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Can Dogs Be Trained To Sniff Out Seizures?

For the first time, researchers have shown that dogs can identify the unique odor of a seizure. In the future, this new understanding could help design ways to halt seizures before they happen. In past [...]

Certain Set of Nerve Cells Controls Seizures’ That Are Spread Through The Brain

Experimental activation of a small set of nerve cells in the brain prevents convulsive seizures in a mouse model of temporal lobe epilepsy, the most common form of epilepsy among human adults, according to a [...]

Children Using Cannabis Received 50 Percent or More Reduction In Seizures.

Interest has been growing in the use of cannabinoids -- the active chemicals in cannabis or marijuana -- for the treatment of epilepsy in children. A recent Epilepsia analysis of relevant published studies indicates that this strategy [...]

Epilepsy Through The Eyes of a Caretaker (A Daughters View of Growing Up with a Mom with Epilepsy)

If you really knew me you would know my mom has epilepsy, and her having epilepsy has made me the person I am today. My mom got epilepsy when she was five years old. She […]


Seizures Stopped and Cognitive Function Improved Using Stem Cell-Derived Neurons

About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 percent of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 percent of patients with epilepsy continue to have seizures even after trying [...]

An Ounce of Gratitude Goes a Long Way

Welcome to a new level of appreciating yourself As 2018 quickly makes its way to a closing, I find myself saying the same thing as I said the previous year “Where did the year go?” As […]


“The Epilepsy Foundation Of New Jersey Has A New Name”

“We’re not changing our mission or the services we offer. All we’re changing is our name. Epilepsy Services of New Jersey… The Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey (EFNJ) is changing its name to Epilepsy Services of […]


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 […]


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