Category: "Epilepsy Syndromes"

Cannabis Research Journal Supports Obama’s Statement On Medical Cannabis

Cannabis Research Journal Supports Obama’s Statement On Medical Cannabis

Mary Ann Liebert, publisher of the newly launched peer-reviewed open access journalCannabis and Cannabinoid Research, strongly supports President Obama’s statement that “…carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue,” when asked about a pending Senate bill seeking to change […]

New insights on strategies to treat infants with seizures

New insights on strategies to treat infants with seizures

New recommendations offer insights on strategies for treating infants with seizures. In an Epilepsia report, child neurologists who are members of the International League Against Epilepsy note that intervening at the time of a febrile seizure does not alter the risk for subsequent epilepsy, and there is no evidence to support the use of antiepileptic drugs […]

Arts and craft activities, computer use may stave off memory problems

Arts and craft activities, computer use may stave off memory problems

People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialize in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, according to a new study published in the April 8, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the […]

One Third of Teenagers Reports One Mental Disorder, One Chronic Disease

One Third of Teenagers Reports One Mental Disorder, One Chronic Disease

Every third teenager has suffered from one mental disorder and one physical disease. These co-occurrences come in specific associations: More often than average, depression occurs together with diseases of the digestive system, eating disorders with seizures and anxiety disorders together with arthritis, heart disease as well as diseases of the digestives system. These findings were […]

Study: Neurologists’ Focus on Face-to-Face Time with Patients Undervalued by Medicare

Study: Neurologists’ Focus on Face-to-Face Time with Patients Undervalued by Medicare

MINNEAPOLIS – Most neurologists provide face-to-face care of neurology patients, many of whom have complex diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy and Parksinson’s disease – conditions that require extensive evaluation and management. However, a new study published in the April 1, 2015, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, finds face-to-face […]

Researchers Discover Protein Relationship Linked to Brain Malformation

Researchers Discover Protein Relationship Linked to Brain Malformation

Researchers uncover relationship between two proteins linked to cerebral cavernous malformations Researchers have uncovered new details about the relationship between two proteins associated with the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations, a little understood neurovascular disorder. The study appears in The Journal of Cell Biology. Cerebral cavernous malformations (CCM) are abnormal groups of small blood vessels […]

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