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Charities call for better advice over epilepsy drug risk during pregnancy

  • Almost half (48%) of women with epilepsy are unaware of the risks of taking epilepsy medicine sodium valproate
  • 1 in 5 (20%) women currently taking the drug do not know it can harm the development and physical health of their unborn child should they become pregnant
  • Charities are urging healthcare professionals to talk to women and girls with epilepsy about pregnancy and the associated risks before they conceive

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7 ways on how to creep it real this Halloween!

Take a look at our top tips for keeping safe this halloween

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Schoolgirl’s life changing bond with pet dog Elmo

Millie Webb, nine, from Cheshire, has refractory epilepsy which unfortunately means medication can struggle to control her seizures.

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SAS: Who Dares Wins recruit reveals epilepsy condition

Recruit, Jani on hit Channel 4 show, SAS: Who Dares Wins reveals he is living with ‘mild epilepsy’.

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Travelling tips and advice by Louise Glover

Young Epilepsy blogger and vlogger, Louise Glover, shares her valuable tips and advice when travelling abroad.

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'Change of heart' – Nikki Roberts

Young Epilepsy blogger, Nikki Roberts’s blogs about her son Bam taking the brave decision to speak for the first time about his epilepsy to his friends.

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Tell us about epilepsy school support in Wales

In England, schools are required by law to have a policy in place for supporting pupils with medical conditions.

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Paralympian Megan Giglia backs the Be Epic Ball

British Paralympian Megan Giglia has spoken to BBC Hereford and Worcester talking about her involvement in the Be Epic Ball and why she’s backing it all the way.

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Concerns as only 9 epilepsy nurses are caring for 26,000 patients

Epilepsy Action Cymru have found that there are just nine specialist epilepsy nurses looking after 26,000 adults with epilepsy in Wales reports the BBC

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Two-year-old Hattie’s plea to Take That star!

Young Epilepsy supporters, Natasha and Lindsay from Worcestershire are organising a ‘Be Epic Ball’ and are pleading with the public to help them get Gary Barlow to attend the ball.

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