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Sunshine on the window: The butterfly effect

25 May 2017

Jasmine Forrest is a 25-year-old journalism student from Manchester. Throughout the years following her epilepsy diagnosis at age 17, she has experienced many highs and lows when dealing with (and accepting) her condition. Eight years on, she has decided to speak out about her feelings, thoughts and experiences as a young woman with epilepsy through her blog: Sunshine on the window. 

 

Trial finds cannabidiol may successfully reduce number of convulsive seizures in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome

25 May 2017

A new study has found that cannabidiol could be an effective treatment for people with Dravet syndrome.

Cannabidiol comes from the cannabis plant. It does not contain the part of cannabis that gives a ‘high’ – the psychoactive part.

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health starts next Epilepsy12 audit into children’s epilepsy services

16 May 2017

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) is starting a new review into how effective children’s epilepsy services are. This is known as the Epilepsy12 audit and this is the third review of this kind.

Why vertical stripes might trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy

16 May 2017

Scientists believe that they have found out why some still images can trigger seizures in people with photosensitive epilepsy.

It is well known that flashing images can trigger a seizure in people with photosensitive epilepsy. However, some still images can have the same effect and the reason why is still poorly understood.