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People with epilepsy more likely to get Parkinson’s disease

People with epilepsy more likely to get Parkinson’s disease

People with epilepsy are twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than others, according to a study from South Korea. According to the research, 21 in 10,000 people with epilepsy will develop Parkinson’s. This figure was 11 in 10,000 for people without epilepsy. The researchers from Jeonbuk National University Medical School and Hospital studied 10,510 […]

Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

Can Patients Outgrow Their Epilepsy?

The decision to discontinue anti-seizure medication is not one that clinicians make lightly. While some types of seizure can remit, the mechanism of remission is poorly understood. Also, testing whether a patient has really outgrown their epilepsy requires putting a seizure-free patient at risk for relapse, experts said. Although there is no one-size-fits-all guidance on […]

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy’s long-term effects extend beyond seizures, impacting relationships and mental health

Epilepsy presents with a myriad of symptoms. loss of consciousness jerking of hands and legs, falls, and frothing from the mouth, loss of bowel and bladder control are classical symptoms. The enduring effects of epilepsy reach beyond seizures, affecting interpersonal relationships, career, finances, and social status. Alongside other factors, this influence may lead to feelings […]

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy

How a Smartphone Can Help You Cope With Epilepsy

Epilepsy looks different depending on the person, but here are some strategies for managing symptoms and staying safe. LANDIS WIEDNER JUN 4, 2021 9:00 AM AS VACCINATION RATES rise and municipalities begin to reopen, remembering simple social behaviors—like making small talk with co-workers or hugging a parent hello—is suddenly baffling. For people with chronic illness like me, […]

Scientists Find the Source of a Mysterious Brain Wave That Could Boost Memory and Creativity

Scientists Find the Source of a Mysterious Brain Wave That Could Boost Memory and Creativity

The human brain is somewhat similar to a rudimentary radio with five channels. Electrical signals from neurons coordinate across the brain, generating oscillations known as brain waves. Each wave corresponds to a state of the brain. Some come fast and furious, with a high frequency usually associated with when we’re awake and thinking. Others are […]

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