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THE LIFE OF A CHILD WITH EPILEPSY

In an earlier post, it was brought to your attention that this is epilepsy awareness month. You might be wondering, why so much fuss about it? Worldwide, epilepsy affects over 65 million people. It is the fourth most common neurological condition which if left untreated may be fatal. The disorder affects people of all ages, but it is most common at the two ends of the age spectrum globally, mostly affecting young children and the elderly. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 80 percent of epileptics live in low- and middle-income countries (our country, Kenya being among...

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Let’s talk about Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder marked by sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is caused by head trauma as a result of a car accident or other traumatic injury. Brain conditions that cause damage to the brain, such as brain tumors or strokes, can cause epilepsy. Stroke is a leading cause of epilepsy in adults older than age 35. An epileptic seizure is a brief episode of signs or symptoms due to abnormally excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain. The outward effect can...

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7 Hobbies for Your Kids to Try This Year

Hobbies aren’t just fun. Hobbies are instrumental to your child’s development. Through hobbies, kids nurture their curiosity, learn self-discipline and goal-setting, make friends and develop their self-esteem. However, hobbies aren’t one-size-fits-all. The right hobby for your child depends on his or her personality and interests. Thankfully, there are a wide range of hobbies that offer benefits to children. These are seven hobbies worth exploring with your child. 1. Drawing Drawing develops fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and strategic thinking. Encouraging interest in the arts is also a wonderful way to boost confidence in children who struggle in traditional classroom environments....

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24 Facts About Me at 24.

I am turning 24! At first it was exciting but reality dawned on me that I had clearly not achieved much, compared to what I had hoped for. I then sat down and I had something to be happy about, I am alive. (BORA UHAI) Giving you these facts about myself feels like I’m unpeeling parts of me, like a banana as you watch. Or as if I’m lying on a dissection table as everyone gets to see how big my heart is, and how small my gall bladder is( I produce very little bile-literally!) So, let’s go :-...

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THE IDENTICAL WORLD

Raising identical twins is fun and hectic at the same time especially if they are of the same gender.It will be easier to identify a boy from a girl but if they are both boys or girls the parents are sometimes confused too. Here are some tips you can use to differentiate your identical twins; 1)Put on different Bracelets When they are still small babies it becomes so hard to tell who is who but you differentiate them by putting different color of bracelet or ribbon on their hands,like you could put a pink one on Allison and a...

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