Category «EPILEPSY»

5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy

Photo: Getty Images Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson’s daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, was found dead in Houston on Saturday at age 21. Investigators haven’t determined a cause of death, but her mother Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN that her daughter suffered from epileptic seizures recently. Bartusiak …

Epilepsy Sucks, But I’m Still Blessed

I had my first seizure in 2010, when I was in secondary 4 at St. Andrew’s Secondary School. The bad thing about this seizure was that it occurred in the middle of the morning assembly so I’m pretty sure a good portion of the school had a good view. Being a boy’s school, it’s only …

Third Phase Trial Completed For Cannabidiol Epilepsy Treatment

Biopharmaceutical company GW Pharmaceuticals has reported a positive Phase 3 trial of its new drug Epidiolex (cannabidiol), in the treatment of a rare and severe form of childhood epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome. The drug achieved its primary endpoint of a statistically significant reduction in convulsive seizures, assessed over 14-week treatment period. According to the trial report, the study …

Parents Face Challenges When Discussing Epilepsy With Their Children

New research has highlighted the challenges faced by parents of children with epilepsy when discussing the condition. The small study, led by Dublin City University, saw 34 parents of children with epilepsy questioned about the difficulties they experienced when talking to them about epilepsy and other related issues. The discussions were then analysed using standard qualitative methods. The …