Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Cycle for Shane raises £150,000

Cycle for Shane raises £150,000

A FUNDRAISING campaign in memory of a 23-year-old man who died suddenly from epilepsy has surpassed its target of raising £150,000. Last summer, 17 cyclists completed a mammoth cycle from London to Achill Island in memory of Shane Corrigan, who died suddenly in January 2018 as a result of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUPEP). […]

Newer Drugs for Epilepsy Less Likely to Be Prescribed to Black, Latino Patients on Medicaid

Newer Drugs for Epilepsy Less Likely to Be Prescribed to Black, Latino Patients on Medicaid

Patients with epilepsy on Medicaid insurance of Black, Latino, and Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Island ethnicity were associated with lower odds of being on newer, second- and third-generation, antiseizure medications compared with White individuals. Prescriptions for newer antiseizure medications (ASMs) among Medicaid patients with epilepsy are less likely to be given to Black, Latino, and Native […]

Epilepsy and Alcohol: Triggers and Safe Drinking

Epilepsy and Alcohol: Triggers and Safe Drinking

There’s a complex relationship between seizures and alcohol. Heavy, long-term alcohol use and withdrawal from alcohol can lead to seizures. Alcohol can also trigger seizures if you have epilepsy and often interacts poorly with anti-seizure medications. In this article, learn what alcohol does to the brain, how it can lead to seizures, and what you need to know about […]

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