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CBD oil reduced toddler’s seizures. Still, state threatened to take away child, mother says

CBD oil reduced toddler’s seizures. Still, state threatened to take away child, mother says

The parents of a 20-month-old girl say Indiana child welfare authorities threatened to take the child away from them because they chose to treat her epilepsy with a legal cannabis extract.   Lelah Jerger, the child’s mother, said personnel at Riley Hospital for Children reported her to Indiana’s Child Protective Services after she and her husband decided […]

Wristband devices detect dangerous seizures in patients with epilepsy

Wristband devices detect dangerous seizures in patients with epilepsy

New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), indicates that wristband devices may improve the detection and characterization of seizures in patients with epilepsy. New devices are needed for monitoring epileptic seizures, especially those that can lead to sudden death. While rare, “sudden unexpected death in epilepsy” (SUDEP) is […]

In the grip of a drugs crisis – Including Epilepsy Medications

In the grip of a drugs crisis – Including Epilepsy Medications

Thousands of people are addicted to a range of drugs originally licensed to treat epilepsy and nerve pain, a Devon doctor warns. Drugs such as gabapentin and pregablin are being prescribed for conditions ranging from anxiety to all sorts of chronic pain, Richard Byng, professor in primary care research at Plymouth University and a General […]

New study hopes to shed light on mechanism behind epileptic and non-epileptic seizures

New study hopes to shed light on mechanism behind epileptic and non-epileptic seizures

Seizures are a common result of traumatic brain injury, especially in military veterans. A new study funded by the DOD, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and conducted in Providence RI and Birmingham AL (at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Providence, RI and Birmingham, AL, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and the University of Alabama […]

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS

A COMPLETE GUIDE TO MEDICAL ALERT SYSTEMS

Aging is a fact of life for everyone. But thanks to advances in medical technology, medications, and tools that make living and workspaces more accessible, people can expect to stay in their homes for far longer today than they used to.   Every year, more than one-fourth of adults 65 and older will take a […]

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