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I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much | Epilepsy | Scoop.it
Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”
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Interesting take on how society views developmental disabilities.

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Commonly Available Blood-pressure Drug Prevents Epilepsy After Brain Injury

Commonly Available Blood-pressure Drug Prevents Epilepsy After Brain Injury | Epilepsy | Scoop.it
Between 10 and 20 percent of all cases of epilepsy result from severe head injury, but a new drug promises to prevent post-traumatic seizures and may forestall further brain damage caused by seizures in those who already have epilepsy.
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This drug prevents the development of epilepsy in post-TBI individuals, as opposed to helping to prevent seizures after epilepsy has already been developed.

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Ketogenic Diet-Mayo Clinic

You might have heard the term "brain food" used to describe food that's good for you. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say there really is a diet that benefits the bra...
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What is epilepsy?

More information about epilepsy: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Epilepsy/Pages/Introduction.aspx Epilepsy is quite common: 80 people a day develop the conditio...
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This video does a nice job describing the common perceptions of epilepsy versus the realities -- there are all different types of seizures that occur with epilepsy.

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N.I.H. Seeks $4.5 Billion to Try to Crack the Code of How Brains Function

N.I.H. Seeks $4.5 Billion to Try to Crack the Code of How Brains Function | Epilepsy | Scoop.it
The National Institutes of Health’s price tag stamps President Obama’s Brain Initiative as an effort on the scale of the Human Genome Project.
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Epilepsy opens a new window into brain function - San Francisco Chronicle

Epilepsy opens a new window into brain function - San Francisco Chronicle | Epilepsy | Scoop.it
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Epilepsy opens a new window into brain function
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Epilepsy and patients like Molaison have frequently been at the center of breakthroughs in understanding the mysteries of the brain.

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Janys Venne's curator insight, October 23, 2013 3:58 AM

I hope someday we'll find a definite cure for #Epilepsy.

 

Regards,

Janys

www.seizures.dolyan.com

An initiative towards Epilepsy Awareness.

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The surprising story of medical marijuana and pediatric epilepsy: Josh Stanley at TEDxBoulder

Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychot...
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