National Epilepsy News

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April 24th
Apple Watch app calls for help during seizuresNews 13 Orlando"I thought it would help people with epilepsy.” He knows a lot about epilepsy and seizures because nine years ago he started having auras, otherwise known as partial seizures. They work li…
April 24th
NJ.comMarijuana liquid could be ally of kids with epilepsy, study saysNJ.comTRENTON — Patients with severe epilepsy who took a liquid form of a marijuana extract saw the number of seizures decline by half, while few suffered side effects, according …
April 23rd
The Weed Blog (blog)Study: Oral Cannabis Extracts Associated With Seizure Control In Children With ...The Weed Blog (blog)The administration of oral cannabis extracts is associated with the mitigation of seizures in adolescents with epilepsy, according to…
April 23rd
Cult of MacApple Watch app lets you call for help during a seizureCult of MacEpilepsy affects more than 3 million Americans, with around 500 new cases diagnosed every day, according to the Epilepsy Foundation. There are apps for charting seizures and even…
April 22nd
Huffington PostYoung Girl Could Treat Her 'Uncontrolled' Epilepsy With Medical Marijuana ...Huffington PostA video released Wednesday tells a powerful and all-too-common story. A child who suffers from severe seizures can't find relief using traditional m…
April 22nd
The Salinas CalifornianResearch underway to test marijuana extract for epilepsyThe Salinas CalifornianMeanwhile, families desperate to treat their children's intractable seizures have made headlines in the past year by moving to states such as Colorado, w…
April 20th
Live ScienceNew Advice on What To Do About SeizuresLive ScienceWASHINGTON — One out of 10 people will experience a seizure at some point in life, but most will never have second episode. As a result, patients and their doctors have a difficult time …
April 13th
USA TODAYStudy gives hope marijuana extract can treat seizuresUSA TODAYDENVER — A small medical study in which children suffering from seizures were given pharmaceutical-grade marijuana extract shows the treatment appears to have promise, researcher…
April 13th
Huffington PostGroundbreaking Research Suggests Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Seizures ...Huffington PostRuiz has suffered from Dravet Syndrome, a debilitating disorder that can cause him to have more than 100 seizures a day, since he was 2 months old. H…
April 13th
Medical DailyCannabis extract may help curb seizures in epilepticsThe VergeA marijuana-derived compound may help reduce the frequency of seizures for epilepsy sufferers, according to a small study published today. More than half of the children and adults…

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