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Nationwide study finds that frequency of accompanying disease is high in children with epilepsy

1 August 2016

The overall frequency of accompanying disorders, otherwise known as comorbid disease, has been found to be high in children with epilepsy, according to a study...

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New initiative to support homeless people who have epilepsy

28 July 2016

New guidance is published to enable community nurses to support people with epilepsy who are homeless.

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Warning over driving and epilepsy

21 July 2016

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander  underlines the importance of people  informing the DVLA and stopping driving if they have uncontrolled...


Study finds link between smoking and epilepsy

21 July 2016

There appears to be a correlation between epilepsy and smoking, a study of people living in French-speaking Switzerland has found.

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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.


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