Category: "Medicine"

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Have Higher Risk of Epilepsy

Patients with Type 1 Diabetes Have Higher Risk of Epilepsy

A new meta-analysis has showed that people with type 1 diabetes have a higher incidence of epilepsy, and this association was consistent in children and adults, according to a study published in the March issue of the Journal of Diabetes Investigation. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that affects about 2 million Americans, about 5% to 10% […]

Shaping a better future for women living with epilepsy

Shaping a better future for women living with epilepsy

Throughout life, women face numerous societal challenges that accompany the physiological changes that manifest into a unique life story. These physiological transformations range from puberty to menopause and beyond.  For many women, the childbearing years are the most profound including contraception, pregnancy, childbirth, and post-pregnancy. Each phase carries opportunities and challenges, and for women living […]

How being upfront about my epilepsy helped my life and career

How being upfront about my epilepsy helped my life and career

At the junction of Sidwell Street in Exeter you would once have found some underground public toilets, half-way between the university and where an old boyfriend of mine lived. I spent a fair amount of time in those loos between 2000 and 2001, between absences and panic attacks, generally attempting to get some semblance of […]

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

CBD, hemp users and businesses push DeSantis to veto bill banning delta-8

The governor has received thousands of emails, phone calls and letters from people opposed to the bill. Fewer than 100 have reached out to his office in favor. TALLAHASSEE — Thousands of Floridians have called and written Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office to urge him to veto a bill that they say would effectively neuter the […]

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

What is the relationship between epilepsy and bipolar disorder?

Scientists believe epilepsy and bipolar disorder share several common factors. However, they are still investigating the exact relationship between these conditions. Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition with several subtypes. It causes varying episodes of shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and concentration. Epilepsy is a condition that causes people to have seizures. There […]

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