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Why NICE is right to be cautious about recommending medicinal cannabis for two childhood epilepsy syndromes

Why NICE is right to be cautious about recommending medicinal cannabis for two childhood epilepsy syndromes. Our medical director, Professor Ley Sander writes.

Professor Ley Sander talks about the risk of seizures following Cameron Boyce's tragic death

Professor Ley Sander talks about the risks of seizures following the death of Disney star Cameron Boyce.

Our medical director is named world's leading epilepsy expert for sixth year running

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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.

Our medical director honoured with new epilepsy post

Head and shoulders of Professor Ley Sander who is looking relaxed but serious. He has short, grey hair, a round, friendly face and is wearing a dark jacket and light-coloured open-necked shirt.

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.

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

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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.

Can green spaces reduce the risk of sudden death in people with epilepsy?

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.

Suicide rate among people with epilepsy is 22 per cent greater than the general population

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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.

Study finds that women with epilepsy who use oral contraceptives may have increased risk of seizures

A new study has identified a component of hormonal contraceptives that may be responsible for an increased seizure risk in some women with epilepsy.

New approach to treatment required says leading epilepsy specialist

Epilepsy Society’s Medical Director Professor Ley Sander has urged the need for a new treatment model for epilepsy.

Epilepsy named as a leading cause of premature death in autism

New research from Sweden  highlights epilepsy as one of the two leading causes of premature mortality in people with autism.

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