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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...

FDA To Consider Midazolam Nasal Spray for Acute Cluster Seizure Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the New Drug Application (NDA) for an investigational nasal spray therapy intended for the acute treatmen...

Beyond the basics: How to accommodate workers with service animals

Service animals can be trained to assist owners with conditions ranging from visual and hearing impairments to PTSD and diabetes. While these animals undoubtedl...

Reaching the ‘Final Third’ – how big data and advanced analytics are changing the game in epilepsy

It’s often been said that big data holds the keys to the transformation of healthcare delivery and disease management. And, it’s no surprise that healthcare sys...

Flip a switch and shut down seizures? New research suggests how to turn off out-of-control signaling in the brain

The brain is a precision instrument. Its function depends on finely calibrated electrical activity triggering the release of chemical messages between neurons.B...