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A Pot Smoothie Ended Her Girl's Seizures. Then She Lost Her

Kelsey Osborne is fighting to get 3-year-old Madyson back

(Newser) - A 3-year-old Gooding, Idaho, girl tested positive for pot at her pediatrician's office on Oct. 5, and mom Kelsey Osborne was the reason why. The 23-year-old lost custody of her two kids because of it. Now, she's fighting back. Osborne describes the smoothie she made for daughter Madyson—... More »

Lil Wayne's Seizures Force Plane Down Twice

He's 'in stable condition and good spirits'

(Newser) - Lil Wayne was taken to a hospital Monday after a series of seizures forced his private jet to make two emergency landings, both in Omaha, Nebraska. The rapper, who in 2013 revealed he has epilepsy, was flying from Milwaukee to California when he suffered a seizure, reports TMZ . Once on... More »

Man's Fitbit Helps Doctors Save His Life

It revealed vital heart data at the hospital

(Newser) - It happens every day—someone going about his or her ordinary schedule has a seizure, gets looked over by a doctor, and hopefully lives to tell about it. Only in the case of a 42-year-old man who went to the emergency room at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in... More »

Firefighters Rush Girl to Hospital, Get Punished

They used their fire engine, which is against the rules

(Newser) - Two volunteer firefighters are on administrative leave after driving an 18-month-old girl to the hospital for urgent medical care in their fire engine, Fox 5 DC reports. Capt. James Kelley and Sgt. Virgil Bloom, who volunteer in Fredericksburg, Va., found the girl partly paralyzed and were told she had just... More »

Woman Thanks Anonymous Hero in Newspaper Ad

'She saved my life that day'

(Newser) - A Colorado woman has reached out to thank the anonymous Good Samaritan who saved her life at a Walmart last month—via a newspaper ad. The Summit County woman, identified only as Teresa, stopped breathing after experiencing a seizure and collapsed at a Walmart in Frisco, reports CBS Denver . Walmart... More »

Illinois Man: 'Hot Sauce Saved My Life'

Randy Schmitz says sauce-induced seizure led to MRI that detected tumor

(Newser) - Variety literally became the spice of life for an Illinois man: While sampling the wares at a hot-sauce shop in Myrtle Beach, SC, Randy Schmitz had a seizure that ended up being a blessing. Schmitz was visiting the Pepper Palace while on vacation last August when he decided to try... More »

Seizure Knocks Skydiver Unconscious Mid-Fall

Christopher Jones, 22, says 5K-foot free-fall 'possibly scariest moment of my life'

(Newser) - For 30 terrifying seconds, Christopher Jones plummeted through the air over Australia, unconscious and in free fall after suffering a seizure just seconds after jumping out of a plane, NBC News reports. Jones' video of the Nov. 14 incident, which he posted yesterday, already has nearly 4 million views. It... More »

Heinz Kerry Discharged From Hospital

Poised to fully recover after seizure

(Newser) - Teresa Heinz Kerry, who was hospitalized following a seizure early this month, is out of the hospital, and doctors are expecting a full recovery, says a rep for John Kerry in a statement. "It was amazing, a miracle," says Heinz Kerry. She'll take a "a period... More »

Kelly Osbourne Has Seizure on TV Set

She is hospitalized but said to be doing fine

(Newser) - Kelly Osbourne suffered a 30-second seizure on the set of her Fashion Police TV show today and ended up in the hospital, reports ET Online . The 28-year-old is reportedly doing fine, though it's not clear what triggered the episode. During shooting in front of a studio audience, Osbourne turned... More »

Boy Has Seizure Over Gory Scene in Prometheus

Noomi Rapace scene is just too gross for Aussie teen

(Newser) - A gruesome scene in Prometheus proved too much for one teenage boy in Australia, who suffered a seizure and was rushed to hospital, Australia's News Network reports. Spoiler alert: The scene involves Noomi Rapace performing an emergency caesarean section on herself to pull out a squirming alien. The sci-fi... More »

New Twilight Reportedly Causes Seizures

Birthing scene too intense for epileptics

(Newser) - Twilight, Breaking Dawn: Part One might be just a bit too sparkly for epilepsy sufferers. Several people have reportedly developed seizures during the film’s infamous birthing scene, as red, black, and white flash across the screen, ABC News reports. In one case, a Sacramento-area man convulsed so violently that... More »

Rapper Rick Ross Has 2nd Seizure of Day

His plane has to make two emergency landings

(Newser) - Rapper Rick Ross suffered a seizure mid-flight this morning en route to a concert, forcing his plane to make an emergency landing in Florida. He checked out of the hospital, got back on his jet, and vowed to make his show in Memphis. Now, TMZ is reporting that he suffered... More »

Man Charged With Beating Son, 6, to Death for Not Sleeping

Boy suffered seizure after 8 hours of abuse

(Newser) - Alex Duncan forced his 6-year-old son to kneel with his arms raised for 8 hours, "chest boxing" him repeatedly whenever he slipped, until the boy suffered a seizure and died, say Houston police who've charged Duncan with murder. Tekerrious "TK" Jackson's death—witnessed by the father's girlfriend, who... More »

Gary Coleman in LA Hospital After Morning Seizure

Diff'rent Strokes star felt 'fuzzy' this morning, will stay night

(Newser) - Diff'rent Strokes actor Gary Coleman is in a Los Angeles hospital after suffering what he believes was a slight seizure. Coleman's agent, Robert Malcolm, says the 41-year-old was taken to a hospital shortly after 8am today after he began feeling "fuzzy" and vomited while resting at a hotel. More »

Travolta 'Struggling' With Son's Death: Denzel

(Newser) - Denzel Washington said today he recently spent hours on the phone listening to John Travolta grieve over the death of his son, People reports. "Needless to say, he's struggling," said Washington at a press conference for their film, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3. "So more than... More »

Prince Recalls Childhood Epilepsy, Seizures

Musician opens up about his past on Tavis Smiley

(Newser) - Prince suffered from epilepsy as a child, the musician told Tavis Smiley on his PBS show last night. "I've never spoken about this before, but I was born epileptic, and I used to have seizures when I was young," Prince told Smiley. "My mother and father didn't... More »

Scientology Helps Travoltas Deal With Loss of Son: Pals

(Newser) - John Travolta and Kelly Preston have kept a low profile since losing their son Jett to a seizure in January, but friends tells People the family isn’t closing itself off. “They aren’t secluding themselves or paralyzed,” says one who’s seen them recently. “Nothing awkward... More »

Feds Seize Yet Another Madoff Boat

$430K Long Island vessel will be sold to aid victims

(Newser) - After nabbing a yacht and a motorboat and seizing his Florida mansion, feds have taken a third vessel belonging to Bernie Madoff: a fancy fishing boat found off Long Island, the New York Daily News reports. The 38-foot boat, bought for $430,812 in 2003, is named Sitting Bull, in... More »

Kennedy Leaves Hospital

Docs want Mass. senator, 76, to cut back on work

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy was released today from the Washington hospital where he was sent yesterday after suffering a seizure during Congress’ inaugural lunch with President Obama. The 76-year-old Massachusetts senator was back “in good spirits” this morning, the Boston Globe reports, but doctors urged him to reduce his workload. Such... More »

Kennedy Going Home Tomorrow

Senator's seizure probably caused by fatigue, doctor says

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy continues to do well after today's seizure and will be released from the hospital tomorrow morning after a night of observation, the Boston Globe reports. His collapse was probably caused by “simple fatigue,” a doctor said. He is surrounded by family at a Washington hospital after... More »

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