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  1. Epilepsy Drug Recalled in Ireland

    Epilepsy Drug Recalled in Ireland

    Batches of a drug used in Ireland to treat epilepsy seizures are being recalled from pharmacies as a precautionary measure, the Health Products Regulatory Authority has confirmed. The recall concerns Buccolam Oromucosal Solution, a prescription-only medicine administered in the side of the mouth in pre-filled syringes to children and adults....

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  2. Little-known supportive cells in brain may play major role in cognitive function

    Little-known supportive cells in brain may play major role in cognitive function

    When you’re expecting something-like the meal you’ve ordered at a restaurant-or when something captures your interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain. These waves are called gamma oscillations and they reflect a symphony of cells-both excitatory and inhibitory-playing together in an orchestrated way. Though their role has been debated, gamma...

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  3. Mind of her own: Fighting Epilepsy

    Mind of her own: Fighting Epilepsy

    Outstanding Person with Epilepsy from India awardee, Shenaz Haveliwala on giving the disorder a tough fight. It’s just days before she flies out to Singapore to receive the Outstanding Person with Epilepsy 2014 award, by the IBE (International Bureau of Epilepsy) for India, Shenaz Haveliwala can’t contain her excitement. Meeting...

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  4. U.S. Rep. Scott Perry announces bill for national legalization of medical marijuana oil for seizures

    U.S. Rep. Scott Perry announces bill for national legalization of medical marijuana oil for seizures

    In a move that could trump state legislative actions in Pennsylvania and across the nation, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry is on Monday introducing a bill to nationally legalize a marijuana-based oil that has been shown to reduce seizures in children with debilitating epilepsy. The conservative York County Republican made the announcement Monday morning...

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  5. Cannabis Classroom: The Role Of Cannabis In Epilepsy And Seizure Disorders

    Cannabis Classroom: The Role Of Cannabis In Epilepsy And Seizure Disorders

    What Is Epilepsy?: Seizures vs. Epilepsy The medical definition of seizure is a clinical expression of abnormal, excessive, synchronous discharge of neurons residing primarily in the brain’s cerebral cortex. Alternatively, the term epilepsy encompasses a broad range clinical syndromes characterized by repeated seizures over time unprovoked by an acute systemic...

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