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The value of epilepsy specialty nurses: Taking action

The value of epilepsy specialty nurses: Taking action

Newswise — Epilepsy specialty nurses (ESNs) play crucial roles in epilepsy care; they’ve been called the glue that holds together the social, clinical, educational, and emotional dimensions that people with epilepsy must navigate. The breadth, depth, and impact of ESN...

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Lucy Winn of Whixley wins Yorkshire Young Achievers Award

Lucy Winn of Whixley wins Yorkshire Young Achievers Award

A YOUNG woman who has overcome facial paralysis and epileptic seizures to launch her own successful clothing business has won a Yorkshire Young Achievers Award Lucy Winn, of Whixley, between York and Knaresborough, woke up one morning when she was 15 to find the...

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Can Chickenpox Cause Epilepsy? Here’s the Connection

Can Chickenpox Cause Epilepsy? Here’s the Connection

Chickenpox doesn’t cause epilepsy, but seizures can occur during chickenpox. Most seizures that happen when you have chickenpox are febrile, caused by a high fever. Most of the time, chickenpox is an itchy rash, but in rare instances, it can cause complications in...

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COVID-19 Raises Risk of Seizures, Epilepsy

COVID-19 Raises Risk of Seizures, Epilepsy

Nearly 1 in 100 people infected with COVID-19 developed epilepsy or seizures within 6 months of getting sick, a new study says. The risk is greatest among children and among those who were not hospitalized to be treated for COVID-19. “While the overall risk of...

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CBD OIL’S ADVANTAGES AND USAGE

CBD OIL’S ADVANTAGES AND USAGE

The lesser-known offspring of the Cannabis Sativa plant is known as cannabidiol or CBD. Unlike marijuana, CBD does not contain THC. It is responsible for giving that “high” to the users, so it is safe in this regard. The plant, which has roots in Central Asia, is...

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