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Researchers Use Zebrafish To Reel In New Epilepsy Treatment
2013-09-03 15:36:39

Researchers have modified zebrafish to replicate a rare form of childhood epilepsy, in order to study the effects of a drug on such illnesses, and have found that it prevents seizures in the sample group.

Effective Epilepsy Drug Valproate May Cause Birth Defects
2013-08-26 10:47:52

The anti-seizure drug valproate has been shown to be extremely effective, but a new study has found that it increases the risk of pregnant women giving birth to a child with spina bifida or hypospadias when taken in higher doses.

2013-08-19 23:22:58

As Businessweek published on August 16, a new lawsuit alleges that Abbott engaged in racketeering when it led an effort to market Depakote for unapproved uses.

2013-08-15 15:14:58

A study by Johns Hopkins researchers shows that a fifth of U.S. neurologists appear unaware of serious drug safety risks associated with various anti-epilepsy drugs, potentially jeopardizing the health of patients who could be just as effectively treated with safer alternative medications.

2013-08-06 23:22:10

The lawyer and consumer rights advocate from the Driscoll Firm, P.C., points to a study cited by the FDA, indicating a connection between pregnant women using migraine headache medications such

2013-07-29 23:25:33

d’Oliveira & Associates is investigating allegations that this drug may be linked to birth defects like cleft lip or palate.

2013-07-18 11:47:24

Children whose mothers took antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) while pregnant are at increased risk of early development issues.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.