Stories about children
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.
A recent study has shown that surgery for children with epilepsy can completely remove the need for epilepsy medicines. Around 40 per cent of people with epilepsy develop it before the age of 15.
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We are taking a whole new look at what we do online for children and young people. We want to deliver a clear and well targeted online resource for those with epilepsy. To do the best possible job, we need to consult with children and young people with epilepsy, their brothers and sisters, and parents and carers.
BBC Northern Ireland’s Newsline programme is this week doing an investigation into children’s epilepsy services in the region.
We’re told that the Northern Ireland health minister will be being interviewed on Newsline on Thursday.
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.