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5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy

If you don’t know anybody who has epilepsy, you probably tend to think of it in one form: big, dramatic seizures (usually brought on by flashing lights or brain tumors) that involve bodily spasms, loss of control, and falling out of consciousness. The reality, though, is much more complex. For …

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Latest epilepsy drugs may be safer during pregnancy

Women who take the new epilepsy drugs levetiracetam and topiramate during pregnancy don’t run the risk of harming their infant’s mental development, British researchers report. But the commonly prescribed anti-seizure drug valproate was linked with lower IQs in children, especially when taken at higher doses, researchers say.

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