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Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.

Understanding PIP

25 February 2013

A new pocket guide to help people with epilepsy get to grips with the government's new PIP is produced by Epilepsy Society.

Mums-to-be urged to join epilepsy register

25 February 2013

Calls for GPs to encourage mums to be with epilepsy to sign up to a central pregnancy register to help find out more about birth defects.

Prince Charles meets girl with epilepsy

21 February 2013

Children at Great Ormond Street Hospital, including a young girl with epilepsy, have a special visitor (21 February) when the Prince of Wales tours the wards.

Carers need help

21 February 2013

An Epilepsy Society survey carried out in 2011 showed that carers looking after someone with epilepsy often neglect their own health needs to care for a loved one....

River Island epilepsy awareness raising campaign

12 February 2013

River Island – the high street fashion retailer - supports leading epilepsy charities, Epilepsy Society and Young Epilepsy with an online awareness raising campaign...

GPs report decline in childhood epilepsy

7 February 2013

Epilepsy Society’s medical director, Professor Ley Sander believes the downwards trend is most likely due to better pre-natal and peri-natal care and delivery.

New report links epilepsy drug to autism

1 February 2013

Children whose mothers take the drug sodium valproate while pregnant are at significantly increased risk of autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, says report...

Chilled brain could mean fewer seizures

3 January 2013

Mild cooling of the brain after a head injury could prevent the development of epileptic seizures, say researchers.

Genes linked to rare epilepsy

25 October 2012

Researchers are mapping genes responsible for a rare form of epilepsy known as autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy (ADNFLE).

Midazolam name change

12 October 2012

The epilepsy emergency medication Epistatus has changed its name.


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