National Epilepsy News

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February 18th
VanguardEPILEPSY: Controlling the storm in your mindVanguardEpilepsy is a chronic disorder of the brain characterized by recurrent seizures, which are brief episodes of involuntary movement that may involve a part of the body (partial) or the entire body …
February 18th
WIAT 42Cannabis oil trial showing positive results for childhood epilepsyWIAT 42Dr. Young Park runs the Pediatric Epilepsy Program for the state where the response in the first two years has been positive for 27 of the patients. Of those 27, 26 patients r…
February 17th
Indianapolis StarDespite seizures, Cathedral hooper never backs downIndianapolis StarYou'd never know it now, but James Franklin Jr. came into this world screaming on March 30, 2000. So much screaming that a mother's instinct kicked in, even ...and m…
February 17th
Mirror.co.ukFour-year-old girl with epilepsy suffered seizure days after being given wrong dose of medication by pharmacyMirror.co.ukA young girl with epilepsy suffered a seizure that her mum claims was the result of a pharmacy bungle leading to her being…
February 16th
Parasitic Worm May Cause Childhood Seizure Disorder - MedscapeMedscapeNodding syndrome among villagers in remote regions of East Africa may be triggered by an autoimmune reaction to infection with the Onchocerca volvulus ...and more »
February 9th
National Institutes of Health (press release)Epilepsy drug discovered in fish model shows promise in small pediatric clinical trialNational Institutes of Health (press release)Dravet syndrome is a severe form of pediatric epilepsy characterized by frequen…
January 31st
Huffington Post UKEpilepsy Charity Urges Public Not To Confuse Post-Seizure Symptoms With DrunkennessHuffington Post UKAs Dry January ends, a charity is urging the public to think twice before assuming that a person who is staggering around in a confused …
January 30th
Can Cannabis Oil Really Treat Seizures? - Consumer ReportsConsumerReports.orgIs cannabis oil a treatment for seizures that are part of intractable epilepsy? So far the science on this promising marijuana extract is still uncertain, Consumer ...and mo…
January 25th
Restless Leg Syndrome Could Be an Early Sign of a SeizureEpilepsy Research UKRestless leg syndrome (RLS) or the urge to move the legs, is more common in people with epilepsy than the general public, according to a study published in the scientific journal…
January 23rd
LeaflyCannabis and Epilepsy Treatment | LeaflyLeaflyLearn more about epilepsy, and explore some of the research that explains why cannabis works so well for treating the associated seizures.and more »

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