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What Science Says About Epilepsy and Cannabis

What Science Says About Epilepsy and Cannabis

As medical and adult-use marijuana legalization continues to spread across the United States, some of the most vocal advocates have been epileptics and their families. Cannabis compounds, CBD in particular, have been identified as an alternative therapy for reducing or eliminating epileptic seizures. While some in the medical community remain unconvinced, some patients speak about […]

New study suggests covid increases risks of brain disorders

New study suggests covid increases risks of brain disorders

A study published this week in the journal Lancet Psychiatry showed increased risks of some brain disorders two years after infection with the coronavirus, shedding new light on the long-term neurological and psychiatric aspects of the virus. The analysis, conducted by researchers at the University of Oxford and drawing on health records data from more than 1 […]

Study reveals novel mechanism behind epilepsy, drug modulation

Study reveals novel mechanism behind epilepsy, drug modulation

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that arises from abnormal electrical activity in the brain leading to seizures. These seizure events can have a variety of causes, including genetic variants in a family of proteins that regulate potassium ions in the brain. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have led an international team to take […]

Pregnant women with epilepsy have more depression, anxiety symptoms

Pregnant women with epilepsy have more depression, anxiety symptoms

MINNEAPOLIS – Pregnant women with epilepsy have more symptoms of depression and anxiety during pregnancy and postpartum than pregnant women who do not have epilepsy or women with epilepsy who are not pregnant, according to a study published in the August 17, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “The good […]

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

Shreveport hospital is the first in North Louisiana to offer new way to reduce seizures

A group of medical professionals have pioneered the path to reducing epileptic seizures in North Louisiana. In late July, a medical team from Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport performed their first implantation of responsive neurostimulation (RNS) device. This device is designed to reduce epileptic seizures in patients. Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Neurosurgeon Dr. Jamie Toms implanted the NeuroPace RNS […]

We have a new ally to understand Alzheimer’s or epilepsy: this amazing mini-microscope of just 2.5 centimeters and four grams

We have a new ally to understand Alzheimer’s or epilepsy: this amazing mini-microscope of just 2.5 centimeters and four grams

It weighs less than candy and takes up no more than a snail’s shell, but the “Miniscope”, a tiny microscope developed at the University of California (UCLA), can help us visualize the brain or even Alzheimer’s, epilepsy or autism. Can help unravel mysteries. UCLA researchers just received a grant four million dollars The National Institutes of Health […]

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