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EMA publishes recommendations on sodium valproate

12 February 2018

New measures to avoid the exposure of unborn babies to the epilepsy drug, sodium valproate have been announced by the safety committee of the European Medicines...

Coronation Street raises more issues around epilepsy

9 February 2018

Epilepsy Society has been pleased to work once again with the production team at ITV's Coronation Street on the plot involving the Street's bad boy David Platt.

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Risk of oral clefts increased for babies exposed to topiramate

5 February 2018

Latest research from the US has shown that babies born to women with epilepsy who are taking the medication topiramate during the first trimester of pregnancy, are at...

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Epilepsy surgeon dedicated to women's suffrage

5 February 2018

Today, as we mark 100 years since parliament passed an act giving some women the right to vote, we celebrate the life of Victor Horsley, pioneering epilepsy surgeon...

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Epilepsy expert to talk about conditions which coexist alongside epilepsy

2 February 2018

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Professor Ley Sander will be delivering The Sir John Monash Lecture  at Monash University, Malaysia, e talking about medical ...

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Epilepsy Society welcomes review of PIP

31 January 2018

Epilepsy Society has welcomed the Government's decision to review  all 1.6 million people's claims for the disability benefit, PIP.

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Research suggests epilepsy drug may affect future generations

22 January 2018

BBC 1’s Inside Out London reported on research from Konkuk University in South Korea which has suggested that disabilities caused by the epilepsy drug sodium...

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Epilepsy linked to subtle changes in brain volume and thickness

19 January 2018

Latest research from Epilepsy Society shows that epilepsy is linked to subtle changes in brain volume and thickness. Scientists hope that the findings could throw new...

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Clare Pelham joins expert group on sodium valproate

9 January 2018

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has joined the Sodium Valproate Expert Working Group which supports the Government's Commission on Human Medicines....

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Epilepsy Society is named top epilepsy research centre in the world

5 January 2018

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


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