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Maternal obesity and epilepsy - research suggests possible links

5 April 2017

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Professor Ley Sander says research linking maternal obesity to epilepsy should be treated with caution and seen in the wider...

The two Loughborough students who designed seizure detection vest, standing side by side at the award ceremony. Both are in brown suits.

Students design winning vest to detect seizures

21 March 2017

Two 16-year-old students win award for designing a wearable vest to help detect epileptic seizures.

Audience at the conference annual conference

Epilepsy Society prepares for annual conference

17 March 2017

Epilepsy Society is preparing for our annual conference, Epilepsy: past, present and future on Saturday 18 March at Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London.

Graphic illustrating the number of times a patient sees GP before referral to neurologist

Survey shows patient experience of neurology services - including epilepsy - has deteriorated

17 March 2017

Survey shows patient experience of neurology services - including epilepsy - has deteriorated in the last two years.


Apple Epi/Watch that can be worn to record seizures

Research using Apple watch links epileptic seizures to stress and missed sleep

22 February 2017

New research using an Apple Watch app to track seizures in people with epilepsy finds that the most common triggers are often stress and missed sleep.

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Walter Swinburn's death an accident, inquest finds

14 February 2017

Legendary jockey Walter Swinburn died as a result of an accident at his home in Belgravia, an inquest has heard.

The Queen

Epilepsy Society receives £2,500 charitable gift from The Patron's Fund

14 February 2017

Epilepsy Society is one of almost 300 organisations to receive a charitable gift from The Patron's Fund following Her Majesty the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations...

BBC Radio 4 Today programme

Department of Health stresses commitment to fast access to medication post Brexit

10 February 2017

The Department of Health issues statement following BBC Radio 4's Today programme looking at impact if Britain withdraws from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

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Made by Chelsea - designer handbags raise money for Epilepsy Society

8 February 2017

New York actress, model and DJ Chelsea Leyland designs high-end handbags to raise  money for Epilepsy Society.

A head and shoulders shot of Professor Philip Patsalos

Epilepsy Society professor wins 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award

3 February 2017

Epilepsy Society's Professor Philip Patsalos has been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award by the British Chapter of the International League Against...


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