Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Tue, 03/09/2019 - 11:17
Why NICE is right to be cautious about recommending medicinal cannabis for two childhood epilepsy syndromes. Our medical director, Professor Ley Sander writes.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Thu, 11/07/2019 - 16:34
Professor Ley Sander talks about the risks of seizures following the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Tue, 13/11/2018 - 11:33
We are delighted to announce that our medical director, Professor Ley Sander has been ranked as the world's leading expert in epilepsy for the sixth year running.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:53
Epilepsy Society is thrilled to announce that our medical director, Professor Ley Sander, has been appointed as Head of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Epilepsy at UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.
Submitted by helen-skipworth on Fri, 20/01/2017 - 16:09
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.
Submitted by olivia-rzadkiewicz on Fri, 14/10/2016 - 13:47
The idea that environment influences the health of people with epilepsy is not a new one. Epilepsy Society headquarters was founded in 1894 in the Buckinghamshire countryside precisely for that reason. The founders of the charity and 'colony' as it was then known, believed that outdoor activity was the key to maximising the health and potential of the people with epilepsy that came to live at the centre in Chalfont St Peter.
Submitted by olivia-rzadkiewicz on Thu, 14/07/2016 - 16:33
The suicide rate among people with epilepsy has been found to be 22 per cent higher than in the general population in a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States.
Submitted by olivia-rzadkiewicz on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 00:00
A new study has identified a component of hormonal contraceptives that may be responsible for an increased seizure risk in some women with epilepsy.
Submitted by olivia-rzadkiewicz on Mon, 21/03/2016 - 09:27
Epilepsy Society’s Medical Director Professor Ley Sander has urged the need for a new treatment model for epilepsy.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Fri, 18/03/2016 - 15:14
New research from Sweden highlights epilepsy as one of the two leading causes of premature mortality in people with autism.