International imagination icon Disney has advised that the latest Star Wars film could pose a seizure risk in people with photosensitive epilepsy.
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The report, Epilepsy, a public health imperative, was released on Thursday 20 June, calling for action to improve healthcare and reduce stigma and discrimination.
Francesca’s epilepsy was very hard on her during her school years. Having become good at overcoming challenges, she decided to take on another one – get fit and run Tough Mudder
Epilepsy organisation Epilepsy Action has said it is disappointed with the lack of priority given to epilepsy in the NHS Long Term Plan.
The Long Term Plan was published on 7 January, detailing how the NHS intends to move healthcare forward over the next 10 years.
In a post, Epilepsy Action highlighted that while epilepsy is mentioned in the plan, it is not made a priority.
From today, specialist clinicians can prescribe cannabis-based medicines in the UK to patients with “exceptional clinical need”. They will no longer need to apply to an expert panel for a licence.
The UK government has rescheduled cannabis-based medicines under the Misuse of Drugs regulations 2001. They are now no longer listed under Schedule 1 alongside substances considered to have no therapeutic effect.
The Belfast Trust have announced that a further 1,044 patients previously seen by Consultant Neurologist Dr Michael Watt have been offered review appointments. The review appointments will ensure that these patients are on the correct treatment.
Around 2,500 patients previously under the care of Dr Watt were recalled earlier this year.
Maxine has Dravet syndrome, a rare and severe form of epilepsy. Her mum Patricia tells Epilepsy Today about life with the condition, from diagnosis and treatments, to finding independence
An inquest into the death of a 36-year-old man with epilepsy found that he died of natural causes.
Danny Tozer had epilepsy, autism and a learning disability. He was a resident at a supported living home when, in 2015, he died after having a seizure. The coroner concluded that Danny died from sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP).