Category: "Seizures"

Lawmakers push legislation to provide epilepsy treatment nationwide

Lawmakers push legislation to provide epilepsy treatment nationwide

A controversial treatment for children with severe epilepsy could become legal nationwide. The treatment uses oil derived from Marijuana. While the treatment is legal in 44 states across the country, the treatment is still a challenge for many to access. Charlotte Figi, 10, is a happy and healthy third-grader from Colorado Springs. It’s a sight, […]

Madison’s Bezold won’t let epilepsy limit him

Epilepsy is one word that recent Madison graduate Nick Bezold won’t allow to limit what he does athletically. On Tuesday night, Bezold finished his senior season of soccer for the Mustangs. (Photo: PAM DIETZ/The Jackson Sun)  “Epilepsy is something that I have dealt with my entire life,” Bezold said. “It is unpredictable. I never know […]

Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome

Metformin shows promise as a potential treatment for fragile X syndrome

An inherited form of intellectual disability called fragile X may be treatable with metformin, the most widely used type 2 diabetes drug. This was the conclusion that researchers came to after studying the social, behavioral, and biological effects of metformin in a mouse model of fragile X. Research has shown that metformin, a drug used […]

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Potential in Treating Medication-resistant Epilepsy Patients

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Potential in Treating Medication-resistant Epilepsy Patients

Stem cell therapy may be a safe and promising treatment option for epilepsy patients who are resistant to antiepileptic drugs, according to new research. The study, “Treatment of refractory epilepsy patients with autologous mesenchymal stem cells reduces seizure frequency: An open label study,” was published  in the journal Advances in Medical Sciences. Stem cell therapy consists […]

Members of Congress and Senate in Support of the New CBD Bill

Members of Congress and Senate in Support of the New CBD Bill

 Known as the Therapeutic Hemp Medical Access Act, a bipartisan bill introduced this week seeks to ensure unrestricted access to specific strains high in CBD for individuals battling intractable epilepsy. Requesting an exemption from the Controlled Substance Act (CSA) for “strains of therapeutic hemp” known to be high in Cannabidiol (CBD), the bill was announced […]

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