Walk for Epilepsy Held in Orono
4/26/2017 Walkers and voulnteers gathered on campus Saturday to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England. The funds raised go towards providing educational services about epilepsy along with research in new therapies. EFNE member Brian ...
New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate
4/26/2017 A drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused "serious malformations" in up to 4,100 children, a French study suggests.
The genetic relationship between epilepsy and hemiplegic migraine
4/26/2017 Abstract: Epilepsy and migraine are common diseases of the nervous system and share genetic and pathophysiological mechanisms.
Cannabis-Based Medicine Demonstrates Benefit for Epilepsy Patients
4/26/2017 Researchers are turning to cannabidiol to help cut seizures in half for those suffering from a severe form of epilepsy. In a new study presented at the American Academy of Neurology's (ANN) Annual Meeting held April 22 to April 28, nearly 40 percent of ...
Marijuana extract could soon be legal for Indiana epilepsy patients
4/26/2017 Trace amounts of the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana could soon be legal for Indiana epilepsy patients under a measure headed to Gov.
Government urged to investigate epilepsy drug used by pregnant women
4/26/2017 Epilepsy Ireland CEO Peter Murphy said: "While valproate has proven to be an effective medication for preventing seizures, all women or parents of girls taking valproate need to be aware of the risks involved.
New epilepsy unit at St. Mary's a boon for locals
4/26/2017 By the time many epilepsy patients end up in Dr. Marie Collier's office, they can be desperate for answers. “I have a lot of empathy for patients with epilepsy because they tend to be alienated and tend to be discriminated against,” Collier said. “I'm ...
Algorithm predicts epileptic seizures in real-time
4/26/2017 Engineering students have created a system designed to prevent seizures caused by epilepsy, a neurological disorder affecting millions.
Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy
4/26/2017 "The seizures in Lennox-Gastaut syndrome can be very difficult to treat, and the ones that cause falling can be dangerous and occur multiple times in a day," explained an expert in epilepsy treatment, Dr. Derek Chong. He directs the division of ...
Epilepsy Association offers medical alert bracelets
4/26/2017 For several years, Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend clients have requested bracelets, necklaces or some type of object to wear to let others know they have epilepsy, but so far the agency has not been able to help. Unfortunately, traditional medic ...