National Epilepsy News

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February 12th
Opposing ViewsInfant at Children's Hospital Colorado receives hemp oil for epilepsyThe Denver PostA baby girl who began having life-threatening seizures within days of her birth is receiving hemp oil while in the neonatal intensive-care unit at Children's…
February 12th
New medical guidance aims to improve treatment of prolonged seizuresEpilepsy Research UKThe American Epilepsy Society (AES), a large epilepsy research and education body in the US, has developed a new set of guidelines to establish more effective procedur…
February 9th
EurekAlert (press release)New guideline for treatment of prolonged seizures in children and adults American Epilepsy SocietyEurekAlert (press release)Status epilepticus - continuous or rapid sequential seizure activity for 30 minutes or more - is a medica…
February 5th
Huffington PostEpilepsy: What a Seizure Looks Like, When it Looks Like Something ElseHuffington PostMy daughter was just two years old when she had her first seizure, due to Epilepsy. I didn't see it happen. I wish I had, because for the longest moment of…
February 3rd
The Denver ChannelNew, implanted seizure frequency device helps patients with epilepsyThe Denver ChannelImagine living every day in fear, wondering when your next epileptic seizure will strike. More than 3 million Americans live with this fear and for som…
February 2nd
Telegraph.co.ukBoy has epilepsy 'cured' by robot that created sat-nav of attacks on his brainTelegraph.co.uk"We're hoping that he's going to be seizure-free for the future. This event represents a revolutionary transition into the 21st century for epileps…
February 1st
Epilepsy SocietyStudy examines pros and cons of seizure detection technologyEpilepsy SocietyLed by the Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the research examined 43 existing studies to review the quality of evidence supporting the use of devices tha…
January 22nd
Examiner.comLong-term seizure prognosis 'generally positive in UK epilepsy patients'Epilepsy Research UKNew research has demonstrated people with epilepsy in the UK generally experience positive long-term prognoses in terms of seizure control. The study, …
January 22nd
Scientific AmericanCan Cannabis Treat Epileptic Seizures?Scientific AmericanThe researchers reported the intervention reduced motor seizures at a rate similar to existing drugs (a median of 36.5 percent) and 2 percent of patients became completely seizure…
January 20th
Learning the signs of seizuresMesabi Daily NewsHIBBING — On Oct. 26, during an in-service day, teachers and personnel at Lincoln Elementary underwent Seizure Recognition and Response Training by Lisa Peterson of the Epilepsy Foundation. During this …

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