Category: "Parents"

ACCESS TO CBD FINALLY MAKES ADVANCE IN FLORIDA

ACCESS TO CBD FINALLY MAKES ADVANCE IN FLORIDA

By the end of 2015, patients in Florida may finally have access to CBD under a bill that was signed into law in November, 2014 by Governor Rick Scott. A judge in Tallahassee dismissed the final challenge to the rule Wednesday night. The Florida Department of Health, which developed the rule, is expected to start accepting […]

Ketogenic Diet? There’s a Pill for That!

Ketogenic Diet? There’s a Pill for That!

‘Ketogenic’ pill to treat drug-resistant epilepsy EpilepsyAction: New studies in Japan have identified a drug that may help people with epilepsy whose seizures don’t respond to medication. The drug changes the energy supply to the brain – effectively mimicking the ketogenic diet Most anti-epileptic drugs (AEDs) are believed to suppress seizures by affecting neuron activity in […]

Parents share arduous, circuitous journey to get referrals for childhood epilepsy surgery

Parents share arduous, circuitous journey to get referrals for childhood epilepsy surgery

Having a child diagnosed with epilepsy can be a frightening and confusing time. Now, parents share their arduous and “circuitous” journey to get referrals for pediatric epilepsy surgery once their child’s disease stops responding to anti-seizure medications. The UCLA study sheds light on the difficulties parents face obtaining specialty and sub-specialty care for their children […]

Parent training program helps reduce disruptive behavior of children with autism

Parent training program helps reduce disruptive behavior of children with autism

A 24 week parent training program, which provided specific techniques to manage disruptive behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder, resulted in a greater reduction in disruptive and noncompliant behavior compared to parent education, according to a study in JAMA, a theme issue on child health. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated 6 per 1,000 […]

No Evidence of MMR Vaccine being linked to Autism

No Evidence of MMR Vaccine being linked to Autism

A large study of nearly 100,000 children reported in JAMA shows that the MMR vaccine is not associated with any increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, even among children at high risk for the condition.  Researchers say they found no association between MMR vaccination and greater risk of autism, regardless of whether children had an […]

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Researching The Flu Shot and Neurological Conditions

Children who have neurological disorders such as cerebral palsy or epilepsy are no more likely to be vaccinated against influenza than youngsters without these conditions, despite the increased risk for complications from flu these children experience. Moreover, health care providers may not be familiar with the increased risk among these patients to effectively recommend influenza […]

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