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Medical cannabis ‘safe’ for severe childhood epilepsy

Australian Study Shows – A small but significant group had a notable reduction in their seizures lmost all of the first 40 children given cannabidiol for ...

Causes and effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury can happen when a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head results in damage to the brain. In the United States and elsewhere, it is a ma...

Signs of concussion in children and toddlers

Concussion is an injury to the brain caused by either a blow to the head or body. A child’s developing brain is more at risk than an adult’s, so par...

Early Treatment Failure More Likely With Carbamazepine vs Lamotrigine in Epilepsy

In patients with epilepsy, moderate-quality evidence indicates that treatment failure for any reason related to therapy or adverse events (AEs) occurs significa...

Here’s how cannabis harms the brain

It is already known that heavy, regular cannabis use increases the risk of developing mental health problems including psychosis and schizophrenia. The long-ter...

Girl who takes medical cannabis to treat seizures attends her first day of kindergarten but school not sure she can have it there!

Sad a school is in the way.  EpilepsyU Santa Rosa family fights for girl’s medical cannabis use in school “A Santa Rosa girl who relies on cannabis-...

CBDs Enabling Improvements In Treatment Resistant Epilepsy

Evidence has been just been released revealing that CBD oils can significantly improve seizure frequency, symptoms and other measures of efficacy in patients su...

Flexible drug delivery microdevice to advance precision medicine

A Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST research team has developed a flexible drug delivery device with controlled release for personalized...

Treatment of New-Onset Epilepsy: AAN, AES Update Practice Guidelines

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) have provided new recommended practice guidelines for the management of new-onse...

Epilepsy: New findings ‘could change textbooks’

New research finds that two key brain proteins are involved in the neuronal misfiring that characterizes epilepsy. The findings “could potentially change ...

Scientists pinpoint the cause of a rare childhood seizure disorder

Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathy (EIEE) is a rare disease that causes intractable seizures within the first few months of life. Over 50 genes have been ...

Scientists have developed tools to determine the genetic causes of early epilepsy

Scientists from the University of Utah, USA, under the leadership of doctor of philosophy Aaron Quinlan has conducted a new study that is associated with the oc...