A New Way to Treat Status Epilepticus at Home

Status epilepticus is a condition in which seizures occur non-stop, one after the other. It is a dangerous condition that can cause brain damage or even death. Status epilepticus needs... Continue Reading

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A New Way to Treat Infantile Spasms

Infantile spasms, also known as West Syndrome, are a severe form of childhood epilepsy. Seizures develop during the first year of life and – if seizures cannot be stopped –... Continue Reading

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Testing ‘Medical Marijuana’ in Animals and Humans

Medical marijuana (cannabis) has two major extracts: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which makes you feel ‘high,’ and cannabidiol (CBD), which does not make you feel ‘high.’ CBD – the extract that doesn’t... Continue Reading

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New Drugs from Rett Syndrome Research

Rett syndrome is a genetic disorder that may result in both intellectual disability and seizures. Using an animal model of Rett syndrome, Dr. James Eubanks at the Toronto Western Hospital... Continue Reading

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New Drugs Based on the Female Hormone Progesterone

The most common seizures in adults are complex partial seizures, which often start at the sides of the brain – regions known as the temporal lobes. These seizures are very... Continue Reading

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A New Drug from Himalayan Folk Medicine

Dr. Michael Poulter at Western University is working on a new anti-seizure medication made from Delphinium denudatum, a plant native to the Himalayas. Delphinium has been used for centuries to... Continue Reading

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New Drugs Based on the Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that controls drug-resistant seizures. Dr. McIntyre Burnham has found that the ketogenic diet raises acetone levels in the blood, and that acetone... Continue Reading

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