National Epilepsy News

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May 23rd
Fox NewsPBS documentary 'Seized' sheds light on epilepsyFox NewsNow 48, she'd gone ten years without a seizure and considers herself “one of the lucky ones,” but isn't letting her good fortune stop her activism for epilepsy awareness. Now, her…
May 23rd
The Pharma Letter (registration)Acorda halts development of Plumiaz for epilepsy seizure clustersThe Pharma Letter (registration)Acorda Therapeutics (Nasdaq: ACOR) announced on Friday that it will discontinue development of Plumiaz (diazepam) nasal spray,…
May 20th
NH VoiceNasal Spray for Epilepsy Seizure Gets the AxeManaged Care magazineAcorda Therapeutics has announced that it will discontinue the development of Plumiaz (diazepam) nasal spray, an investigational therapy being studied for the treatment of seizure c…
May 18th
A new approach to blocking seizure networks in temporal lobe epilepsyEpilepsy Research UK“Forward-thinking strategies for the most difficult-to-treat types of epilepsy are desperately needed. I will test whether controlling the activity of entire se…
May 18th
Epilepsy ActionScience competition leads to creation of seizure prediction programsEpilepsy ActionStudy author Dr Brinkmann, Mayo Clinic, and his colleagues believe seizure prediction can improve the lives of people with epilepsy. They said that a predict…
May 12th
Northwestern University NewsCenterBreast Cancer Drug Found to Reduce SeizuresNorthwestern University NewsCenterSeizure activity is strongly suppressed in the animal that received the aromatase inhibitor just after seizure onset (bottom two signals), where…
May 10th
York DispatchHanover family featured in PBS documentary about epilepsyYork DispatchLili Gilmore's parents are constantly on edge, waiting for the next seizure to take hold of their daughter's brain and send her into an epileptic episode. For nearly 15 yea…
May 10th
CBC.caDeath investigated after Winnipeg Remand Centre denies epilepsy drugs to inmateCBC.caOn May 1, Rochelle Pranteau was speaking over the phone with her 26-year-old husband, Bradley Errol Green, when he went into an epileptic seizure and later died. Gr…
May 7th
Motley FoolThe Controversial Drug That Could Be Better at Controlling Seizures in Epilepsy Patients Than MarijuanaMotley FoolDravet syndrome is a rare and tough-to-treat form of epilepsy. It's typically diagnosed within a child's first year of life follow…
May 4th
Motion sensors and online databases 'could aid seizure monitoring'Epilepsy Research UKA new study has demonstrated the potential benefits of using motion sensors linked to an online database, as a means of tracking seizures among people with epilepsy. Con…

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