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Tackling sleep problems in epilepsy with CBT

2 December 2016

Can't sleep? Dr Hugh Selsick looks at how cognitive behavioural therapy may be the answer to your insomnia.

Epilepsy Society's new chief executive Clare Pelham is standing in her office beside a bookcase of files. She is wearing a red skirt and pale blue shirt.

Epilepsy Society appoints new chief executive

30 November 2016

The UK’s leading epilepsy medical research charity, Epilepsy Society, appoints Clare Pelham as its new chief executive.

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Could a once-a-fortnight epilepsy drug be just what the doctor will order?

29 November 2016

A long-lasting pill that releases its medicine for two weeks after being swallowed, has the potential to revolutionise the treatment of conditions including epilepsy...

Georgia Tye is holding up one of the 'Be Epilepsy Aware' sleeves for a takeaway cup

Takeaway cup raises epilepsy awareness

23 November 2016

Having a takeaway coffee or tea could help raise awareness about epilepsy thanks to 24-year-old Georgia Tye from Norwich.

Professor Ley Sander receiving an award for neurology in India.

Professor Ley Sander wins top neurology award in India

22 November 2016

Congratulations to our medical director, Ley Sander, who has just been presented with the Professor Baldev Singh Oration Award in recognition of his outstanding work...

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NHS backs epilepsy app

16 November 2016

Epilepsy Society welcomes the inclusion of an epilepsy self-management tool, EpSMon, as one of only eight innovations to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)...

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Worrying lack of knowledge over epilepsy medicine risks in pregnancy

8 November 2016

Almost half (48%) of women with epilepsy are unaware of the risks of taking epilepsy medicine sodium valproate, according to a new survey by three leading UK epilepsy...

CAWC International wraps up Christmas event for Epilepsy Society

4 November 2016

Chiltern American Women's club International's 29th Annual Charity Christmas Bazaar is set to take place on Sunday, 20 November from 10 am - 4pm at the Crowne Plaza...

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Charities call for better advice over epilepsy drug risk during pregnancy

31 October 2016

One in five women currently taking the epilepsy drug, sodium valproate, do not know that it can cause developmental problems or birth defects in an unborn child.

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Ross overcomes epilepsy to join BBC One Show's Rickshaw Challenge

26 October 2016

Epilepsy Society wishes eighteen-year old Ross from Sunderland the best of luck as he takes part in the BBC One Show’s 2016 Rickshaw challenge.


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