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Tarantula venom could CURE epilepsy: Pioneering medication developed for seizures – Express.co.uk

An international team of scientists has been testing a peptide isolated from the poison of the West…

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Cannabis oil given a cautious welcome for some children with epilepsy – but not adults – iNews

Cannabis oil could be an effective remedy for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, a new report has found….

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Mozart could prevent fits in epileptic children, says new study – Classic FM

Listening to Mozart could help prevent epileptic children from having seizures, according to new research by the…

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Spider venom may help treat a serious form of epilepsy – Medical News Today

According to a new study carried out in Australia, a protein found in spider venom could help…

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Incredibles 2 re-edited to meet standards around flashes and patterns affecting people with photosensitive epilepsy – Epilepsy Action

Disney has re-edited its new Pixar film Incredibles 2 to ensure it passes a test around flashing…

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Amid seizures, man sketched his ‘beautiful’ hallucinations – CNN

At first, he would see a colorful circle. It would grow a shimmering, flashing tail “dripping” down,…

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Resources made available at Children’s Zoo for families dealing with epilepsy – WANE

On Sunday, families of loved ones with epilepsy joined together at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. The…

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Some risk factors for late-onset epilepsy may be modifiable – Epilepsy Research UK

Diagnosis of epilepsy occurs most often in the young and the over 60s and because life expectancy…

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Specialist clinicians will be able to prescribe cannabis-based medicines by autumn, the Home Office announces – Epilepsy Action

Specialist clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-based medicines by the autumn, the Home Office has…

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New support for life-changing epilepsy drugs – Daily Telegraph

A NEW epilepsy drug capable of preventing all of someone’s seizures will be subsidised by the Turnbull…

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Cannabis-based medicines get green light as UK eases rules – The Guardian

Doctors in the UK will be able to prescribe cannabis-derived medicine after the government announced a relaxation…

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Boy with epilepsy and family forced to leave Emirates flight in Dubai – The Guardian

Emirates staff have forced a disabled teenager and his family to disembark from a plane because he…

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Epilepsy and pregnancy: What you need to know – The Standard

Epilepsy during pregnancy raises special concerns. While most women who have epilepsy deliver healthy babies, you might…

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The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre provides life-changing support to young woman – Charity Today News

THE family of a young Edinburgh woman who has seen her life transformed thanks to help from…

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Why a chemical found in worms could hold the key to reducing epileptic seizures – iNews

A chemical found in worms could hold the key to stopping seizures in people with drug-resistant epilepsy….

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Research aims to develop a cap which can predict seizures – Epilepsy Research UK

A team led by Dr Omid Kavehei of Sydney University’s Faculty of Engineering and IT has developed…

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Medicinal cannabis oil brought into UK legally for first time as mother of epileptic boy hails ‘momentous occasion’ – The Independent

A woman has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil into the UK in the first-known successful attempt since…

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A ‘baby whale’ may help to further our understanding of epilepsy – Epilepsy Research UK

Researchers from the University of Texas believe that what they have learnt from a ‘baby whale’ which…

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Incredibles 2 to carry epilepsy warning – BBC News

Cinemagoers attending screenings of Incredibles 2 will be warned that the Disney-Pixar sequel contains flashing lights that…

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What is consciousness? Epilepsy patients being assessed for surgery bring us a step closer to understanding – Epilepsy Research UK

Epilepsy patients being assessed for possible surgery have electrodes implanted in the brain in order to try…

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Cannabis oil delay for Warwickshire epileptic boy ‘cruel’ – BBC News

The government delaying giving a cannabis oil licence to a boy with a epilepsy would be “unconscionably…

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Billy Caldwell gets cannabis oil back to treat his epilepsy in Home Office U-turn – The National

THE Home Office is returning the cannabis oil it confiscated from the mother of a boy with…

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Dharmesh Khatri, from High Wycombe, who suffered from epilepsy took his own life after believing he was being bullied at work – Bucks Free Press

A man who suffered from epilepsy took his own life after believing he was being pushed out…

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Is cannabis oil a medical marvel? Should the controversial medication be available on NHS? – Express.co.uk

IT IS described by those who depend upon it as a “miracle” drug, alleviating both physical pain…

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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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