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Could Extremely Low-Calorie Diets Help Some Illnesses?

From wsj.com

Calorie-restrictive diets are showing promise to potentially treat an array of medical conditions. Scientists have investigated the effect of extremely low-calorie diets on a range of illnesses, from autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis to asthma.

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The Genetic Link Between Autism and Epilepsy

From theatlantic.com

A globetrotting quest to understand the overlap may lead to treatments for both. Please consider disabling it for our site, or supporting our work in one of these ways Subscribe Now > Five years ago, pediatric neurologist Joseph Gleeson reached out to a doctor in Libya, seeking assistance with some…

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Can epilepsy now be controlled with diet?

From nj.com

Eight-year-old Madeline Mon of Chatham experienced her first seizure shortly after she turned six; a second one would follow two weeks later. After receiving an official diagnosis of epilepsy and being prescribed medication, however, her condition continued to worsen. "Madeline had four tonic-clonic convulsive seizures 1-2 weeks apart followed by…

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Does Your Child Have Epilepsy? How to Minimize Sudden Death Risk

From clevelandclinic.org

Most children who experience epilepsy grow up to live long and fruitful lives. But every parent naturally wonders whether their beloved child with seizures could pass away prematurely. A quick internet search serves up plenty of information about sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).

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What You Should Know About Epilepsy

From keranews.org

Epilepsy affects about three million people in the U.S. alone. But while people associate seizures with the disorder, a lot of myths persist about epilepsy. Highlights from the interview with Dr. Sadat Shamim, director of inpatient neurology at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas: About epilepsy: "Epilepsy is the fourth…

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Pain, Epilepsy Drug Lyrica May Increase Birth Defects Risk

From everydayhealth.com

The widely prescribed drug pregabalin ( Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests. In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had infants with major birth defects.

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How Running (Literally) Everywhere Helps Me Cope With Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

It was a beautiful morning in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I was running up the mountain to work with a stump of broccoli in my hand. In my backpack, I was carrying a laptop, a loaf of bread, two pounds of apples, a carton of yoghurt, and a fresh change…

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10 Secrets to Living 100+ Years From the Blue Zones

From livestrong.com

There are five places in the world where a long life isn't just desired, it's expected. Called the Blue Zones, these regions host the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world. They are Sardinia, Italy; Okinawa, Japan; Loma Linda, California (where a community of Seventh-day Adventists live); Nicoya Peninsula, Costa…

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