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When do I tell my children I have epilepsy?

When do I tell my children I have epilepsy?

you know what a grand mal seizure is? I found out when I was eight years old. I also found out how it felt after having one…a mouth being full of swollen tongue, the taste of blood, and the feeling of being underwater with a throbbing headache. As with most epileptics, doctors have no idea […]

RAISING SUDEP AWARENESS IN PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY

RAISING SUDEP AWARENESS IN PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY

This article appears in the AAP News and Journals Gateway Increasing Awareness of Sudden Death in Pediatric Epilepsy Together Gardiner Lapham, William Davis Gaillard, Joanna Sexter, Madison M. Berl The death of any child is tragic. When the death is sudden and unexpected, it can seem especially incomprehensible. Henry was 4 years old when he […]

New therapy developed to help people with epilepsy manage their condition

New therapy developed to help people with epilepsy manage their condition

A NEW form of behavioral therapy for patients with epilepsy has been developed at a medical school. The therapy was created by neuroscientist Yoko Nagai at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. Her work targets patients who are resistant to drugs and teaches them to train their brains to be more alert. More than half of […]

Scientists identify genes linked to human intelligence

Scientists identify genes linked to human intelligence

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function – which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning. Crucially, the scientists have discovered that these two networks – which each contain hundreds […]

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