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Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil to Treat Epilepsy Now S.C. Law

From wltx.com

Since the oil has been illegal it's not immediately available in the state. Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill allowing people in South Carolina with severe epilepsy to use CBD oil, which comes from the marijuana plant, as a treatment option. The oil must be prescribed by…

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Important clues to genetics of epilepsy uncovered by International study

From sciencedaily.com

A significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy, the most common form of epilepsy, has been discovered by an international team of researchers. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research implicates a mutation in the gene…

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New pill developed to suppress epilepsy seizures

From medicalnewstoday.com

Within a decade, people with drug-resistant epilepsy may be able to take a pill to suppress seizures as required, in a similar way to how we take painkillers to relieve a headache. Around 50 million people have epilepsy worldwide. Of these, about 70% respond positively to anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs).

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Seizures late in life may be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease

From sciencedaily.com

Patients with epilepsy who had amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) or Alzheimer disease (AD) presented earlier with cognitive decline than patients who did not have epilepsy, according to a report published by JAMA Neurology, a JAMA Network publication.

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