Disease IQ

Test your knowledge of some of the world’s oldest and most misunderstood diseases:


  1. What disease afflicts 50 million people worldwide, carries a worse stigma than cancer or HIV, and can be successfully treated—but only if you live in the right country?
  1. What illness brings with it an increased likelihood of contracting other diseases and a premature death rate that’s three-to-six times higher than for the general population?
  1. Almost 80% of people living with what malady have no access to effective treatment—it’s 90% in Africa?
  1. The victims of what condition were once considered demon possessed or insane, and in the 18th and early 19th centuries were often locked in asylums?
  1. What disorder do popular musicians Elton John, Prince, Neil Young and Lil Richard have in common with political leaders like Julius Caesar, Pope Pius IX, Vladimir Lenin and Prince John?
  1. Normally not allies, China and Russia recently cosponsored a World Health Organization (WHO) resolution to address the global burden of what disease?

These are trick questions in that they all have the same answer—Epilepsy.

I’m working with a group of dedicated professionals to help change the landscape when it comes to the treatment of epilepsy worldwide. Stay tuned for details.


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