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An epileptic seizure, occasionally referred to as a fit, is defined as a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain".
Medical cannabis provides relief across dozens of health symptoms, study shows

Medical cannabis provides relief across dozens of health symptoms, study shows

UCLA Seizure Disorder Center offers hope to patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

UCLA Seizure Disorder Center offers hope to patients with drug-resistant epilepsy

Training pediatricians to better diagnose and treat epilepsy

Training pediatricians to better diagnose and treat epilepsy

The pluses and minuses of allowing medical marijuana at school

The pluses and minuses of allowing medical marijuana at school

New study supports motor cortex 'excitability' as cause of restless legs syndrome

New study supports motor cortex 'excitability' as cause of restless legs syndrome

Clinical trials needed to inform doctors, parents on prescribing cannabinoids for Canadian children

Clinical trials needed to inform doctors, parents on prescribing cannabinoids for Canadian children

Mice study reveals brain-heart biomarker for epilepsy after malaria

Mice study reveals brain-heart biomarker for epilepsy after malaria

Researchers uncover how RNA regulates genes during critical stage in embryonic brain development

Researchers uncover how RNA regulates genes during critical stage in embryonic brain development

Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear

Study offers possibility of squelching a focal epilepsy seizure before symptoms appear

FDA expands approval of Vertex' cystic fibrosis medicine to treat children aged 12 to <24 months

FDA expands approval of Vertex' cystic fibrosis medicine to treat children aged 12 to <24 months

Scientists pinpoint the cause of a rare childhood seizure disorder

Scientists pinpoint the cause of a rare childhood seizure disorder

UAB study shows how ion channel differentiates newborn and mature neurons in the brain

UAB study shows how ion channel differentiates newborn and mature neurons in the brain

Crowdsourcing of algorithms enables epileptic seizure prediction in wide range of patients

Crowdsourcing of algorithms enables epileptic seizure prediction in wide range of patients

Study findings provide detailed characterization of plasticity of brain development in children

Study findings provide detailed characterization of plasticity of brain development in children

Study observes how nanoplastics cause damage to DNA and cell membranes in mussels

Study observes how nanoplastics cause damage to DNA and cell membranes in mussels

New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures

New findings support more conservative use of ED neuroimaging for non-index seizures

HIV-positive children in South Africa more likely to have developmental disabilities

HIV-positive children in South Africa more likely to have developmental disabilities

Small battery-powered device offers new option to treat patients with refractory epilepsy

Small battery-powered device offers new option to treat patients with refractory epilepsy

Research sheds light on composition of cannabis used to treat children with epilepsy

Research sheds light on composition of cannabis used to treat children with epilepsy

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients

Study using i2b2 could help standardize artificial coma treatment for RSE patients