Mum Films Daughter's Seizures To Alert Parents Of Little-Known Condition

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Parents

A mum filmed her daughter having seizures to alert other parents how to detect a rare form of childhood epilepsy. Belen Sullivan Robbins said her daug...

Women With Epilepsy Must Be 'Empowered' To Become Experts During Pregnancy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Parents

Pregnant women with epilepsy are faced with worries that go beyond morning sickness and heightened hormones. They have to consider the likelihood of s...

Why I Kept My Epilepsy Hidden for So Long

Vicky Smith | Posted 13.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vicky Smith

My early childhood memories are full of seizures, nasty medicines and hospital trips. I had tonic clonic seizures when I was asleep and absence seizures during the day. I lived on a cocktail of drugs while the doctors tried to work out what would work best for me.

Study Reveals Reassuring News For Pregnant Women With Epilepsy

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Parents

Women who take the epilepsy drug lamotrigine during pregnancy will not "significantly" increase the risk of their child having birth defects, a new st...

People With Autism 'Die 16 Years Earlier Than The General Population'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People with autism are dying decades before the average person, research has revealed. Scientists from Sweden analysed data from 27,000 people with au...

Children With Disabilities Are Missing Out On Vital Play Opportunities

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Parents

Children with disabilities are missing out on play activities that are vital to their development, according to report released by Lord Blunkett. T...

Santa Naps With Toddler Who Just Suffered A Seizure

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents

A Santa in America pretended to sleep while a tired toddler recovering from a seizure napped in his lap. The result was a heartwarming photo that ...

This Is What It's Like To Have An Epileptic Seizure

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Tim Fry was out cycling when he began to have an epileptic seizure. By chance, he captured video footage of the moment he fell to the ground becau...

The Sad Reason Why This Girl Hasn't Had A Birthday Party For Four Years

Caters | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Parents

A four-year-old girl hasn't had a birthday party for four years because the excitement could be life-threatening. Isla Smith, four, has Dravet syn...

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...

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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 27.05.2016 | 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 18.05.2016 | 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.