Category: "Epilepsy"

JBCPP journal publishes new evidence for clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy

JBCPP journal publishes new evidence for clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy

New evidence for the clinical efficacy of cannabis therapy is presented in the latest issue of the Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology (JBCPP), a De Gruyter publication. The authors have studied cannabis therapy for many years at international research centers, examining its effects, potential applications, and risks. In his article, Raphael Mechoulam, […]

Coping with epilepsy: Planning ahead for a child’s future

Coping with epilepsy: Planning ahead for a child’s future

Bob and Pam’s daughter Jessica began having seizures on her second day of life. Over the years that followed, she continued to experience seizures and developmental delays, but her doctors were unable to provide a definitive diagnosis. Her family finally received answers when, at age six, she was diagnosed with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a rare […]

Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

The drug pregabalin (Lyrica, Pfizer), commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other brain health disorders, may be associated with an increased risk for major birth defects (Neurology 2016 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]). Pregabalin is approved by the FDA to treat epilepsy, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain, such as pain from diabetic neuropathy […]

Home video better for diagnosing epilepsy type

Home video better for diagnosing epilepsy type

Researchers found they were better able to identify epilepsy types using information from the home videos than by using medical history descriptions.   Published in Epilepsy Research, the study concludes that home videos are more reliable in picking up signs and classifying epilepsy type than history provided by caregivers of people with epilepsy.    Read […]

Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

Brain Implant that ‘Dissolves’ Over Time

An implantable brain device that literally melts away at a pre-determined rate minimizes injury to tissue normally associated with standard electrode implantation, according to research led by a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The researchers describe online in Nature Materials a new class of technology that provides greater […]

RECENT NEWS