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Preemies Activism, Craniofacial Conditions, New Therapy Lessons, and More in the Children's Health News Source

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Closing the Rural Health Gap: Media Update from RWJF and Partners on Rural Health Disparities

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Rural counties continue to rank lowest among counties across the U.S., in terms of health outcomes. A group of national organizations including the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the National 4-H Council are leading the way to close the rural health gap.

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Cannabidiol , Marijuana, Government Regulation, on-line sales

Penn Study Shows Nearly 70 Percent of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online Are Mislabeled

Business experts estimate that the market for Cannabidiol (CBD) products will grow to more than $2 billion in consumer sales within the next three years. While interest in this area continues to grow, little has been done to ensure regulation and oversight of the sale of products containing CBD.

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Epilepsy, Epileptic encephalopathy , genome analysis, Gene

Researchers Discover Eight New Epilepsy Genes

A new study examining 200 children with epileptic encephalopathy – epilepsy combined with intellectual or overall developmental disability –identified eight new genes involved in this type of epilepsy thanks to their use of whole-genome sequencing, which had never been done before in an epileptic study of this scope.

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Seizures, Epilelpsy, Glucosamine, N-Acetylglucosamine, O-GlcNAcylation , Hippocampus, Neural Hyperexcitability, Long-term synaptic depression

A Dietary Supplement Dampens the Brain Hyperexcitability Seen in Seizures or Epilepsy

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Inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen that pathological hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models. These results represent a potentially novel therapeutic target for the treatment of seizure disorders

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Tulane Brain Institute Researchers Focus on Epilepsy, Autism and Schizophrenia

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Tulane University’s Laura Schrader, a cell and molecular biology professor and Brain Institute member, received a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health to study the role of a Shox2, a protein in the brain important for development and function of the thalamus. Schrader is exploring Shox2’s potential link to epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia.

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Epilepsy, Seizure, Seizure Control, Neurology, Brain Mapping, epileptologist

A Dedicated Epilepsy Unit Opens at NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn

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NYU Langone Hospital – Brooklyn has opened a new state-of-the-art Epilepsy Unit to address the immense community need for epilepsy care.

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Toxoplasma Gondii, Epilepsy, Cancer

Systems Analysis Points to Links Between Toxoplasma Infection and Common Brain Diseases

Nearly one out of every three humans on earth has a lifelong infection with the brain-dwelling parasite Toxoplasma gondii. In the September 13 issue of Scientific Reports, researchers from multiple institutions describe efforts to learn how infection with the parasite Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases as well as some cancers.

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Mayo Clinic Monthly News Tips - August 2017 Headlines

Balancing school and sleep; Researchers report link between cells associated with aging and bone loss; Discovery of new prostate cancer biomarkers could improve precision therapy...







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