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Treatment & Diagnosis
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- Epilepsy Treatment
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- First Aid for Seizures
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- Nodding Syndrome Symptoms (Nodding Disease)
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Medications & Supplements
- alemtuzumab (Campath)
- ambenonium - oral, Mytelase
- baclofen (Gablofen, Lioresal)
- benztropine (Cogentin)
- betahistine (oral)
- onabotulinumtoxinA, Botox, Botox Cosmetic
- butalbital/acetaminophen/caffeine (Esgic, Fioricet)
- carbamazepine, Tegretol, Tegretol XR , Equetro, Carbatrol, Epitol, Teril
- Cholinesterase Inhibitors (Side Effects, Uses, Interactions)
- daclizumab (Zinbryta)
- dalfampridine, Ampyra
- dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera)
- fingolimod, Gilenya
- gabapentin (Neurontin)
- gabapentin enacarbil, Horizant, Gralise, Neurontin
- glatiramer (Copaxone, Glatopa)
- Avonex (interferon beta 1a injection)
- interferon beta-1a (Rebif)
- lamotrigine, Lamictal, Lamictal CD, Lamictal ODT, Lamictal XR
- levetiracetam (Keppra, Keppra XR, Roweepra, Spritam) Seizure Drug
- levodopa-carbidopa, Sinemet, Sinemet CR, Parcopa
- lidocaine injection (Xylocaine)
- meclizine, Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine
- nimodipine - oral, Nymalize
- peginterferon beta-1a (Plegridy)
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
- pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)
- Primidone (Mysoline) Side Effects, Dosage, and Uses
- pyridostigmine (Mestinon)
- rasagiline, Azilect
- ropinirole (Requip, Requip XL)
- levetiracetam (Keppra) Side Effects
- succimer - oral, Chemet
- teriflunomide (Aubagio)
- tizanidine (Zanaflex)
- topiramate, Topamax, Qudexy XR, Topamax Sprinkle, Topiragen, Trokendi XR
- valproic acid, divalproex, Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor
- vigabatrin - oral
- zonisamide (Zonegran)
Prevention & Wellness
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- FDA Clears Epilepsy Smartwatch for Use in Kids
- FDA OKs First Drug Containing Marijuana-Derived Ingredient
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- First Generic Version of Epilepsy Drug Sabril Approved
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- Gene 'Editing' in Dog Study Shows Promise for Kids With Muscular Dystrophy
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- Research Links Long-Banned Insecticide DDT to Autism
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- Low-Dose Aspirin May Help Fight MS, Mouse Study Hints
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- Medical Marijuana Might Help MS Patients, But Uncertainty Remains
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- More U.S. Kids Being Diagnosed With Autism
- MRI Sheds New Light on Brain Networks Tied to Autism
- MS Drug Costs Skyrocket After Medicare Rule Change: Study
- Music Therapy Helps Kids With Autism Connect to Others
- New Autism Drug Being Tested in U.S.-Wide Trial
- New Drug Could Help Kids With MS
- Newly Identified Form of Vertigo Responds to Treatment
- New Research Offers Insights Into Football-Related Concussions
- New Method of Getting Drugs Into Brain Shows Promise
- New MRI Test May Predict Severity of MS
- Number of Autism Genes Now Tops 100
- Obesity Adds to Burden of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Older Brains Replenish Cells Just Like Young Brains: Study
- One Man's Journey Back From Stroke at 52
- Pain, Sleeplessness Often Precede MS: Study
- Paints, Solvents Tied to Big Rise in MS Risk for Some Smokers
- Parkinson's Gene Therapy Wires New Brain Circuits
- Parkinson's Meds Tied to Higher Rate of Gambling, Sex Addiction Than Thought
- Parkinson's Patients Can Have a Normal Life Span
- People With Movement Disorders May Become Immune to Botox Therapy
- Peter Frampton Has Rare Muscular Disease
- Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism
- Possible Parkinson's 'Pandemic' Looms: Report
- Posting Your Vacation Online May Make You Forget It
- Prolonged Brain Connections Seen in Adults With Autism
- Researchers Probe Part of Brain Where Autism Might Begin
- Restless Legs Linked to Brain Changes
- Rough Neighborhood, Worse Epilepsy?
- Safety of Parkinson's Drug Nuplazid Being Reviewed by FDA
- Middle School Football Players Show Changes in Key Brain Area
- Scientists Finally Get Around to Finding Procrastination's Home in the Brain
- Screening May Miss Signs of Autism, Especially in Girls: Study
- Secret Tunnels Between Skull, Brain Speed Immune Cells After Stroke in Mice
- Selma Blair Reveals MS Diagnosis
- Small Trial Provides New Hope Against Parkinson's Disease
- Smog Might Cloud Your Memory
- Smoking and Diabetes Linked to Calcium Buildup in Brain
- Some Activity Fine for Kids Recovering From Concussions, Docs Say
- Spinal Implant Could Be Breakthrough for Paralyzed Patients
- Drug for Spinal Muscular Atrophy May Help Older Children: Study
- Stem Cell Transplant for MS Shows Promise
- Stem Cell Transplant May Help Some With Aggressive MS
- Stigma of Autism Can Take Toll on Psyche
- Sudden Death Risk in Epilepsy Can Wane Over Time
- Theater Workers' Head Injuries Often Go Unreported
- Three Paralyzed Patients Now Walk, Thanks to Breakthrough Technology
- Too Much Sitting Could Raise Brain Risks
- Tough Times Can Leave Their Mark on the Older Brain
- U.S. Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 40 Children: Report
- U.S. Consulate Staff in China Fall Ill After Hearing Odd Sounds
- Use of MS Drug Expanded to Include Children
- Vitamin D No Panacea for Brain Diseases
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- Why People Around the World Trip Over Their Tongues Sometimes
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