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New study posts positive findings on long-term efficacy of CBD in refractory epilepsies

A new study recently published in leading epilepsy medical journal, Epilepsia, has reported positive findings on the long-term efficacy of CBD in refractory epilepsies.

The study investigated the use of CBD-based medication Epidyolex in 54 patients with refractory epilepsy in a US hospital over a period of up to 5 years.

Meath County Council pass motion supporting key Epilepsy Ireland advocacy matters.

At yesterday's meeting of Meath County Council, local councillors supported a motion on our ongoing campaign surrounding access to Free Travel for people with epilepsy and the issue of reasonable accommodations for students with epilepsy during state exams. 

The motion was brought forward by Cllr. Noel French and received unanimous support. 

Cruella - Photosensitive Epilepsy Warning

We would like to make those with photosensitive epilepsy aware that new Disney film, Cruella contains potentially triggering content for those living with the condition. 

Those with photosensitive epilepsy can have seizures as a result of an exposure to intense light or visual lighting pattern.  Approximately 3-5% of the wider epilepsy community experience seizures due to photosensitivity.

Epilepsy Ireland present to Oireachtas Committee on Online Safety & Media Regulation Bill.

During National Epilepsy Week, we highlighted an issue which we would we like to see addressed under the proposed Online Safety & Media Regulation Bill - namely that the bill would contain a reference to content maliciously shared to induce a seizure in a person with photosensitive epilepsy.