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News from Epilepsy Research UK

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New clues about SUDEP

Background Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the sudden death of a person with epilepsy, for which no cause (e.g. trauma or read more
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New evidence that vaccination is not linked to epilepsy

Background Febrile seizures (FS – seizures triggered by a high fever) affect around 4-5% of children between the ages of six months and read more

Other Epilepsy News

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Cognitive behavioural therapy ‘can aid adolescents with epilepsy’

A US study has illustrated the mental health benefits that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can offer to adolescents read more
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Levetiracetam ‘can reduce abnormal brain activity in epilepsy patients’

Researchers have highlighted the potentially beneficial role that levetiracetam can play in reducing abnormal network read more