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Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.

Packaging for Trobalt (retigabine)

Epilepsy drug Trobalt (retigabine) to be discontinued

14 September 2016

The epilepsy drug Trobalt, also known as retigabine, is to be discontinued and will no longer be available after June 2017.

Head shot of Labour leader candidate Owen Smith, wearing a grey jacket and glasses with a dark rim across the top.

Owen Smith criticises care of people with epilepsy

12 September 2016

Labour leader candidate Owen Smith  criticises the way the 'system' cares for people with epilepsy and mental health issues.

Poet Amy Acre

Exploring the dreamy state of epilepsy

8 September 2016

Don't miss your chance to explore the cultural history of epilepsy at a literary cabaret in London this weekend (Saturday 10 September 2016).

Joseph Fry

Nine-year-old with epilepsy gets A grade in GCSE maths

2 September 2016

An A grade in GCSE maths is an achievement in anyone's books, but Joseph Fry's story makes it even more special.  He is only nine years old and has had epilepsy for...


Transport for London trials badges for people with hidden health conditions

31 August 2016

Transport for London (TfL) has developed a card and a badge to signal that people with hidden health conditions such as epilepsy, may need a seat on public transport...

Epilepsy news app

Epilepsy Society launches news app for iPhone and Android

31 August 2016

Epilepsy Society has launched a news app for Android and iPhone  as an interactive tool to help readers keep up-to-date with everything that is happening in the world...

A man with a headache is holding his head in his hands

Study finds 83 per cent of people with epilepsy also have headaches

9 August 2016

A study has found that headaches cause a ‘burden’ to the quality of life of many people with epilepsy.


Study explores the experiences of patients living with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures

4 August 2016

A study has explored patients' accounts of living with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) to reveal insights into a poorly understood, and varied disorder.

BBC radio producer Colin Grant, originally from Jamaica, is photographed in front of a shelf of books. He is wearing dark rimmed glasses

BBC radio producer launches new book at Epilepsy Society

3 August 2016

BBC radio producer Colin Grant will be talking about his new book A smell of burning: the story of epilepsy at Epilepsy Society on 23 August from 12.30-1.30pm.

Ride London 100

Epilepsy Society thanks Ride London 100 cyclists for support

1 August 2016

Epilepsy Society would like to thank our 50 riders who cycled the Ride London 100 on Sunday.


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