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  1. Ketogenic Diet and Enzyme Inhibitors Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

    Ketogenic Diet and Enzyme Inhibitors Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy

    SOURCE – One percent of the world’s population suffer from epilepsy, and a third of sufferers cannot be treated with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). Diet control has been used to treat patients suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy since the 1920s, but how metabolic processes affect epilepsy has not been fully understood. Now researchers at Okayama University and Kawasaki Medical School have identified...

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  2. POLL: Is Epilepsy Prejudice and Mis-understanding Still Prevalent ?

    POLL: Is Epilepsy Prejudice and Mis-understanding Still Prevalent ?

    A new poll conducted in Wales shows that young people with epilepsy are still faced with high levels of discrimination, prejudice and lack of understanding about epilepsy. Half of the young responders who had epilepsy reported feeling depression and nearly 90% reported experiencing discrimination and social isolation due to their condition. While this study was conducted in Wales, we feel...

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