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5 Things You Can Do About a Bad Night's Sleep

From everydayhealth.com

Many people think of sleep as a luxury or a necessary evil - as downtime that interferes with their ability to get more things done in a day. The reality is that a good night's sleep is vital to our physical and mental well-being.

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12 months
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450 cases of birth defects from anti-epilepsy drug in France: officials

From yahoo.com

A common drug used to treat epilepsy has caused congenital defects in around 450 babies in France who were exposed to the medication before birth in the uterus, according to an estimate by health authorities published Tuesday. The estimate for all of France was extrapolated from data obtained in the…

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12 months
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Katie Hopkins Has Part Of Her Brain Removed In 12 Hour Surgery

From yahoo.com

Katie Hopkins revealed last year that she was terrified of dying as she prepared to undergo grueling brain surgery in a bid to reduce the amount of seizures she suffers due to epilepsy. The mum-of-three went in for the twelve-hour surgery yesterday and has now tweeted that she's still the…

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1 year
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Neurologists want the public to take epilepsy more seriously

From washingtonpost.com

It was Easter 2003, and something was wrong with Kimberly Taube. She hadn't contacted her sister, who had been cooking a family dinner and was waiting for Taube to check in. Multiple phone calls to her home bounced to voicemail. Concerned, her sister drove to Taube's apartment and let herself…

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1 year
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Nerve damage in MS could be prevented with epilepsy drug

From medicalnewstoday.com

At present, there is no treatment to prevent nerve damage in people with multiple sclerosis. But according to new research, a drug currently used to treat epilepsy could bring us closer to one. Researchers found the epilepsy drug phenytoin reduced nerve damage in people with optic neuritis.

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1 year
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Things To Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

I remember the very first time that someone spoke the words, "Everything will be okay!" speaking about my epilepsy. Fire engulfed my stomach. When a family member spoke this to me, I knew they meant well, however, I wanted to curl into a ball and cry until I had no…

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12 months
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New Report Evaluates Medical Marijuana Programs Nation-wide

From huffingtonpost.com

Patient Advocates Hope Report will Help State Legislators "Make the Grade" in 2016 With the recent release of the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) report "Medical Marijuana Access in the US: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws," state lawmakers now have the tools they need to improve…

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1 year
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Laser surgery prevents young man's epileptic seizures | Fox News

From foxnews.com

Collin May, 18, loves riding bikes, going fishing and playing video games. He has dreams of joining the United States Marine Corps, but a serious medical condition- epilepsy- has kept him from all that. "At night I would have the seizures and wouldn't get a lot of sleep at all,"…

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1 year