Epilepsy

More Than a Label: Championing a Cause Not Becoming the Cause

Anne-Marie Kruk | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Anne-Marie Kruk

Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of year. I love the Christmas lights and the spectacular window displays. Let's face it; it is the one time a year when we have an excuse to be a kid again!

This Man's Brain Surgery Cured Him Of His Fear Of Spiders

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If the mere thought of spiders sends shivers down your spine then removing a section of your brain could help. (Although we probably wouldn't recommen...

Scientists Find Switch Which Makes You Sleep

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Tech

Scientists have found the part of the brain which controls your consciousness, effectively discovering a 'on/off' switch which makes you fall asleep. ...

What Is Epilepsy?

Christophe Bernard | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christophe Bernard

Epilepsy is the most frequent neurological disorder after migraine. It affects 1-2% of the world population. Thirty percent of patients with epilepsy are resistant to treatments. But what is a seizure? This question has been an enigma for patients, their relatives, researchers, and doctors for centuries.

Writing Helped Me to Overcome Grief of Double Epilepsy Loss

Mindy Gibbins-Klein | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mindy Gibbins-Klein

It is scary to think that epilepsy can strike the old or young and at any time. According to Epilepsy Action, there are currently 600,000 people across the UK living with epilepsy.

George Osborne Plans Another £25billion in Cuts, and Wants to Take Around Half of It From Welfare

Lisa Egan | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lisa Egan

So I'd like to introduce Mr Osborne to few people: Shaun Pilkington shot himself after his Employment and Support Allowance was stopped. Tim Salter ...

Popular Sedative Linked To Pneumonia Risk

PA | Posted 06.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A popular sedative has been linked with an increased risk of developing pneumonia. Benzodiazepines, which are taken by 2% of the population in the ...

Woman Jailed for 'Disturbing Attack' On Epileptic With Hot Iron And Cigarette

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A woman has been jailed for six and a half years for scarring an epilepsy sufferer with a hot iron in a "nasty example of bullying and humiliation". ...

Driver Orders Epileptic Teen Off Bus After Calling Illness A 'Pisstake'

SWNS | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK

A teenage epilepsy sufferer was ordered off a bus after the heartless driver dismissed her disability and relevant travel card as - a 'P*SS TAKE'. ...

King Tutankhamun's Death 'Linked To His Man-Boobs'

Washington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK

Theories of what caused the early death of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, King Tutankhamun, have swirled for years. Some claim his death at the ag...

Epileptics Fear 'Being Laughed At, Mugged Or Filmed' While Having Seizure

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

People with epilepsy are reluctant to leave the house fearing they will be laughed at, mugged or even filmed while having a seizure, a study has found...

NHS Patients Facing Medicine Shortage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

Patients are suffering because of a shortage of some NHS prescription medicines, a Parliamentary group has warned. Shortages of some medicines are ...

Seizure Wristband Could Predict 'Severe' Epileptic Seizures

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A simple, unobtrusive sensor ‘could gauge the severity of epileptic seizures’, reports Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) in this week’...

Can an Epileptic Seizure Be Art?

Jo Verrent | Posted 23.04.2012 | Home
Jo Verrent

Rita wishes to present her convulsing body as art to an audience, and ultimately, through this, to herself. She is a dancer, has trained for years to control and express herself through the medium of her body and the way in which it moves. When she experiences seizures, her body moves, but in a way in which she cannot control.

School Pays Tribute To Pupil Who Died Playing In The Snow

PA | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school has paid tribute to a 10-year-old boy who died after collapsing while out playing in the snow. Joshua Houlgate, who is understood to have ...

Citroën TV Ad Banned Over Epilepsy Claims

The Huffington Post | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK Lifestyle

A TV advert featuring a series of flashing images by car maker Citroën has been banned following complaints from viewers claiming it triggered epilep...

Heady Injury Makes You Three Times More Likely To Be Violent

PA | Posted 28.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Head injury can dramatically increase the chances of someone committing violent crime, a study has found. In a large group of 22,914 traumatic brai...

Repeat. Mantras and Madness. Post Traumatic Stress. Repeat. Tap. Tap.

John Fleming | Posted 20.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
John Fleming

Last Thursday, I wrote a blog about attending a Symposium at Lincoln University. This Monday, I wrote a blog about being in a mental asylum when I wa...

Epilepsy Drug Recalled After Uneven Doses

PA | Posted 22.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A drug for epilepsy sufferers is being recalled after it was found that some patients were getting uneven doses of the medicine, ...