Can listening to Mozart daily reduce the number of seizures in people with epilepsy?

16th July 2020

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…

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Category: News, Treatments

Ring Chromosome 20

9th July 2020

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…

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Category: Syndromes

West Syndrome (Infantile Spasms)

4th June 2020

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…

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Category: Syndromes

Tyneside baby diagnosed with rare form of epilepsy endures up to 50 seizures a day

26th May 2020

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…

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Category: News

Advice for epilepsy caregivers during the COVID-19 pandemic

20th May 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, many carers have had difficulty understanding the best way to help their patients with epilepsy. New recommendations have been drawn up by a team of international epilepsy specialists, led by Professor Ley Sander.  The report, which was published in the journal, Neurology, has outlined a series of guidance aimed…

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Category: Living with Epilepsy

Rett Syndrome

14th May 2020

Rett Syndrome is a genetic syndrome that is estimated to affect just 1 in every 10,000 to 12,000 girls. It is extremely uncommon for males to be affected by Rett Syndrome, however, on the rare occasion that it does it’s always far more severe than it is in females.  Rett Syndrome is caused by a…

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Category: Syndromes