Uncovering epilepsy’s hidden secrets

December 12, 2017 admin 0

Thirty different medications are currently used to treat epilepsy. They may help prevent seizures or decrease the number of attacks. In many people, the drugs […]

British singer died in Qatar after disability benefits were cut off

December 11, 2017 admin 0

A British singer-songwriter was found dead in Qatar after travelling abroad to find work when her disability benefits were cut off. Daniella Obeng, 32, had […]

For children with epilepsy, marijuana can be a lifeline

December 4, 2017 admin 0

Silas Hurd has his good days and his bad days. The 9-year-old’s debilitating seizures are hard to watch, but his father, Forrest Hurd, said one […]

9 Very Early Signs of an Epileptic Seizure

December 2, 2017 admin 0

A neurological disorder that impacts approximately three million people, epilepsy often attacks with no warning. The disease is characterized by recurrent seizures that are unprovoked—here’s […]

Women warned of epilepsy drug’s risk to unborn children

October 16, 2017 admin 0

A young mum from Southport says her two children were born with disabilities because of the epilepsy drug sodium valproate . Antonia Rimmer says she’s […]

Study shows promise for children with severe form of epilepsy

October 3, 2017 admin 0

A new formulation of a drug that was used to treat children with a rare neurological condition in the 1980s, and later became half of […]

Australian researchers developing breakthrough treatment for epilepsy

August 9, 2017 admin 0

Australian researchers will work with US experts to develop a world-first procedure they believe could stop debilitating seizures for millions of epilepsy patients. Researchers in […]

Using Cannabis To Treat Drug-Resistant Forms Of Epilepsy

July 27, 2017 admin 0

Since one-quarter of epilepsy patients suffer from a drug resistant form of the disease, researchers are turning to cannabis as an alternative therapeutic option; and […]

Cannabis compound quells seizures in severe epilepsy syndrome

July 26, 2017 admin 0

A component of marijuana called cannabidiol eased seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a potentially fatal form of epilepsy, in a late-stage clinical trial1. Dravet […]

Cannabis Oil Hailed as Miracle Cure for Boy with Severe Epilepsy

July 19, 2017 admin 0

The family of an 11-year-old Irish boy with severe epilepsy are calling medical cannabis oil a “miracle” after it gave him much-needed relief from the […]

Epilepsy Drug Normalizes Brain Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease

July 6, 2017 admin 0

Abnormal brain activity characteristic of patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can be “normalized” with a single intravenous infusion of high-dose levetiracetam (LEV) (multiple brands), although […]