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In a truly disgusting story that highlights the terrors of online trolls, hundreds of people sent malicious flashing GIF images in response to a fundraiser led by a young boy with epilepsy and his mother. The Epilepsy Society, who were involved with the fundraiser and retweeted the requests for help on social network Twitter commented…Read more
A major international study has discovered three molecules, all of which have the potential to be developed into new medications with promising applications for epilepsy. The aim of the study was to discover new, more effective medications for those people who have seizures that cannot currently be controlled by the treatment options available at the…Read more
Around 65 million people worldwide live with epilepsy and reducing the number of seizures they experience is always a key concern. This is often done through a number of treatment options, such as anti-epileptic medications (AEDs), surgery, specialised diets and a number of other options. However, is it possible that music could also help to…Read more
Ring Chromosome 20 (R20) is a condition that comes from an abnormality in chromosome 20. R20 is a rare condition that can quite often be the cause of epilepsy in children. Each human being has 23 pairs of chromosomes (giving them 46 in total), these important structures are held within each cell of the body…Read more
Named after Dr William West, West syndrome, also known as infantile spasms, are a type of seizure that start early in life and are specific in nature, as are all syndromes. West syndrome is diagnosed when a child has a very specific type of seizure and age of onset combined with an electroencephalogram (EEG) pattern…Read more
When Catherine Holliday of Forest Hall, Tyneside noticed her newborn son, Paddy was making strange movements and hadn’t smiled at nearly six weeks old, little did she know that he was about to be diagnosed with an incredibly rare form of epilepsy. The youngster was initially diagnosed with a milk allergy, but he continued to…Read more