Epilepsy

Epilepsy Society Neurologist on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour to discuss new genomics research – Epilepsy Society

If you tuned into Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 this morning, you would have heard one…

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Six-year-old’s video about living with epilepsy goes viral – STV News

A six-year-old girl with epilepsy has been praised after making a video describing how she lives with…

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Willows’ epilepsy service continues to grow – Vet Times

A specialist clinic for dogs and cats with epilepsy is going from strength to strength after being…

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Peter Hook to sell Joy Division and New Order guitars and memorabilia to raise money for Epilepsy Society – Epilepsy Society

Legendary bassist Peter Hook is helping to support people with epilepsy by auctioning all of his guitars…

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Seren Hughes’ parents concerned over epilepsy drugs changes – BBC News

The family of a nine-year-old girl with severe epilepsy claim their GP practice phoned to tell them…

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International Epilepsy Day: Why purple is the colour of epilepsy – Treatment of seizure disorder – Times Now

International Epilepsy Day is celebrated on the 11th of February all over the world. Epilepsy, also known…

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Could acid reflux explain sudden unexpected death in epilepsy? – Medical News Today

Sudden unexpected deaths in epilepsy have stumped researchers for decades. According to a new study, seemingly harmless…

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Research is bringing new hope of two different treatments to prevent seizures – Epilepsy Society

Two new treatments are being developed for people with epilepsy, that may offer hope of better seizure…

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Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Wales – Epilepsy Society

Children aged four years and older in Wales will have access to the anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam as…

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‘I’m worried that when I come round from an epileptic fit I won’t remember having my daughter with me … I’d be afraid of someone taking her’ – Belfast Telegraph

For most young mums, popping into town to do some shopping and stopping off for tea or…

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Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Scotland – Epilepsy Society

Children aged four years and older in Scotland will have access to an anti-epileptic drug (AED) brivaracetam…

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Rapid advances in genomics mean that more people with epilepsy may benefit – Epilepsy Research UK

Researchers from UT Southwestern Medical Centre have shown how quickly rapid advancements in genomics may benefit epilepsy…

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Model has seizure on Instagram to show reality of living with epilepsy – Belfast Telegraph

Model Sophie Wilson-Smith bravely uploaded a live video to Instagram of what happens when she has a…

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Living With Epilepsy – The Impact

She is in tears after a long day of classes. Trying to control her sobbing as her…

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The future of epilepsy research: new personalised treatment options and novel therapeutics. – Epilepsy Research UK

It is estimated that the first human genome sequenced in 2003 cost almost $1 billion and took…

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How does stimulation of the senses affect the way epileptic seizures spread across the brain? Final Report – Epilepsy Research UK

This is the final report from a 2015 project grant for £147,758 awarded to Dr Jason Berwick,…

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Epilepsy: ‘I’m not daydreaming Miss, I’m having a seizure’ – BBC News

“When I was younger my teachers thought I was naughty and ‘away with the fairies’. But I…

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Lanarkshire lad, 6, who suffers 10 seizures A NIGHT from epilepsy – refused medical cannabis as he doesn’t qualify – The Scottish Sun

Mum Lisa Quarrell, 37, believes the drug could halt progressive damage to his speech, memory and movement. She…

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Campaigner calls for epilepsy funding ‘to save lives’ – BBC News

Hundreds of people with epilepsy are dying every year because “critical” checks are not taking place, campaigners…

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How battling mum won right to give medical cannabis oil to her epileptic son – Birmingham Live

Brave mum Hannah Deacon battled for her son Alfie to be granted medical cannabis oil as a…

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Society’s view on Epilepsy as a disability: Children silently suffering while hidden away in homes – The Standard

The question of whether Epilepsy should be classified as a form of disability hit me hard this…

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New causative gene found in severe childhood epilepsy – Medical Xpress

A large international research team has discovered a new genetic cause for a severe, difficult-to-treat childhood epilepsy…

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Futureneuro Partners With Ergo To Develop E-health Technology For People With Epilepsy – Future Neuro

FutureNeuro, the SFI Research Centre for chronic and rare neurological conditions based at RCSI, has announced its…

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Internal body clocks may affect timing of epileptic seizures – Health24

Circadian rhythms, the 24-hour body clocks that regulate a person’s sleep-wake cycle, may affect the timing of…

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Global Epilepsy Drugs Market 2018-2022| Rise in Epilepsy Incidence to Drive Growth | Technavio – Business Wire

Technavio analysts forecast the global epilepsy drugs market to grow at a CAGR of…

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New screening tool can improve the quality of life for epilepsy patients with sleep apnea – EurekAlert

Rutgers researchers have developed a tool to help neurologists screen for obstructive sleep apnea in people with…

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Can we predict who will develop epilepsy following brain trauma? – Epilepsy Research UK

Is it possible to predict those people who will develop epilepsy following brain trauma? Acquired epilepsy does not…

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Free awareness evening about asthma, diabetes and epilepsy in young people – Derry Now

The Western Trust is hosting a free asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and awareness evening to educate those involved…

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Grant helps fund new app for young people with epilepsy – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

AN EPILEPSY charity has received more than £66,000 to help it create an app for children and…

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Neurostimulation may offer hope for memory enhancement in epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

Despite memory difficulties being a top concern for people with epilepsy, there are currently no existing treatments…

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First Marijuana-Based Drug Approved for Treatment of Severe Forms of Epilepsy – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic

Treating epilepsy presents a variety of challenges for patients and their families. Sometimes, it takes time to…

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Implant in brain detects, stops and prevents seizures – Epilepsy Research UK

Researchers led by the University of Cambridge have successfully used an implanted device in the brain to…

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Using brain tissue to test the impact of treatments on epilepsy and other neurological conditions – Epilepsy Research UK

Professor Jurgen Knoblich, a molecular biologist at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of…

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Irish mother-of-five who has had epilepsy for 20 years says she hasn’t had a seizure since using CBD oil – Irish Mirror

A mum of five who suffers with severe epilepsy has told how taking cannabis oil has saved…

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Tarantula venom could CURE epilepsy: Pioneering medication developed for seizures – Express.co.uk

An international team of scientists has been testing a peptide isolated from the poison of the West…

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Cannabis oil given a cautious welcome for some children with epilepsy – but not adults – iNews

Cannabis oil could be an effective remedy for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, a new report has found….

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Mozart could prevent fits in epileptic children, says new study – Classic FM

Listening to Mozart could help prevent epileptic children from having seizures, according to new research by the…

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Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy – Medical News Today

According to a new study carried out in Australia, a protein found in spider venom could help…

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Incredibles 2 re-edited to meet standards around flashes and patterns affecting people with photosensitive epilepsy – Epilepsy Action

Disney has re-edited its new Pixar film Incredibles 2 to ensure it passes a test around flashing…

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Amid seizures, man sketched his ‘beautiful’ hallucinations – CNN

At first, he would see a colorful circle. It would grow a shimmering, flashing tail “dripping” down,…

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Resources made available at Children’s Zoo for families dealing with epilepsy – WANE

On Sunday, families of loved ones with epilepsy joined together at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The…

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Some risk factors for late-onset epilepsy may be modifiable – Epilepsy Research UK

Diagnosis of epilepsy occurs most often in the young and the over 60s and because life expectancy…

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Specialist clinicians will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines by autumn, the Home Office announces – Epilepsy Action

Specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines by the autumn, the Home Office has…

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New support for life-changing epilepsy drugs – Daily Telegraph

A NEW epilepsy drug capable of preventing all of someone’s seizures will be subsidised by the Turnbull…

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Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules – The Guardian

Doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine after the government announced a relaxation…

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Boy with epilepsy and family forced to leave Emirates flight in Dubai – The Guardian

Emirates staff have forced a disabled teenager and his family to disembark from a plane because he…

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Epilepsy and pregnancy: What you need to know – The Standard

Epilepsy during pregnancy raises special concerns. While most women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, you might…

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The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides life-changing support to young woman – Charity Today News

THE family of a young Edinburgh woman who has seen her life transformed thanks to help from…

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Why a chemical found in worms could hold the key to reducing epileptic seizures – iNews

A chemical found in worms could hold the key to stopping seizures in people with drug-resistant epilepsy….

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Research aims to develop a cap which can predict seizures – Epilepsy Research UK

A team led by Dr Omid Kavehei of Sydney University’s Faculty of Engineering and IT has developed…

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Medicinal cannabis oil brought into UK legally for first time as mother of epileptic boy hails ‘momentous occasion’ – The Independent

A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since…

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A ‘baby whale’ may help to further our understanding of epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

Researchers from the University of Texas believe that what they have learnt from a ‘baby whale’ which…

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Incredibles 2 to carry epilepsy warning – BBC News

Cinemagoers attending screenings of Incredibles 2 will be warned that the Disney-Pixar sequel contains flashing lights that…

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What is consciousness? Epilepsy patients being assessed for surgery bring us a step closer to understanding – Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy patients being assessed for possible surgery have electrodes implanted in the brain in order to try…

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Cannabis oil delay for Warwickshire epileptic boy ‘cruel’ – BBC News

The government delaying giving a cannabis oil licence to a boy with a epilepsy would be “unconscionably…

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Billy Caldwell gets cannabis oil back to treat his epilepsy in Home Office U-turn – The National

THE Home Office is returning the cannabis oil it confiscated from the mother of a boy with…

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Dharmesh Khatri, from High Wycombe, who suffered from epilepsy took his own life after believing he was being bullied at work – Bucks Free Press

A man who suffered from epilepsy took his own life after believing he was being pushed out…

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Is cannabis oil a medical marvel? Should the controversial medication be available on NHS? – Express.co.uk

IT IS described by those who depend upon it as a “miracle” drug, alleviating both physical pain…

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Northern Ireland mum of epileptic boy faces arrest for flying home with medicinal cannabis – Belfast Telegraph

A Northern Ireland mum is facing arrest today as she flies into Heathrow Airport with medicinal cannabis…

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Cannabis oil may help treat rare type of epilepsy – NHS Choices

“Cannabis oil could treat epilepsy,” is the misleading headline from the Mail Online. This story relates to a…

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Bletchingley teen speaks out about the challenges of growing up with epilepsy – Get Surrey

A Bletchingley teen and epilepsy suffer has opened up about his personal experiences in an effort to…

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East Kilbride mum wears it well for epilepsy charity fundraiser – Scottish Daily Record

A fundraising mum raised £125 for two charities close to her heart – with the help of…

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Largest ever neuroimaging analysis of epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

The aim of much epilepsy research is to better manage the condition with more personalised and effective…

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Thousands hit streets of Bradford for Epilepsy Action 10k race – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

OVER 2,500 runners, with some coming from as far as New Zealand, weaved through the sunny streets…

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Cheddar students mark Epilepsy Awareness Day – Weston & Somerset Mercury

Students from Kings Of Wessex Academy donned their best purple gear at the end of spring term…

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Seizure-Free Status Prior to Conception Lowers Odds of Recurrence During Pregnancy – Neurology Advisor

Women who were seizure free prior to conception have a low risk for seizure recurrence during pregnancy,…

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New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy – BBC News

An epilepsy drug that can damage unborn babies must no longer be prescribed to girls and women…

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‘I had a seizure on a first date’ reveals woman diagnosed with brain tumour at 26 – Metro

A woman diagnosed with epilepsy caused by a tumour growing on her brain is refusing to let…

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Poster campaign raises awareness of epilepsy on public transport – Epilepsy Society

This week, for the first time ever, epilepsy is featuring as part of a high profile poster…

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Epilepsy Research UK Celebrates Purple Day at the Houses of Parliament! – Epilepsy Research UK

As many of you will know, since 2008 the 26th March has been known as Purple Day,…

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DWP reverses sanctions decision for epileptic man who missed benefits appointment due to seizure – iNews

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has decided to reverse its decision to sanction a man…

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There’s a Link Between Autism And Epilepsy, And Scientists Might Have Figured It Out – Science Alert

Researchers have discovered why a mutated gene causes seizures in some children who have autism. Autism spectrum disorder…

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Charity spreads epilepsy message at hospital events in Kettering and Northampton – Northamptonshire Telegraph

A county charity invited people to find out more about epilepsy during World Epilepsy Awareness Day on…

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Mum’s bid to get access to cannabis oil to help son’s epilepsy reaches Home Office – Scottish Daily Record

The Home Office has been called on to help a five-year-old with epilepsy whose mother says cannabis…

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How can technology help those with epilepsy manage their condition? – Epilepsy Research UK

The Epilepsy Care Alliance formed of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Kent, and various…

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A medical-grade smartwatch is helping people live with epilepsy – Wired.co.uk

For years, Patti Long worked as a surgical nurse, performing elective cosmetic operations for a clinic that…

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MyCareCentric Epilepsy claims £250m saving to be had through wider roll-out – Digital Health

Pilots of a technology programme aimed at delivering better care to people with epilepsy have suggested the…

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What is Epilepsy Awareness Day 2018 and why is it known as Purple Day? – Metro

What connects Danny Glover, Neil Young, Agatha Christie, Joan of Arc, Vincent Van Gogh, Richard Burton, Charles…

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Wearable tech developed by Poole Hospital to help thousands manage epilepsy – Bournemouth Echo

POOLE Hospital is part of a new wearable tech initiative designed to help cut the shocking rise…

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Mother shares video of her son’s epileptic fit in bid to legalise use of cannabis oil – iNews

A mother has shared a video of her son having a fit of epilepsy in a bid…

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Stevenage mum speaks out about loneliness of epilepsy as charity struggles to cope with demand for support – Comet 24

Ruth Bussey, 34, lives in Stevenage and was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of five. Her…

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‘I’ve forgotten what I’ve forgotten!’: Ian Fleming’s society beauty great niece reveals how epilepsy has left her unable to remember anything from more than six months ago – Daily Mail

Hum Fleming was just 13 when epilepsy first announced its presence in her life. Watching television at…

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New UK And International Tour Plans For Unique Show About Epilepsy And The Brain – Broadway World

Following the success of Beyond My Control 2018 – a full UK and international tour is planned…

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Children to have access to epilepsy drug in Wales – Deeside

An epilepsy drug has been approved to treat children suffering from seizures on the NHS in Wales…

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Children in Wales to have access to new epilepsy drug – ITV News

An epilepsy drug has been approved to treat children suffering from seizures on the Welsh NHS by…

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What it’s really like to live with epilepsy – The National

TO celebrate the Year of Young People, every week in 2018 The National is giving a platform…

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‘It’s callous and cold-hearted’: A man with epilepsy was sanctioned after missing his Universal Credit appointment due to seizures – iNews

A man who claims he missed a Universal Credit appointment because of multiple seizures has been sanctioned…

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“Brilliant news”: Your reactions as family say they can use cannabis oil for son’s epilepsy – Coventry Telegraph

Readers have reacted with delight after the government sounded a positive note about a six-year-old boy being…

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Barnton family walk 14 miles for epilepsy awareness – Northwich Guardian

AN epilepsy awareness group will be walking 14 miles ahead of the national awareness day. Walking to Leighton…

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Belfast doctor who earned global reputation for treating epilepsy found he had condition himself – Belfast Telegraph

Stoical Jim Morrow flags up the irony early on in the conversation. For the twist in the…

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WVU Medicine physicians install first seizure-reducing device for drug-resistant epilepsy in the state – WV News

Another option besides medication is now available for adult and pediatric WVU Medicine patients with drug-resistant epilepsy….

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Petition to treat severely epileptic Kenilworth boy with medical cannabis to be handed to Parliament – Kenilworth Weekly News

A petition demanding a severely epileptic Kenilworth boy gets medical cannabis treatment will be delivered to Parliament…

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Six-year-old with rare epilepsy could be given illegal medical cannabis in trial, Home Office says – The Independent

A six-year-old boy with a rare form of epilepsy that causes him to have 30 seizures a…

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Woman with epilepsy so severe she set herself on fire sees benefits removed – Metro

Pippa Hammond’s epilepsy is so severe that someone has to wait in the room with her every…

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Scientists reveal a key ingredient in marijuana curbs epilepsy seizures by more than 50% – Daily Mail

A key ingredient in marijuana curbs epilepsy seizures by more than 50 percent, new research suggests. …

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Boy, 6, whose parents want him to be given cannabis oil to treat his rare epilepsy is back in hospital after seizures – Daily Mail

A boy whose parents want him to be given cannabis to treat a rare form of epilepsy…

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Cannabis drug halves the risk of an epileptic fit in more than 40% of sufferers, study finds – Daily Mail

A supplement derived from cannabis halves the risk of suffering a seizure in 44 percent of epilepsy…

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Alfie Dingley: Boy with rare form of epilepsy may get cannabis oil treatment – Sky News

A boy with a rare form of epilepsy might finally get the medical cannabis his family says…

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Doctor in charge of Connor Sparrowhawk’s care when he died at NHS specialist unit suspended for 12 months – Epilepsy Action

The doctor in charge of the care of Connor Sparrowhawk who drowned in the bath after having…

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Family fighting to allow epileptic son access to cannabis treatment in UK – Coventry Observer

A FAMILY has vowed to fight a home office ruling that cannabis treatment which changed an epileptic…

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Boy with rare form of epilepsy denied cannabis oil treatment – The Guardian

The government has refused to issue a licence for a six-year-old boy with a rare form of…

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‘He looked at the moon and said “I went there last night!”‘ Little boy, four, suffering from epilepsy is granted his lifelong wish to visit ‘space’ – Daily Mail

A little boy who suffers from refractory epilepsy was granted a trip of a lifetime to the…

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New Tech Treatments for Epilepsy Edge Closer to a Cure – University of Utah Health Care

For centuries epilepsy was a mystery. Individuals who suffered from seizures were thought to be either agents…

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Epilepsy Society welcomes review of PIP – Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society has welcomed the Government’s decision to review all 1.6 million people’s claims for the…

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Girl with epilepsy is close to cure ‘after eating 3,000 avocados’ – Metro

A family claim they have nearly cured their daughter’s epilepsy after feeding her thousands of avocados. Leafy…

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Lower epilepsy medication helped me study but I ended up in a coma – The Irish Times

Sean Fenton spoke to The Irish Times this time last year while in the middle of repeating…

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New stage show about epilepsy opens – Epilepsy Action

The University of Exeter and Exeter Northcott have teamed up to produce an interactive performance about epilepsy. The…

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From an epilepsy diagnosis to making a difference in the epilepsy community: how an award-winning volunteer turned his life around – Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action has long been celebrating the superstars of epilepsy. These are the people who work tirelessly…

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Leeds family’s heartache as teenage son with epilepsy can no longer speak or walk – Yorkshire Evening Post

A MOTHER from Leeds has told of her family’s heartache as her 17-year-old son battles a severe form of epilepsy. Kian Shine, of…

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Long-Term Brain Rhythms Offer Possibility of Predicting Seizures – The Scientist

Centuries ago, humans believed that seizures were tied to the lunar cycle. Although scientific evidence for this association is scarce, physicians have long…

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Epilepsy Society is named top epilepsy research centre in the world – Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society has been named as the top epilepsy research centre in the world, for the fourth year running. And our medical director,…

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Inquest told Leeds girl, 15, with epilepsy had refused to take her medication – Yorkshire Evening Post

A 15-year-old Leeds girl who suffered from epileptic fits refused to take all of her medication just weeks before she died, an…

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The young entrepreneur who battled epilepsy and founded her own meditation business – Wales Online

A young entrepreneur set up her own mediation business after finding the technique helped her manage her epilepsy. Siwan Reynolds, 24, spent years looking…

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Some prescription drug prices rise by 1,000% in 2017 – BBC News

The cost of some prescription drugs increased by more than 1,000% in 2017. A British Medical Association (BMA) spokesman said the biggest price hikes…

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‘Beyond my Control’ – science meets theatre in this interactive performance – Epilepsy Research UK

Beyond My Control’, is a unique piece of theatre designed to explore life with epilepsy and the impact that front-line research can have…

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Children born to mothers with arthritis are 160% more likely to have epilepsy, concludes study of 1.4 million births – Daily Mail

Children are more likely to have epilepsy if their mother had arthritis while the youngster was in the womb, a major study concludes. Researchers…

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A new tool to diagnose epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

Researchers from Canada and the Netherlands have recently presented findings which suggest that an electronic ‘nose’ is able to diagnose epilepsy, quickly, cheaply…

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Presurgical imaging may predict whether epilepsy surgery will work – Science Daily

Surgery to remove a part of the brain to give relief to patients with epilepsy doesn’t always result in complete seizure relief, but…

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How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help – TheJournal.ie

A NEW APP and website, now available to those who suffer from epilepsy, offers advice to patients on how to tell family and…

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Epileptic man BANNED from Poundland after furious row about his assistance dog – Liverpool Echo

An epileptic man claims he was banned from Poundland and escorted out by police after a furious row involving his assistance dog. William Smith…

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Mum with epilepsy fighting for benefits is branded a ‘liar’ – Evening Times

A Greenock mum who has severe epilepsy which causes her to slip into unconsciousness and suffer memory blanks has been branded a ‘liar’…

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Increased Epilepsy Risk Identified in Multiple Sclerosis – Neurology Advisor

A direct correlation exists between the presence and severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the risk for epilepsy, according to study findings published…

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When you need help telling someone you have epilepsy – The Irish Times

How2tell Supporting People with Epilepsy Brenda Quigg was diagnosed with epilepsy in November 2012, following a seizure she suffered while sleeping. With her diagnosis,…

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Adalind Judd suffers epilepsy where spasms occurs daily – Daily Mail

Australian Toddler Diagnosed with West Syndrome Little Adalind Judd was in her pram at the supermarket with her parents when her eyes started to…

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£1m appeal to help stop epilepsy death – Oxfordshire Guardian

Charity Wants To Raise £1m For Epilepsy A charity has launched a £1m life-saving appeal to help prevent sudden death in young people with…

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Family praises epilepsy charity for support it provides for girl – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Family Praises Charity For Support for Daughter with Epilepsy The mum of a girl with epilepsy has spoken of the charity support they received for their…

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Are people with epilepsy dangerous? – Independent Online

Cape Town – Recent news coverage of the Van Breda axe murder trial reported that triple-murder accused Henri van Breda was diagnosed with…

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West Lothian woman who lost her son to epilepsy backs campaign to tackle sudden deaths caused by the disease – Scottish Daily Record

A West Lothian woman who lost her son to epilepsy is backing a campaign to prevent lives being cut short by the disease. Chris…

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Mum’s desperate hunt for missing cat who raises alarm when epileptic son has seizures – Manchester Evening News

An anxious mum is searching for a particularly special missing cat – he raises the alarm whenever her epileptic son has a fit. Dylan…

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By predicting seizures, AI could be a life-changer for people with epilepsy – Your Story

I was diagnosed with epilepsy in my teens. The daily barbiturate I was prescribed to prevent seizures made me sleepy and I had…

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What do you think of public transport for disabled people? – Epilepsy Society

The Department of Transport is currently looking at ways to improve the experience of people with disabilities when they are using public transport. They…

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The checklist and app cutting sudden epilepsy deaths in half – Channel 4 News

Tomorrow a campaign will be launched to highlight the significant number of young people who die suddenly from epilepsy. Figures show that nearly half…

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What is epilepsy? Causes, symptoms and what you should do if you see someone having a fit – The Sun

ONE in every 100 Brits are affected by epilepsy – and over half a million people in the UK have been diagnosed. Here’s everything…

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Celebrities join hunt for teenager Gaia, missing without her epilepsy medication – Devon Live

The search for missing teenager Gaia Pope continues and friends and family of the 19-year-old have started reaching out to celebrities to help…

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Epileptic man killed 16-year-old boy after ignoring medical advice not to drive as mum reveals son’s final words – Mirror.co.uk

An epileptic driver who killed a “delightful” teenager after ignoring medical advice not to get behind the wheel has been jailed. Andrew Williams, 48,…

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New government changes to PIP criteria may improve claims process for people with epilepsy – Epilepsy Action

The UK government announced changes to its Personal Independence Payment (PIP) guidance for assessors on 2 November. This change could help more people…

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Dysfunction of intricate astrocyte cells may underlie autism, schizophrenia and epilepsy – Science Daily

Brains are made of more than a tangled net of neurons. Star-like cells called astrocytes diligently fill in the gaps between neural nets,…

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Welsh government shows support for children with conditions like epilepsy in schools – Epilepsy Action

The Welsh government has supported an amendment to its new bill for additional learning needs in children. A number of organisations have pushed for…

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Eight new epilepsy genes discovered – Science Daily

A new study examining 200 children with epileptic encephalopathy — epilepsy combined with intellectual or overall developmental disability -identified eight new genes involved…

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Seven month old boy may not survive complex epilepsy diagnosis – Coventry Telegraph

A family has been left devastated after their seven-month-old son was diagnosed with epilepsy – and they don’t know how long he will…

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Changes to PIP set to benefit people with epilepsy – Epilepsy Society

People with epilepsy could benefit from new guidelines announced by the Government this week, for assessing those who receive PIP – the Personal…

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9 things you need to know about epilepsy – and how to deal with a seizure – BT.com

Epilepsy is a well-known condition, in that most people have heard of it and know that it can…

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Wristband devices detect dangerous seizures in patients with epilepsy – Medical Xpress

New research published in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), indicates that a new wristband device may detect seizures…

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Epilepsy charity say people’s safety put at risk by disability benefits system – ITV News

The safety of people with epilepsy is being put at risk by the current disability benefits system according to a British Epilepsy charity. The…

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First test of anti-epilepsy surgeries in children shows dramatic benefit – Fox News

Brain surgery for children whose epilepsy is resistant to drug therapy can produce a 10-fold increase in the odds of being seizure-free after…

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‘Cured’ epilepsy MP James Frith joins calls for valproate inquiry – BBC News

An MP who claims to have been cured of epilepsy by a medication which causes birth defects in children has joined calls for…

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Doctor Claims to Have Been Treating West Ham’s Chicharito for Epilepsy for the Last 6 Years’ – 90min

A doctor from the former club of West Ham’s Javier Hernandez has revealed that he has been treating the striker for epilepsy for…

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PIP Unfairly Penalising People With Epilepsy, Leading Charity Warns – HuffPost UK

People with epilepsy are being put at risk by changes to disability benefits which see people with the condition more likely to be…

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Priority setting in epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

The importance of public and patient involvement in identifying health research priorities is now more widely recognised, and research funding bodies actively seek…

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Bulford family say epilepsy gadget worn like necklace could save lives – Spire FM

A Wiltshire couple who lost their son to a form of epilepsy believe a tiny device that resembles a necklace could save the…

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Mother brands benefits system a ‘farce’ – Shropshire Star

Julie Harris says her daughter Daisy faces a daily struggle of the effects of her illness and that the Personal Independence Payments system…

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One in three children with epilepsy lacks school support plan – TES News

Only half of families who have children with epilepsy say school staff are trained in how to support their child’s needs, says charity Children…

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Circadian Gene Linked to Severe Epilepsy in Children – The Scientist

In the suprachiasmatic nucleus, the brain’s central pacemaker, CLOCK (circadian locomotor output cycles kaput) is a transcription factor that plays a crucial role…

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Blind and epileptic woman deemed ‘fit for work’ takes on the government – and wins – Mirror.co.uk

A blind and epileptic woman deemed ‘fit for work’ by the government despite not being able to make herself a cup of tea…

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Woman blind since birth, epileptic and unable to leave home declared fit to work – Birmingham Mail

The reality of Government benefit cuts have been highlighted in a heartbreaking case in the North East. The Chronicle reports how Hazel Macrae, 62,…

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Toddler who suffers up to five epileptic fits a day and could die at ANY moment is desperate for £1000 life-saving alarm – The Sun

EVERY night Georgia Gillett watches over her two-year-old son terrified that he might die. The 22-year-old single mother has to care for her sick…

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Letting Go: After managing her son’s epilepsy for 12 years, the author finds it hard to give him his independence. – LWW Journals

One day, about a year ago, I stopped to pick up a prescription for my 19-year-old son, who has epilepsy. The pharmacist told…

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Simulating a brain-cooling treatment that could one day ease epilepsy – Science Daily

Using computer simulation techniques, scientists have gained new insights into the mechanism by which lowering the temperature of specific brain regions could potentially…

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Cooling treatment reduces epilepsy in children – University of Bristol

Cooling babies deprived of oxygen at birth (perinatal asphyxia) can reduce the number of children who develop epilepsy later in childhood, according to…

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Mum launches support group for people affected by epilepsy – Cambrian News

A LAMPETER mum is launching a new support group on behalf of national charity Epilepsy Action. The coffee and chat group will meet on…

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We’ve had no help – epilepsy drug victims – BBC News

Families with children who have been harmed by the epilepsy drug sodium valproate are demanding a public inquiry and compensation, saying they have…

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Women ‘not warned’ of epilepsy drug risk, campaigner says – BBC News

A campaigner from Caerphilly is giving evidence to a European-wide safety review of an epilepsy drug. Babies exposed to sodium valproate in the womb…

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Swindon mother warns of dangers of epilepsy drug during pregnancy after child’s slowed development – Swindon Advertiser

A Moredon mother who was given a controversial epilepsy drug while she was pregnant has said that more people need to be aware…

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Epilepsy drug raises risk of birth defects, but women were not told, survey finds – Telegraph.co.uk

Women on a powerful epilepsy drug have not been warned about the dangers of taking in during pregnancy, a survey has found. The…

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Epilepsy drug warnings ‘not reaching women’, survey shows – BBC News

Almost 70% of women surveyed about a powerful epilepsy drug have not received new safety warnings about the dangers of taking it during…

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Study suggests epilepsy drug can be used to treat form of dwarfism – The University of Manchester

A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests at The University of Manchester to significantly improve…

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The 10 best epilepsy apps – Medical News Today

Living with epilepsy is more than just knowing your seizure types, the right medication, and dosage. Apps designed for tackling epilepsy can help…

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The family of a Margate man who had epilepsy and autism will finally get answers into his death – Kent Live

The family of a man who was “unable to win his last fight” with health problems will finally get answers as to how…

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Birmingham collaboration is improving childhood epilepsy care – Epilepsy Research UK

This news release describes a promising research collaboration between Aston University and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, which is making great strides for childhood epilepsy….

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‘Miracle’ as boy with epilepsy treated with cannabis oil is now 300 days seizure-free – Yahoo News UK

An 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy has not had a seizure in 300 days after he became the first patient to be prescribed…

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Family moving to Holland to get medical cannabis treatment for severely epileptic son – Leamington Observer

A MUM is moving her family to Holland so her five year-old son who suffers with severe epilepsy can be legally treated with…

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Boy who suffered up to 100 seizures a day has none in 300 days after being prescribed cannabis oil – The Independent

An 11-year-old boy who was dying from severe epilepsy has not had any seizures for 300 days since being prescribed a medical marijuana…

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I Have Epilepsy And I Just Walked Across Spain – HuffPost UK

A few hundred years ago, people would have thought I was touched by God or the Devil. I probably would have been burnt…

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Baby monitors needed for Epilepsy Association – The Southland Times

Do you have a baby monitor sitting in a cupboard that you no longer use? Epilepsy Association of New Zealand Southland branch educator Darlene…

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Girl with epilepsy gets a shot at normal life – The Star Online

Having battled epilepsy since she was a baby, eight-year-old Erinna Natashya Mohd Sohaimi (pic) now has a chance to lead a normal life. Thanks…

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Blind man suffering epileptic seizures and diabetes is rescued from Houston home by British journalist days after he and his family became trapped – Daily Mail

A man with deteriorating health was rescued from his Houston home after he went unnoticed for several days amid the chaos of Hurricane…

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Greenock dad pays tribute to daughter and raises £3k in her memory – Greenock Telegraph

AN inspirational Greenock dad and his family have raised more than £3,000 to support people with epilepsy after the condition tragically killed his…

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Epilepsy sufferer fury after vile thief stole her bag while she had a seizure – Scottish Daily Record

A woman has told how she had her bag stolen as she started having a seizure while waiting for a train. Jill Ferguson was…

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Thousands raised for epilepsy – Peterborough Telegraph

A cheque of £4,200 was handed over to Epilepsy Action by the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Sahib Gurdwara, the Sikh Temple in Fengate. The…

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Parents warned after tot diagnosed with rare epilepsy – Stoke Sentinel

Tot Alyssa Harris seemed like any other child until she started suddenly jerking her arms when she was eight-months old. Mum and Dad Laura…

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Radio ham rescues epileptic girl on remote Exmoor campsite – BBC News

An amateur radio enthusiast helped rescue a girl who was having an epileptic seizure while camping in a remote part of Exmoor. Mike Everett…

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Why Mental Health Professionals Need To Know About Epilepsy, ADHD, ASD And Other Neurological Conditions – HuffPost UK

‘I am useless’, ‘I haven’t achieved anything,’ I used to tell my therapists who presumably had heard that sort of thing a million…

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A hiker who suffers from epileptic seizures climbs 500 miles for charity – Surrey Comet

A determined writer who suffers from epileptic seizures has conquered the mountains of Spain to prove what her body is still capable of…

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Epilepsy Society’s medical director says don’t panic over current shortages of epilepsy drugs – Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society’s medical director Professor Ley Sander has advised people with epilepsy not to panic over current supply issues with the medications levetiracetam…

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Scottish epilepsy centre praised by inspectors – Third Force News

A centre to help those with epilepsy has been praised by inspectors. The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre in Glasgow was subject to an…

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Brave East Kilbride boy battling epilepsy prepares to start mainstream school – Scottish Daily Record

It will be a proud day for brave East Kilbride boy Cole Thomson and his family as they mark a major milestone in…

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Epileptic thrill-seeker who hangs off buildings and climbs 300ft cranes: ‘I’m not insane’ – Birmingham Mail

A thrill-seeker who suffers from epilepsy but still chooses to climb some of some of Birmingham’s tallest structures and buildings has said ‘nothing…

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Why we carry out research – Epilepsy Research UK

We are the only charity in the UK that’s solely dedicated to funding research into epilepsy. Every year, our Scientific Advisory Committee selects…

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FDA Approves Fycompa for Use as Monotherapy in Some Epilepsy Cases – P&T Community

Eisai is first to take advantage of new FDA regulatory pathway The FDA has approved perampanel CIII (Fycompa, Eisai Inc.) as monotherapy for the…

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Can we predict a person’s response to antiepileptic drug treatment? – Epilepsy Research UK

The ability to predict who will respond to antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment is something that epilepsy researchers are striving for. Not only would…

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Cannabis compound quells seizures in severe epilepsy syndrome – Spectrum

A component of marijuana called cannabidiol eased seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a potentially fatal form of epilepsy, in a late-stage clinical…

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This Is What It’s Really Like to Have Epilepsy – Reader’s Digest

For Emily Borghard, 28, life growing up on a farm in upstate New York was filled with carefree activities in her close-knit community….

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An exciting breakthrough for epilepsy diagnosis – Epilepsy Research UK

What would it mean if epilepsy could be diagnosed much earlier? More rapid treatment and fewer tests for sure, but it could also…

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Epilepsy support group expands to South – Comaro Chronicle

THE Epilepsy Awareness SA non-profit organisation (NPO) focuses on offering talks at schools but they also offer corporate presentations. Although there are many…

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Help fight epilepsy – The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald

I AM raising money for Epilepsy Action by taking part on Tough Mudder race this year for my pregnant fiancé who has epilepsy. I…

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Epilepsy sufferer who had driving licence taken away has mountain bike stolen – Plymouth Herald

A epilepsy sufferer who lost his driving licence and was left to rely on his bike to get to work has been force…

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Champion powerlifter who could squat three Anthony Joshuas loses epilepsy battle – Chronicle Live

A record-breaking powerlifter who could squat more than world boxing champ Anthony Joshua weighs has lost her battle with epilepsy. Dot Shaw was legendary…

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Northern Ireland mum hails sick son’s ‘miracle’ response to cannabis oil – Belfast Telegraph

Brave Castlederg boy Billy Caldwell who has severe epilepsy has enjoyed more than 250 days without a seizure after using a “miraculous” medical…

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My son’s battle with epilepsy – The Standard

My wife had I had lived in denial for a long time. None of us wanted to face the reality that our son,…

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Billy Caldwell: Medical cannabis oil named after 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy – The Independent

An 11-year-old boy with severe epilepsy has become the poster child for a “miraculous” medical marijuana product after his family claim it saved…

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Glasgow woman with epilepsy breaks cycling records to raise epilepsy awareness – Epilepsy Action

Ultra-marathon cyclist Katie Ford has broken 2 cycling world records, pending verification, and 2 British records to raise awareness of epilepsy. On 2 July,…

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Poll shows half of people with epilepsy forget to take epilepsy medicines at least once a month – Epilepsy Action

Around half of people with epilepsy, surveyed in a recent poll by Epilepsy Research UK, said they forget to take their medicine at…

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Bury St Edmunds brothers to cycle hundreds of miles for Epilepsy Society – Bury Free Press

Two brothers are preparing to cycle 1,000 miles in 10 days for charity. Peter Bryan, 18, and his brother, Joshua, 20, will set…

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Go-karts are go at Young Epilepsy thanks to donors – Oxted County Border News

The St Silvans Area Charity, formerly known as the Royal Oak charity and founded by the local and regulars of the former Royal…

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Mum’s nights of worry for epileptic toddler eased by alarm donation – East Anglian Daily Times

A Suffolk mother’s nighttime anxieties have been lifted by the donation of a lifesaving device.

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Girl, 12, CURED of life-threatening seizures by taking cannabis oil – Daily Mail

Annalise Lujan was in the middle of a gymnastics meet in April when she started vomiting and lost all feeling in her legs. As…

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Study examines self-management intervention in patients with epilepsy – Medical Xpress

Generalized 3 Hz spike and wave discharges in a child with childhood absence…

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‘Delighted’ Wycombe High School crowned winner of epilepsy education award for its work with 19-year-old pupil, Hannah Boddy – Bucks Free Press

A Wycombe school has been crowned winner of an Epilepsy Action education award for its work in supporting pupils with epilepsy. Wycombe High School…

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Newly discovered micro-gene may protect against epilepsy – Medical News Today

Epilepsy affects tens of millions of people worldwide, but the causes of epileptic seizures remain largely unknown. New research may have found a…

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Micro-gene protects brain from developing epilepsy – Science Daily

On December 16, 1997, hundreds of Japanese children were brought to hospital suffering from epilepsy-like seizures. They all had one thing in common:…

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What is Deep Brain Stimulation – Epilepsy Research UK

Deep Brain Stimulation therapy (DBS) is one of the techniques that a lot of people are talking about, but what does it do?…

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Creative Work of the Week: River Island helps Young Epilepsy and Epilepsy Society #ExplainEpilepsy – The Drum

River Island’s campaign with Young Epilepsy and Epilepsy Society for National Epilepsy Week has won this week’s European Creative Work of the Week…

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Cannabis oil stops life-threatening seizures in girl, 12, with rare form of Epilepsy – The Independent

A 12-year-old girl with a rare form of epilepsy has stopped suffering from life-threatening seizures after doctors treated her with cannabis oil. Annalise…

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Volunteers’ Week – Mum helps out at Epilepsy Action which supports her son – Lancashire Post

An inspirational mum is speaking about the very personal reason she volunteers to encourage others to give up their spare time to help…

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The epilepsy signs in children you need to watch out for – Netdoctor

Epilepsy is a common condition affecting the brain, and almost one in every 100 people across all ages will have the condition. Irfan…

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Cannabidiol reduces seizures in children with severe epilepsy – Science Daily

Results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in The New England Journal of Medicine revealed that children with Dravet syndrome, a severe form…

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Cannabidiol show success in Dravet syndrome – Epilepsy Research UK

According to a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial*, cannabidiol (CBD) reduces seizure frequency in children with Dravet syndrome – a highly complex epilepsy disorder…

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Trial to prevent epilepsy in tuberous sclerosis – Epilepsy Research UK

A new clinical trial to investigate the prevention of epilepsy in children with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) has begun at the…

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Study: Marijuana Reduces Seizures in Kids With Rare Form of Epilepsy – Rolling Stone

For years, parents of children with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, have been advocating for the use of non-psychoactive medical marijuana…

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Barnton school wins national award for supporting pupils with epilepsy – ChesterChronicle.co.uk

A Barnton school and nursery has once again been crowned winner of an Epilepsy Action education award for its work in supporting pupils…

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Bottisham family raises £21000 for epilepsy research in memory of their daughter – Newmarket Journal

A Bottisham woman who has raised more than £21,000 for research into the condition which claimed her daughter’s life has met scientists who…

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A powerful drug derived from marijuana is on the cusp of federal approval – Business Insider

An experimental drug derived from cannabis to treat epilepsy is on the brink of becoming the first of its kind to win US…

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Jennie Jacques & Georgina Higgins talk openly about epilepsy – The London Economic

Talented British actress Jennie Jacques (Vikings), and script supervisor Georgina Higgins (‘Florence Foster Jenkins’ and ‘Paddington Bear 2’) may be on different sides…

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New drug could help hundreds of thousands of epilepsy sufferers – iNews

As many as 200,000 people with ‘drug-resistant’ epilepsy may finally be able to improve their condition after a treatment derived from cannabis was…

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Cannabis drug cuts seizures in children with severe epilepsy in trial – The Guardian

A new drug derived from cannabis has been shown to reduce the convulsive seizures experienced by children with a severe form of epilepsy…

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Preventing damage caused by status epilepticus – Epilepsy Research UK

A new intranasal spray could prevent damage caused by status epilepticus, according to research published in the Proceedings of the National…

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University of Warwick epilepsy study awarded £29300 grant – The Boar

A study being conducted at the University of Warwick has been given a grant of £29,300 from Epilepsy Research UK. The money was…

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School wins top award for its care of pupil with epilepsy – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Pupils from Worthinghead Primary School in Wyke are celebrating recieving the an…

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Supportive pre-school praised for care shown to epileptic child – Wiltshire Times

A PRE-SCHOOL in Trowbridge has been recognised for the excellent support it has shown towards a child with epilepsy. Upper Studley Playgroup in Frome…

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National Epilepsy Week – HuffPost UK

Did you know this week is National Epilepsy Week? I went down to London a few weeks ago to meet the team at…

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Mum with epilepsy left housebound during pregnancy – but is now helping others in her shoes – East London and West Essex Guardian Series

A MOTHER with epilepsy who was left housebound while pregnant is reaching out to others in her shoes. Faye Waddams, aged 31, of Hanson…

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2017 Epilepsy Research Awards announced at the Royal Society – Epilepsy Research UK

On Monday Epilepsy Research UK announced the recipients of its 2017 grants at a reception at the Royal Society in London. The event…

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‘I can’t get up. My legs won’t work’: How epilepsy affected a young Scottish family – Scottish Daily Record

When my then seven-year-old son Matthew shouted, “I can’t get up, my legs won’t work” one January morning in 2014, our lives changed…

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Professor Helen Cross is announced as new President of Epilepsy Research UK – Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy Research UK is proud and pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Helen Cross as President of the organisation. Professor Cross…

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Leaked Labour manifesto promises enquiry into epilepsy drug – Epilepsy Society

In its leaked draft election manifesto, the Labour party has pledged to address historic public health injustices including those around the epilepsy drug…

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Why do some images cause seizures while others do not? – Epilepsy Research UK

A new study has investigated why it is that some images can cause seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy while other images don’t. We…

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Trumbull girl raises epilepsy awareness – CT Post

TRUMBULL — It’s a class of brain disorders that more than 5 percent of the population will experience at some point in their…

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Farnham’s Purple Walk to take place in aid of Young Epilepsy – Eagle Radio

Over 100 walkers will descend on Farnham’s Waverley Abbey this morning (May 7), all in aid of Epilepsy. The annual Purple Walk is…

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Computer technology increasingly important in study of epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

Two recently published studies show just how important the use of computer technology and modelling have become in the study of epilepsy. A study…

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Sign up for 10k epilepsy walk – Farnham Herald

PEOPLE are invited to sign up now for the Young Epilepsy Purple Walk this Sunday (May 7), a 10km walk around the grounds…

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Human figures celebrate Epilepsy Society’s 125th birthday – Epilepsy Society

Marking time: one hundred and 25 residents, family, friends and staff gathered on the grass at Epilepsy Society to form a huge number…

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Tragedy of pregnant woman who died after epileptic fit and the desperate efforts to save her baby – Manchester Evening News

A heart-broken family have paid tribute to a young mum-to-be who died after an epileptic fit which also claimed the life of her…

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Nigeria Currently Testing Locally Produced ‘Cure’ for Epilepsy – Minister – AllAfrica.com

The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has disclosed that one of the agencies under the ministry may have developed a drug…

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Seizure control eases life for young adults with epilepsy – Medical Xpress

Young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy who remain seizure-free do as well as siblings without the disorder in education, employment, driving and independent living,…

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New evidence in France of harm from epilepsy drug valproate – BBC News

A drug given to pregnant women for epilepsy and bipolar disorder caused “serious malformations” in up to 4,100 children, a French study suggests. Mothers…

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Epilepsy sufferer speaks out about condition’s devastating impact on day-to-day life – Chronicle Live

An epilepsy sufferer has spoken out about the devastating impact of her condition and her dreams for a normal life. April Coxon, 20, from…

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Footy fans chip in for epilepsy charity – Champion Newspapers

A COUPLE’S collection at Skelmersdale United’s derby clash with Marine raised £140 for a charity that’s close to their heart. Joe and Ann Aindow…

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NHS prescribes CANNABIS to 11-year-old boy who suffers 100 epileptic seizures a day – Daily Star

Epileptic Billy Caldwell had been travelling to the US for medication to treat up to 100 life threatening…

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Should I stop taking epilepsy medication while pregnant? – The Irish Times

Any medication taken during pregnancy can affect a baby. Birth defects – including cleft palate, neural tube defects, skeletal abnormalities, and congenital heart and…

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Meet the blind and epileptic woman running the London Marathon – Evening Standard

Dawn Gerrard is tackling the London Marathon today, despite being completely blind and suffering from epilepsy. Her older brother…

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Exercise your free Will – Epilepsy Research UK

Leaving a legacy in your will to help fund research into the causes and treatment of epilepsy could have a lasting impact. …

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Irish lad with epilepsy becomes first in Ireland and UK to receive prescription for medicinal cannabis – The Irish Sun

A Tyrone schoolboy has made history after becoming the first person in Ireland or the UK to be prescribed medicinal cannabis. Little Billy Caldwell…

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Stress associated with an increased risk of recurrent seizures in adults – Epilepsy Research UK

Researchers at Columbia University in New York have conducted research which shows an association between stress and an increase in recurrent seizures in…

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Pot Ingredient Might Ease Severe Epilepsy – WebMD

An ingredient in marijuana may reduce seizures in people with a severe form of epilepsy, a new study suggests. The ingredient in question is…

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How one hospital reduced pediatric epilepsy emergency visits, admissions – ModernMedicine

A quality improvement project with relatively simple interventions resulted in a significant decrease in emergency department (ED) visits and inpatient admissions, while saving…

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Dad dies suddenly after battle with “killer epilepsy” as family say his body couldn’t take any more medication – Mirror.co.uk

Dale, who passed away on April 2, with daughter Lilly, 5 (Photo:…

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Staff at Total Fitness gym in Whitefield help raise awareness of epilepsy-related issues after death of Sam Ahearn – Bury Times

STAFF at a Whitefield gym did their bit to raise…

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Severely epileptic Alfie to be mascot at Kenilworth RFC’s final game this season after big fundraiser – Kenilworth Weekly News

A Kenilworth schoolboy with severe epilepsy has been invited to be the mascot for a Kenilworth RFC’s last game of the season -…

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Epilepsy breakthrough: Silicon Valley firm’s implant helps stop brain seizures – The Mercury News

Richard Lopez, of Tracy, who has epilepsy, uses a special wand connected to…

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Overweight mums are ‘more likely to have babies with epilepsy’ – Mirror.co.uk

Mothers who are overweight when they conceive are more likely to have epileptic children, according to new research. And the more overweight they are,…

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Pioneering app that could predict seizures in epilepsy patients up for award – Bournemouth Echo

POOLE Hospital is celebrating after an innovative app which helps people with epilepsy has been shortlisted for a national award. The Epilepsy Networks Project…

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Help available for those with epilepsy – Isle of Wight County Press

RECENT editions of the County Press have featured articles on epilepsy — one covering the tragic death of a young man, plus a…

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Purple Caffe is offering help to Fife families affected by epilepsy – Fife Today

There are around 400 children and their families in Fife whose lives are affected by epilepsy. This is more than double the Scottish average,…

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Managing Seizures in Post-Stroke Epilepsy of Paramount Importance to Reduce Death Rates – Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy seems to be a contributing cause of death when it develops following a stroke according to a study published in the scientific…

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Daughter’s epilepsy inspires mum to run – Melton Times

Amy Parr and daughter Lillie – Amy is running the London Marathon…

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Robotic surgery first for Skewen epilepsy sufferer – BBC News

A woman with epilepsy has become the first person in Wales to undergo pioneering robotic surgery. The robot, built by Renishaw in Rhondda Cynon…

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Study examines social outcomes in young adults with childhood-onset epilepsy – EurekAlert

In a recent study, young adults who developed uncomplicated epilepsy as children (meaning that they did not have other neurologic or intellectual impairment)…

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Stress Reduction May Lower Risk of Seizures Review Article Affirms – Epilepsy Research UK

Adopting stress reduction techniques may lower the risk of epileptic seizures, according to a review article published in the scientific journal Seizure. …

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Stress a common seizure trigger in epilepsy, study affirms – Science Daily

Patients with epilepsy face many challenges, but perhaps the most difficult of all is the unpredictability of seizure occurrence. One of the most…

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Mum’s 15000-ft skydive to help families after daughter’s battle with epilepsy – The Bolton News

AFTER witnessing her baby…

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This Dalton couple have done so much for people with epilepsy – and now they’ve been rewarded for it – Huddersfield Examiner

The longstanding volunteering work of a Dalton couple has been recognised by national charity Epilepsy Action. Joan and Tony Gorton received the Epilepsy Action…

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Dundee epilepsy sufferer says he’s in limbo after benefit axed – Evening Telegraph

A Dundee man who suffers from epilepsy and Tourette’s syndrome claims he’s been left in limbo after a decision to stop the financial…

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Purple Day and epilepsy: How I helped care for my sister and grandma – Metro

Drop, shake and sleep – three things I hoped I’d never see in a row. But I did. I saw my grandma have big seizures,…

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Forth Road Bridge runner found exercise was key to living with epilepsy – The Sunday Post

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Trump supporter who ‘sent a flashing tweet to a reporter with epilepsy and made him have a seizure’ is charged with a hate crime – Daily Mail

A Texas Trump supporter who allegedly tweeted a flashing gif at an epileptic Newsweek journalist has been indicted on a ‘deadly weapon’ charge. John…

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Rushden woman shares her battle with epilepsy, bullying and isolation – Northamptonshire Telegraph

A Rushden woman has spoken of her struggle with epilepsy as part of a day to increase global awareness of the condition. Tammy Potter,…

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Dealing With An Epilepsy Diagnosis – Huffington Post UK

So the purpose of this blog is to see the funny side of life. Life may be very difficult right now but I…

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Survey shows patient experience of neurology services – including epilepsy – has deteriorated – Epilepsy Society

A survey of thousands of neurology patients, including more than 500 people with epilepsy, has shown that services to diagnose, treat and provide…

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Man arrested after sending tweet ‘attack’ that caused journalist to have epilepsy seizure – Telegraph.co.uk

US President Donald Trump attends a meeting about healthcare in the Roosevelt…

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Up to 2000 set to take part in Bradford’s Epilepsy Action 10k on Sunday – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

UP TO 2,000 people are set to take part in the tenth anniversary Epilepsy Action 10K run on Sunday – the most ever…

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Keighley woman speaks about living with epilepsy – Keighley News

A KEIGHLEY woman with epilepsy has spoken of the challenges she faces living with the condition. University student Alice Turner said she had always…

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Tyrone child Billy Caldwell begins 150 mile trek to fund American epilepsy treatment – the Irish News

A CO Tyrone child with life-threatening epilepsy is in “really high spirits” after starting a 150 mile walk to fund vital treatment in…

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Loneliness warning for people with epilepsy – The Press, York

PEOPLE with epilepsy in Yorkshire are at serious risk of loneliness and isolation, even if they do not have active seizures, a charity…

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Study reveals how genetic defects can lead to childhood epilepsy – Medical Xpress

New King’s College London research reveals how genetic defects can lead to epilepsy in children.

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Epilepsy patients could use WEED to effectively manage their condition, study finds – Mirror.co.uk

A nationwide survey of Australians has revealed that people suffering from epilepsy are able to control it with WEED . Cannabis helped 14% of…

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The 19-year-old who runs away from ambulances – BBC News

Katie Cooke has a lifestyle clash few others can rival. The 19-year-old from Dublin is a…

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Epilepsy support group welcomes new members – Bognor Regis Observer

Organiser Helen Joy and daughter Eden Grant with the Epilepsy Action Bognor…

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Brain Connectivity Different in People with Epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

Brain connectivity in people with epilepsy and those without are different showed a study published in the journal Human Brain Mapping. According to…

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Why the hardest thing about living with epilepsy isn’t the seizures – NEWS.com.au

My epilepsy is classed as ‘controlled’ because I’m on medication, but medication doesn’t make you immune to the ‘event’ of a seizure. I…

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Artists unite to raise funds for people living with epilepsy – The West Australian

The auction was established by Epilepsy Action Australia, which provides education and support services to people with epilepsy, and CEO Carol Ireland said…

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