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 study into how cost effective it could be to implement new EEG technology on the NHS has been launched. The study will recruit 33 people with medication resistant epilepsy to trial the small EEG device over a six month period. The technology itself, which has been developed by Danish company UNEEG medical, is a…Read more
Research conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital has found new links between calorie restriction and seizures. Whilst the link between diet and seizures has been known since ancient times, first theorised by Ancient Greek philosopher Hippocrates, it has never been truly clear what the link was and how it can be an effective way to limit…Read more
Epilepsy is more common than most people would think. In fact, if you look into any field you will almost always find people who have epilepsy, even amongst the famous. Epilepsy has affected people for millennia so it’s not surprising to find out that many of the most famous people throughout history had epilepsy. Similarly,…Read more
There is no way to know for certain how long epilepsy and seizures have been prevalent due to the fact that there are accounts of seizures in the earliest records we have throughout history. Epilepsy has a long and storied history, throughout which it has often been misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It’s only now looking back…Read more
There are many causes for epilepsy, ranging from head trauma and injury, to strokes and infections. Whilst late onset epilepsy has increased over the last decades, there are still between 32% and 48% of cases where the cause remains uncertain or completely unknown. There is still much to learn about epilepsy and its causes and…Read more
Taking cocaine, like many recreational drugs, can have a number of negative health effects. For cocaine, one of the concerns that many people often ask is “can taking cocaine cause seizures?”. In short, yes, cocaine can cause seizures and can also be associated with heart attacks. In fact, cocaine is one of the leading sources…Read more