BBC NEWS | Health | Warning of epilepsy drowning risk

BBC NEWS | Health | Warning of epilepsy drowning risk

People with epilepsy are up to 19 times more likely to drown than those in the general population, research suggests.

A University College London review of 51 studies from around the world showed 88 deaths where five would be expected, adding many could have been prevented.

Taking showers instead of baths and swimming with a friend could save lives in the event of a seizure, suggests the report in Neurology journal.

This is just over 2 months too late to save my sister. Please publicise it to save other people.

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