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Rotary Club

Rotary Club donates £4,600 for Epilepsy Society medical research

13 June 2016

Epilepsy Society would like to thank the Rotary Club of Jordans and District for their generous donation of £4,600 towards medical research at Epilepsy Society in...

Antiepileptic drugs inhibit growth velocity in children, study finds

13 June 2016


A study has found that the use of some antiepileptic drugs in children may slow down their rate of growth, resulting in shorter stature.

British Bunting

Epilepsy Society looks forward to the Patrons Lunch on Sunday

11 June 2016


Epilepsy Society is very excited to be joining the celebrations for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday at the Patron’s Lunch on The Mall this...

Couple silhouette

Discussing the impact of epilepsy on sexual function

9 June 2016

Doctors should be pro-active in discussing the impact of epilepsy on sexual function and gender-related issues, said Gerhard Luef at the 2nd congress of the European...

caring hands

Department of Health issues survey to understand the work of unpaid carers

7 June 2016

The Department of Health has begun a consultation into the work done by unpaid carers.

Sue and Adrian Perry

Epilepsy Society begins heart monitor trial to detect seizures

6 June 2016

Epilepsy Society has begun a six-month trial of heart monitor equipment to assess the technology’s usefulness in detecting seizures.

Wayne Woodward

Epilepsy Society congratulates Wayne Woodward on Britain’s Got Talent final performance after...

1 June 2016

Epilepsy Society would like to congratulate Wayne Woodward on his Britain’s Got Talent success and wish him well after he had a seizure.

Freya, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross with epilepsy

Find a home for Freya

25 May 2016

Freya is Britain's loneliest dog. Not only has she been unable to find a loving family to give her a home but now she has been diagnosed with epilepsy.


Surgeons test new stroke drug made from broccoli chemical

24 May 2016

Surgeons are trialling a new drug based on a chemical found in broccoli to try to improve outcomes for stroke patients, who frequently go on to develop conditions...

Study finds that some hormonal contraceptives impact seizure frequency in women with epilepsy

23 May 2016

A study published in Epilepsy & Behavior has found that hormonal contraception has differing impacts on seizure frequency in women taking different AEDs.


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