Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

Forging stakeholder collaboration for improved healthcare for persons living with epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Forging stakeholder collaboration for improved healthcare for persons living with epilepsy and other neurological disorders

Neurological disorders are a significant contributor to the global mortality and morbidity. They are responsible for close to 9 million deaths per year. Whilst it is estimated that globally, about 50 million people suffer from epilepsy alone.  Out of this number, 80% live in low- and middle-income countries where only 1 out of 4 has […]

Can a Service Dog Make Me Healthier?

Can a Service Dog Make Me Healthier?

A lot of us say that our dogs make us happy. During Covid, one study even suggested that owning a dog helped stave off depression, but dogs can be more than just good company. They can help you manage chronic diseases from epilepsy to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As Christine Henry, a licensed psychologist in Texas, explains, […]

COVID-19 infections increase risk of long-term brain problems

COVID-19 infections increase risk of long-term brain problems

Strokes, seizures, memory and movement disorders among problems that develop in first year after infection A comprehensive analysis of federal data by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows people who have had COVID-19 are at an elevated risk of developing neurological conditions within the first year after infection. Movement disorders, […]

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