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Newswise: Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences

Article ID: 718066

Epilepsy and the family: Caregiver stress and sibling experiences

International League Against Epilepsy

Epilepsy affects entire families. Research shows that uncontrolled seizures can lead to the development of PTSD in caregivers and siblings. Family members also may struggle with anxiety and depression, as well as guilt and fear.

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27-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 718058

The other side of seizure freedom: "I kind of wish my epilepsy was back"

International League Against Epilepsy

It might seem that there’s no downside to successful epilepsy surgery. Who wouldn’t want to be free of seizures that limit their life? But there are challenges to seizure freedom after years of living with epilepsy. The “burden of normality” can disrupt a person’s life and their relationships.

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27-Aug-2019 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 717843

Texas Mandate: Largest High Schools to Report All Concussions to Statewide Registry

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Starting this fall, the biggest public high schools in Texas are required to report all sports concussions to a central database as part of one of the nation’s largest statewide endeavors to track brain injuries in youth athletics.

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21-Aug-2019 5:05 PM EDT

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    21-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717638

Texas Cities Increasingly Susceptible to Large Measles Outbreaks

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks. A 5% further decrease in vaccination rates that have been on a downward trend since 2003 would increase the size of a potential measles outbreak by up to 4,000%.

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19-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

Article ID: 716518

Epilepsy Is a Threat to Public Health, Says International Report

International League Against Epilepsy

Worldwide, more than 50 million people are living with epilepsy. As many as 37 million are not receiving treatment, though it can cost as little as US$5 a year and eliminates seizures about two-thirds of the time. These findings and many others are published in "Epilepsy: A public health imperative", a report produced by ILAE, the World Health Organization and the International Bureau for Epilepsy.

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29-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: The gut microbiota and epilepsy: Intriguing research and the road ahead

Article ID: 714398

The gut microbiota and epilepsy: Intriguing research and the road ahead

International League Against Epilepsy

An increasing number of studies are finding intimate communication between the gut and brain, as well as complex interplay among the gut microbiome, the brain and the rest of the body. But does the gut affect epilepsy? More specifically, can certain populations of bacteria predispose to seizures, and can we harness the power of the microbiome to stop seizures?

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14-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

Article ID: 714397

Semana de la Epilepsia – Paraguay – América Latina

International League Against Epilepsy

En abril, Paraguay celebró su primera Semana de la Epilepsia. El concepto de una semana de epilepsia, que se puso a prueba en Bolivia en 2015, incluye actividades científicas, sociales y culturales para crear conciencia sobre la epilepsia y su importancia como centro de atención de la salud pública.

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14-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT

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