• Epilepsy
    Health Literacy

    Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy: An Unrecognized Silent Killer

    Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a poorly understood condition in which patients with epilepsy die with no specific cause noted upon autopsy. SUDEP accounts for 2% of deaths in populations with epilepsy and can be as high as 25% of deaths in patient populations, with the incidence of SUDEP increasing with severity of epilepsy.1 Currently, multiple institutions and private projects are investing millions of dollars into research into the causes and treatment of SUDEP. To date this has culminated in the proposition of three mechanisms as the cause of SUDEP: 1) cardiac arrhythmia, 2) neurogenic pulmonary edema and postictal suppression of the medulla (the area of the brainstem…

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    Health Literacy,  Medical Technology,  Mental Health

    How Music Therapy Can Help Heal the Brain

    If you have ever felt that music heals your soul, you might just be right! Music does more than just sounding good to the ears. Research[1] has successfully proven that music can improve the condition of several conditions. Employed in its full potential, one day it might be able to work as a standalone cure to various diseases. The best thing about this therapy is that it has no side effects at all. Here’s all that you need to know about this revolutionary course of treatment. What is music therapy? Music therapy is a course of treatment performed by a trained and certified music therapist with the aim to aid…

  • Brain
    Health Literacy

    What You Should Know About Brain Injury Concussion Treatment

    Every year, hundreds of brain injury cases are reported, with most of them being mild. For some cases, the symptoms appear right away while others may take even weeks before they appear. Therefore, knowing how important the brain is, any head injury should be treated as soon as it happens because any delay could lead to more serious issues in future. To ensure that your injury does not affect the functionality of your brain and other body parts, treatment is important. The best way to deal with a concussion is to seek treatment from a professional doctor. It is only a doctor who can determine to what extent the injury…

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    Science Backed Productivity Tips For Freelancers

    As a freelancer, you know how hard it is to stay productive. Whether you’re a game developer, writer, graphic designer, or digital marketer; to not have a boss and the structure of a a 9-to-5 job can be a liability for getting things done. Here are a few science backed tips to keep you at optimum productivity. Minimize the Coffee “I myself eschew all stimulants.” Nikola Tesla Caffeine has become synonymous with writer’s productivity. Many productivity gurus now recommend various kinds of caffeine drinks, like Bulletproof coffee. Caffeine does not make you more productive. What it does in your brain is that it fits into the same receptors as Adenosine,…