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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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over 3 years
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Music may help people with epilepsy

From foxnews.com

When listening to music, brainwave patterns of people with epilepsy are different from those who do not have the disorder, according to research presented at the American Psychological Association's convention on Sunday. This finding could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures.

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about 3 years
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Epilepsy surgery can help with seizures

From miamiherald.com

When Alejandro Hernandez was 6, he had his first grand mal seizure. He lost consciousness, control of his body and every single memory he had. By the time he was 23, he had had two more grand mal seizures - one in his teens and another in his early 20s…

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about 3 years
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New Report Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nation-wide

From huffingtonpost.com

Patient Advocates Hope Report will Help State Legislators "Make the Grade" in 2016 With the recent release of the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) report "Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws," state lawmakers now have the tools they need to improve…

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over 2 years
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Pfizer fined $106M for 2600% price hike on epilepsy drug

From usatoday.com

A British regulator has hit U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer with a record $107 million fine for imposing a 2600% price hike on an anti-epilepsy medication, the latest episode in widening public controversy over prescription drug prices. New York-based Pfizer broke a competition law by "charging excessive and unfair prices" in…

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almost 2 years
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US regulator approves first drug made with 3-D printer

From yahoo.com

The Ohio-based company Aprecia Pharmaceuticals said its system can produce doses of up to 1,000 mg per tablet. It said the product is a "porous formulation" that dissolves with just a sip of liquid, making it convenient for people who have trouble swallowing pills or for getting children to take…

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about 3 years
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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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about 3 years
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5 Things You Can Do About a Bad Night's Sleep

From everydayhealth.com

Many people think of sleep as a luxury or a necessary evil - as downtime that interferes with their ability to get more things done in a day. The reality is that a good night's sleep is vital to our physical and mental well-being.

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over 2 years
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Epilepsy Patients Who Have Early Surgery Lead Better Lives, Study Says

From epilepsynewstoday.com

Doctors should recommend surgery for epilepsy patients as early as possible, before their symptoms affect brain function and quality of life, according to research in Sweden. A key finding was that the earlier the surgery, the better chance the patient has of becoming symptom-free.

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over 1 year