The latest and greatest new med seems to be Potiga (Ezogabine) which is certainly promising news for the epilepsy community. Developed for adults (18 or over) as an add-on medicine for partial seizures, it’s a revolutionary new anti-seizure medication which prevents seizures in a way completely different from currently existing AEDs…
Today, things are constantly changing. Especially when it comes to epilepsy medications and resources.
Some companies have expanded their programs or even offer new ones. Others have cut their funds, and sadly others have ceased to exist.
Here’s a new and comprehensive list…
TUESDAY, Nov. 8 (HealthDay News) — The brains of autistic children have far more neurons in the prefrontal cortex than the brains of kids without autism, finds a new study that could advance research into the disorder.
“For the first time, we have the potential to understand why autism gets started,” said study author Eric Courchesne, a professor of neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and director of the Autism Center of Excellence.
“Creating brains cells and the correct number of brain cells is absolutely fundamental to building the brain,” said Courchesne. “If there is an excess number of neurons, there must be a negative consequence to that in the way the brain gets wired or organized.”
Here’s the good news and the bad news…
The GOOD: You can buy a 3D TV without using the 3D function.
The BAD: I threw up watching Avatar and I’m not even photosensitive!
I guess you get the message.
Watching 3D can cause other problems in addition to causing seizures. They include: altered vision, lightheadedness, dizziness, eye or muscle twitching, confusion, nausea, loss of awareness, convulsions, cramps and disorientation. (So I’m not such a wuss.)