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 research team at the University of Southern California is currently working on a powerful new seizure prediction model which could vastly improve the ability to predict seizure activity. Using this new model, it is noted that people with epilepsy could be warned from 5 minutes up to an hour before they are likely to…Read more
With vaccines currently being rolled out to combat COVID-19, many will be wondering whether there are any special considerations that need to be made for those with epilepsy. Current Evidence At present, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that people with epilepsy are at any higher risk of side-effects than anyone else from taking…Read more
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