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How Cameron Boyce’s Epilepsy May Have Caused His Death at 20

The Disney Channel star’s family released a statement confirming his medical condition, which led to a fatal seizure over the weekend. In the U.S., about 2,600 people a year die from a disorder known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

epilepsy - The New York Times
1:49pm PDT - July 10th, 2019

Cameron Boyce's family says epilepsy caused fatal seizure

Michelle Obama, Bob Iger and several Disney co-stars reacted to Boyce's death on social media

epilepsy - CBS News
11:07am PDT - July 10th, 2019

Family says Cameron Boyce's fatal seizure was caused by epilepsy

The ongoing medical condition that the Disney Channel actor had was epilepsy, his family told People magazine. Cameron Boyce died in his sleep over the weekend.

epilepsy - CNN
5:38am PDT - July 10th, 2019

What is epilepsy? Here's what you need to know about the seizure-causing spectrum of disorders

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy.

epilepsy - CNN
7:25pm PDT - July 8th, 2019

Lyft, Aptiv and the National Federation of the Blind partner on self-driving for low vision riders

Lyft and Aptiv are already running autonomous driving trials in Las Vegas, and now they’re expanding that limited pilot to include low vision and blind riders in a new partnership with the National Federation of the Blind. In a blog post dealing the news, Lyf…

epilepsy - TechCrunch
7:37am PDT - July 8th, 2019

Hospital staff 'off their faces' after grandfather unwittingly gives them cannabis-laced cake

He was unaware leftover treat from grandson's 18th birthday contained class B drug

epilepsy - Independent
2:02pm PDT - July 5th, 2019

Teenager 'traumatised' after nurses left him lying in urine for an hour

Hull Royal Infirmary has apologised over its treatment of Daniel Robertson, who has autism and epilepsy

epilepsy - Mirror
1:25am PDT - July 3rd, 2019

Medical cannabis 'expectations unfairly raised'

The government did not manage expectations after allowing doctors to prescribe cannabis, a report finds.

epilepsy - BBC News
7:56pm PDT - July 2nd, 2019

Who will wake up from a coma? Electrical jolts in the brain offer hints

44% with electrical activity woke up and recovered, compared to 14% without activity

epilepsy - Ars Technica
7:00am PDT - June 30th, 2019

Scientists repurposed the EEG to detect brain activity in comatose patients

Electroencephalogram tests, or EEGs, are commonly used to diagnose epilepsy and sleep disorders. But researchers may have found a new application for the widely used technology: detecting brain activity in comatose patients.

epilepsy - CNN
3:09pm PDT - June 27th, 2019

Nursing home apologises over medication error

A nursing home has apologised in the High Court to the family of a woman who died after she was given an incorrect dose of epilepsy medication for 23 days.

epilepsy - RTE
5:30am PDT - June 27th, 2019

'I was suspected of causing my child's illness'

The women whose world was turned upside down by being wrongly suspected of Fabricated or Induced Illness.

epilepsy - BBC News
4:46pm PDT - June 26th, 2019

Legislation allowing limited access to medical cannabis signed

Doctors may prescribe drug to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy

epilepsy - The Irish Times
5:23am PDT - June 26th, 2019

Cannabis oil smuggling mum visited by police

The former police officer smuggled the medicine into the country to treat her son who has a rare form of epilepsy.

epilepsy - BBC News
9:03am PDT - June 25th, 2019

Billy Caldwell's mother accuses health authorities of 'orchestrated cruelty' ahead of medicinal cannabis ruling

The mother of a boy with severe epilepsy who is fighting for an NHS prescription of medicinal cannabis has accused health authorities of either “orchestrated cruelty” or “a shambles” after her son was denied access to the drug.

epilepsy - The Telegraph
10:00pm PDT - June 24th, 2019

Dispensed: Young blood startup is back, a scoop about CityMD, and telling remarks from Merck's CEO

Hello, Welcome to this week's edition of Dispensed, our weekly healthcare newsletter here at Business Insider, where we're hoping for sunnier weather after this rainy week. Lydia Ramsey is letting me (healthcare editor Zachary Tracer ) take over this week whi…

epilepsy - Business Insider
10:11am PDT - June 21st, 2019

Strobing stage lights could up risk of epileptic seizures

(Reuters Health) - Flashing light effects that have become the norm for electronic dance music concerts could bring on epileptic seizures in young people who may not know they have a vulnerability, Dutch researchers say.

epilepsy - Reuters
3:00pm PDT - June 19th, 2019

PMQs: Tonia Antoniazzi asks PM about medical cannabis

A Labour MP asks the prime minister why families are still waiting for medical cannabis to treat children with severe epilepsy.

epilepsy - BBC News
7:45am PDT - June 19th, 2019

Probably Genetic helps families identify genetic conditions early with AI and DNA tests

Probably Genetic hopes to provide families of children on the autism spectrum with more complete diagnoses.

epilepsy - TechCrunch
1:22pm PDT - June 18th, 2019

Marijuana Damages Young Brains

States that legalize it should set a minimum age of 25 or older.

epilepsy - The New York Times
4:43pm PDT - June 16th, 2019

NHS patients may have taken pills tampered with by criminal gangs linked to Italian mafia

Treatments for prostate cancer and epilepsy are among commonly prescribed medicines that were stolen from Italian hospitals and sold to unwitting UK pharmacies.

epilepsy - Daily Mail
2:00pm PDT - June 15th, 2019

Epileptic teenager launches legal challenge over block to GP prescribing of medical cannabis

'This is a road we did not want to take and tried every way we could to avoid it,' says mother Charlotte Caldwell

epilepsy - Independent
9:42am PDT - June 14th, 2019

This little girl noticed that some hospitalized kids didn't have stuffed animals. So, she did something about it

A 7-year-old with epilepsy has spent a lot of time in the hospital -- and she's always had her teddy bear to comfort her. But she noticed that other kids didn't. So, she went on a mission to provide stuffed animals to children in hospitals, foster care and em…

epilepsy - CNN
8:57am PDT - June 11th, 2019

Health Canada makes Goop pull beauty products from its 1st Canadian store

Health Canada rules for selling natural health products are very strict for bricks-and-mortar stores, but as Goop discovered Friday at its soft opening in Toronto, they are significantly more lax when it comes to online sales.

epilepsy - CBC News
1:00am PDT - June 8th, 2019

Due to a miraculous series of events that led to epilepsy brain surgery at the University of Utah Hospital I am now 18 months seizure free and down to only one seizure med for another 6 months!

Matt. Just Matt. (@beckstead6)
7:53pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @EPICLongIsland: Losing a loved one to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) is devastating and heartbreaking. Contact the SUDEP I…

Sean Hamilton (@SeanPreneur)
7:52pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @EPICLongIsland: Our #epilepsy support groups have clinical social workers who understand your concerns & can provide you with both emot…

Sean Hamilton (@SeanPreneur)
7:51pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @BCEpilepsy: Brain injuries are one of the many causes of #epilepsy. In this beautiful summer weather, don’t forget to wear a helmet whe…

Dana Fennewald (@dana_fennewald)
7:46pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

No offence to the creators but a literal black screen would've been better than this the background looks like it needs an epilepsy warning https://t.co/9zIHmPbcbG

Vanessa (@Sixties_Love)
7:44pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @LLSJ_Jess: While photosensitive #Epilepsy does exist, but the majority of individuals with epilepsy are not affected by flashing/strobi…

Ashlee Burnett (@ashleeaburnett)
7:44pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

So, my friend @mandyburrito found out they have epilepsy the hard way; by having a seizure and crashing a car. If you have a few bux to spare, plz Help Mandy Pay Epilepsy Car Crash Bills https://t.co/h41Fr9DAaL

(@Melisser)
7:41pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @AlineSociology: @sigridmahr @LivGoesRogue I dont know video, but there is hear info here. https://t.co/jPzHLsUgvi

Sigrid Mahr (@sigridmahr)
7:41pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @EpilepsyFdn: Take action! Everyone can learn about SUDEP at https://t.co/k7Oyl69Rnm. If you live with epilepsy and don’t know your risk…

Gavin Winston (@DrGavinWinston)
7:38pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @Brain1878: Cardinale et al. present data from a consecutive series of 742 SEEG procedures performed at a single epilepsy surgery centre…

Gavin Winston (@DrGavinWinston)
7:34pm PDT - July 19th, 2019
EPILEPSY: UNDERSTANDING THE CONDITION
In this course we explore the disorder and the types of seizures a person might experience as well how to manage a seizure and support a person who is living with the disorder.
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EPILEPSY: UNDERSTANDING THE CONDITION In this course we explore the disorder and the types of seizures a person might experience as well how to manage a seizure and support a person who is living with the disorder. https://t.co/eDwT8PFOK1 https://t.co/yJJqrZKBOi

Altura Learning (@AlturaLearning)
7:32pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @MariaT_KSR: Special check presentation for the charities @ryanlemond selected for “Putt for Prison” -CASA of Lexington -Epilepsy Found…

Chris Salyers (@ccsalyers)
7:32pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @lynnemurphy1: 1. At the #SixYearsTooLong rally, I will be carrying a flower in my hand and Salim Kyawning's memory in my heart. This ge…

dddaaavvviiiddd (@n3w4v3)
7:31pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @CLAE_LCCE: We are proud to introduce the Clinical Epilepsy Fellows Course—NEW this year, only at #CLAE2019. This course offers comprehe…

Gavin Winston (@DrGavinWinston)
7:31pm PDT - July 19th, 2019

RT @EpilepsiaJourn: CDKL5 deficiency disorder: Relationship between genotype, epilepsy, cortical visual impairment, and development https:…

M. Scott Perry MD (@TheNotoriousEEG)
5:47pm PDT - July 17th, 2019
For people living w/ epilepsy, the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is an important concern. When people w/ epilepsy are empowered w/ info to understand the risk of SUDEP, they can take action to reduce the risk of harm. Learn more: https://t.co/VsyUJ1dcHw https://t.co/6Jt0jSsoxw

For people living w/ epilepsy, the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is an important concern. When people w/ epilepsy are empowered w/ info to understand the risk of SUDEP, they can take action to reduce the risk of harm. Learn more: https://t.co/VsyUJ1dcHw https://t.co/6Jt0jSsoxw

Epilepsy Foundation Greater LA (@endepilepsyGLA)
5:47pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

Anyone else's epilepsy and seizures affected by the full moon?

Chloe Elizabeth (@lizbethhchloe)
5:45pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @dakami: If you’re thinking of mocking @elonmusk for developing tech that might well treat Parkinsons, Epilepsy, Senility/Dementia, even…

Steve Jobs’ Ghost (@tesla_truth)
5:45pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

Epilepsy Mobius (1973). Meticulously spliced images from found footage. 18 minutes, B/W, umatic.

Struct Mat Bot (@structmatters)
5:37pm PDT - July 17th, 2019
If you have #Epilepsy, please look into your own risk of #SUDEP and how to reduce it (https://t.co/zKPxAqbAfn is a good starting point). Remember that the point isn't to scare you, but to make sure that you're informed and as safe as possible. #EpilepsyAwareness https://t.co/J6wyDNoiFt

If you have #Epilepsy, please look into your own risk of #SUDEP and how to reduce it (https://t.co/zKPxAqbAfn is a good starting point). Remember that the point isn't to scare you, but to make sure that you're informed and as safe as possible. #EpilepsyAwareness https://t.co/J6wyDNoiFt

Jessica Lucy Dover (@LLSJ_Jess)
5:35pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @grumptious9: Had PIP tribunal for my epileptic daughter in May, it is truly dreadful & not designed for those with neuro/invisible issu…

Brian Hunter (@brianhunter1948)
5:35pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

I was diagnosed with #epilepsy at 10 years old. Idk why but only recently have I felt fear for my life. I usually make jokes about my seizures to ease the severity for my friends and family. I'm genuinely wondering if I'm going to die soon. #fear #death #allthatgoodstuff

Terry Creamer (@TerryCreamer)
5:34pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

epilepsy doesn’t get taken as seriously as should be

goddess. (@flawedbeauty27)
5:34pm PDT - July 17th, 2019
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EPILEPSY NIAGARA (@EPILEPSYNIAGARA)
5:34pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @JOYNEWSONTV: #AmShow WEED LOVE AND LAW: I do want the decriminalization of marijuana because we have children in Ghana who are suf…

NUNGUA PROPHET (@Milez_Eli)
5:31pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @epilepsysociety: Emma wants to show the public that #epilepsy is not as scary a subject as it seems, despite the amount of stigma and m…

Pam Zich (@RebelSpeducator)
5:26pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @BGailQu: Seizure disorders in children at a higher rate than autism! Part of the vaccine holocaust! https://t.co/gx0CTkCz4L https://t.c…

2PartyScam (@draintheswamp55)
5:23pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

Can CBD Really Do All That? by New York Times Magazine https://t.co/rPLhRTWnWj Fascinating read. #CBD #CBDoil #medicalmarijuana #naturaltreatments #epilepsy #healyourself #schizophrenia

Meredith Loann McGuire (@McGuireMeredith)
5:20pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @MarciMay22: @JimMFelton Riiight...but 2 folk in my house,who have been on monthly supplies of epilepsy drugs,now get a 2-week supply ev…

Steven the Apocalypse will be microblogged Heywood (@StevenHeywood)
5:18pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @ZykKier: MAGA Chud: Bold of you to bash capitalism while enjoying its benefits Me: I had to leave the US to get affordable dental care…

Pretty Shy For A Reply Guy (@Alex_J_Olivares)
5:17pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @epilepsyqld: It's #NelsonMandelaInternationalDay, a day to make a difference in your community. He believed everyone has the ability an…

Nix & Nellie (@cheekyneurons)
5:16pm PDT - July 17th, 2019

RT @neurology_live: In case you missed some of the top headlines in #neurology this week, Neurology News Network has you covered! WATCH: h…

Jenna Payesko (@jenna_pay)
9:37am PDT - July 14th, 2019

RT @TheNeuroTimes: @NFLObjectors Intimate partner violence too. History of head-banging behavior in autism also had sentinel reports. I wou…

TakingHayekSeriously (@FriedrichHayek)
9:35am PDT - July 14th, 2019

RT @TheNeuroTimes: @NFLObjectors Intimate partner violence too. History of head-banging behavior in autism also had sentinel reports. I wou…

Greg Ransom (@GregRansom)
9:33am PDT - July 14th, 2019

RT @BBabyMag: Learn how to cope with #epilepsy in #pregnancy with advice from Dr Shazia Malik, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at…

EpMatch (@epstrong)
9:32am PDT - July 14th, 2019

RT @ruesux: this is horrifyingly embarrassing but i have no choice. i have epilepsy. my seizures put me in the hospital & my medical bills…

Alyssa has no concerts (@the_overpass)
9:31am PDT - July 14th, 2019