Epilepsy

Dog Warns Owner She Is Going To Have An Epileptic Seizure

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

To Shannon Locke, Poppy is far more than a pet dog. The labrador pup warns the 23-year-old when she is about to have an epileptic seizure, meaning...

Critically Ill Teenager Finds Out He's Going To Disneyland, Internet Weeps With Joy

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Parents

The beautiful moment a critically ill teenager found out he was going to Disneyland Paris has won the hearts of thousands on Facebook. 14-year-old...

Caroline Frost

Katie Hopkins' Worst Brain Surgery Fear Is Waking Up With A Welsh Accent

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

Katie Hopkins has revealed that one of her worst fears about her forthcoming brain surgery is waking up with a Welsh accent. Controversial right-w...

Twitter Pulls 'Irresponsible' Ad After Epilepsy Fears

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Tech

Twitter UK has pulled a Vine ad after complaints that it would be dangerous to those suffering from photosensitive epilepsy. The advert was for Twi...

Katie Hopkins Pans River Island's Epilepsy Campaign

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Katie Hopkins has hit out at a new campaign to raise awareness of epilepsy, claiming that making light of the condition isn’t the answer. SEE MOR...

No, River Island, We Epileptics Don't Want to 'Seize the Day'

Katie Hopkins | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

Anything which makes epilepsy slightly more mainstream is to be welcomed so that kids can feel like they aren't so weird after all. And why the bags River Island pushed out in conjunction with Epilepsy Action should be a good thing. 'Seize the day' they said - what a lark! Look at us eppys, nature's fruit cakes, laughing at ourselves and soldiering on. Look at us eppys, nature's fruit cakes, laughing at ourselves and soldiering on. What a hoot! We even shop in the High Street despite ourselves. But strangely enough, they aren't right. There is something odd about them.

What Should You Do If Someone Is Having An Epileptic Seizure?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Epilepsy is estimated to affect more than 500,000 people in the UK, yet a recent survey of 2,000 British adults revealed 74% of us do not know what it...

The Crossing: My Life Changing Adventure

Ashley Wilson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK
Ashley Wilson

This month I set off to row 3,600 miles across the Indian Ocean. In history, there have only been four successful attempts by a rowing pair. But the question I am asked most often is, 'why'? The answer is, 'because I can'! But of course like most things in life, it's not quite as simple as that. Let me explain...

Katie Hopkins Reveals Epilepsy Will Kill Her

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Katie Hopkins has revealed her epilepsy will eventually kill her in an open letter to her three children. READ MORE: Schoolboy Asks Nick Clegg If ...

Why Katie Hopkins Is an Inspiration

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carrie Armstrong

Katie Hopkins is hospitalised every 10 days on average because of her epilepsy. Every 10 days. I find the uncertainty of that utterly horrifying. I don't understand how she does it.

My Marathon Story: Blood, Sweat and Many, Many Tears

Lucy McGuire | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Sport
Lucy McGuire

Running this event was something I'd felt an overwhelming urge to do for many years. But when my eldest sister, Joanne, unexpectedly passed away in 2004 following a life of severe epilepsy, my casual interest in running became a coping mechanism for unbearable grief.

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

Anne-Marie Kruk | Posted 30.01.2015 | 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.