Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

ILAE survey highlights global concerns about generic anti-seizure medications

ILAE survey highlights global concerns about generic anti-seizure medications

Neurologists worldwide have concerns about the use of generic anti-seizure medications, including poor or inconsistent quality, limited access, cost, and lack of regulatory control, according to a global survey of health care professionals conducted by the ILAE (International League Against Epilepsy) Generic Substitution Task Force. The survey collected 800 responses; 84% were from neurologists or epileptologists. […]

Can you get seizures after vaping?

Can you get seizures after vaping?

Reports of people who have seizures after vaping have raised serious questions about the safety of electronic cigarettes, which have grown in popularity in recent years. Currently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is conducting an investigation after receiving 35 adverse event reports involving e-cigarette users who have experienced seizures after vaping, using products such as JUUL, a […]

My epileptic toddler had 80 seizures a day — until I put him on the keto diet

My epileptic toddler had 80 seizures a day — until I put him on the keto diet

A woman whose child suffered from seizures as a child claims a keto diet helped control them. Susan Hall says her son’s rare form of epilepsy “grew out of control” in 2000 when he was just 18 months old; he suffered up to 80 seizures a day with anticonvulsants barely helping. Desperate, Hall turned to […]

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