A modified Atkins diet with medicines lessen seizures

The modified Atkins diet is a hybrid of the Atkins and ketogenic diets. A modified Atkins diet heavy in fat and low in carbs. When this is combined with medicines it may lessen seizures in epilepsy patients, according to an Indian study. It was published online in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy […]

Anti-seizure Drugs Reported to be Safe During Pregnancy

Breastfeeding reduces the incidence of respiratory tract infections, atopic dermatitis, asthma, and diabetes in children, as well as diabetes, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and postpartum depression in mothers. Despite these advantages, some women may choose to discontinue nursing due to worries about the risks of antiepileptic drug exposure. During a presentation of the results of […]

Team identifies compound with powerful anti-seizure effects

Researchers studying temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common type of epilepsy, discovered a chemical that decreases seizures in the hippocampus, which is where many of these seizures start. The scientists report their findings in the journal Epilepsia. In mice, the chemical TC-2153 reduced the intensity of seizures. “We found that TC-2153 ultimately reduces seizure severity […]

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