Epilepsy

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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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