The FDA approved the first drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome - a type of epilepsy.
It's not just any drug - it's derived from a natural extract from the marijuana plant - CBD.
CBD is not psychoactive - which means it doesn't make you high, as the whole mairjuana plant would.
Find out more about how this treatment gained FDA approval below... The story of how a dru... ››› more
Some epilepsy sufferers know instantly that they're about to have an epileptic seizure thanks to the ‘aura' that precedes it. Others have no idea that the seizure happened in the first place. That's why epilepsy sufferers across the globe have rejoiced at news that an implant has been developed to predict epileptic seizures, especially since epilepsy can strike at any time...
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Emotional stress has been cited as the reason behind Chris Brown's collapse at Record Plant recording studios in Hollywood on Friday. According to media reports, the R&B singer suffered a non-epileptic seizure due to intense fatigue caused by his legal woes following a hit and run accident. While the singer deals with his troubles make sure you lookout for these four signs of emotional stress so y... ››› more
Rapper Lil Wayne is no stranger to controversy - after all, his addiction to codeine-based cough syrup made headlines very recently. Now, he's in headlines again as for saying he doesn't actually know what causes his epilepsy. For most people, there ARE warning signs of an epileptic seizure approaching, especially if you know what triggers your specific seizures. Do you know the triggers of your e... ››› more
Friday was National Epilepsy Day, so there's no better time to get to grips with the facts about epilepsy. Even if you have a vague idea of what it is, there's a chance you're unaware of four symptoms of epilepsy that have nothing to do with the ‘jerking' seizures typically shown in the movies…
Epilepsy Week is celebrated annually during June, says EpilepsyEvents.
But there are many myt... ››› more
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