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Q&A with BBC One Casualty's Emily Carey

Young Epilepsy recently reported on an episode of BBC One’s Casualty, which saw Grace, played by Emily Carey, experiencing a tonic clonic seizure after she was diagnosed with brain damage following a head injury. After reaching out to Emily, Young Epilepsy agreed for her to do a Q&A with the charity’s supporters. They responded in high volumes. Here’s Emily answering these key questions.

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Purple Day 2019 was a great success here on campus and across the UK

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7 easy steps to better sleep

Lack of sleep is not good for anyone, particularly for those with epilepsy. In some individuals being overtired can even make a seizure more likely to occur. Below are a few tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.

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Pancake day – Nut free pancake recipe

To celebrate Pancake Day, we are sharing a nut free pancake recipe from Matthews Friends.

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Tattoo Fixers joined by Everyone Knows Someone star Olivia

In the latest episode of Tattoo Fixers show hosts, Alice Perrin, Jay Hutton, Steven ‘Sketch’ Porter and Paisley Billings, were graced with our Everyone Knows Someone star of 2015, Olivia Salvati, looking for a tattoo which represented her epilepsy condition.

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Epilepsy emergency admissions for children higher in deprived areas

A report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has shown that children with epilepsy living in less wealthy areas are more likely to be admitted to hospital for emergency treatment.

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New technology offers new hope for children with drug-resistant epilepsy

  • New research has found subtle epileptic brain abnormalities on MRI scans can be automatically detected in children.
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    Skydiving for awareness

    29-year old Hazel McCoubrey, from London, shares why she is taking part in the Purple Day Skydive.

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    Spoiler Alert: Connie’s daughter diagnosed in BBC Casualty twist

    BBC One’s Casualty’s Dr Connie Beauchamp’s daughter, Grace, had a seizure in a recent episode.

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    Skydiving for my brother

    16-year-old Ashleigh Simpson speaks with Young Epilepsy, a charity close to her heart, about why she is taking part in the Purple Day Skydive.

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