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Superstitious, scientific aspects of Epilepsy

Superstitious, scientific aspects of Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder in the central nervous system hence it is also called a neurological disorder. This disorder usually causes abnormal brain activity, leading to seizures or periodic unusual behaviour, sensations, or loss of self-awareness. According to Deegbea, Aziato and Attiogbea (2019), epilepsy interrupts the normal electrical activity of the brain to cause […]

What Melanie Griffith’s Epilepsy Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

What Melanie Griffith’s Epilepsy Diagnosis Does for the Rest of Us

Melanie Griffith is among the most recent celebrities to talk about her diagnosis of epilepsy. By taking this courageous step, she has made the epilepsy room bigger, contributing to awareness and discussion of epilepsy around the world and helping others with epilepsy feel less alone. Griffith said that her seizures were often triggered by stress, and that […]

Cost of brand-name epilepsy drugs nearly triples in 8 years, study says

Cost of brand-name epilepsy drugs nearly triples in 8 years, study says

Amid the challenges already faced by people with epilepsy, a new study reports another: steadily rising costs for brand-name anti-seizure medications, partly spurred by increased prescriptions for the drug lacosamide. Doctors and patients need to be aware of how massively increased costs are for brand-name medications compared with generic equivalents. Dr. Samuel Waller Terman, the study’s […]

Hands off service dogs, please

Hands off service dogs, please

Daughter suffering with autism and epilepsy regularly inconvenienced by unknowing security guards and over-eager dog lovers Although cute and cuddly, temptation must be resisted when encountering these very serious professionals. More than a pet and bordering on a paramedic, man’s best friend can often be a lifesaver. Medical service dogs are de facto medical professionals […]

People with epilepsy in ‘Urgent need’ of better care, according to new research

People with epilepsy in ‘Urgent need’ of better care, according to new research

NEW research has revealed people with epilepsy in Scotland are facing declining services and extensive waiting times for specialist care. The Epilepsy Scotland charity says the statistics show an urgent need for an improved standard of epilepsy care across the nation. The research found that over the past year, there has been a 15% reduction […]

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: 5 things to know according to CDC

5 Things You Should Know about SUDEP 1. SUDEP is not well understood. SUDEP stands for “Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy”. It refers to deaths in people with epilepsy that are not from injury, drowning, or other known causes. Most, but not all, cases of SUDEP happen during or right after a seizure. Researchers do […]

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