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2011-09-06 10:59:51

Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures may go undiagnosed for much longer in veterans compared to civilians, according to a new study published in the September 6, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. This type of seizure is different from seizures related to epilepsy and is thought to have a psychological origin. "People with psychogenic seizures are often diagnosed with epilepsy and given drugs to treat epilepsy that do not help and...

2011-07-18 08:00:00

MAPLE GROVE, Minn., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. announced today the initiation of a Phase III clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of USL261, an investigational intranasal midazolam, for the rescue treatment of seizures in patients on stable anti-epileptic drug (AED) regimens who require control of intermittent bouts of increased seizure activity, frequently referred to as seizure clusters. USL261 has been granted orphan drug designation for...

2011-07-14 13:33:02

Possible role for reproductive steroids in occurrence of tonic-clonic seizures A recent multi-center study determined that women with generalized tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) had a greater number of seizures during anovulatory cycles"”menstrual cycles where an egg is not released"”than in cycles where ovulation occurs. According to the study publishing today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), reproductive steroids may play a role in GTCS...

2011-05-24 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roughly 25-35% of individuals with autism eventually develop seizures and many of the remainder have subclinical seizure-like brain activity. However, little is known about which traditional epilepsy treatments and commonly used non-traditional alternative treatments are effective for treating seizures or epilepsy in children and adults with autism spectrum disorder. A study just published in BMC Pediatrics by Dr. Richard E. Frye from the...

2011-03-09 12:48:53

Patients with epilepsy worry more than their physicians do about the patients' potential memory loss accompanying their seizure disorder, according to a recent study. In a survey, patients with epilepsy as a group ranked memory loss as their second-most important concern on a list of 20 potential medical or social concerns. Memory loss as a concern came in 12th in the frequency of responses among concerns recorded by physicians and nurse practitioners who completed the same survey. Patients...

2011-03-01 18:10:00

Chloe Porter to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chloe Porter, 11, of Gillette, Wyo., will travel to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. Porter will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million people...

2011-03-01 18:02:00

Siblings to Visit Washington, D.C. and Meet with Lawmakers WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brian McCoy, 10, and Kearsty McCoy, 12, of Duncan, Okla., will travel to Washington, D.C. to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. They will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3...

2011-03-01 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christopher Garske, 16, of Wantagh, and Josh Silverman, 17, of Lake, will travel to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about epilepsy and how it affects the life of a child who experiences seizures. They will participate in the Epilepsy Foundation's annual Kids Speak Up! event from March 27 through March 29, and become a part of the democratic process to make a difference for the nearly 3 million people coping with the disorder. Kids...

2010-10-01 14:25:38

More than 50 percent reduction in partial seizure frequency; safety, efficacy confirmed Researchers from the Arkansas Epilepsy Program found treatment with rufinamide results in a significant reduction in seizure frequency compared with placebo, for patients with uncontrolled partial-onset seizures (POS). Details of this study are now available online in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley-Blackwell on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy. Epilepsy affects up to 2% of the...

2010-03-22 05:30:00

NEW YORK, March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the U.S. House and Senate, children in schools across the country, and employees of workplaces nationwide will wear purple to support epilepsy awareness on March 26. Thousands of Americans will also join the campaign by hosting Purple Day activities in their regions. Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy created the day to tell other kids about the...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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