Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Plymouth woman with epilepsy nearly died after four seizures in 12 hours

Plymouth woman with epilepsy nearly died after four seizures in 12 hours

National Epilepsy Awareness Day is Saturday, March 26. The condition is one of the most common neurological conditions, yet one of the most underfunded Ahead of National Epilepsy Awareness Day, a Plymouth woman has told of the harrowing incident that nearly led to her death. Caroline Williams, originally from Hull in Yorkshire, set up the […]

Could yoga help people with epilepsy? A new Cleveland Clinic study aims to find a link between stress and seizures

Could yoga help people with epilepsy? A new Cleveland Clinic study aims to find a link between stress and seizures

For about a third of all epilepsy patients, anti-seizure medication doesn’t work. That’s why the Cleveland Clinic wants to study whether yoga, music therapy, or behavioral therapy could help people who still have seizures even after taking medication. “When we talk to patients with epilepsy, they tell us—almost all of them—that they tend to have their seizures […]

Patient History – He survived an avalanche, then the 25-year-old developed very special symptoms

Patient History – He survived an avalanche, then the 25-year-old developed very special symptoms

  It all started with an avalanche in the Alps. A 25-year-old man who was on a ski vacation was buried under an avalanche, resulting in about 15 minutes as the brain received less oxygen than usual. Oxygen is absolutely essential to the brain, and a lack of oxygen for just a few minutes can […]

Amid 26-year epilepsy battle, Inverurie man to cycle Scotland for mental health charity

Amid 26-year epilepsy battle, Inverurie man to cycle Scotland for mental health charity

Fraser Beattie of Inverurie, is cycling round Scotland later this year to raise money for Scottish Association for Mental Health. It took 20 years of seizures before Fraser Beattie was finally diagnosed with epilepsy – and now he’s taking on his greatest challenge to spread the word around Scotland. The 42-year-old order picker from Inverurie […]

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