National Epilepsy News

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July 23rd
Rate this itemSeminole ChronicleSebastian Reilly plays in the park like any 4-year-old, but he suffers from epilepsy. His family is raising funds for a seizure alert dog that will help with his daily routines and alert the family when he has seizures at n…
July 23rd
Tasnim News AgencyPotential Genetic Link between Epilepsy, Neurodegenerative DisordersTasnim News AgencyHowever, the mechanism responsible for generating prickle-associated seizures was unknown. A new University of Iowa study reveals a novel pathway in th…
July 22nd
Health.comSkye McCole Bartusiak: How Seizures Could Have Caused Her DeathHollywood LifeSkye was found dead in her garage and the sudden death of the actress has caused many to speculate what could have caused a 21-year-old to die out of nowhere. Skye was …
July 22nd
CNN7 things to know about epilepsyCNNBartusiak's mother said her daughter had suffered from epileptic seizures since she was a baby. Epilepsy is a general term for several diagnoses that involve recurring seizures. The seizures are triggered by abnormal e…
July 22nd
Mark Geyer breaks down on air over daughter's epileptic seizureSydney Morning HeraldFormer rugby league player Mark Geyer broke down in tears on a morning radio show on Tuesday while talking about his daughter's epilepsy attack. Geyer began crying during …
July 21st
Guardian Liberty VoiceIllinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana for Adults and Children With EpilepsyGuardian Liberty VoiceHowever, parents' appeals for their epileptic children not helped by conventional medications influenced the vote. Children with parental…
July 21st
TV3.ieSkye McCole Bartusiak's Mother: Daughter Had Seizures the Week Before DeathPeople MagazineBartusiak, who made a lasting impression on the big screen portraying the daughter of Mel Gibson in The Patriot (2000), first dealt with seizures as a baby, He…
July 20th
Illinois Legalizes Medical Marijuana For Children With SeizuresHuffington PostThe move to add epilepsy and other seizure disorders to the list of conditions legal to treat with marijuana or its extracts comes as numerous states have made medical use of th…
July 18th
girl whose family sought medical marijuana to treat seizures diesBuffalo NewsAnna had a form of epilepsy that hit her with hundreds of seizures a day, and she battled these episodes constantly but cheerfully, her mother said. But on Thursday night, Anna d…
July 12th
kfor.comLife beyond epilepsy: Oklahoma girl is seizure-free after brain surgeryNewsOK.comLife beyond epilepsy: Oklahoma girl is seizure-free after brain surgery. Hermoinee Lorett, 11, underwent an epilepsy surgery that, as best surgeons can tell, has chan…

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