National Epilepsy News

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April 17th
Five Leading Epilepsy Studies to be Presented at the American Academy of ...Newswise (press release)In the first session, Brian D. Moseley, MD, will discuss breakthrough findings that may lead to a noninvasive device for predicting convulsive seizures. Th…
April 17th
NewsweekDenied Medication by NYPD, Epileptic Man Has Two Seizures in Custody: LawsuitNewsweekNew York Police Department officers repeatedly denied an epileptic man his medication while detaining him in a holding cell, resulting in two seizures and hospita…
April 16th
Reducing epileptic seizures with deep brain stimulationEmory University News and EventsPaula Moreland. Feeling liberated from epileptic seizures by deep brain stimulation, Moreland has thrown herself into writing and directing gospel plays. She volunteers…
April 15th
BioPharma DiveGW Pharma's cannabis-based epilepsy drug cuts seizure rates by 50%BioPharma DiveGW Pharma's Epidiolex is an oral drug made from cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive part of the marijuana plant. In an open-label study of patients with severe, trea…
April 14th
Nature.comEpilepsy: Closing the loop for patients with epilepsyNature.comIn a long-term clinical trial, a responsive neurostimulation system was shown to reduce seizures and improve quality of life in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. Furthermore, th…
April 13th
USA TODAYStudy gives hope marijuana extract can treat seizuresUSA TODAYDENVER — A small medical study in which children suffering from seizures were given pharmaceutical-grade marijuana extract shows the treatment appears to have promise, researcher…
April 13th
Huffington PostGroundbreaking Research Suggests Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Seizures ...Huffington PostRuiz has suffered from Dravet Syndrome, a debilitating disorder that can cause him to have more than 100 seizures a day, since he was 2 months old. H…
April 13th
Medical DailyCannabis extract may help curb seizures in epilepticsThe VergeA marijuana-derived compound may help reduce the frequency of seizures for epilepsy sufferers, according to a small study published today. More than half of the children and adults…
April 12th
The InquisitrAlexis Bortell: Texas Girl Whose Seizures Cured By Cannabis Oil Becomes ...The InquisitrOne year ago, Bortell was living with a condition that prevented her from living a normal life, and treatments were not making the seizures get any better…
March 23rd
Wall Street JournalMarijuana Extract for Children With Epilepsy Is QuestionedWall Street JournalA dozen states in the past year, including Florida and Kentucky, have legalized the substance—cannabidiol, or CBD—despite a lack of hard evidence o…

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