Tag: famous people who have epilepsy

Marijuana and ‘Spice’ Could Trigger Seizures, Study Says

By Honor Whiteman While a number of studies have suggested that marijuana may be effective for reducing seizures, new research cautions that potent and synthetic forms of the drug have the opposite effect.Researchers suggest that the use […]


Virtual Care for Epilepsy

IF YOU HAVE A smartphone or laptop and access to the internet, you may have already experienced a virtual visit with a physician to seek treatment for a common ailment such as allergies, the flu […]


FDA Approves Cannabis-Based Drug CBD (Cannabidiol) for Epilepsy

Epidiolex is made using cannabidiol but doesn’t contain high-inducing THC. by Maggie Fox The Food and Drug Administration approved the prescription cannabidiol medicine Monday to treat rare and severe forms of epilepsy. FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott […]


What It’s Like To Fight Epilepsy With Cannabis

The Fight Against Seizure Triggers Persists. Controlling Them With Cancer Is A Unique Battle: One of the biggest questions I get asked after five years of using Cannabis to stop the seizures and so much […]


Fighting Seizures and Memory Loss with Herbs (Podcast Interview with Dr. Michael Pound & Stacey Chillemi)

  Podcast Interview with Dr. Michael Pound & Stacey Chillemi     Health Expert Stacey Chillemi Stacey Chillemi is the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and popular blogger on living a healthy life. She […]


Growing Hope -Three mothers from Virginia band together to pursue an unconventional treatment for their desperately ill children (Part 1)

Marijuana Saves Lives Marijuana is not about just getting high. It’s about saving lives. The people who are against medical marijuana are the ones who don’t know much about it. Listen to this video to […]


Valproate: New licensing rules for controversial epilepsy drug

Valproate will no longer be given to women or girls of childbearing potential unless they are on a pregnancy prevention programme. By Jason Farrell, Senior Political Correspondent The UK medicines regulator has changed the license […]


What Foods Or Supplements Can Someone With Epilepsy Take To help Their Brain Recover From Memory Loss Following The Seizures?

The term clonic seizure disorder (or tonic-clonic seizure disorder) indicates grand mal seizures, which involve the whole body. These seizures, usually due to epilepsy, are characterized by muscle rigidity, violent muscle contractions and loss of […]


Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy

Women who take the new epilepsy drugs levetiracetam and topiramate during pregnancy don’t run the risk of harming their infant’s mental development, British researchers report. But the commonly prescribed anti-seizure drug valproate was linked with [...]

Epilepsy Drugs Increase People’s Risk of Dementia by Up To 60% By Breaking Down Brain Cells

The use of antiepileptic drugs is associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases, DZNE. [...]