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Local trial may test cannabidiol for kids with epilepsy

Local trial may test cannabidiol for kids with epilepsy | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
A big development in the treatment of epilepsy in children is about to get underway on Grand Rapids' Medical Mile.
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Doctors perform first-of-a-kind surgery in Ukraine

Doctors perform first-of-a-kind surgery in Ukraine | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Nerve stimulating implant provides hope for people suffering from epilepsy
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Perusing the Pipeline of Epilepsy Research

Perusing the Pipeline of Epilepsy Research | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Epilepsy is a common neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures, and it impacts over 65 million individuals worldwide. One-third of epilepsy patients are resistant to epilepsy drugs and therefore live with uncontrollable seizures. This staggering number has not changed despite 17
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Store clerk saves baby as mother has seizure

Store clerk saves baby as mother has seizure | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
An Arvada convenience store clerk is being hailed a hero after helping a young mother holding a baby who was having a seizure.
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Six Philadelphia hospitals join study to treat deadly epileptic seizures

Six Philadelphia hospitals join study to treat deadly epileptic seizures | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
For people with epilepsy, there is one worst-case scenario: refractory "status epilepticus." It's a life-threatening seizure that won't go away after five minutes, and won't respond to normal medication.
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Dos and don’ts if your child is having a febrile seizure

Dos and don’ts if your child is having a febrile seizure | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
A child having a seizure can be one of the scariest moments for a parent. Febrile seizures can be more common than you might think.
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New Jersey Lawsuit: Seizures prompted police beatings

New Jersey Lawsuit: Seizures prompted police beatings | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Clayton resident can take suit to trial, judge rules
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Scotland Health Secretary praises 'world-class' epilepsy centre on visit - Charity Today News

Scotland Health Secretary praises 'world-class' epilepsy centre on visit - Charity Today News | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
The Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Shona Robison MSP praised social care charity Quarriers for leading the way in epilepsy services in Scotland on a visit to the world-class William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Govan. The state-of-the-art £6.4 million William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is the only one of its kind
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{The Toledo Blade} AVE Ambassador Chanda Gunn Talks Health regimen key to athletes

{The Toledo Blade} AVE Ambassador Chanda Gunn Talks Health regimen key to athletes | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
The Toledo Blade and BCSN have partnered to bring top-notch content for local high schools, colleges, and professional teams.
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{WSOC-TV: Charlotte, NC} Mother wants medical marijuana to help child with rare disease

{WSOC-TV: Charlotte, NC} Mother wants medical marijuana to help child with rare disease | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Doctors said a Monroe teenager’s life-altering disease is about one in four million in the United States.
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{Fox News Health} Beyond Fitbit: The quest to develop medical-grade wearables

{Fox News Health} Beyond Fitbit: The quest to develop medical-grade wearables | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
A new wave of wearable computing devices that detect and monitor serious diseases is moving from the laboratory to the market, potentially transforming the treatment of conditions ranging from epilepsy to diabetes and creating business opportunities estimated to be worth tens of billions of dollars.
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AES: Michael Privitera, MD, Becomes President of American Epilepsy Society | UC Health

AES: Michael Privitera, MD, Becomes President of American Epilepsy Society | UC Health | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
  CINCINNATI—Michael Privitera, MD, professor of neurology at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and director of the Epilepsy Center at the UC
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Business Wire - Largest Prospective Study Evaluating the Effect of Vigabatrin on Vision

Business Wire - Largest Prospective Study Evaluating the Effect of Vigabatrin on Vision | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
The largest prospective study evaluating the effect of vigabatrin on vision will be available to view at the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy S
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Local family attends 2016 National Walk for Epilepsy

Local family attends 2016 National Walk for Epilepsy | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Deptford student awarded sponsorship to attend walk for epilepsy in Washington
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People in the UK with epilepsy fear discrimination according to national Epilepsy Action poll

News release 24 March 2016 People with epilepsy fear discrimination according t
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Researchers Leverage PetPace Smart Collar in Groundbreaking Canine Epilepsy Study

Researchers Leverage PetPace Smart Collar in Groundbreaking Canine Epilepsy Study | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Company creates first-ever epileptic biometric database for dogs in collaboration with leading universities and private specialty veterinary hospitals using smart collar for pets
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UPDATE: Five things to know about what could be America's first cannabis-derived drug

UPDATE: Five things to know about what could be America's first cannabis-derived drug
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Cannabis drug succeeds in epilepsy, doubling value of GW Pharma

An experimental cannabis-based drug has successfully treated children with a rare form of severe epilepsy in a keenly anticipated clinical trial, more than doubling the value of its maker GW Pharmaceuticals.
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Pot Legalization: Health Canada Flags 9 Considerations For Feds

A document offers insight into how the new Canadian government will navigate the issue.

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Different generic lamotrigine products treat epilepsy equally well | Annals of Long Term Care

Dr, Michael Privitera, professor or neurology and director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati and president of the American Epilepsy Society, is quoted in this article.
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{Healthline} - Epilepsy Deaths Have Health Officials Worried w/ Dr. Jacqueline French

{Healthline} - Epilepsy Deaths Have Health Officials Worried w/ Dr. Jacqueline French | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
A group of doctors call for increased focus on monitoring and preventing epilepsy-related deaths.
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{HuffingtonPost} Smartwatches That Could Save Lives w/ Angela Ostrom

{HuffingtonPost} Smartwatches That Could Save Lives w/ Angela Ostrom | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Wearables can detect seizures and notify friends and family.
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{Med Precautions} 26 Truths People With Epilepsy Wish Others Understood

{Med Precautions} 26 Truths People With Epilepsy Wish Others Understood | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Author:Elisabeth Brentano Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the body’s nervous system; it’s also known as a seizure disorder. An estimated 65 million people in the world have epilep…
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{Neurology Advisor} Intractable Epilepsy Advances Brain Aging

{Neurology Advisor} Intractable Epilepsy Advances Brain Aging | Epilepsy Foundation ScoopIt | Scoop.it
Structural MRI revealed differences in white matter in people with intractable epilepsy compared to healthy controls.
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AES: SAGE to Present Three Poster Presentations at the American Epilepsy Society 69th Annual Meeting

Sage Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SAGE) today announced upcoming medical/scientific poster presentations at the American Epilepsy Society 69th Annual Me
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