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  1. Darren L. Henderson: Thanks...Read the original story

    Apr 17, 2015 | Mississippi Business Journal

    ... D.C., to legalize marijuana extracts to treat illnesses. That includes 12 states that only use it to treat epilepsy, Peake said. Georgia's law makes cannabis oil legal to treat people with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, Lou Gehrig's Disease, ...

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  2. Students Go Purple To Fight EpilepsyRead the original story

    Thursday | Statecollege.com

    When a classmate had a seizure at Saint Joseph's Catholic Academy last month, the school's students could have responded with trepidation. Instead, they rallied around the cause, with the incident sparking one student to plan a Purple Out at the school to raise awareness about epilepsy and to help fund research.

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  3. Beginnings of Brain SurgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Surgical Products

    ... would release demons or evil spirits plaguing the brain.) Additionally, early brain surgeries were used to treat epilepsy, headaches (just a bit extreme, but what else can you do?) osteomyelitis, and head injuries. The premise was simple - remove ...

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  4. Emergent Treatment of Status Epilepticus in ChildrenRead the original story

    Wednesday May 20 | US Pharmacist

    ... the operational definition have referred to this as "impending" or "early" SE. The International League Against Epilepsy is currently considering a revision of the traditional SE definition. SE may be subclassified as convulsive (generalized ...

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  5. Task force offers recommendations on epilepsy treatments in women and girlsRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Medical News Today

    The anti-epilepsy drug valproate should be avoided whenever possible in women who may become pregnant due to a high risk of malformations and developmental problems in babies who are exposed to the drug before birth. The guidance comes from a joint task force of the Commission of European Affairs of the International League Against Epilepsy and the European Academy of Neurology.

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  6. Cannabis Oil Approved for Epilepsy PatientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | Texas Tribune

    House Speaker Joe Straus speaks with State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, as the chamber awaits word of a special session mid-afternoon on May 27, 2013. Despite concerns from some lawmakers that they were taking the first step toward legalizing marijuana, the Texas House tentatively approved a bill Monday that would allow epilepsy patients in Texas to use medicinal oils containing a therapeutic component found in the plant.

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  7. Senators Back Study of Medical Cannabis BenefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | KFOR-AM Lincoln

    Less than a week after pushing a broad medical marijuana bill through a first-round vote, Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a second measure to provide faster, federally approved relief. Senators voted 33-1 Monday to allow a study examining the effectiveness of a cannabis extract in treating epilepsy.

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  8. House approves limited medical marijuana billRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Off the Kuff

    On a 96-34 vote, the House passed Senate Bill 339, from state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, which would legalize oils containing CBD, a non-euphoric component of marijuana known to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions. If the House gives final passage in a follow-up vote, the measure will be Gov. Greg Abbott's to sign, veto or allow to become law without his signature.

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  9. Nebraska senators back study of medical cannabis benefitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | KETV-TV

    Less than a week after pushing a broad medical marijuana bill through a first-round vote, Nebraska lawmakers have advanced a second measure to provide faster, federally approved relief. Senators voted 33-1 Monday to allow a study examining the effectiveness of a cannabis extract in treating epilepsy.

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  10. New Epilepsy TreatmentRead the original story

    Monday May 18 | Ivanhoe

    CHICAGO. More than two million Americans have epilepsy, a brain condition marked by unprovoked, sudden seizures.

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  11. Texas legislature OKs form of medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | WFAA-TV Dallas

    Texas legislature OKs form of medical marijuana The legislation would let the state regulate and distribute CBD oil to epilepsy patients Check out this story on WFAA.com: http://on.wfaa.com/1S3Mx5a Despite concerns from some lawmakers that they were taking the first step toward legalizing marijuana, the Texas House tentatively approved a bill Monday that would allow epilepsy patients in Texas to use medicinal oils containing a therapeutic component found in the plant. On a 96-34 vote, the House passed Senate Bill 339, from state Sen. Kevin Eltife , which would legalize oils containing CBD, a non-euphoric component of marijuana known to treat epilepsy and other chronic medical conditions.

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  12. Oldest medical marijuana collective is crowdfunding to save operationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Mashable

    ... of WAMM knows the pains of frequent seizures all too well. In 1974 her then-husband Mike discovered that Valerie's epilepsy symptoms were suppressed after smoking cannabis, and thus WAMM was born to help others in their community. In 1996, Valerie ...

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  13. KLFY special report- Medical marijuanaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | KLFY-TV Lafayette

    Medical marijuana has been legal in Louisiana since 1991 for use in the treatment of three diseases, epilepsy, cancer and glaucoma. But over twenty years later, questions about where it will be grown and how it will be prescribed have never been answered.

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  14. Eisai Co's (ESALY) CEO Haruo Naito on Q4 2015 Results - Earnings Call TranscriptRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 14 | Seeking Alpha

    Before we begin, I would like to ask you to confirm whether the materials are all in front of you. There is presentation slide and press report and reference materials and ASCO abstract list that was released to the press today and epilepsy related press release.

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  15. Vagal Nerve Stimulation in Stroke Rehab Appears Safe and FeasibleRead the original story

    Wednesday May 13 | Rehab Management

    ... "There is some evidence of efficacy in this regard in preclinical models of stroke." VNS is already used to treat epilepsy, and the Cyberonics device used in this study has been implanted into 90,000 patients with epilepsy since 1997, Dawson reports ...

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  16. Hold the bong - Texas marijuana bills in questonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Business Journal

    However, while the bills represent a progressive foot forward in the historically conservative state, that doesn't mean it's time to light up, yet. The Texas bill most likely to pass - although it still has several steps to go - would allow doctors to use low amounts of marijuana to treat epilepsy.

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  17. NORML, Peter Dunne and Family First all agreeRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Scoop

    ... as serious conditions including Alzheimer's, arthritis, cancer, IBS, Crohn's and other gastrointestinal disorders, epilepsy and seizures, glaucoma, hepatitis C, HIV, migraines, multiple sclerosis, pain, Tourette's, improving the quality of life of ...

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  18. NORML and Family First agree cannabis policy needs changeRead the original story

    Tuesday May 12 | Scoop

    ... including HIV, Alzheimer's, arthritis, cancer and nausea, IBS, Crohn's and other gastrointestinal disorders, epilepsy and seizures, glaucoma, hepatitis C, migraines, multiple sclerosis, pain, Tourette's, improving the quality of life of the ...

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  19. Study: marijuana medicine is safe, very effective on epilepsyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 12 | SFGate

    A major, landmark study has shown the ingredients in marijuana, particularly cannabidiol , are a safe and radically effective treatment for epilepsy. According to findings presented at the 2015 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting, 213 test subjects of all ages living with often untreatable epilepsies including Dravet syndrome and Lennox Gastaut syndrome - two severe childhood epilepsies - showed an average of a 54 percent decrease in their number of seizures while taking a medical marijuana extract.

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  20. Epilepsy drug shows promise in treating Alzheimer's diseaseRead the original story

    Monday May 11 | Newkerala.com

    In a new study, scientists have claimed that the medication for epilepsy could offer a cure for Alzheimer's disease. The findings by University of British Columbia researchers, reinforce the theory that brain hyperexcitability plays an important role in the disease, and that anticonvulsant drugs-drugs that prevent or reduce the severity of seizures-represent a promising treatment that deserve further human studies.

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