Two cannabis-based medicines approved for NHS

16th January 2020

We recently wrote about the EU approval of Epidiolex, but things seem to be moving quickly and since then two medications have been approved for use by the NHS in England. This follows guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) which looked at the product thoroughly and assessed its suitability based on several…

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New research shows that children’s brains can “re-map” following surgery

8th January 2020

Groundbreaking research has found that the brains of children with severe epilepsy can remap themselves to regain functionality following surgery. This has been seen in a number of cases where the brain has changed to compensate for missing regions that have been surgically removed, particularly in the visual cortex.  A joint study between York University…

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Myoclonic astatic epilepsy

4th January 2020

Myoclonic astatic epilepsy is an extremely uncommon epilepsy syndrome that affects only 2 out of every 100 children with epilepsy. It more commonly affects males and symptoms can become clear between the ages of 18 months and 5 years. This syndrome has no known cause, but is widely believed to be as a result of…

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Category: Syndromes