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Twitter Pulls Flashing Ads After Epilepsy Group Takes Issue

Twitter Pulls Flashing Ads After Epilepsy Group Takes Issue

Twitter-owned Vine’s videos autoplay in users’ timelines, unless you turn off autoplay in your settings – so it’s pretty hard to avoid them unless you’ve made a real effort to. Twitter just got in a bit of trouble over some of these Vine videos that featured flashing lights and colors. Why? Because they could have triggered seizures. Epilepsy awareness group …

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Epilepsy-Treating Brain Implant Approved by FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved a brain implant designed to treat epilepsy. The implant is now approved for use in the U.S. to help reduce the frequency of epilepsy-related seizures for patients who haven’t responded to seizure medications. The implant is called the RNS System and is manufactured by a company called Neuropace. I consists of …

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FDA Approves New Seizure Medication

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced that it has approved a new medication for seizures associated with epilepsy. The drug, branded Aptiom by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, is now approved for the treatment of “partial” seizures of the type seen in epilepsy patients. The drug was approved following three clinical trials that showed the drug is effective at reducing …

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Lil Wayne Chats with Katie Couric, Talks Retirement and Seizures

The famous 2009 interview between former network anchorwoman, Katie Couric, and rapper Lil Wayne wasn’t just your regular, routine interview. The two forged an unexpected bond that’s spanned over the past 4 years. Now, he’s stopped by Couric’s syndicated talk show “Katie”, bringing her up to speed with the latest happenings in “Wayne’s world”. From discussing his growing desire to …

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