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Radio 5 Live Breakfast show talks about epilepsy and travel insurance

21 July 2016

Updated: You can listen to the programme now on iPlayer. Scroll to 41:14 to hear our policy officer Finn O'Dwyer  talking about epilepsy and travel insurance. Scroll...


Study finds that night-time seizures in epilepsy disrupt memory consolidation

20 July 2016

Asleep seizures seem to disrupt memory consolidation, according to a pilot study published in Clinical Neurophysiology.


Study calls for children with epilepsy to be monitored early for ADHD symptoms

15 July 2016

Children with epilepsy and febrile seizures have a higher risk of developing attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study.


Suicide rate among people with epilepsy is 22 per cent greater than the general population

14 July 2016

The suicide rate among people with epilepsy has been found to be 22 per cent higher than in the general population in a study by the Centers for Disease Control and...


People with epilepsy warned of NHS prescription penalty charges

8 July 2016

The NHS is clamping down on patients claiming free NHS prescriptions in England without a valid medical exemption certificate by issuing penalty charge notices to...

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Increased risk for autism in epilepsy

8 July 2016

Study shows people with epilepsy, and particularly those diagnosed in childhood, have an increased risk for autism, as do their siblings and children.

Epilepsy Society announces total raised for Purple Day 2016

8 July 2016


Epilepsy Society is delighted to announce that Purple Day 2016 raised £57,586.25.

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Educational comic book helps to raise awareness of epilepsy in Ethiopia

5 July 2016

An educational  comic book is helping Ethiopian high school students understand more about epilepsy.

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DJ Chelsea Leyland to host yoga event to raise awareness of epilepsy

5 July 2016

British-born actress, DJ and model Chelsea Leyland is hosting a yoga practice for 100 people in Manhattan, New York, to raise awareness of epilepsy.

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Cannabis-based drug shows promise in severe epilepsy

29 June 2016

Latest trial into the use of a cannabis-based drug for the treatment of a highly drug-resistant form of epilepsy shows positive results...


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