Sara Leddy is committed to tackling global warming. She can drive but doesn’t own a car. She takes the bus and cycles instead. Now she is beginning a three-year project at the Epilepsy Society to understand how climate change affects people with epilepsy and other neurological conditions.
Epilepsy Society has welcomed Labour’s pledge to tackle the NHS dental health care crisis but has warned that reforms must include a medical exemption for people with epilepsy who damage their teeth during a seizure.
MRI is a story about Jack’s brain and is rife with references to his journey with epilepsy. He describes his epilepsy as, “such a massive part of my life”, and says it plays a powerful role in his creative process. “My epilepsy lets me think differently, and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s a part of me, and I try to harness it, turn it around on myself, and use as a positive tool to help me create music.”
The Government is encouraging people in eligible groups to get vaccinated against seasonal ‘flu and Covid-19 this winter.
The Epilepsy Society has welcomed the passing of Zach's Law, which means it will become a criminal offence for anyone to try to trigger a seizure in someone with epilepsy by targeting them with flashing images online.
For over three years, Zach Eagling, Claire Keer and the Epilepsy Society have fought for Zach's Law. Today, the journey is over. The Online Safety Bill, including Zach's Law, has passed. At last the online trolls will be silenced.