Category: "Prevention"

Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

Teens With Epilepsy Face Higher Odds for Eating Disorders

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter Key Takeaways Teens with epilepsy are more likely to have an eating disorder than other kids, a new survey finds About 8.4% of teens treated for epilepsy had an eating disorder, compared to the national average of 2.7% Anorexia was more common than bulimia or binge eating among epileptic teens […]

New 7 Tesla Treats Epilepsy

New 7 Tesla Treats Epilepsy

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Almost three and a half 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 technology is helping doctors pinpoint what’s causing the seizures […]

Greater preparation, increased communication needed in post-pandemic epilepsy care

Greater preparation, increased communication needed in post-pandemic epilepsy care

Key takeaways: Health care professionals should be prepared for the next pandemic armed with lessons from COVID-19, a speaker said. Work policy in the post-pandemic era must be clear, transparent, fair and overtly communicated.   ORLANDO — In Health care, and epilepsy care specifically, greater preparation, communication and innovation are required to maintain a standard […]

How yoga may help reduce epilepsy seizures, anxiety

How yoga may help reduce epilepsy seizures, anxiety

Researchers say yoga may help people with epilepsy reduce the frequency of seizures. They add that yoga may also help people deal with the stigma sometimes associated with epilepsy. Experts say the study adds to wealth of evidence that mind-body work has physical benefits as well as stress relief. Some “downward dog” could be man’s […]

SUDEP Action Day 2023: Causes, warning signs, symptoms, how to seek help for epilepsy

SUDEP Action Day 2023: Causes, warning signs, symptoms, how to seek help for epilepsy

SUDEP Action Day on October 18 aims to spread awareness on epilepsy risks, causes and precautions. Learn about the warning signs and symptoms of SUDEP.   October 18 is observed as SUDEP Action Day, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness about Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). SUDEP refers to the sudden and unexplained […]

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Focal Epilepsy: What Happens in One-Sided Brain Seizures?

Seizures That Don’t Affect the Entire Brain Focal epilepsy is when people have recurrent seizures that may cause symptoms affecting only one side of the body. Seizures in epilepsy can be focal or generalized. Focal epilepsy seizures, sometimes called partial seizures, involve more limited symptoms than generalized epilepsy seizures. A key difference is that a small area […]

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