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Northern Ireland mum of epileptic boy faces arrest for flying home with medicinal cannabis – Belfast Telegraph

A Northern Ireland mum is facing arrest today as she flies into Heathrow Airport with medicinal cannabis…

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Cannabis oil may help treat rare type of epilepsy – NHS Choices

“Cannabis oil could treat epilepsy,” is the misleading headline from the Mail Online. This story relates to a…

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Bletchingley teen speaks out about the challenges of growing up with epilepsy – Get Surrey

A Bletchingley teen and epilepsy suffer has opened up about his personal experiences in an effort to…

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East Kilbride mum wears it well for epilepsy charity fundraiser – Scottish Daily Record

A fundraising mum raised £125 for two charities close to her heart – with the help of…

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Largest ever neuroimaging analysis of epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

The aim of much epilepsy research is to better manage the condition with more personalised and effective…

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Thousands hit streets of Bradford for Epilepsy Action 10k race – Bradford Telegraph and Argus

OVER 2,500 runners, with some coming from as far as New Zealand, weaved through the sunny streets…

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Cheddar students mark Epilepsy Awareness Day – Weston & Somerset Mercury

Students from Kings Of Wessex Academy donned their best purple gear at the end of spring term…

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Seizure-Free Status Prior to Conception Lowers Odds of Recurrence During Pregnancy – Neurology Advisor

Women who were seizure free prior to conception have a low risk for seizure recurrence during pregnancy,…

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New ban on epilepsy drug in pregnancy – BBC News

An epilepsy drug that can damage unborn babies must no longer be prescribed to girls and women…

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‘I had a seizure on a first date’ reveals woman diagnosed with brain tumour at 26 – Metro

A woman diagnosed with epilepsy caused by a tumour growing on her brain is refusing to let…

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Poster campaign raises awareness of epilepsy on public transport – Epilepsy Society

This week, for the first time ever, epilepsy is featuring as part of a high profile poster…

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Epilepsy Research UK Celebrates Purple Day at the Houses of Parliament! – Epilepsy Research UK

As many of you will know, since 2008 the 26th March has been known as Purple Day,…

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DWP reverses sanctions decision for epileptic man who missed benefits appointment due to seizure – iNews

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has decided to reverse its decision to sanction a man…

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There’s a Link Between Autism And Epilepsy, And Scientists Might Have Figured It Out – Science Alert

Researchers have discovered why a mutated gene causes seizures in some children who have autism. Autism spectrum disorder…

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Charity spreads epilepsy message at hospital events in Kettering and Northampton – Northamptonshire Telegraph

A county charity invited people to find out more about epilepsy during World Epilepsy Awareness Day on…

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Mum’s bid to get access to cannabis oil to help son’s epilepsy reaches Home Office – Scottish Daily Record

The Home Office has been called on to help a five-year-old with epilepsy whose mother says cannabis…

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How can technology help those with epilepsy manage their condition? – Epilepsy Research UK

The Epilepsy Care Alliance formed of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the University of Kent, and various…

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A medical-grade smartwatch is helping people live with epilepsy – Wired.co.uk

For years, Patti Long worked as a surgical nurse, performing elective cosmetic operations for a clinic that…

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MyCareCentric Epilepsy claims £250m saving to be had through wider roll-out – Digital Health

Pilots of a technology programme aimed at delivering better care to people with epilepsy have suggested the…

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What is Epilepsy Awareness Day 2018 and why is it known as Purple Day? – Metro

What connects Danny Glover, Neil Young, Agatha Christie, Joan of Arc, Vincent Van Gogh, Richard Burton, Charles…

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Wearable tech developed by Poole Hospital to help thousands manage epilepsy – Bournemouth Echo

POOLE Hospital is part of a new wearable tech initiative designed to help cut the shocking rise…

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Mother shares video of her son’s epileptic fit in bid to legalise use of cannabis oil – iNews

A mother has shared a video of her son having a fit of epilepsy in a bid…

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Stevenage mum speaks out about loneliness of epilepsy as charity struggles to cope with demand for support – Comet 24

Ruth Bussey, 34, lives in Stevenage and was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of five. Her…

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‘I’ve forgotten what I’ve forgotten!’: Ian Fleming’s society beauty great niece reveals how epilepsy has left her unable to remember anything from more than six months ago – Daily Mail

Hum Fleming was just 13 when epilepsy first announced its presence in her life. Watching television at…

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New UK And International Tour Plans For Unique Show About Epilepsy And The Brain – Broadway World

Following the success of Beyond My Control 2018 – a full UK and international tour is planned…

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Children to have access to epilepsy drug in Wales – Deeside

An epilepsy drug has been approved to treat children suffering from seizures on the NHS in Wales…

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Children in Wales to have access to new epilepsy drug – ITV News

An epilepsy drug has been approved to treat children suffering from seizures on the Welsh NHS by…

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What it’s really like to live with epilepsy – The National

TO celebrate the Year of Young People, every week in 2018 The National is giving a platform…

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‘It’s callous and cold-hearted’: A man with epilepsy was sanctioned after missing his Universal Credit appointment due to seizures – iNews

A man who claims he missed a Universal Credit appointment because of multiple seizures has been sanctioned…

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“Brilliant news”: Your reactions as family say they can use cannabis oil for son’s epilepsy – Coventry Telegraph

Readers have reacted with delight after the government sounded a positive note about a six-year-old boy being…

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Barnton family walk 14 miles for epilepsy awareness – Northwich Guardian

AN epilepsy awareness group will be walking 14 miles ahead of the national awareness day. Walking to Leighton…

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Belfast doctor who earned global reputation for treating epilepsy found he had condition himself – Belfast Telegraph

Stoical Jim Morrow flags up the irony early on in the conversation. For the twist in the…

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WVU Medicine physicians install first seizure-reducing device for drug-resistant epilepsy in the state – WV News

Another option besides medication is now available for adult and pediatric WVU Medicine patients with drug-resistant epilepsy….

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Petition to treat severely epileptic Kenilworth boy with medical cannabis to be handed to Parliament – Kenilworth Weekly News

A petition demanding a severely epileptic Kenilworth boy gets medical cannabis treatment will be delivered to Parliament…

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Six-year-old with rare epilepsy could be given illegal medical cannabis in trial, Home Office says – The Independent

A six-year-old boy with a rare form of epilepsy that causes him to have 30 seizures a…

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Woman with epilepsy so severe she set herself on fire sees benefits removed – Metro

Pippa Hammond’s epilepsy is so severe that someone has to wait in the room with her every…

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Scientists reveal a key ingredient in marijuana curbs epilepsy seizures by more than 50% – Daily Mail

A key ingredient in marijuana curbs epilepsy seizures by more than 50 percent, new research suggests. …

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Boy, 6, whose parents want him to be given cannabis oil to treat his rare epilepsy is back in hospital after seizures – Daily Mail

A boy whose parents want him to be given cannabis to treat a rare form of epilepsy…

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Cannabis drug halves the risk of an epileptic fit in more than 40% of sufferers, study finds – Daily Mail

A supplement derived from cannabis halves the risk of suffering a seizure in 44 percent of epilepsy…

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Alfie Dingley: Boy with rare form of epilepsy may get cannabis oil treatment – Sky News

A boy with a rare form of epilepsy might finally get the medical cannabis his family says…

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Doctor in charge of Connor Sparrowhawk’s care when he died at NHS specialist unit suspended for 12 months – Epilepsy Action

The doctor in charge of the care of Connor Sparrowhawk who drowned in the bath after having…

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Family fighting to allow epileptic son access to cannabis treatment in UK – Coventry Observer

A FAMILY has vowed to fight a home office ruling that cannabis treatment which changed an epileptic…

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Boy with rare form of epilepsy denied cannabis oil treatment – The Guardian

The government has refused to issue a licence for a six-year-old boy with a rare form of…

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‘He looked at the moon and said “I went there last night!”‘ Little boy, four, suffering from epilepsy is granted his lifelong wish to visit ‘space’ – Daily Mail

A little boy who suffers from refractory epilepsy was granted a trip of a lifetime to the…

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New Tech Treatments for Epilepsy Edge Closer to a Cure – University of Utah Health Care

For centuries epilepsy was a mystery. Individuals who suffered from seizures were thought to be either agents…

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Epilepsy Society welcomes review of PIP – Epilepsy Society

Epilepsy Society has welcomed the Government’s decision to review all 1.6 million people’s claims for the…

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Girl with epilepsy is close to cure ‘after eating 3,000 avocados’ – Metro

A family claim they have nearly cured their daughter’s epilepsy after feeding her thousands of avocados. Leafy…

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Lower epilepsy medication helped me study but I ended up in a coma – The Irish Times

Sean Fenton spoke to The Irish Times this time last year while in the middle of repeating…

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New stage show about epilepsy opens – Epilepsy Action

The University of Exeter and Exeter Northcott have teamed up to produce an interactive performance about epilepsy. The…

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From an epilepsy diagnosis to making a difference in the epilepsy community: how an award-winning volunteer turned his life around – Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action has long been celebrating the superstars of epilepsy. These are the people who work tirelessly…

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