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Dr Mark Porter demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice, with the help of regular contributor GP Margaret McCartney


MedMatters: Case Notes Epilepsy 22 Feb 11

February 22nd, 2011

Episode 19 of 329 episodes

Dr Mark Porter discusses epilepsy and its treatment. Advances in brain scanning and surgery mean an increasing number of people can be cured with an operation. However, surgery is not an option for the majority. Mark talks to epilepsy specialists about drug treatments, and a special high-fat diet, known as the ketogenic diet, which helps to reduce the severity of the condition in some children.

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