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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

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Family now can give epileptic daughter medical cannabis oil

From cbc.ca

The parents of a 12-year-old girl with severe epilepsy celebrated a quiet victory Friday night as they administered her first dose of medically-prescribed cannabis oil after a hard-fought battle. Morgan Oulton was born with multiple brain abnormalities and suffers from various forms of epilepsy. She also has autism.

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5 months
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Could Extremely Low-Calorie Diets Help Some Illnesses?

From wsj.com

Calorie-restrictive diets are showing promise to potentially treat an array of medical conditions. Scientists have investigated the effect of extremely low-calorie diets on a range of illnesses, from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis to asthma.

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6 months
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The Genetic Link Between Autism and Epilepsy

From theatlantic.com

A globetrotting quest to understand the overlap may lead to treatments for both. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Five years ago, pediatric neurologist Joseph Gleeson reached out to a doctor in Libya, seeking assistance with some…

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6 months
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Can epilepsy now be controlled with diet?

From nj.com

Eight-year-old Madeline Mon of Chatham experienced her first seizure shortly after she turned six; a second one would follow two weeks later. After receiving an official diagnosis of epilepsy and being prescribed medication, however, her condition continued to worsen. "Madeline had four tonic-clonic convulsive seizures 1-2 weeks apart followed by…

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7 months
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6 things that can trigger a seizure even if you don't have epilepsy

From foxnews.com

Harrison Ford has played a hero in the movies, but in real life, he gives that distinction to his 26-year-old daughter, Georgia. Last month, the actor revealed that Georgia has epilepsy, and that it took years for her to get the proper treatment. "I admire her perseverance, her talent, her…

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8 months
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Dear epilepsy: I won't let you take over my life

From tdn.com

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A tiny speck of dirt, that's what Olivia Nell calls it in her letter. She acknowledges its presence but dismisses its power. "Dear Epilepsy," she writes. "You put my emotions on a terrifying roller coaster that never ended.

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5 months
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What You Should Know About Epilepsy

From keranews.org

Epilepsy affects about three million people in the U.S. alone. But while people associate seizures with the disorder, a lot of myths persist about epilepsy. Highlights from the interview with Dr. Sadat Shamim, director of inpatient neurology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas: About epilepsy: "Epilepsy is the fourth…

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6 months
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Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk

From everydayhealth.com

The widely prescribed drug pregabalin ( Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had infants with major birth defects.

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7 months
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Can Even Well-Controlled Epilepsy Affect Life Outcomes?

From goodtherapy.org

Controlling the symptoms of epilepsy improves life outcomes, but young adults diagnosed with epilepsy during childhood may face educational, legal, and social difficulties, even when their seizures are controlled well, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Epilepsy, which causes seizures, is the fourth most common neurological issue, affecting between…

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8 months