National Epilepsy News

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April 18th
NPR (blog)One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic SeizuresNPR (blog)In the early 1990s, a young brain researcher named Ivan Soltesz heard a story that would shape his career. His adviser told him about a school for children whose epileptic seizures we…
April 17th
Walker signs marijuana oil bill into law to help kids with seizuresWISC MadisonIt's designed just for children who suffer from seizures. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that allows children to take CBD oil, which is a byproduct of marijuana. He stresses t…
April 16th
Lasers Targeting EpilepsyKSAT San AntonioMore than two million adults in the U.S. have epilepsy; 150,000 more will develop the condition each year. Usually, medication can control seizures but about 30 percent of patients do not respond. Now, patients hav…
April 15th
The Mountain JackpotThe Straight Dope about Kids, Seizures, and Medical MarijuanaThe Mountain JackpotAt least 100 families in the last year have moved to Colorado as “medical refugees” seeking help for their sick children. Many of these kids s…
April 11th
Mom: Medical marijuana nearly stops girl's seizuresWXIA-TVA 4-year-old girl who suffered from severe seizures has experienced dramatic improvement since moving from Georgia to Colorado to undergo medical marijuana treatments, her mother says. Jon Shirek, …
April 6th
How medical marijuana is helping Californian children with epilepsySan Gabriel Valley TribuneNazy Nouri uses a syringe to give her daughter Kiana a dose of cannabidiol. Nouri started using CBD months ago, starting first with a limited supply of a strain c…
April 1st
Head Of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil AvailableCBS LocalDENVER (CBS4) – The chairman of the board of the Epilepsy Foundation is fighting for access to marijuana oil on a national level. Desperate families are moving to Colorado in search o…
March 30th
Can epileptic seizures be prevented or predicted?Medical XpressOur present theory is that seizures are caused when the brain is in a state of hyper-excitability. I think of the brain as a symphony. The electrical activity in the brain is polyrhythmic, as …
March 24th
Epilepsy: Treatable but proper care neededHimalayan TimesKATHMANDU: Epilepsy is an abnormal electrical activity in brain and is characterised by recurrent seizures. It either involves certain part of a body (mouth, hand) or the entire body. “Some pe…
March 22nd
MetroWoman with epilepsy robbed for purse after suffering seizure in streetMetroPolice want to speak to these two women after an epilepsy sufferer was robbed in Birmingham (Picture: West Midlands Police). A woman with epilepsy was robbed as she lay uncons…

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