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Read the latest epilepsy news from Epilepsy Society.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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.


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