CDC highlights risks of H1N1 virus ("swine flu") for children with epilepsy. The Center for Disease Control in Atlanta announced that, as of 8/8/09, 477 people in the US died from H1N1 influenza (flu), including 36 children. Nearly 70%...
Vigabatrin (Sabril®) was approved on 8/21/09 by the US FDA for treatment of infantile spasms in children, and uncontrolled complex partial seizures in adults, according to Lundbeck, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Vigabatrin is a "designer...
When a person is diagnosed with epilepsy, important questions arise: Why did this happen? Which treatment (or no treatment) is best for me? How long will the epilepsy last? Will any of my children or relatives be affected? The Epilepsy Phenome...
By Robert S. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D. On the second day of the new year, the Hollywood couple, John Travolta and Kelly Preston lost their son. Jett Travolta died, reportedly because of a fall caused by a seizure. Jett was known to have epilepsy. When...
by Patty Shafer, Resource Specialist Epilepsy as a family affair When seizures strike, it’s more than just one person who lives with it - parents, siblings, grandparents, and other friends and relatives all want to know what’s going on, what’s...

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