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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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Can Even Well-Controlled Epilepsy Affect Life Outcomes?

From goodtherapy.org

Controlling the symptoms of epilepsy improves life outcomes, but young adults diagnosed with epilepsy during childhood may face educational, legal, and social difficulties, even when their seizures are controlled well, according to a study published in Pediatrics. Epilepsy, which causes seizures, is the fourth most common neurological issue, affecting between…

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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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6 things that can trigger a seizure even if you don't have epilepsy

From foxnews.com

Harrison Ford has played a hero in the movies, but in real life, he gives that distinction to his 26-year-old daughter, Georgia. Last month, the actor revealed that Georgia has epilepsy, and that it took years for her to get the proper treatment. "I admire her perseverance, her talent, her…

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This Is What It's Like To Live With Epilepsy

From com.au

I don't know when I first became aware of the word epilepsy. Family mythology has me aged about four when it was noticed that I was taking "funny turns". But it's a word that defined me for many years; stalked me through all aspects of life, complicated the serious and…

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