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9-6-2009 | Update on changes to AED labeling in Ireland concerning increased suicidal tendencies

As previously reported by Brainwave, The FDA in the US confirmed recently that they would be putting new warnings on the labels of anti-epilepsy drugs about heightened risks of suicidal tendencies. » read more


5-6-09 | Valproate in pregnancy may lower child's IQ

A new American study has found that the commonly prescribed epilepsy drug Valproate should not be used in women who may become pregnant as children exposed to the drug in utero are at risk of havig lower IQ's » read more


4-6-2009 | Study finds epilepsy surgery safe for young children

New Canadian research has found that surgery may be a good option for young children with drug-resistant epilepsy. » read more


2-6-2009 | Prince talks about his epilepsy

Prince has revealed for the first time in a recent interview on American television that he had epilepsy as a child. » read more


27-05-09 | Travelling Abroad - Don't Forget your Passport

People with epilepsy need to take special precautions when travelling. » read more


25-05-09 | Drug found to prevent epilepsy progression

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, in Pittsburgh, USA, have identified a new anticonvulsant compound that has the potential to stop the development of epilepsy. » read more


5-3-09 | Study finds that skipping epilepsy medication can be harmful

People with epilepsy who do not take their anti-seizure medications as prescribed could face serious or even fatal consequences, according to a new study » read more


25-2-2009 | David Cameron's eldest son, Ivan passes away

The death has occurred of British Conservative leader David Cameron's eldest son, Ivan. » read more


25-2-2009 | Brain injury raises risk of epilepsy

Danish researchers have found that children and young adults who suffer a traumatic brain injury are at high risk of developing epilepsy for more than 10 years after the injury » read more


6-2-2009 | Epilepsy medications to carry suicide warnings in Ireland

Warnings to highlight increased risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviours associated with some anti epilepsy drugs are to be included in product information sheets. » read more

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