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YOUR HEALTH: A.I., Safe Driving for People with Epilepsy?

YOUR HEALTH: A.I., Safe Driving for People with Epilepsy?

About three million American adults have epilepsy. Every state has different requirements when it comes to driving with the condition, the most common is that patients be seizure-free for a specific period of time and submit a doctor’s evaluation. Now, researchers at Yale University are using the power of artificial intelligence to help more accurately […]

6 Epilepsy and Seizure Myths to Forget About

6 Epilepsy and Seizure Myths to Forget About

If you’re unsure about what it means for someone to have epilepsy, that’s totally OK. Unfortunately, it’s not as widely discussed as it should be. Epilepsy can be complex, which can make it hard to understand. It’s a common condition that carries a huge stigma — largely because of the myths and misconceptions surrounding it. […]

MALE AND FEMALE EPILEPSY, DIFFERENCES RESIDE IN THE BRAIN

MALE AND FEMALE EPILEPSY, DIFFERENCES RESIDE IN THE BRAIN

Male and female brains are also different when it comes to epilepsy. And these differences are already formed during a pregnancy: thanks to the hypothalamus which is the cortical region that controls all our peripheral glands, the brain therefore differentiates into female and male. The main difference can be found above all in the onset […]

What is epilepsy and how can it be treated?

What is epilepsy and how can it be treated?

The term ‘epilepsy’ encompasses various symptoms that vary in nature and severity, and are different from what is typically portrayed on TV or in movies; an Israeli expert shares everything you should know about the condition that affects approximately 1% of the population A lot of people associate epilepsy with uncontrollable convulsions and a frothing […]

Appleby artist with epilepsy fundraises for epilepsy awareness

Appleby artist with epilepsy fundraises for epilepsy awareness

AN APPLEBY based artist is raising money for Purple Day – a day dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. Known for her business Lauren’s Cows, 33-year-old artist Lauren Terry was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 10 years old and it’s a condition that still affects her today. She said: “Epilepsy is a widely misunderstood condition that […]

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