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Epilepsy linked to subtle changes in brain volume and thickness

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Latest research from Epilepsy Society shows that epilepsy is linked to subtle changes in brain volume and thickness. Scientists hope that the findings could throw new light on how epilepsy affects the structure of the brain.

Clare Pelham joins expert group on sodium valproate

Chief executive Clare Pelham is wearing a purple top and resting her chin pensively on her hand.

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has joined the Sodium Valproate Expert Working Group which supports the Government's Commission on Human Medicines.

2017 ended with a disaster but we're not beaten

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham looks back over the year, at the highs and - sadly - a very snowy low.

Epilepsy Society is named top epilepsy research centre in the world

Professor Ley Sander is smiling at the camera. He has short, grey/white hair and is wearing a casual,  open-necked shirt.

Epilepsy Society has been named as the top epilepsy research centre in the world, for the fourth year running. And our medical director, Professor Ley Sander, has been ranked as the world's leading expert on epilepsy - again for the fourth year running.

Della fundraises for the sister she lost on Christmas Day

Della is smiling at the camera with her head cupped in her hands. She has long blonde hair and is wearing a blue and white dresss. She is leaning on a wooden gate and there is a beautiful orange rose lying in front of her.

Della Mead, 12, surprises mum by setting up a Facebook fundraising page in memory of her sister Laura, who died of epilepsy 10 years ago at the age of 16.

Professor prescribes ski-ing as new tonic for his patients with epilepsy

Rebecca is dressed in black saloupettes with a safety helmet and is sitting in a sit-ski with an instructor ready to help her ski

An exciting new venture at Epilepsy Society is giving residents with the most complex epilepsy and associated disabilities, the chance to enjoy the freedom and thrill of ski-ing.

Epilepsy Society welcomes government commitment to end avoidable deaths

Our avoidable death campaign illustrates the postcode lottery of epilepsy with statistics in the middle, surrounded by purple speech bubbles

Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham has welcomed an initiative by health secretary Jeremy Hunt to  make the NHS the first healthcare system in the world to publish data around avoidable deaths.

Mum tells of impact on son when there is a shortage of epilepsy medication

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Kay Smith, mum to 14-year-old Josh who has  epilepsy, has told BBC Radio 4 listeners of just how frightening and critical it can be if her son is unable to get the medication he needs to treat his seizures.

Take part in Epidogs project, new research to find out why some dogs detect seizures

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A new research project, Epidogs, aims to find out why some dogs are able to detect seizures.

David Gauke outlines details of changes to Universal Credit

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Work and pensions secretary David Gauke has outlined in detail a series of measures designed to improve the roll out of Universal Credit.

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