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Stories about children

Schools urged to enter epilepsy education awards

26 Apr 2013

The Edwards aim to recognise educational establishments who are providing a supportive learning environment to pupils or students with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action is encouraging nurseries, schools, colleges and universities from across the UK to get involved and show their outstanding support for students with epilepsy. Nominations can be made by educational establishments or parents and students.

Northern Ireland children’s epilepsy services story [updated]

10 Jun 2009

BBC Northern Ireland’s Newsline programme is this week doing an investigation into children’s epilepsy services in the region.

They’re following the story of three-and-a-half year old Billy Caldwell, who has the rare Angelman syndrome.  You can watch the first part of their story on the BBC News website.

We’re told that the Northern Ireland health minister will be being interviewed on Newsline on Thursday. 

Epilepsy on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour today

24 Sep 2008

Advances in treatment for children with epilepsy were discussed on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour programme this morning. New research on the ketogenic diet is being presented this week at the European Congress on Epileptology in Berlin. Lead researcher Professor Helen Cross, from Great Ormond Street Hospital and the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy, spoke to the programme.

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