A new seizure protection device has won an international design award and could provide a safer environment for people who experience seizures.
Professor Emre Yaksi from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, working with researchers from the University of Dresden, has published research on epileptic seizures in zebrafish. The fish is often used for studying how the human brain works.
A new study from Aarhus University in Denmark has found that febrile convulsions can result in a higher risk of developing epilepsy later in life. Febrile convulsions are convulsions experienced by children with a high body temperature or fever caused by illness.
The Epilepsy Action volunteer award 2019 goes to Simon Privett, who is involved with several coffee and chat groups in the South West of England.
The Epilepsy Action Award for Local Group goes to the wonderful Truro support group.
This year’s primary school award is going to Puss Bank School and Nursery for their support of pupil Claire, aged nine. Claire has epilepsy.
The fundraising of the M&S Guiseley Simply Food store has won them the Epilepsy Action fundraising team award 2019.
Willow Garden Day Nursery has won this year’s early years education award. The nursery supports Amelia, two, and her family.
Malisa’s work has benefitted thousands of people with epilepsy in Wales. She has worked for over 15 years as an epilepsy specialist nurse in the Alan Richens Unit (epilepsy unit) in the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff.
New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to a lower rate of seizure-related breathing problems.