Category: "Medicine"

Floridians struggling with illness decry the possibility of the state banning delta-8 hemp products

Floridians struggling with illness decry the possibility of the state banning delta-8 hemp products

That provision is part of a comprehensive proposal to reform hemp laws in Florida that have been the law since 2019 Kassie Stuart was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with idiopathic genetic epilepsy, which can result in intense seizures. Now 23, the Tallahassee resident says she’s tried 25 different medications to deal with […]

Finding the right medication depends on the type of epilepsy you have. Not all medicines work on all seizures; the wrong kind could make seizures worse.

Finding the right medication depends on the type of epilepsy you have. Not all medicines work on all seizures; the wrong kind could make seizures worse.

Choosing the right epilepsy medication can have a big effect on the frequency of your seizures and your quality of life. First, finding the right medication depends on what type of epilepsy you have, partial seizures (also called focal seizures) or generalized seizures. All medications don’t work on all types of seizures, and the wrong medication potentially can make […]

Innovative complex care approaches to manage advanced cases of epilepsy

Innovative complex care approaches to manage advanced cases of epilepsy

Approximately two-thirds of individuals with epilepsy can achieve seizure control by choosing the appropriate medication tailored to their specific needs. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures, which result from excessive electrical discharges in the brain. These seizures can vary in severity and frequency, leading to physical problems, psychological conditions, and an […]

Study: Better, safer treatments are needed for Dravet syndrome

Study: Better, safer treatments are needed for Dravet syndrome

Researchers surveyed 227 physicians who reported data on 617 patients Available treatments aren’t enough to fully control seizures for most people with Dravet syndrome, and most have side effects that can worsen their quality of life. That’s according to a new study funded by Takeda. A team led by scientists at the company presented the work at […]

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Functional hemispherectomy stops seizures cold in kids with drug-resistant epilepsy

Joseph Riofski had his first seizure at age 4 ½. Thus began a medical journey that led to admissions to two adult hospitals and three children’s hospitals, countless brain imaging and neurological tests, multiple intravenous immunoglobulin treatments, and trials of eight anti-seizure medications over the ensuing four years. By the time Joseph was in second […]

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