Diabetes Drug Changes How Our Brain Responds to Food

An increasing number of people with type 2 diabetes take one of the new drugs that mimic the action of the GLP-1 hormone to manage our blood sugar. Many of us have been surprised to discover that taking this drug can also help us to lose a lot of weight. A new study by researchers …

Bracelets and Devices for Epilepsy

Overview You never know when the next seizure will strike if you have epilepsy. You could lose consciousness while swimming, or driving a car. The fear of these typically unpredictable episodes can shadow every part of your life—from work to social activities. Epileptic auras sometimes occur for some, but detecting a seizure before it occurs …

The Top 10 Foods High in Iron

Iron is a mineral the human body can’t live without. For starters, it’s an important component of the protein called hemoglobin that carries the oxygen in your red blood cells. Without enough iron, you may feel tired and dizzy, and can even develop anemia. Iron requirements vary by age and gender. The Centers for Disease …

Detecting Lung Cancer with Just a Cough

A system that identifies cancer cells by their physical characteristics could allow doctors to screen more people more quickly for lung cancer. A non-invasive method currently being tested could one day allow doctors to detect lung cancer using just a sample of sputum coughed up at the clinic. Its low-risk nature would also enable doctors …

5 Things You Need to Know About Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

A vaccine developed in Cuba that has the power to extend life in lung cancer sufferers is now making its way to the United States for further trials and research. Here’s what you need to know about this important advance in both medicine and Cuban relations. 1. What Does the Lung Cancer Vaccine Actually Do? The …

10 Things you should know about Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures. Seizures can be a devastating, life challenging condition, however there are many misconceptions about epilepsy. here are 10 things you should know about epilepsy. 1. Seizures are more than just physical Many people think of seizures as just convulsions. Epileptic patients also have symptoms of sensory …

Epilepsy : 10 Things Patients & Family Members Should Know 2

5.Women with epilepsy face unique issues.  Female hormones can affect seizure patterns.  Women with epilepsy are at higher risk for certain reproductive problems.  Some epilepsy drugs can… o interfere with birth control pills o increase the risk of birth defects o weaken bones  Women are more likely to have psychogenic seizures …

Epilepsy : 10 Things Patients & Family Members Should Know 1

1. Seizure Disorder = Epilepsy (but not all seizures are epilepsy) Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes seizures. Some doctors might use the term “seizure disorder” instead of epilepsy. A seizure is a brief change in how you act, feel, or move. When a seizure happens, you can’t control these changes in your body. …

5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson’s daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, was found dead in Houston on Saturday at age 21. Investigators haven’t determined a cause of death, but her mother Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN that her daughter suffered from epileptic seizures recently. Bartusiak said Skye had …

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