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Could fathers’ epilepsy treatment affect childhood development?

Written by | 8 Sep 2023

European medicines regulators are studying the potential risk of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) in children conceived by fathers taking valproate, an epilepsy medicine. Preliminary data suggest a possible association… read more.

Health Canada approves Xcopri to treat partial offset seizures – Paladin Labs

Written by | 26 Jun 2023

SK Biopharmaceuticals said that Health Canada granted a Notice of Compliance for Xcopri (ingredient: cenobamate), its epilepsy drug, approving its application for marketing authorization in Canada. Paladin Labs,… read more.

Drug-resistant epilepsy responds to combination of diet and standard drugs

Written by | 20 Jan 2023

Use of a modified Atkins diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates plus standard medication appears to reduce seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, researchers reported on… read more.

AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy

Written by | 13 Aug 2022

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities which cause epileptic seizures has been developed by a UCL-led team of international researchers. The Multicentre Epilepsy… read more.

Antidepressant use during pregnancy not linked to epilepsy in children

Written by | 14 May 2022

A new study suggests that antidepressant use by mothers during the first trimester of pregnancy does not increase the chances of epilepsy and seizures in babies. The research… read more.

Adult epilepsy treatment reduces seizures in children

Written by | 15 Jan 2022

Seizures were reduced in children as young as 3 who received responsive neurostimulation. A surgical treatment commonly used to reduce epileptic seizures in adults also is effective and… read more.

Whole plant medicinal cannabis reduces paediatrics epileptic seizure rate

Written by | 18 Dec 2021

Researchers from a study published on Dec. 14, 2021 in BMJ Paediatrics Open report that epileptic seizures declined fell by an average of 86% among 10 children treated with… read more.

The mother of all cannabinoids’: Anti-seizure compounds discovered in cannabis

Written by | 26 Nov 2021

Research from pharmacologists at the University of Sydney provides new insights into how cannabis extracts may work to treat epilepsy. The study for the first time reports that… read more.

New research could lead to better treatment for epilepsy

Written by | 22 May 2021

Scientists have discovered that the way in which neurons are connected within regions of the brain, can be a better indicator of disease progression and treatment outcomes for… read more.

CHMP recommends approval of Ontozry for focal – onset (partial-onset) seizures – SK Biopharmaceuticals

Written by | 12 Feb 2021

SK Biopharmaceuticals announced that the European Medicines Agency’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use.

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