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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.

Man who sent flashing ‘GIF’ image on Twitter to US political journalist with photosensitive epilepsy has been charged

27 Apr 2017

Last month, a man accused of sending a tweet with a flashing image to a US political journalist with photosensitive epilepsy was arrested. John Rayne Rivello, 29, was charged with criminal cyber (online) stalking. If found guilty, Mr Rivello could face a sentence of 10 years in prison.

Neurological Alliance calls for improvements to neurology care following 2016 patient experience survey

14 Mar 2017

A 2016 survey by the Neurological Alliance has found that people’s experience of neurological services has worsened since 2014. The Neurological Alliance is a group of 80 organisations in England, including Epilepsy Action. The alliance works to improve the lives of people with neurological conditions, such as epilepsy.

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