National Epilepsy News

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April 16th
Lasers Targeting EpilepsyKSAT San AntonioMore than two million adults in the U.S. have epilepsy; 150,000 more will develop the condition each year. Usually, medication can control seizures but about 30 percent of patients do not respond. Now, patients hav…
April 16th
Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amToo much alcohol is dangerous during epilepsyInformation-Analytic Agency NEWS.amAll of us can benefit from being moderate about how much alcohol we drink, but the stakes are higher when you have epilepsy. Maybe you're wo…
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…
April 14th
Group Offers 'Practical' Definition of EpilepsyMedPage TodayNow, a single seizure may qualify a patient for an epilepsy diagnosis if the clinician determines that the risk of additional seizures is "similar to the general recurrence risk (at least 60%) af…
April 11th
Mom: Medical marijuana nearly stops girl's seizuresWXIA-TVA 4-year-old girl who suffered from severe seizures has experienced dramatic improvement since moving from Georgia to Colorado to undergo medical marijuana treatments, her mother says. Jon Shirek, …
April 6th
How medical marijuana is helping Californian children with epilepsySan Gabriel Valley TribuneNazy Nouri uses a syringe to give her daughter Kiana a dose of cannabidiol. Nouri started using CBD months ago, starting first with a limited supply of a strain c…
April 1st
Head Of Epilepsy Foundation Wants Marijuana Oil AvailableCBS LocalDENVER (CBS4) – The chairman of the board of the Epilepsy Foundation is fighting for access to marijuana oil on a national level. Desperate families are moving to Colorado in search o…
March 30th
Can epileptic seizures be prevented or predicted?Medical XpressOur present theory is that seizures are caused when the brain is in a state of hyper-excitability. I think of the brain as a symphony. The electrical activity in the brain is polyrhythmic, as …
March 27th
ChronicleLiveBrain implant to be developed as a novel treatment for epilepsyWellcome TrustLed by Newcastle University, and including teams from Imperial College London and UCL, the CANDO project seeks to develop a brain implant that uses light waves to tr…
March 24th
Epilepsy: Treatable but proper care neededHimalayan TimesKATHMANDU: Epilepsy is an abnormal electrical activity in brain and is characterised by recurrent seizures. It either involves certain part of a body (mouth, hand) or the entire body. “Some pe…

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