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 …

7 things to know about epilepsy Causes

Marshall Christensen holds his daughter Jessica, who has a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Story highlights Epilepsy is a general term for several diagnoses that involve recurring seizures There is no identifiable cause of epilepsy in 50% of cases Epilepsy symptoms vary from a blank stare to repeated twitching of arms and …

Heart Disease Risk Drops 14 Percent When You Tie The Knot

A new study conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom suggests that marriage is more beneficial to men compared with women as they experience a substantial improvement in health after tying the knot. Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the London School of Economics and the University College London have discovered …

Common kidney tests found useful in predicting future heart disease

Simple tests used regularly to assess kidney function and damage also could help doctors predict who will suffer heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found. The tests are just as good, if not better than, standard cholesterol and blood pressure tests, potentially …

Milk proteins may protect against heart disease

Dietary compounds formed in milk-based products may protect us against cardiovascular disease, suggests a new research. The study found the compounds to lower serum total and “bad” low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels and triglycerides in mice. Triglycerides are fat in the blood, high levels of which have been linked to a greater chance of heart …

The Next Big Drug to Treat Heart Disease

The Food and Drug Administration may soon approve blockbuster drugs that can lower cholesterol better than anything on the market today. Here’s what you need to know about the heart disease game changers. There’s a well accepted dogma in heart disease: too much cholesterol flowing through the blood vessels can jam up heart byways and …

China’s Impressive Performance on HIV/AIDS

With a unique model of cooperation, the country has achieved a remarkable turnaround in its response to the disease. Sex is a controversial yet evolving issue in China. In this field, like many others, the country’s economic boom and opening to the world are clashing with traditional values. China has become a destination for international …

HIV/Aids fight: daughter recalls murdered mom

Mandisa Dlamini was only 13 years old when her mother, KwaMashu HIV/Aids activist Gugu Dlamini was brutally murdered after publicly announcing she was HIV positive.   “I was too young to understand. All I can remember were her killers shouting that I should come ‘get my dog’, as they were done with her. She was …