World Brain Day 2015 places limelight on epilepsy

Written by Alice Weatherston

“Just in terms of life years lost from sudden unexpected death, epilepsy ranks second only to stroke among major neurological diseases. Health care and research agendas at the global, regional and national level clearly need to recognize and take into account the seriousness of epilepsy and its consequences. We need joint efforts to ensure that resources are made available for alleviating the social, medical and economic burden borne by those who suffer from a disease that is among the most treatable brain diseases,” explained Raad Shakir (WFN). “There is a lack of awareness in the public and among decision-makers about...

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