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2013-07-18 23:24:46

MomDoc, Drs. Goodman and Partridge, OB/GYN, advise mothers to stay away from certain migraine drugs. (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 Some migraine medicines on the market today have exhibited potential to lower a child's IQ scores when exposed in the womb. A study, done by the Neurodevelopment Effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (NEAD), showed that children exposed to these particular migraine drugs have IQ scores that are eight to eleven points lower, at age six, than other children. Valproate...

2013-07-18 11:47:24

Children whose mothers took antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) while pregnant are at increased risk of early development issues, according to a new study published in Epilepsia, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE). Results of the study suggest that children exposed to AEDs in the womb were at risk for difficulties with motor development, language skills, social skills, and autistic traits compared to children whose mothers did not take...

2013-06-30 23:00:54

Achieve Clinical is Conducting a Double-Blinded, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Proof of Concept Phase 2a Study Exploring the Safety and Efficacy of a New Drug for the Treatment of Patients with Fibromyalgia Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 ESTIMATED STUDY DURATION: 16-19 weeks. This includes 5 – 28 days in screening followed by 16 weeks of blinded study drug treatment. BACKGROUND & RATIONALE: Chronic pain affects an estimated 116 million American adults-- more than the...

2013-06-13 15:59:06

Problem is worsening; time to include pregnant women in drug trials, says DTB The lack of hard data on the safety and effectiveness of a wide range of drugs in pregnancy has hindered the treatment of pregnant women, contributing to a doubling of deaths amongst mums-to-be with an underlying health problem over the past 20 years, argues an editorial in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB). It's time to include pregnant women in drug trials so that they can get the medical treatment...

2013-05-29 23:04:06

In response to the FDA´s Drug Safety Communications statement on May 6, 2013, Connecticut law firm Trantolo & Trantolo is accepting Depakote-related claims. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Prescribed for seizure treatment since 1983, Depakote, in recent years, has been associated with birth defects and lower IQs when women take it during pregnancy, according to studies, both published in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Valproic Acid Monotherapy in Pregnancy and Major...

2013-05-18 23:04:28

The personal injury law firm of d´Oliveira & Associates has issued an infographic on Stevens Johnson Syndrome, which details potential causes and serious conditions that may result from the syndrome. (PRWEB) May 18, 2013 According to the the Stevens Johnson Syndrome Foundation, Stevens Johnson Syndrome (SJS), also known as Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, is a severe allergic reaction usually to medicine (i). The first signs of SJS involve flu-like symptoms but it can quickly advance...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'