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It's My Job: Pediatric Epilepsy Program

Jackson Clarion Ledger - ‎11 hours ago‎
My name is Brad Ingram, and I'm the director of the Pediatric Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
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Survey shows more awareness of epilepsy is needed in the workplace

Epilepsy Action - ‎13 hours ago‎
Dr Dominic Heaney, consultant neurologist at University College London, said: “I speak to patients with epilepsy every day.
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UCB faces US patent challenge for epilepsy drug

Reuters - ‎20 hours ago‎
This is just the latest in a legal battle over UCB's epilepsy drug Vimpat, which had sales last year of 679 million euros ($759 mln), of which about three quarters were in the United States.

Alleged killing of bus driver: Family debunks epilepsy allegation, demands corpse

Vanguard - ‎5 hours ago‎
Family of the commercial bus driver who was allegedly beaten to death by a policewoman attached to Igando Division in Lagos, Sunday, has described as untrue claims by the Police that the deceased had an epileptic attack. Report has it that the deceased ...

PBS documentary 'Seized' sheds light on epilepsy

Fox News - ‎May 23, 2016‎
When she was 13, Amy Moritz was diagnosed with epilepsy. Now 48, she'd gone ten years without a seizure and considers herself “one of the lucky ones,” but isn't letting her good fortune stop her activism for epilepsy awareness. Now, her partner, Peter ...

Girl with autism, epilepsy hospitalized after school fight, mother says

WLWT Cincinnati - ‎May 23, 2016‎
REPORTER: BRANDON SAYS ANOTHER STUDENT STEPPED IN STOPPING ANISSA FROM GOING INTO THE BATHROOM WITH THE TWO GIRLS. THE 13-YEAR-OLD HAS AUTISM AND SUFFERS FROM EPILEPSY. >> MY DAUGHTER COULD HAVE ...

Medicaid changes could hurt epilepsy patients

TribTalk - ‎3 hours ago‎
Research shows restrictive formularies often lead to greater spending on medical complications that outweigh any short-term savings.

Kenya: Improve Health Systems to Manage Epilepsy, Expert Says

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 23, 2016‎
With intense campaigns on epilepsy awareness being rolled out, experts have observed that stigma, lack of adequate and accessible health care are hampering the management of the condition.
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Insys Therapeutics Completes Study of Cannabidiol Oral Solution in Pediatric Epilepsy Patients (NASDAQ:INSY)

Sonoran Weekly Review - ‎16 hours ago‎
Insys Therapeutics (NASDAQ:INSY) said it has completed a phase 1/phase 2 safety and pharmacokinetic study of pharmaceutical cannabidiol in pediatric subjects with treatment-resistant epilepsy. “The data is currently under analysis, and the CBD appears ...

Weekly dose: Lyrica, the epilepsy drug that treats chronic nerve pain

The Conversation AU - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Although it is an anticonvulsant, or an anti-epileptic drug, pregabalin is commonly prescribed to alleviate nerve or neuropathic pain - a type of pain caused by damage to, or a disease affecting, nerves.

Rwanda: Are You At Risk of Epilepsy?

AllAfrica.com - ‎May 22, 2016‎
The national epilepsy week was celebrated from May 15 to 21 through a drive to sensitise people about the condition to help improve the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. According to experts, epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which nerve ...

Bursary Opportunity for epilepsy researchers in the UK and Marseille

Epilepsy Research UK - ‎18 hours ago‎
Thanks to generous funding from its Vice-President, Mr Paul Newman, Epilepsy Research UK has launched a new initiative to build collaborations between epilepsy researchers in the UK and in Marseille, France. We are inviting applications for a bursary ...

Spotsylvania man who failed to take epilepsy medicine gets 9 years in crashes

Richmond.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
STAFFORD - A man whose repeated failure to take his epilepsy medicine resulted in multiple crashes - including a fatal one - was ordered Tuesday to serve nine years in prison.

Determined campaigner Scott picks up charity award after his own epilepsy battle meant he had to learn to walk again

Scottish Daily Record - ‎May 23, 2016‎
A tireless disability campaigner - who had to learn to walk again after breaking his back during an epileptic seizure - has picked up a top award.
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Acorda to Discontinue Development of Epilepsy Drug

Wall Street Journal - ‎May 20, 2016‎
The therapy was being studied for the treatment of seizure clusters in people with epilepsy. Acorda said the data demonstrated “unexpectedly lower nasal mucosa absorption of diazepam” in patients with epilepsy compared to studies in healthy volunteers.

Epilepsy misconceptions and stigma 'still common in Western countries'

Epilepsy Research UK - ‎May 23, 2016‎
More effective interventions may be needed to help tackle the prevalent misconceptions and stigma that exists around epilepsy in Western nations, according to a new study. Led by a team at Northern Illinois University, the study reviewed the findings ...

Doctors claim Queensland man with epilepsy cured following ground-breaking surgical procedure

9news.com.au - ‎May 17, 2016‎
There's new hope for epilepsy sufferers, with doctors claiming a Queensland man to undergo a ground-breaking surgical procedure has been cured of the debilitating condition.

Strabane man Declan Murray ignored epilepsy advice and caused crash

BBC News - ‎May 18, 2016‎
A epileptic man who ignored medical advice never to drive again, was told on Wednesday he would be jailed for critically injuring a woman in a crash.

Service set for Saturday for Dr. Jack Pellock, childhood epilepsy expert

Richmond.com - ‎May 20, 2016‎
Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder after Alzheimer's disease and stroke, according to the American Epilepsy Society. A person who has had two or more unprovoked seizures is considered to have epilepsy, which affects as many as 3 ...
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