Category: "Stress and Epilepsy"

Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Pose Serious Risks To Brain Health

Climate Change’s Rising Temperatures Pose Serious Risks To Brain Health

As the Earth continues to warm at an alarming rate, the effects of climate change on human health are becoming increasingly evident. While much attention has been given to the impact of rising temperatures on physical health, a group of experts from University College London (UCL) is sounding the alarm about the potentially devastating consequences […]

Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved mood

Ketogenic diet boosts mental health: Study reveals reduced stress and improved mood

In a recent study published in the journal Nutrition, researchers at Northumbria University, UK, explored the association between adherence to a ketogenic diet and various aspects of mental health, such as calmness, contentedness, alertness, and emotional well-being, in the general healthy population. Background  The ketogenic diet, high in fats and low in carbohydrates, shifts metabolism from glycolysis […]

Yoga Intervention’s Impact on Reducing Felt Stigma in Adults With Epilepsy

Yoga Intervention’s Impact on Reducing Felt Stigma in Adults With Epilepsy

The following is a summary of “Effectiveness of Yoga Intervention in Reducing Felt Stigma in Adults With Epilepsy: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” published in the November 2023 issue of Neurology by Kaur et al. Epilepsy patients often face stigma, anxiety, and depression, which can notably impact their quality of life, especially in resource-limited settings. Researchers conducted a […]

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 […]

Unlocking The Secrets Of Epileptic Seizures: Insights From Sleep And Stress – Study

Unlocking The Secrets Of Epileptic Seizures: Insights From Sleep And Stress – Study

Sleeping patterns and stress hormones could be the key to understanding how and when people with epilepsy are likely to experience seizures, a new study reveals. Researchers used mathematical modelling to understand the impact of different physiological processes, such as sleep and changes in concentration of the stress-hormone cortisol, on key signatures of epilepsy – […]

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH: Seizure-like reactions pose question of epilepsy

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH: Seizure-like reactions pose question of epilepsy

DEAR DR. ROACH: My husband experienced seizure-like episodes without tonic/clonic body movements in high altitude. These episodes occurred while he was traveling, being physically active in Colorado and skiing in France. Both episodes happened at least 12 hours after physical activity. Our general physician back home felt that these were not true seizures, instead a […]

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