Neuromuscular DiseaseInfo Center
Rx Shows Promise for Epilepsy Patients
Epilepsy patients may have a new way to fight seizures. A new medication may reduce the number of seizures these patients have.
Balancing Pregnancy and Epilepsy
Women with epilepsy usually need to take medications to treat the condition even while they are pregnant. But how do those medications affect their developing babies?
Slowing Brain Activity
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a loss of thinking skills that increases risk of Alzheimer’s Disease. Areas of the brain are overactive in MCI, and new research shows that lowering the activity may improve memory. Higher levels of brain activity in the hippocampus, a brain region important for memory, are common in MCI. Using a drug to lower that brain activity led to better memory function for patients with MCI. Consult your physician if you notice any memory problems MCI is a loss of thinking and memory abilities that is more severe than normal aging and less severe than ...
An Added Punch to Combat Seizures
As some who suffer with it know, epilepsy can be difficult. The fear of seizures can itself be exhausting.
Some Hope for Tough Epilepsy Cases
Epilepsy patients can suffer from a variety of symptoms; it's not just about seizures. A drug offers hope for many quality of life improvements, but may pose risks for some patients.
Treating Epilepsy While Pregnant
It has been well established that there is a risk of birth defects in the baby for pregnant women taking the anti-seizure medication phenytoin . Newer anti-epileptic drugs are safer, and a new study aimed to confirm the data.
Treating Essential Tremors
Hoping to offer better guidance in treating essential tremors, the American Academy of Neurology has scrapped recommending treatment with certain seizure and schizophrenia drugs.