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What happens when I… FAINT?

Experts Clinic, 22 September 2015

Reflex syncope, aka fainting, is the most common cause of syncope (sin-co-pee), which is, according to STARS Patron, Dr Adam Fitzpatrick, ‘A sudden, short-lived loss of consciousness caused by a temporary reduction in blood flow to the brain.’

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Case Reports of 'Syndrome' Appearing After HPV Vaccination

Medscape, 18 September 2015

The European Medicines Agency is currently conducting a safety review of HPV vaccines following reports of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), but the agency emphasizes that this review "does not question that the benefits of HPV vaccines outweigh their risks."

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Hornchurch mother tells of daughter’s debilitating illness as Recorder investigates HPV vaccine

Romford Recorder, 18 September 2015

These are the piercing words of Hornchurch mother Nicola Kelly, 41, as she describes the impact of a debilitating illness called PoTS on the life of her teenage daughter Erin.

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'The last time I went on a date, I passed out': Woman who suddenly faints claims it's stopping her finding love - and food and laughter make her illness WORSE

Daily Mail, 8 September 2015

Maggie Saunders, 31, has vasovagal syncope, which causes her to faint. She also claims laughing too hard or eating food like potatoes triggers it.

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Fricke fighting against all odds

The Times Tribune, 8 September 2015

Kathleen Fricke had no idea what had just happened to her, but it sure was scary.

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Diploma in Syncope and related disorders

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, 1 September 2015

After the success of our inaugural Diploma in Syncope and Related Disorder last year, we are happy to host this programme for 2015-2016.

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Student with POTS faces fears

The Charlotte Observer, 27 August 2015

Sydney Feinglass is grateful for the people who have helped her cope with her POTS diagnosis and symptoms. “The hardest part of my journey,” she said, “is when I was keeping it to myself.”

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Micturition syncope (passing out when passing water)

BBC Somerset, 25 August 2015

People who pass out while going to the toilet could be wrongly diagnosed with epilepsy, according to a national charity.

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Fainting Spells: Why You Need to Know the Facts

Health News, 24 August 2015

As scary as it may be, fainting – also known as syncope – is actually very common. It occurs in about one-third of the general population, and there are a number of different things that can cause someone to pass out.

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POTS: The teen disease you’ve probably never heard of

New York Parenting, 21 August 2015

Julia Swanson was a vivacious, smart, and fun-loving teen until, quite abruptly, she wasn’t.

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