THURSDAY, Aug. 10, 2017 -- More Americans than ever are living with epilepsy, federal health officials reported Thursday.
According to the new report, 1.2 percent of the population -- about 3 million adults and 470,000 children -- were being treated for epilepsy or had experienced recent seizures in 2015, the researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
MONDAY, July 31, 2017 -- A new study supports routine genetic testing for epilepsy in young children with seizures.
"Precision medicine means nothing without precision diagnosis, and we can now provide precision diagnosis," said study lead author Anne Berg, of the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 -- One-third of dementia cases worldwide might be prevented by paying attention to nine risk factors throughout life, researchers say.
These measures include: staying in school until you're at least over the age of 15; reducing hearing loss, obesity and high blood pressure in mid-life (ages 45 to 65); and reducing smoking, depression, physical inactivity, social isolation and diabetes in later life (65 and older).
MONDAY, June 19, 2017 -- The drug prochlorperazine is more effective than the opioid hydromorphone in treating emergency room patients with acute migraine, a new study reports.
Acute migraine -- an intense, throbbing headache that may be accompanied by visual disturbances and sensitivity to light and sound -- is a disabling condition that results in 1.2 million visits to U.S. emergency rooms each year.