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Epilepsy News Articles (7 results)

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Marijuana Extract for Children With Epilepsy Is Questioned

From wsj.com

Studies are under way to test the effectiveness of a marijuana extract that has been hailed as a wonder drug by some parents whose children suffer severe forms of epilepsy. But as initial findings from several researchers trickle in, the results are proving mixed.

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almost 3 years
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What Teachers Need to Know About Children With Epilepsy

From clevelandclinic.org

If your child has epilepsy, connecting and communicating with teachers, school nurses and other caregivers is the best way to ensure she gets the best care - at home or at school. Your doctor can prepare critical information about the needs of your child in the event of a serious…

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over 2 years
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Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

From healthday.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Whooping cough may be tied to a slightly increased risk for a young child to develop epilepsy, a new study finds. Whooping cough (pertussis) is relatively rare in the United States, however.

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about 2 years
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If You Have Epilepsy, You Can Be a Mother, Too

From clevelandclinic.org

She collaborated closely with her new physician, and together they made several changes in her medications to reduce seizures and minimize risk for the unborn child. Once the changes were accomplished, her seizures came under control. She quickly became pregnant, and nine months later, she delivered a healthy baby boy.

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over 1 year
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Parents Demand Medical Marijuana for Epileptic Kids

From nbcnews.com

PITTSBURGH - In room 716 of the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 12-year-old Hannah Pallas is motionless, but for an occasional turn of her head and blink of her eyes, following a series of life-threatening seizures. On the same day, 5-year-old Sydney Michaels is down the hall in room 749, waiting…

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over 2 years
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Does Your Child Have Epilepsy? How to Minimize Sudden Death Risk

From clevelandclinic.org

Most children who experience epilepsy grow up to live long and fruitful lives. But every parent naturally wonders whether their beloved child with seizures could pass away prematurely. A quick internet search serves up plenty of information about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

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over 1 year