Living with epilepsy

Health-related behaviour ‘often improves in people with epilepsy’

Posted 27 Nov 2015 in Living with epilepsy

A new study has highlighted a trend towards better health-related behaviour among people diagnosed with epilepsy. Conducted by the University of Calgary, the research explored patterns of health-related behaviour, such as smoking and physical activity, in people with epilepsy in the Canadian population and examined whether these behaviours have changed between 2010 and 2011. The study included 522,722 participants, of read more

New study shows impact of recurrent seizures on quality of life

Posted 24 Nov 2015 in Living with epilepsy

The significant impact that recurrent seizures can have on the quality of life of people with epilepsy has been demonstrated by a new study. Led by the University of Ulsan in South Korea, the research aimed to determine whether seizure recurrence has a negative impact on cognition, psychological function, and health-related quality of life over a 12-month period of monotherapy read more

Study highlights traits associated with greater stigma in epilepsy patients

Posted 29 Jun 2015 in Living with epilepsy

New research from the US has shed light on the various demographic, clinical and psychosocial traits that can create a greater feeling of stigmatisation among epilepsy patients. The University of Florida study involved a direct survey of 182 patients at an epilepsy centre, making use of the Epilepsy Stigma Scale as an assessment tool. Results were published in the medical read more

Further evidence: Menstrual cycle ‘affects seizure frequency in women with epilepsy’

Posted 9 Apr 2015 in Living with epilepsy

A new US study has provided further evidence of the impact that the menstrual cycle can have on seizure patterns among women with epilepsy. The purpose of this research, led by the Harvard Neuroendocrine Unit, was to determine whether seizure frequency and cycle days with seizure occurrence vary across the menstrual cycle. A total of 100 women with intractable focal read more

Physical exercise ‘largely safe for people with epilepsy’

Posted 24 Oct 2014 in Living with epilepsy

People with epilepsy are not largely in danger of an increased risk of seizures caused by physical exercise, according to a new study from the University of Lisbon. Published in the medical journal Seizure, the paper examined retrospective and prospective population and animal-based research and determined that in many cases, exercise can actually be beneficial for epilepsy patients, helping them read more

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