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Family working with neuroscience director of Catholic hospital considering medical cannabis to treat daughter’s “diabolical” chronic epilepsy

Family hopes cannabis will save daugther

LAURA Massie is a young Brisbane woman who has endured chronic epilepsy since she was a baby.  Now her family is preparing for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis in Queensland from next March, with a mixture of caution and hope that finally some relief may come. A lot of attention has been focused on using medicinal cannabis to treat epilepsy, ... Read More »

Family out to save daughter from SUDEP

Young battler

NICKAYLA Winter’s dream job would be to “fix kids” who, like her, are at a high risk of death from epilepsy. The eight-year-old St Bernard’s Catholic School student is at risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), which affects one in a thousand people, and in Australia has resulted in about 300 deaths. Despite only attending school for half ... Read More »

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