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  1. Common drug may advance epilepsy treatment

    Common drug may advance epilepsy treatment

    An over-the-counter drug may prevent epilepsy from developing in its early stages, UC Berkeley researchers discovered, marking this treatment of epilepsy as the first of its kind. Epilepsy is a chronic disorder defined by frequent seizures or short episodes of involuntary trembling that can affect the entire body. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million people in the...

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  2. Two Pediatric Epilepsy Drugs Work Equally Well

    Two Pediatric Epilepsy Drugs Work Equally Well

    Researchers comparing two drugs used to treat epileptic seizures in children — lorazepam (Ativan) and diazepam (Valium) — found no difference between them in safety or effectiveness. Although previous studies gave the edge to Ativan, Dr. James Chamberlain, lead researcher for the new study, gave several reasons why Valium might be as good or better. “Unexpectedly, Ativan is not superior...

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  3. The State of CBD for Epilepsy In Florida

    The State of CBD for Epilepsy In Florida

    The Miami Herald has put together an excellent piece on the current legislative session on CBD for Epilepsy . House sponsor remains confident he can win the governor’s support for a bill to provide restricted use of a marijuana extract for certain ailments despite the state’s surgeon general’s opposition. Efforts to legalize a specific strain of marijuana in Florida to help...

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