FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 2017 -- Too many people with migraines are prescribed potentially addictive opiate painkillers, while too few may be getting recommended medications, a new study suggests.
Researchers found that of nearly 2,900 Americans who visited the doctor for migraine relief, 15 percent were prescribed opioids such as oxycodone (OxyContin or Percocet) or hydrocodone (Norco, Vicoprofen).
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.