Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Ottawa family struggles to access lifesaving drugs for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

Ottawa family struggles to access lifesaving drugs for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

An Ottawa family is desperate for help, searching for a potentially lifesaving medication for their four-year-old daughter. Zara Wathra suffers from a rare and serious form of epilepsy, which could send her into a fatal seizure at any moment. Zara’s condition has worsened in the last month – she has frequent seizures and her parents […]

Pregnancy week by week

Pregnancy week by week

Epilepsy and pregnancy: What you need to know If you have epilepsy becoming pregnant might seem risky. But the odds are in your favor. Find out how to promote a healthy pregnancy. Epilepsy during pregnancy raises special concerns. While most people who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, you might need special care during your pregnancy. […]

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

What Happens To Your Body When You Have A Seizure

Watching a loved one have a seizure or experiencing one of your own can be extremely frightening. There’s an association between seizures and epilepsy, but the World Health Organization (WHO) clarifies that a single seizure doesn’t necessarily indicate epilepsy. A formal diagnosis of epilepsy is given when a person experiences at least two unexpected seizures. There […]

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 […]

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 […]

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