THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- Circadian rhythms, the 24-hour body clocks that regulate a person's sleep-wake cycle, may affect the timing of seizures in roughly 80 percent of epilepsy patients, researchers report.
These findings, which shed new light on seizure patterns, could help doctors treat the disease more effectively, the researchers said.
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- The minds of patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are damaged by the disease, despite the longstanding belief that this was not the case, a new study reveals.
In fact, in the later stages of ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, patients experience a decline in their thinking and language skills, researchers report.
TUESDAY, Aug. 14, 2018 -- New insight into why women get more migraines than men could lead to better treatments, researchers say.
The results of lab and animal experiments suggest changing levels of the female sex hormone estrogen make cells around a key nerve in the head and connected blood vessels more sensitive to migraine triggers. And that increases migraine risk.
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk.
One U.S. ob/gyn said the finding has real importance for his younger female patients.