Greater awareness of epilepsy could 'save lives'

A new study has shown that most people would have no idea what to do if they came across someone having an epileptic seizure.

The report from Young Epilepsy has said that thousands of lives are at risk because of the lack of understanding about the condition.

More than 100,000 people with epilepsy are aged 25 and under Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Around 600,000 people in the UK have epilepsy, with 1000 epilepsy-related deaths per year.

A new campaign, 'Everyone Knows Someone' is being launched by the charity today to educate the public.

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Epilepsy awareness to 'save lives'

A new study has shown that most people would have no idea what to do if they came across someone having an epileptic seizure.