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Public lack confidence in supporting people with epilepsy - new poll shows

Head and shoulder shots of Jennie Jacques, Leon Legge and Lewis HIne who are challenging pe0ople to #explain epilepsy

A new poll has revealed that there is a worrying lack of public confidence in knowing how to help someone who is having a seizure.

Human figures celebrate Epilepsy Society's 125th birthday

one hundred and 25 residents, family, friends and staff gathered on the grass at Epilepsy Society to form a huge number 125 in celebration of the charity's 125th birthday

Marking time: one hundred and 25 residents, family, friends and staff gathered on the grass at Epilepsy Society to form a huge number 125 in celebration of the charity's 125th birthday. The human figures were photographed at the centre in Chalfont St Peter by a drone in between the showers on Bank Holiday Monday.

Maternal obesity and epilepsy - research suggests possible links

Woman checks her weight, standing on the weighing scales.

Epilepsy Society's medical director, Professor Ley Sander says research linking maternal obesity to epilepsy should be treated with caution and seen in the wider context.

Students design winning vest to detect seizures

The two Loughborough students who designed seizure detection vest, standing side by side at the award ceremony. Both are in brown suits.

Two 16-year-old students win award for designing a wearable vest to help detect epileptic seizures.

Epilepsy Society prepares for annual conference

Audience at the conference annual conference

Epilepsy Society is preparing for our annual conference, Epilepsy: past, present and future on Saturday 18 March at Holiday Inn, Bloomsbury, London.

Survey shows patient experience of neurology services - including epilepsy - has deteriorated

Graphic illustrating the number of times a patient sees GP before referral to neurologist

Survey shows patient experience of neurology services - including epilepsy - has deteriorated in the last two years.

 

'My goal is to be able to walk to the shop and buy a loaf of bread'

A year after being diagnosed with epilepsy, mum of two Katy Mann explains how her children have to push her round the house in an office chair.

 

Research using Apple watch links epileptic seizures to stress and missed sleep

Apple Epi/Watch that can be worn to record seizures

New research using an Apple Watch app to track seizures in people with epilepsy finds that the most common triggers are often stress and missed sleep.

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