Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Experts and patients create guide for treating people with epilepsy

Experts and patients create guide for treating people with epilepsy

Epilepsy care should be more local, with people given an expert “point of contact”, and decision making should be better shared between patients and doctors, according to the National Neurosciences Advisory Group (NNAG). The NNAG’s “optimal clinical care pathway” for adults with epilepsy has been developed by organizations including Epilepsy Action. A clinical pathway is the journey […]

National shortage of epilepsy medication putting thousands at risk

National shortage of epilepsy medication putting thousands at risk

A national shortage of epilepsy medication is putting patients’ safety at risk, consultants have said. Medical professionals are becoming genuinely concerned as ever more frequent supply issues continue to bite tens of thousands of sufferers. According to the Epilepsy Society charity, over 600,000 people in the UK have the condition, or about one in every […]

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

How Captain and Tenille inspired a dark Joy Division anthem

Joy Division‘s most iconic single, ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’, was released in June 1980, and tragically, within a month, lead singer Ian Curtis took his own life at the age of 23. Battling epilepsy, depression, and the breakdown of his marriage, Curtis was discovered dead in his kitchen just before the band’s inaugural North […]

Floridians struggling with illness decry the possibility of the state banning delta-8 hemp products

Floridians struggling with illness decry the possibility of the state banning delta-8 hemp products

That provision is part of a comprehensive proposal to reform hemp laws in Florida that have been the law since 2019 Kassie Stuart was 17 years old when she was diagnosed with idiopathic genetic epilepsy, which can result in intense seizures. Now 23, the Tallahassee resident says she’s tried 25 different medications to deal with […]

Weekly Mind Reader: A Look at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Stemming From Epilepsy

Weekly Mind Reader: A Look at Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors Stemming From Epilepsy

The Primary Care Companion just published a case study that examines obsessive-compulsive Phenomena as postictal behavioral change. A CLOSER LOOK AT OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE BEHAVIORS STEMMING FROM EPILEPSY In simple terms, this report discusses a case of a 23-year-old man with epilepsy who experiences obsessive-compulsive behaviors (OCP) as part of his post-seizure phase. These behaviors include self-muttering, repetitive hand and face […]

YOUR HEALTH: New tech targeting epilepsy

YOUR HEALTH: New tech targeting epilepsy

New technology is helping doctors pinpoint what’s causing the seizures better than ever before. CLEVELAND, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Almost 3.5 million people suffer from epilepsy—a disorder of the brain that can cause seizures. For some, these seizures can be controlled with medication, others will need brain surgery, which can be risky. But now, new […]

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