National Epilepsy News

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April 24th
Tech Device Treats EpilepsyFOX10 News - MobileThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a device to help reduce the frequency of seizures in epilepsy patients who have not responded well to medications. The RNS Stimulator consists of a small ne…
April 24th
Epilepsy Meds for Kids Go Head to HeaddailyRx(dailyRx News) Different medications exist that might effectively treat seizures in children with epilepsy. The best way to find out which ones work best is to compare them to one another. A recent study compar…
April 24th
Epileptic and non-epileptic seizures 'hard to tell apart for patients'Epilepsy Research UKA new study has highlighted some of the difficulties that patients and caregivers are having in determining the difference between seizures that are related to epile…
April 23rd
Counsel & HealBrain stimulator reduces seizures in patients with drug-resistant epilepsyMedical News TodayNow, doctors from the Rush Epilepsy Center in Illinois are the first to couple it with a novel electrode placement planning system, which is enab…
April 22nd
Epilepsy treatment uses laser to stop seizuresabc7.comLOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Experts estimate that every year, 150, 000 Americans develop epilepsy. Many use medications to help manage seizures, but unfortunately, drugs aren't effective in every case. But n…
April 22nd
Examiner.comDrug vs. Drug for Epileptic Seizures in KidsWebMD"Unexpectedly, Ativan is not superior to Valium for treating pediatric seizures. It's been dogma in medicine that Ativan is better than Valium, but this study shows that they are just about equa…
April 22nd
MedscapeNew Epilepsy Definition AdoptedMedscapeThe International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) has expanded the definition of epilepsy to incorporate a single unprovoked seizure with a probability of future seizures. The new definition also stipulates th…
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 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…

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