Mother Hails Ketogenic Diet as A Lifesaver After Baby Diagnosed With Epilepsy

7th June 2021

When first-time parents, Angelique and Darryl’s newborn daughter, Bella, began to have periods where she would “become absent” at just 3 and a half months old, they were of course concerned.  Her Mother, Angelique commented that “Bella was fine one minute then staring into space the next. It was like she was absent for a…

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New Research Sheds Light on the Link Between Sleep and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

31st May 2021

Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a new potential link between sleep and SUDEP. It’s long been known that people with epilepsy are at a higher risk of SUDEP, but very little is known about why this is the case.  The research was conducted by monitoring the sleep of 41…

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New Mathematical Model Could be the Key to Early-warning for Seizures

16th March 2021

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…

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Epilepsy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

9th March 2021

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…

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Government Safety Review Urges Women to Discuss Epilepsy Treatment Options Before Pregnancy

15th February 2021

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…

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Bedrocan Supply Threat – An Open Letter from National Epilepsy Training

1st February 2021

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…

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