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Epilepsy News Articles (10 results)

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Childhood Whooping Cough Tied to Small Rise in Epilepsy Risk

From healthday.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Whooping cough may be tied to a slightly increased risk for a young child to develop epilepsy, a new study finds. Whooping cough (pertussis) is relatively rare in the United States, however.

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about 2 years
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Epilepsy patient hopes to raise awareness with clothing line

From king5.com

SHELTON, Wash. — Kara Sampson hopes she's found a way to make a profit and a difference. Everything from her clothing and merchandise line, The Kendall Connection, includes eight words that have always inspired Sampson: "Be kind. Be true. Be strong. Be you."

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about 2 years
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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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almost 2 years
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5 Things You Didn't Know About Epilepsy - DrexelNow

From drexel.edu

Though it's the fourth most common neurological disease in the United States - affecting 1 in 26 people - epilepsy is also one of the most stigmatized. Hear the word "seizure," and you might picture a dramatic scene: A person's eyes roll to the back of the head as he…

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1 year
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You Can Now Monitor Autism, Epilepsy & Melanoma On Your iPhone

From huffingtonpost.com

Apple's ResearchKit, an app initiative that enables scientists to (consensually!) gather data from iPhone users and use them in clinical research studies, has added three new research projects to its roster. Despite some initial skepticism about personal data security, researchers have embraced this technology as an inclusive, data-rich avenue for…

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about 2 years
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Doctors Sound Alarm Over How Cause of Epilepsy Deaths Are Reported

From yahoo.com

(Photo: Getty Images) If you have epilepsy, you have a 27-fold greater risk of sudden death than people without the disorder. But that risk could be lowered substantially if patients and the general public understood the deadly risks of epilepsy, which can masquerade as heart disease, obesity and addiction, according…

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about 2 years
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Secondary Epilepsy

From huffingtonpost.com

Despite her epilepsy, my wife is still a strong, wonderful person, and the woman of my dreams. And as long as she has epilepsy I will have secondary epilepsy. I choose to love her and walk with her every step of the way through this journey, and always will.

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about 2 years
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Thousands of women took Sanofi epilepsy drug despite risk to fetuses: media

From foxnews.com

More than 10,000 pregnant women in France took Sanofi's anti-epilepsy drug Depakine between 2007 and 2014 although the risk of fetus malformation was known, according to a study quoted by French satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine. The weekly reported that the French health ministry had delayed publication of the study…

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over 1 year
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People with Epilepsy Describe How They Feel Just Before a Seizure | VICE | Canada

From vice.com

According to the World Health Organisation, there are approximately 50 million people living with a form of epilepsy. It's one of the world's most common neurological disorders. Medical researchers still aren't certain what causes the epilepsy, instead preferring to label it as a range of different diseases brought under one…

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1 year