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Epilepsy: New  Data on Focal Seizures
Patients with idiopathic generalized epilepsies (IGE) can also have focal seizure symptoms. A team of Australian researchers has added some findings that indicate which patients are more likely to have both types of seizures
An antiepileptic drug proved to be efficacious in treating the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.
Women with epilepsy have a 10-fold higher risk of dying in childbirth than women who do not have the disorder, a study in JAMA Neurology found.
Despite assurances from the Obama administration that physicians who provide marijuana to patients for therapeutic use in states where that is legal will not face federal prosecution, the AMA is calling for a law. They want an ironclad guarantee these doctors will have legal immunity.
The FDA extended the use of toparimate, an anti-seizure drug, to children as young as 2.
Seizures and other neurological problems traced to pork tapeworms are a new health threat for the US, the CDC reports.
Patients, especially young patients with some of the rarer forms of epilepsy may benefit from taking cannabidiol for their conditions. While based from marijuana plants the medication does not have many of the traits of other forms of medical marijuana.

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