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Increase in epilepsy seizures in young people during lockdown

More seizures, more stress and appointments being cancelled are among the challenges faced by young people with epilepsy during the pandemic, Young Epilepsy has found.

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Young Epilepsy & Epilepsy Research UK Fellowship Award - Applications now open!


Today, Young Epilepsy and Epilepsy Research UK are delighted to announce the launch of our first joint venture - a £300,000 Fellowship Award for research into childhood epilepsy.

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Young Epilepsy & Epilepsy Research UK Fellowship Award

Applications opened last week for the first-ever Epilepsy Research UK & Young Epilepsy Fellowship Award. This unique and potentially life-saving collaboration aims to improve epilepsy treatment for young people by addressing the causes, diagnosis and clinical management of childhood epilepsies.

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Women still unaware of risks of valproate use in pregnancy - Charity survey finds

One in ten (11%) women who are currently taking the epilepsy medicine valproate are unaware of the possible risk of birth defects if taken in pregnancy. Furthermore, one in five (18%) don’t know that, when taken in pregnancy, the medicine could also cause learning and developmental delays in children. These worrying figures come from a newly published survey by the charities Young Epilepsy, Epilepsy Action and Epilepsy Society.

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National Epilepsy Week 2020: Highlights! 

This year’s theme was ‘More Than Seizures’ and we know that epilepsy is more than just a seizure, it can affect young people in so many other ways, so we joined with other epilepsy charities across the UK to raise awareness of these challenges.

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Max's Purple Day

Seven-year-old Max shares his epilepsy story and tells us why he and his family are taking on a challenge for Purple Day.

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Young Epilepsy: Research Report 2019

Young Epilepsy have released their 10th annual research report.

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Young Epilepsy launches new online guide for schools

As preparations for National Epilepsy Week continue to build, Young Epilepsy have announced the launch of a brand new online guide for schools, which will help teachers to better support young people with epilepsy in their care.

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Epilepsy Research UK (ERUK) and Young Epilepsy announce Joint Fellowship

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Young Epilepsy’s first joint award with Autistica and Epilepsy Research UK

YE joint award Autistica ERUK logo with border

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