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Clinically trialled medicinal cannabis product could be given final approval in two months

Medicinal cannabis

Epidyolex, an oral solution of cannabidiol, has been recommended for approval for use as an add-on therapy for seizures.

Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Wales

Young children smiling whilst wearing pyjamas

Children aged four years and older in Wales will have access to the anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam as a new treatment option.

Anti-epileptic drug brivaracetam is now available for children in Scotland

Three children at school writing

Children aged four years and older in Scotland will have access to an anti-epileptic drug (AED) brivaracetam as a new treatment option. 

Children plant a better future

Two boys stand in the sunshine by a fence smiling in Plant-for-the-Planet tshirts

Children from four Buckinghamshire primary schools visited Epilepsy Society to plant a hedge as part of a Plant-for-the-Planet project.

Parents, carers and teachers

This section contains information for Parents, carers and teachers.

 

Study calls for children with epilepsy to be monitored early for ADHD symptoms

ADHD

Children with epilepsy and febrile seizures have a higher risk of developing attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), says a new study.

Antiepileptic drugs inhibit growth velocity in children, study finds

 

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

Study analyses cardiac health of children with epilepsy one year after starting ketogenic diet

A study has found that a ketogenic diet does not appear to have a disturbing effect on the ventricular function of the heart in children with epilepsy.

Changes in heart activity during sleep linked to epilepsy in children

A study has found that even in children without seizures, heart rate changes during sleep could be an indicator of a risk of developing epilepsy later in life.

Researchers urge regular vitamin D monitoring of children with epilepsy

Researchers find that children with epilepsy are at greater risk of vitamin D deficiency

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