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# epilepsy - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'

Irish patient groups call for a State apology and similar inquiries here following the publication of a UK report.

# epilepsy - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

This woman was paralysed on one side - two years later she walked on the Great Wall of China Honour Your Heroes This post contains videos

This woman was paralysed on one side - two years later she walked on the Great Wall of China

Sacha Dekker took part in Beaumont Hospital Foundation’s annual Honour Your Heroes event today.

# epilepsy - Monday 10 June, 2019

Irish researchers make discovery which may lead to epilepsy 'warning system'

The discovery was made by researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

# epilepsy - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Simon Harris says Ireland may own its own medicinal cannabis supply in the future

The legislation to underpin the medicinal cannabis scheme is due to be signed off on in the coming weeks.

# epilepsy - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Man who lost teeth from epileptic seizures fined for possessing cannabis used to treat symptoms

John Mountaine received a fine of €100.

# epilepsy - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Medical cannabis products can now be prescribed in Northern Ireland

The move has been welcomed by some, while others say the new rules are still too restrictive.

# epilepsy - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

Living with grief: 'Being here without her has been - and still is - hard work’

Each one of us will experience death or personal loss at some point so for me it seems logical to share my path to try and offer reassurance and hope to others, writes Mark Earley 18 months after the death of his wife Liane.

# epilepsy - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Man loses bid to leave nursing home, is made ward of court

An advocacy group representing the man said he has lost “his rights as a citizen”.

# epilepsy - Sunday 20 May, 2018

Epilepsy: 'My emotions are heightened and I'm overwhelmed by difficult or upsetting situations'

Living with epilepsy is challenging, it is a challenge for those who have the condition but it’s also a challenge for their friends and family, writes Eva-Jayne Gaffney.

# epilepsy - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'Until you've experienced epilepsy yourself, you don't understand what it's like to have no control'

Richael Timothy was forced to retire from Gaelic football at 21 with epilepsy, but has found a new lease of life in para-cycling.

# epilepsy - Thursday 25 January, 2018

Pharmaceutical cannabis could reduce sudden falls for people with treatment-resistant epilepsy

People with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, a severe and lifelong form of childhood-onset epilepsy, were found to have benefitted from the treatment.

# epilepsy - Sunday 10 December, 2017

How do you tell people that you have epilepsy? Irish app aims to help

Many people with the condition say they find it difficult to decide who to tell, and how to go about it.

# epilepsy - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Epilepsy drug which has left 400 Irish children with disabilities to come under EU review today

An Irish woman whose three children have disabilities will give evidence at a public hearing today.

# epilepsy - Thursday 20 April, 2017

Epilepsy medicine linked to 'severe malformations' in children in France

The types of birth defects attributed to the drug included spina bifida as well as defects of the heart and genital organs.

# epilepsy - Thursday 23 February, 2017

'I'm done for, because I can't get that for Ava': Vera Twomey makes heartfelt plea in radio interview

Vera Twomey met with Health Minister Simon Harris today.

# epilepsy - Saturday 11 February, 2017

'My epilepsy diagnosis gave me impetus to achieve as much as I can to prove all the naysayers wrong'

Monday is International Epilepsy Day. Ailbhe Benson (27) reveals her personal journey with the condition that affects over 37,000 people in Ireland.

# epilepsy - Thursday 24 November, 2016

'I've seen this work': Mother takes fight for medical cannabis to Leinster House

A parent of a severe epilepsy sufferer said cannabidiol helped to greatly reduce her seizures.

# epilepsy - Thursday 17 November, 2016

'I can't believe we're coming home. It's going to be the best Christmas ever'

Tristan Cahalane suffers from an extremely rare form of epilepsy and cannabis oil helps with his treatment.

# epilepsy - Saturday 24 September, 2016

Cork family fighting for cannabis-based medicine for daughter with rare form of epilepsy

TDs will debate medicinal cannabis use in the near future.

# epilepsy - Friday 29 April, 2016

'An utter warrior': Cork family appeals for little girl to be allowed use cannabis-based medicine

Some 11 types of pharmaceutical medication have failed to improve Ava Barry’s condition.

# epilepsy - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Complaint upheld against gym over 'epileptic fit' ad

Epilepsy Ireland said the Facebook ad had caused upset and hurt to people with epilepsy and their families.

# epilepsy - Sunday 14 February, 2016

'I’m comfortable with my epilepsy. What is difficult are the assumptions around being a non-drinker'

I enjoyed partying and drinking with friends but then I was diagnosed with epilepsy.

# epilepsy - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Young man killed by his own dog as he suffered an epileptic seizure

Trigger was then taken to a local vet to be put down.

# epilepsy - Thursday 17 December, 2015

'There is always the chance of not waking up after a seizure'

Irish-led research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment for people with epilepsy.

# epilepsy - Friday 28 August, 2015

Epilepsy unit at Beaumont Hospital closed because of staff shortages

Vacant positions have been filled but the unit will not reopen until 21 September.

# epilepsy - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

From The Daily Edge Indian groom has fit at wedding, so bride marries someone else I Thee Dread

Indian groom has fit at wedding, so bride marries someone else

She says, “I do.” He says, “You’ll do.”

# epilepsy - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

"I was diagnosed when I was 14 and it was very scary. There is still no reason for it"

A former Irish cricketer talks about her diagnosis of epilepsy.

# epilepsy - Saturday 13 September, 2014

These men will swim in the Irish sea for 24 hours to raise money for epilepsy

The swim is in memory of a family friend with epilepsy who died in 2010.

# epilepsy - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Scientists are figuring out a way to make our brains work better

The results could be good news for those suffering from nervous system disorders.

# epilepsy - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Epilepsy drug for children recalled over contamination risk

The Health Products Regulatory Authority said this is just a precautionary measure and patients do not have to return packs to their pharmacy.

# epilepsy - Monday 10 February, 2014

One in three would still put something in mouth of person having seizure

A new campaign to raise awareness about epilepsy is supported by Ireland’s rugby coach Joe Schmidt, whose son has the condition.

# epilepsy - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about garda behaviour at the 2010 student protest, injuries at Croagh Patrick and continued violence in Egypt.

Concern over lack of warning about flashing lights at events

People with epilepsy are asking to be informed in advance about the type of lighting at shows – so they don’t have to leave due to seizure risk.

# epilepsy - Monday 22 July, 2013

People with epilepsy 11 times more likely to die prematurely

The risk is heightened for individuals who suffer from depression or other psychiatric conditions.

# epilepsy - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Epilepsy Ireland 'extremely frustrated' about drug substitution

The group believe generic versions of anti-epileptic drugs could lead to “breakthrough seizures”.

# epilepsy - Monday 25 February, 2013

HSE U-turn on funding for epilepsy sufferer 'insulting'

Gráinne O’Connor, 27, had originally been declined funding by the HSE, even though her required treatment is not available in Ireland.

# epilepsy - Monday 11 February, 2013

Column: My son has epilepsy and stigma still surrounds the disease

Today marks European Epilepsy Day, a disease which is still underfunded, understaffed and underdeveloped in Ireland, writes John Verling.

20% of people would not employ someone with epilepsy - survey

Many common misconceptions about epilepsy and its treatment still exist in Ireland. Here’s what you need to know.

# epilepsy - Sunday 29 July, 2012

New gene could potentially prevent epileptic seizures

Irish researchers have discovered a new gene that could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers.

# epilepsy - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

From The42 Rough ride: Half a world away and still pedalling On The Road

Rough ride: Half a world away and still pedalling

Simon Hutchinson has crossed the half way point in his quest to cycle around the globe, but nothing is going according to plan.

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