National Epilepsy News

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May 28th
Washington PostWe can blame the weather for lots of things, maybe even seizuresWashington PostDuring that time, seizures were more likely when atmospheric pressure was low, especially for those with less severe epilepsy (defined as people taking only one …
May 27th
KOKH FOX25Drugs made from a marijuana compound offer new hope to kids with ...CBS NewsA study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine showed that drugs made from a marijuana compound can reduce seizures in kids who ...Marijuana ext…
May 26th
ForbesCBD Reduces Frequency Of Seizures In Dravet SyndromeForbesAdding cannabidiol--a cannabinoid with no hallucinogenic properties--to standard drug therapy for young patients with a rare seizure disorder known as Dravet syndrome significantly reduced th…
May 25th
Business InsiderEpilepsy drug derived from marijuana nears FDA approval ...Business InsiderAn experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US government approval. The drug's active …
May 25th
Scientific AmericanMarijuana Treatment Reduces Severe Epileptic SeizuresScientific American“This study clearly establishes cannabidiol as an effective anti-seizure drug for this disorder and this age group," says principal investigator Orrin Devinsk…
May 24th
Seizures can happen to anyone at anytime. When does it become Epilepsy?Good4UtahMURRAY, UT -- Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder (neurological disorder) in which nerve cell activity in the brain becomes disrupted, causing seizures or periods of…
May 22nd
Epilepsy Seizure Treatment Trobalt to Be Discontinued in June 2017Epilepsy News TodayGlaxoSmithkline (GSK) announced that its epilepsy seizure drug Trobalt (retigabine) will no longer be commercially available after June 2017. The company has advised heal…
May 15th
Daily MailHow a bump on the head can trigger seizures YEARS later: As comedian Russell Howard's brother knows to his cost ...Daily MailEpilepsy is where the brain experiences abnormal surges of electrical activity, causing seizures. 'It's not a disease, i…
May 2nd
Medical Xpress'Silent' Seizures Tied to Alzheimer's SymptomsWebMDTUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Undetected or "silent" seizures may contribute to some symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease, such as confusion, a small study suggests. The s…
April 29th
ForbesCBD Reduces Seizures Associated With Rare Form Of EpilepsyForbesThe children and adults who experience these seizures suffer endlessly. But their parents, families and loved ones suffer as well. Standard anti-epileptic drug (AED) therapy typically f…

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