E-360 Edition 20: In the News

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A Mind Unravelled: A Memoir.

The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author’s ongoing struggle with epilepsy—his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive. View the book here.

Early life seizures and autism.

Early-life seizures prematurely switch on key synapses in the brain that may contribute to further neurodevelopmental delay in children with autism and other intellectual disabilities, suggests a new study. Read more

New screening tool for people with epilepsy and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Researchers have developed a tool to help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnoea in people with epilepsy whose seizures can be increased by sleep. Read more 

Nocturnal Monitoring May Reduce SUDEP in Severe Epilepsy.

Monitoring people with severe epilepsy in residential care facilities during the night was associated with a much lower rate of sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a new study found. Read more

Antiepileptic drug clearance changes during pregnancy.

During pregnancy, the numerous physiological changes a woman’s body undergoes can alter the way medications are metabolised, the rate at which they are cleared, and their overall effectiveness. Read more

Unintended pregnancy common in women with epilepsy.

More than half of all pregnancies in women with epilepsy are unintended and associated with premature birth. Read more

Unplanned pregnancy in women with epilepsy may double miscarriage risk.

In women with epilepsy, spontaneous miscarriage is twice as common in unintended pregnancies as in planned pregnancies. Read more