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Three anti-seizure drugs equally effective for severe form of epilepsy

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There are three treatment options commonly used by doctors in the emergency room to treat patients with refractory status epilepticus, severe seizures that continue even after benzodiazepine medications, which are effective in controlling seizures in more than two-thirds of patients. New findings reveal that the three drugs, levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate, are equally safe and […]

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Humans co-evolved with immune-related diseases — and it’s still happening

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Some of the same mutations allowing humans to fend off deadly infections also make us more prone to certain inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, such as Crohn’s disease. Researchers describe how ancestral origins impact the likelihood that people of African or Eurasian descent might develop immune-related diseases. The authors also share evidence that the human immune […]