Category: "Epilepsy"

Van Gogh: hidden art, hidden disability

Van Gogh: hidden art, hidden disability

Over a century after his death, iconic artist Vincent Van Gogh reminds us that epilepsy is often a hidden condition. In July, much of the world was shocked to hear that a previously hidden Van Gogh self-portrait had been found on the reverse of one of his paintings. The portrait, discovered by curators at the […]

Fewer Cures, Costlier Energy

Fewer Cures, Costlier Energy

The so-called Inflation Reduction Act has at its heart the most foolish trade-off imaginable. The so-called Inflation Reduction Act will be one of the greatest misallocations of federal resources in American history. The bill has many moving parts, but here’s a simple way to sum up its macroeconomic impact: It would transfer about a quarter […]

Scots tot with rare form of epilepsy that causes multiple seizures a day to undergo life-saving surgery

Scots tot with rare form of epilepsy that causes multiple seizures a day to undergo life-saving surgery

Little Thea Steele was also diagnosed with extensive cortical dysplasia and intractable epilepsy, which left her resistant to medication – and suffering from seizures every day. A Scots tot diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy which causes her to have multiple seizures a day is to undergo life-saving surgery to detach part of her brain. Thea […]

Transient global amnesia

Transient global amnesia

Overview Transient global amnesia is an episode of confusion that comes on suddenly in a person who is otherwise alert. This confused state isn’t caused by a more common neurological condition, such as epilepsy or stroke. During an episode of transient global amnesia, a person is unable to create new memory, so the memory of […]

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