Category: Epilepsy

Epilepsy Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment Explained

Did you know there are roughly 60 different types of seizure? Over 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy, with 87 new diagnoses happening every day. Yet because it’s an invisible condition, awareness is limited. “Epilepsy affects people’s lives in so many ways. Low self-esteem, social isolation and gaining employment can be just some of […]

Medical Cannabis Oil Sales Surge As Holland & Barrett Start Stocking

Holland & Barrett have started selling medical cannabis oil and the stock is contributing to sales almost doubling in the UK in the past year. The high street health supplements store became the first to stock cannabis oil four weeks ago, introducing the paying public to cannabidiol (CBD) oil. Dutch firm Jacob Hooy’s CBD+Oil has […]

Lawsuit To Legalize Cannabis At The Federal Level Going To Court

A new lawsuit coming to New York City has immense promise. Petitions to de- or reschedule cannabis at the federal level have been getting denied since 1972 and appeals haven’t helped as of yet either, but a new lawsuit is coming to New York City has immense promise. It will get the current administration’s attention […]

Boy With Severe Epilepsy Who Was Treated With Cannabis Oil Is Now 300 Days Seizure Free

Can cannabis provide relief from epilepsy? The family of 11-year-old Billy Caldwell, a young man with severe epilepsy, would answer: yes! And they would not be alone. More and more families are turning to medical cannabis to help treat children with epilepsy. This Tedx Talk video discusses just a few of the many success stories experienced by families whose children […]

American Epilepsy Society Just Confirmed CBD Stops Epileptic Seizures

A study recently unveiled by the American Epilepsy Society (AES) confirms CBD is effective in combating epilepsy – and totally contradicts the DEA.   A study recently unveiled by the American Epilepsy Society (AES) has found a cannabis derivative to be effective in combating epilepsy, with the substance exhibiting acute efficacy in treating the condition […]

Girl taking medical marijuana for seizures suing Jeff Sessions and DEA

DENVER — A 12-year-old girl is spearheading a campaign to legalize medical marijuana across the whole country. Alexis Bortell said she and her family had no choice but to move from their Texas home to Colorado to treat her severe epilepsy. Now, her family and a handful of others are suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug […]

6 ‘truths’ about epilepsy that are actually total myths

WOULD YOU KNOW what to do if you witnessed someone having a seizure? Today marks International Epilepsy Day, an event which aims to promote epilepsy awareness around the world in more than 120 countries, increasing visibility of epilepsy and helping the general public to understand more about an often hidden condition. Here’s the truth about some […]