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Epileptic brain activity reduced by the ‘Mozart effect’

Epileptic brain activity reduced by the ‘Mozart effect’

New research has demonstrated that music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has an anti-epileptic effect on the brain and may be a possible treatment to...
Study shows newborns with seizures may be overmedicated

Study shows newborns with seizures may be overmedicated

A new study has shown that babies on long-term antiseizure medication may be overmedicated, as continued administration of the medicines may not prevent continued...
Neuron discovery could contribute to improved epilepsy treatment

Neuron discovery could contribute to improved epilepsy treatment

Scientists have found that the way neurons are connected within the brain could provide a better indication of disease progression and lead to improved...
Cannabis medicine for refractory epileptics should be available on NHS

Cannabis medicine for refractory epileptics should be available on NHS

  In this article, Hannah Deacon, medical cannabis campaigner and Executive Director of the UK Medical Cannabis Clinicians’ Society discusses how access to Bedrolite is...
Uncovered mechanism may provide new therapeutic strategy for epilepsy

Uncovered mechanism may provide new therapeutic strategy for epilepsy

A team of researchers has suggested that a future therapeutic strategy could be aimed at controlling the function of glial cells to treat epilepsy. In...
Families’ plea to end fight for NHS access to medical cannabis

Families’ plea to end fight for NHS access to medical cannabis

The families of 25 children and young people suffering from severe epilepsy have written an open letter to the Prime Minister pleading for him...
European Commission approves epilepsy medicine to treat children

European Commission approves epilepsy medicine to treat children

The European Commission has approved expanding the indication of anti-epileptic agent Fycompa to include the treatment of children with epilepsy. The European Commission (EC) has...
Calls for UK Government to deliver on medical cannabis commitment

Calls for UK Government to deliver on medical cannabis commitment

Families of children with severe epilepsy and charities are pleading with the UK government to act on its promises for easier access to cannabis-based...
Mothers rally for medical cannabis outside UK Health Authorities

Mothers rally for medical cannabis outside UK Health Authorities

A number of mothers, each with a severely epileptic child, are today holding a vigil outside the offices of the Department of Health &...
Researchers identify antibody link between epilepsy and brain inflammation

Researchers identify antibody link between epilepsy and brain inflammation

New research has identified a mechanism that explains the link between epilepsy and brain inflammation that could help with new therapies against certain forms...
Could the ancient remedy of magnolia bark treat drug-resistant epilepsy?

Could the ancient remedy of magnolia bark treat drug-resistant epilepsy?

Researchers have published a paper which suggests the ancient Chinese remedy of magnolia bark could help treat drug-resistant epilepsy. Researchers have published a paper in...
Study shows that pharmaceutical CBD is best for reducing seizures

Study shows that pharmaceutical CBD is best for reducing seizures

A new study has shown that ‘not all medical cannabis is the same’ by demonstrating how artisanal CBD is not as effective as pharmaceutical...
Fycompa: Eisai’s new anti-epileptic drug is ready for the market in China 

Fycompa: Eisai’s new anti-epileptic drug is ready for the market in China 

Fycompa is a first in class anti-epileptic drug (AED) discovered and developed by the pharmaceutical company, Eisai and it's ready to be marketed in...
Research suggests a new breakthrough for drug resistant epilepsy 

Research suggests a new breakthrough for drug resistant epilepsy  

30% of epilepsy cases are classified as drug resistant but new research from the University of Alabama suggests there may be new ways to...
NIH study finds anti-seizure drugs equally effective

NIH study finds anti-seizure drugs equally effective

New findings reveal that three anti-seizure drugs, levetiracetam, fosphenytoin, and valproate, are equally safe and effective in treating patients with this condition. These three anti-seizure...
Calls for government to accelerate research following cannabis oil approval

Calls for government to accelerate research following cannabis oil approval

Campaign groups and charities are calling on the UK government to accelerate cannabis research following the NICE approval of two cannabis medicines. For the first...

First CBD oil to be approved by the European Medicines Agency

A GW Pharmaceuticals Cannabidiol oral solution, EPIDYOLEX®, is the first plant-derived cannabis-based medicine to be approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). EPIDYOLEX® cannabidiol oral...
Despite changes to the law in 2018, efforts to secure access to medical cannabis in the UK continue. Here, Hannah Deacon, mother and advocate, shares her story.

The fight for getting access to medical cannabis in the UK goes on

Despite changes to the law in 2018, efforts to secure access to medical cannabis in the UK continue. Here, Hannah Deacon, mother and advocate,...
Further research supports the use of cannabis oil in reducing seizures in kids

Further research supports the use of cannabis oil in reducing seizures in kids

The University of Saskatchewan has been conducting research on kids with epilepsy, using controlled amounts of medicinal cannabis oil, with the results being positive. Researchers...
Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs increase language impairment in their children

Pregnant women taking epilepsy drugs increase language impairment in their children

Today at the 5th European Academy of Neurology Congress, researchers present how epilepsy drugs taken by pregnant women is associated with higher risk of...

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