The advice centre is our online resource for free information and advice on epilepsy and our other services. Our blog posts cover a wide range of topics and provide valuable knowledge that our clients and others may find useful.
A new government review has found that four of the top most popular epilepsy medications can result in physical defects or learning difficulties for children when taken during pregnancy. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) analysed the 10 most common epilepsy medications and found that 4 of them could pose a potential risk…Read more
A relatively uncommon syndrome, self-limited neonatal convulsions occurs in babies and young infants and initially presents with seizures which start in the first 28 days of life (the neonatal period). This syndrome was once informally known as ‘5th day fits’ as it often starts on the 5th day of life, although in reality can be…Read more
We recently wrote a post on how the threat of a halt of prescriptions for cannabis-based medication, Bedrocan, is going to affect 42 families within the UK. One of the 42 children affected is one of our own clients here at National Epilepsy Training. Our client is only 12 years old, and can have up…Read more
Supplies of medical cannabis have been halted due to Brexit, which has left around 40 parents fearing for their child’s safety as they were reliant on the medication. One case is that of Alfie Dingley, a 9 year old boy, who used to experience up to 150 seizures a day, which led to his mother…Read more
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