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The link between Saint Valentine and epilepsy

It's a little known fact that while St. Valentine is widely associated with love and the giving of 'valentines', he is also the patron saint of people with epilepsy.

Department of Health stresses commitment to fast access to medication post Brexit

BBC Radio 4 Today programme

The Department of Health issues statement following BBC Radio 4's Today programme looking at impact if Britain withdraws from the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

And baby makes three

New mum Emma Johnstone and her husband Will, look back at how love and romance played a part in Emma's epilepsy surgery


Made by Chelsea - designer handbags raise money for Epilepsy Society

Chelsea  Leyland looking sideways at the camera. She has long, blonde wavy hair and is wearing bright red lipstick

New York actress, model and DJ Chelsea Leyland designs high-end handbags to raise  money for Epilepsy Society.

Epilepsy Society professor wins 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award

A head and shoulders shot of Professor Philip Patsalos

Epilepsy Society's Professor Philip Patsalos has been awarded the 2016 Excellence in Epilepsy Award by the British Chapter of the International League Against Epilepsy.


Charity calls for greater public awareness as people with epilepsy are accused of being drunk following a seizure

Deminique Malyon with long brown hair, parted in the middle. Wearing a short sleeved grey jumper.

As dry January ends, Epilepsy Society calls for greater public awareness of epilepsy as people with the condition are wrongly accused of being drunk when recovering from a seizure.

Tribunal puts patient health ahead of business

Clare Pelham, chief executive, standing in her office

Epilepsy Society's Chief Executive Clare Pelham is encouraged that the health of patients is being put ahead of business after the Competition Appeal Tribunal refused to suspend the Competition Markets Authority's ruling that they had to reduce the price of phenytoin sodium capsules by today.

Vauxhall Motors’ SOS button saves the life of man with epilepsy

John and his wife Paula sat together

Vauxhall's OnStar service came to the rescue in an emergency situation when John Cook found himself in a desperate situation due to his epilepsy.

Professor Martin Elliott stresses the importance of research into SUDEP

Professor Martin Elliott

Professor Martin Elliott, Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL & Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children stressed the importance of further research into Sudden Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) during his lecture, 'Sudden death in the young: A terrible waste' at the Museum of London on 18th January 2017.

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has expressed frustration with Flynn Pharma

Clare Pelham, chief executive

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has expressed frustration that pharmaceutical company Flynn Pharma has failed to reassure her of their long-term commitment  to supplying the epilepsy drug, phenytoin sodium capsules.


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