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One in four school nurses lack confidence in epilepsy support

New research from the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) which shows that a significant number of school nurses in England do not feel confident in supporting pupils with epilepsy.

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Professor Helen Cross OBE (centre), with Charley, Sarah, Graham and Nikki (left to right)

Ada Lovelace Day 2016: Celebrating women in science

Today we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, which recognises the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths.

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2016 Royal Park Half team

Team purple cross the finish line in epic fashion!

Congratulations to all our runners who completed the Royal Park Half Marathon on Sunday 9 October.

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Royal Park Half results

The final countdown for our Royal Parks Half Marathon team!

This Sunday (9 October), the Young Epilepsy dream team will be heading to London for the popular Royal Parks Half Marathon, where runners will get the pleasure of taking in the capitals word-famous landmarks and popular parks as they raise awareness of their chosen charities.

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NI Government to examine case for epilepsy database

The Northern Ireland Health Minister is to examine the case for establishing an epilepsy database to record patient care. The announcement came in response to an Assembly debate led by members of the all-party group on epilepsy.

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Children needed for cerebral visual impairment research project

A study is being conducted to learn more about the different vision abilities of children and young people with cerebral visual impairment (CVI).

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Epilepsy In Typography by James Bletsoe

Epilepsy and Art

With the announcement of the nominated pieces of art for this year’s Turner prize being announced, we wanted to look at one of our favourite artists, Young Epilepsy Champions Awards Bright Star 2016 Winner, James Bletsoe.

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Picture of the book 'A Smell of Burning'.

A Smell of Burning competition: We have a winner!

Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition to win a copy of Colin Grant’s ‘A Smell of Burning’, the story of epilepsy.

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Epilepsy medication may affect emergency contraception

New advice has been issued that says that epilepsy medication may affect certain types of emergency contraception, commonly known as the ‘morning-after-pill’.

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Young boy with autism calls 999 after mum has a seizure

A brave young boy, with autism, is being hailed a hero after calling emergency services after his mum experienced a seizure at home, reports News Shopper.

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