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Epilepsy patients may live longer with specialist care – Reuters

People with epilepsy who receive care from specialists may be less likely to die prematurely than their…

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Border guards who seized cannabis oil ‘put my five-year-old’s life at risk’ – The Guardian

A family picture of Indie-Rose Clarry, who has Dravet syndrome, a…

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NHS gets green light to prescribe cannabis-based medicine to children with life-threatening epilepsy – The Sun

Trials of the drug were carried out at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital on children who were…

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Parkinson’s and epilepsy medication recalled due to possible health risk – full items list – Express

Patients who take prescription-only medication for Parkinson’s (Neupro) and epilepsy (Vimpat) are being given an urgent warning…

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Epilepsy sufferers in Harrogate lose benefits under ‘seriously flawed’ new system – Harrogate Advertiser

Epilepsy sufferers on disability benefits in Harrogate have had their claims denied after the roll-out of the…

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Disabled people four times worse off financially – Epilepsy Action

Disabled people are 4 times worse off financially than non-disabled people, according to new research commissioned by…

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Medical cannabis first for Scottish boy who has epilepsy – The National

A MOTHER who previously had to resort to bringing illegal cannabis oil into the country to treat…

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More than half of epilepsy sufferers in the East Riding lose benefits under ‘seriously flawed’ new system – Bridlington Free Press

More than half of epilepsy sufferers on disability benefits in the East Riding of Yorkshire had their…

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Select batches of Parkinson’s and epilepsy medicines recalled – BBC News

Certain batches of three medicines for Parkinson’s, epilepsy and blood clots are being recalled in the UK,…

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London bus driver asks everyone to get on board with new ‘Calm, Cushion, Call’ campaign – Epilepsy Society

Bus driver Vic Hamilton is hoping everyone will get on board with our new campaign – ‘Calm,…

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Almost two-thirds of epilepsy sufferers in Wakefield lose benefits under ‘seriously flawed’ new system – Wakefield Express

Almost two-thirds of epilepsy sufferers on disability benefits in Wakefield had their claims denied after the roll-out…

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Epilepsy and sudden death linked to bad gene – Neuroscience News

In sudden death in epilepsy, people stop breathing for no apparent reason and die. Now, a group…

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Irish breakthrough in predicting epileptic seizures may lead to simple test – The Irish Times

Dr Marion Hogg, honorary lecturer at RCSI and FutureNeuro investigator, who is…

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How ‘priceless’ genome sequencing helped two-year-old’s epilepsy – BBC News

Kris Daly and Claire Cole explained to the BBC how genome sequencing has helped their daughter Millie-Mae,…

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Oxford woman busts seizure myths for National Epilepsy Week – Oxford Mail

AN OXFORD woman has shared her experience with epilepsy to help dispel the ‘dangerous’ myths that still…

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‘Time running out’ for epileptic boy denied cannabis prescription – Sky News

A mother says her son with life-threatening epilepsy is “running out of time” after doctors refused to…

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Medical cannabis: ‘I break the law for my epileptic son’ – BBC News

Scared her son could die from violent seizures, a mother began breaking the law in an attempt…

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Drug shortages reveal Brexit realty for epilepsy suffferers – Yorkshire Post letters – Yorkshire Post

From: Keith Jowett, Silkstone Common, Barnsley. FOR many of us Brexit has become something of a soap opera….

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Multiple Sclerosis Drug Treatment May Be Effective for Epilepsy – Pharmacy Times

A drug commonly used to treat multiple sclerosis may one day be used to treat patients with…

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‘Steep rise’ in patients struggling to get epilepsy drugs – BBC News

There has been a “steep rise” in the number of people struggling to get hold of medication…

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