Navigation Links
NEWSWEEK Cover: The Mystery of Epilepsy
Date:4/12/2009

Why We Must Find a Cure for Epilepsy

The Toll of Epilepsy Has Been Overlooked - and the Research Underfunded -For Too Long

NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- "Put harshly, we need more of a cancerlike sensibility around epilepsy," Newsweek Editor Jon Meacham writes in the April 20 cover, "The Mystery of Epilepsy" (on newsstands Monday, April 13). "We cannot usually see our friends' cancer, but we do not hesitate to invest the search for a cure for different cancers with the utmost cultural and political importance. We must now do the same with epilepsy." Meacham writes that the toll of epilepsy has been overlooked -- and the research underfunded -- for too long. Public and private funding for research lag far behind other neurological afflictions. "It is time to remedy that gap, and to raise epilepsy to the front ranks of public and medical concern," he writes.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090412/NY97676 )

"Epilepsy in America is as common as breast cancer, and takes as many lives," Meacham writes. A mysterious and widely misunderstood affliction, epilepsy is a disorder in which the brain produces sudden bursts of electrical energy that can interfere with a person's consciousness, movements or sensations. By some estimates, the mortality rate for people with epilepsy is two to three times higher -- and the risk of sudden death is 24 times greater -- than that of the general population. Yet epilepsy still receives too little attention, either from the medical community or the public at large. "One reason is that advances in drug treatments have created the popular impression that epilepsy is now an essentially manageable condition," Meacham writes. "Most people with epilepsy are
'/>"/>

SOURCE Newsweek
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. NEWSWEEK Cover: Stress Could Save Your Life (Or at Least its Better for You Than You Think)
2. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/September 1, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, August 25, 2008).
3. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet - July 7-14, 2008 Double Issue (On Newsstands Monday, June 30)
4. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/May 26, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, May 19, 2008)
5. NEWSWEEK Cover: Growing Up Bipolar
6. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/May 19, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, May 12, 2008)
7. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/April 21, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, April 14).
8. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/March 24, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, March 17)
9. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/March 3, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, February 25)
10. NEWSWEEK Cover: The Hunt for an Addiction Vaccine
11. NEWSWEEK: Media Lead Sheet/February 4, 2008 Issue (on newsstands Monday, January 28)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/2/2015)... “ ActOn ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of ... and coolest applications on the market for iOS, Android, and ... conducted the app review and shared with viewers how this ... a difference. , In this material world, almost everything is ... money, which is why those things should be prioritized above ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... May 02, 2015 “ Peachtree Audio ... monthly Tech Report, which features the latest and coolest ... expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review ... audio equipment. , Music is an important part ... be pampered and given the royal treatment. Peachtree Audio ...
(Date:5/2/2015)... 2015 ZoomCare, the Portland-based innovator of ... to offer its new healthcare insurance to individuals and ... Health Insurance System is the nation’s first health insurance ... performance. ZOOM+ Personal Health Insurance was ZoomCare’s first such ... are subject to review and regulation by the Oregon ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 01, 2015 Pioneer Millworks, the largest ... latest in their reclaimed wood products at the 27th ... Javits Center in NYC this May. Their newest offerings, ... much anticipated texture and color to North America's platform ... of texture and color in the design world and ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... TROY Healthcare Solutions is proud to be ... (RUG) Conference in Atlanta, GA from May 6 – ... provides a forum for client-to-client presentations, continuing education credits, ... electronic medical record operations, as well as showcasing member ... addition to sponsoring the event, TROY Healthcare Solutions will ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:An Application to Help People Make a Difference Was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:Affordable High-End Audio Equipment was Featured on NewsWatch Television 2Health News:ZoomCare Applies to be on Oregon Exchange 2Health News:Intensely Textured Reclaimed Wood to be Unveiled at ICFF in NYC by Pioneer Millworks 2Health News:Intensely Textured Reclaimed Wood to be Unveiled at ICFF in NYC by Pioneer Millworks 3Health News:TROY Healthcare to Exhibit at the Cerner Southeast Regional User Group Conference 2Health News:TROY Healthcare to Exhibit at the Cerner Southeast Regional User Group Conference 3
... ... Plumbing service and heating and air conditioning repair just got more ... Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. The perennial consumer favorite in Northeast ... communities in the northeastern section of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Berkey’s ...
... ... preciously short. We are most content when we have gratitude for what is, rather ... frustration for what others believe. When we are grateful, we are less anguished. Gratitude, ... ...
... As part ... along with an update and several Perspectives from leaders in the field exploring its implications ... ... to prevention research, the AACR published the full STAR P-2 study along with an update ...
... a new town or even a new neighborhood is stressful ... relocations in childhood are related to poorer well-being in adulthood, ... The researchers tested the relation between the number of ... adults who were followed for 10 years. The findings are ...
... Working with researchers from the University of Michigan and ... a method that could be used to predict whether pancreatic ... More pancreatic cysts are being detected due to ... in early detection, when coupled with the new findings, could ...
... readmissions, study authors suggest , THURSDAY, June 3 (HealthDay ... are readmitted over a two-year period for the same ... study finds. , These revolving-door figures came from the ... 2006-07 data on 15 million patients in 12 states. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Berkey's Plumbing Service, Heating and Air Conditioning Now in North Dallas Area 2Health News:Berkey's Plumbing Service, Heating and Air Conditioning Now in North Dallas Area 3Health News:Berkey's Plumbing Service, Heating and Air Conditioning Now in North Dallas Area 4Health News:Seeking Contentment During Difficult Times 2Health News:Seeking Contentment During Difficult Times 3Health News:Seeking Contentment During Difficult Times 4Health News:AACR Adds to Growing STAR P-2 trial; Publishes Update and Perspectives in Cancer Prevention Research 2Health News:Moving repeatedly in childhood linked with poorer quality-of-life years later 2Health News:Cysts hold clues to pancreatic cancer 2Health News:1 in 4 Patients Undergoes Revolving-Door Hospitalizations 2
(Date:5/1/2015)... 2015 The breakthrough hepatitis C treatment, Sovaldi ... manufacturer Gilead Sciences overcame initial market resistance through its ... relations campaigns. Sovaldi,s high cure rate, short ... propelled the drug to $2.3 billion in sales during ... on the market. But Sovaldi,s price tag of $84,000 ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... 01, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets ( ... Clinical Chemistry Analyzer Market by Product, by End-Users - Forecast ... American Clinical Chemistry Analyzers market is estimated to grow at ... as the U.S., Canada , ... of Americas (RoA) are covered in this report. ...
(Date:5/1/2015)... LITTLE FALLS, N.J. , May 1, 2015 ... Andrew A. Krakauer , Chief Executive Officer, will be ... Conference at the Encore at the Wynn in ... for Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ... meetings during the day. An audio webcast ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Study Examines Success Lessons of Sovaldi's and Harvoni's Blockbuster Launches 2Americas Clinical Chemistry Analyzer (Semi-Automated Clinical Chemistry and Fully-Automated Clinical Chemistry) Market - Forecast to 2019 2
... QUAD Cinema , one of New York City,s leading art ... documentary, 3 BILLION AND COUNTING (102 ... Sure to spark outrage, Dr. Rutledge, a California physician ... ban on the pesticide DDT in 1972, a ban inspired ...
... The following is a statement issued today ... and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, and National ... CEO Douglas Hoey, RPh, regarding the proposed rule by ... would withdraw existing provisions of the Medicaid pharmacy reimbursement ...
Cached Medicine Technology:3 BILLION AND COUNTING Opens in New York at The QUAD Cinema 23 BILLION AND COUNTING Opens in New York at The QUAD Cinema 3NACDS, NCPA: Victory for Patients, Pharmacy as CMS Moves to Withdraw Provisions of 'AMP' Rule Currently Blocked by Injunction 2NACDS, NCPA: Victory for Patients, Pharmacy as CMS Moves to Withdraw Provisions of 'AMP' Rule Currently Blocked by Injunction 3
... Card, three HRR symbol cards and instructions. Kit ... subsequent HRR 4th Edition color testing. There are ... youngest patients, the parents can borrow the kit ... matching and become familiar with the HRR symbols. ...
Magnetic Farnsworth D15 kit. Magnets move the color disks. Protects disks from fingerprints. Keeps all the disks in one place. Clear glass insures accurate color perception. Makes color testing fun....
... pseudoisochromatic test from Richmond Products includes the four ... 14 diagnostic series for a total of 24 ... tab for easy and clean page selection. The ... English and a laminated copy of the score ...
Ishihara 14 plate color vision testing set. Suitable for screening purposes....
Medicine Products: