

Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine,,,, MONDAY, April 27 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recent concerns about fetal malformations linked to the anti-seizure medication valproate, most women with epilepsy can expect to have a relatively uneventful ...

Texas Siblings Share Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

Elizabeth Espinoza and Mark Williams Named National Epilepsy Spokespersons WASHINGTON, March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elizabeth Espinoza and Mark Williams, siblings from Hutto, TX will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to...

Renowned Pediatrician Joins Fight for Epilepsy Awareness for Purple Day

Dr. Alan Greene supports 10-year-old Cassidy Megan's Purple Day USA by turning DrGreene.com purple for the day and donning green-and-purple socks. Danville, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2009-- Pediatrician and author Dr. Alan Greene is known for wearing green socks 365 days a y...

Minnesota Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tayler Johnson of Ramsey, MN, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy...

Louisiana Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emily Barnes of Lafayette, LA, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure ...

Mississippi Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mahogney Ivory of Meridian, MS., will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure fo...

Colorado Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Claire Franzen of Centennial, CO, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure f...

Georgia Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spencer Wyatt of Dacula, GA, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy...

Nevada Youth Shares Epilepsy Message On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jesse Buchanan of Minden, NV, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for e...

Virginia Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- David Rollick of Chesapeake, VA will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a...

South Carolina Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nickolas Hooks of Charleston, SC, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cu...

Maryland Youths Share Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alexandra Rundlett and Gregory Laslo will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for e...

Arizona Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Virgil McArthur of Phoenix, AZ, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure fo...

Florida Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robbi Kaminski-Duke of New Smyrna Beach, FL, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research t...

California Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nicholas Blanco of San Diego, CA, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cu...

Idaho Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Claire Kenney of Boise, Idaho, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epileps...

Illinois Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Alexandria Gray of Chicago, IL, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for...

Delaware Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kyle Krapf of Bear, DE, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilep...

Iowa Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kiley Carlson of Sioux City, IA will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilep...

Head Injury While Young Ups Epilepsy Risk

But treatment can prevent the illness from emerging, Danish researchers say MONDAY, Feb. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Children and young adults who suffer a traumatic brain injury are at high risk of developing epilepsy for more than 10 years after the injury, Danish researchers report. B...

Video: Celebrities and Professional Athletes Invite the Public to Join them at the Third Annual National Walk for Epilepsy on March 28, in Washington, D.C.

TITUSVILLE, N.J., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Several big names in professional football and television will descend upon the nation's Capitol on Saturday, March 28 for the Third Annual National Walk for Epilepsy. New York Jets offensive lineman and eight-time Pro Bowler, Alan Faneca, and Atlanta F...

Gene Discovered for Most Common Form of Epilepsy

The hope is the finding could lead to new treatments for the neurological disorder WEDNESDAY, Jan. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have linked a genetic variation to a common form of epilepsy in children, potentially paving the way toward greater insight into the disorder. "It's ...

Despite Availability of Generic Equivalents, Two-Thirds of Neurologists Will Continue to Prescribe Branded Anti-Epileptic Drugs to Epilepsy Patients

However, AED Brands Facing Generic Competition Will be Dropped or Pushed to Tier Three of Many MCO Formularies, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceuti...

FDA Adds Suicide Warning to Epilepsy Drugs

Says patients on antiepileptics need to be monitored for indications of mood changes TUESDAY, Dec. 16 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it was adding a label warning on heightened suicide risk for users of antiepileptic drugs. The mo...

New Research Reports on Interventions that May Alter the Course of Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management

Data to be Presented at 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society SEATTLE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) will preview interventions that may alter the course of epilepsy diagnosis and management to...

Unique Scholarship Helps People Affected by Epilepsy Fulfill Life Ambitions

Since 2005, UCB has awarded over half a million dollars to qualified recipients ATLANTA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, The Epilepsy Company (TM), will honor 31 recipients of the 2008 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship(TM) at a reception in Seattle, WA on Sunday, December 7 during the America...

November: National Epilepsy Awareness Month Actress Hunter Tylo Turns Tragic Loss Into Hope

One year since Mickey's accidental death (October 18th) Hunter has been changing the face of Epilepsy. She joins American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation as National Spokesperson. CHICAGO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. The American Epilepsy ...

AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 3 million people in America have some form of epilepsy, a serious illness that requires regular access to doctors and medicine. Treatment can be tough to get, though, for people without health insurance who suffer from epilepsy and other medical condi...

Common epilepsy drug could prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease

The team led by UBC Psychiatry Prof. Weihong Song, who is also the Jack Brown and Family Professor and Chair in Alzheimer's Disease at UBC, found that if Valproic Acid (VPA) is used as a treatment in early stages of AD memory deficit is reversed. The study, published in the Journal of Experimen...

FDA Advisers Don't Back 'Black Box' Warning for Epilepsy Drugs

Experts do find 11 anti-seizure drugs heighten suicide risk, and they recommend medication guide for doctors THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-seizure drugs can cause increased suicidal tendencies in patients, but not enough to warrant the government's strongest warning label...

FDA Advisers Don't Back Epilepsy Drug Warnings

Experts do find 11 anti-seizure drugs heighten suicide risk, and they recommend medication guide for doctors THURSDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-seizure drugs can cause increased suicidal tendencies in patients, but not enough to warrant the government's strongest warning label...

First steps towards a new approach to epilepsy treatment

The most prestigious funding body in the world for epilepsy has financially backed Australian research into new approaches to treat the condition. The Epilepsy Therapy Project will provide almost US$300,000 over the next two years to a group of researchers from leading Australian institutions...

Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy - Spokane

Saturday event in Spokane benefits people living with seizures SPOKANE, Wash., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces the Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy to be held this Saturday, June 21 in Spokane at Riverfront Park near the Northbank Picnic area. Th...

Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy - Seattle

Saturday event in Seattle benefits people living with seizures SEATTLE, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces its 6th Annual Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy to be held this Saturday, June 21 in Seattle at Green Lake Park near the Aqua Theatre. The eve...

Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy - Portland

Sunday event in Portland benefits people living with seizures PORTLAND, Oregon, June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest announces the Northwest Run/Walk for Epilepsy to be held this Sunday, June 22 in Portland at Waterfront Park on the west side of the Morrison B...
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