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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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over 1 year
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A virtual brain helps decrypt epilepsy

From medicalxpress.com

Researchers at CNRS, INSERM, Aix-Marseille University and AP-HM have just created a virtual brain that can reconstitute the brain of a person affected by epilepsy for the first time. From this work we understand better how the disease works and can also better prepare for surgery.

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almost 2 years
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If You Have Epilepsy, You Can Be a Mother, Too

From clevelandclinic.org

She collaborated closely with her new physician, and together they made several changes in her medications to reduce seizures and minimize risk for the unborn child. Once the changes were accomplished, her seizures came under control. She quickly became pregnant, and nine months later, she delivered a healthy baby boy.

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almost 2 years
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Family now can give epileptic daughter medical cannabis oil

From cbc.ca

The parents of a 12-year-old girl with severe epilepsy celebrated a quiet victory Friday night as they administered her first dose of medically-prescribed cannabis oil after a hard-fought battle. Morgan Oulton was born with multiple brain abnormalities and suffers from various forms of epilepsy. She also has autism.

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almost 2 years
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This Startup Is Making Life Safer for Those With Epilepsy

From inc.com

Inc.'s 11th annual 30 Under 30 list features the young founders taking on some of the world's biggest challenges. Here, meet Neutun Labs. Eric Dolan, co-founder of software company Neutun Labs, is clear about the importance of the disease that led him to become an entrepreneur.

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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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almost 2 years
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My Biggest Regret After I Was Diagnosed With Epilepsy at 14

From themighty.com

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 14 years old. My seizures were non-convulsive, so I felt "lucky" that no one could knowingly see my seizures. With my non-convulsive seizures, I'd have a spasm but was fully awake and aware. I tried to hide it as long as possible.

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almost 2 years
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Dear epilepsy: I won't let you take over my life

From tdn.com

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A tiny speck of dirt, that's what Olivia Nell calls it in her letter. She acknowledges its presence but dismisses its power. "Dear Epilepsy," she writes. "You put my emotions on a terrifying roller coaster that never ended.

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almost 2 years
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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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about 2 years