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2014-05-05 11:43:02

Data show risk for congenital anomalies highest among babies born to older women who smoke and heavy smokers Women who smoke during pregnancy may be putting their newborns at risk for congenital heart defects, and the more they smoke, the higher the risk, according to a study to be presented Saturday, May 3, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Cigarette smoking during pregnancy has been linked to many birth defects, such as...

2014-04-02 23:30:03

Flood Law Group today announced that they are available to investigate claims of birth defects such as cleft palates or cleft lips that could be related to the use of the prescription drug Topamax during pregnancy. The FDA issued a Drug Safety Communication about use of topiramate (the generic version of Topamax) in 2011. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Flood Law Group announced today that they are now actively investigating claims on behalf of parents whose children were born...

2014-03-14 23:27:04

Flood Law Group today announced that they are now accepting claims for parents of children with birth defects that may have been the result of side effects from the drug Paxil. According to the FDA, the risk of birth defects, heart irregularities, may be greater in infants whose mothers have taken Paxil during the first trimester of Pregnancy. Washington D.C. (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Flood Law Group announced today that they are now accepting claims on behalf of any parents of children with...

2014-01-17 12:24:48

March of Dimes Urges Women to Quit Before Pregnancy WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General confirms that smoking during pregnancy causes babies to be born with cleft lip and cleft palate. "We now have confirmation that smoking during pregnancy can damage the health of both mothers and babies. By quitting smoking before or during pregnancy, a woman will not only improve her own health; she may save her baby from being born too...

2013-12-12 10:51:45

Poverty may have direct implications for important, early steps in the development of the brain, saddling children of low-income families with slower rates of growth in two key brain structures, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. By age 4, children in families living with incomes under 200 percent of the federal poverty line have less gray matter — brain tissue critical for processing of information and execution of actions — than kids growing up in...

2013-07-25 23:00:50

Pregnant women who use nasal decongestants during the first trimester may be raising the risk that their newborn will suffer from one or more rare birth defects, according to a Reuters report about a new study. National law firm Parker Waichman LLP is now evaluating legal claims. New York, New York (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective drugs, notes that women who use nasal decongestants during the...

Study Suggests Silky Brain Implants May Help Stop Spread Of Epilepsy
2013-07-25 12:04:43

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH-funded study suggests role for adenosine in molecular processes involved in epilepsy Silk has walked straight off the runway and into the lab. According to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, silk implants placed in the brain of laboratory animals and designed to release a specific chemical, adenosine, may help stop the progression of epilepsy. The research was supported by the National Institute...

2013-03-23 23:02:58

If you or anyone you know has taken Topamax during a pregnancy, the attorneys at d'Oliveira & Associates urge you to contact them immediately. (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 Topamax is a popular anticonvulsant prescription drug manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical. Originally approved by The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996 to treat persons experiencing epileptic seizures, the drug has since been approved as an anti-migraine drug and...

2012-10-17 22:28:03

Scientists at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester, and Kings College, London, have found that mothers who stroke their baby's body in the first few weeks after birth may change the effects that stress during pregnancy can have on an infant's early-life development. Researchers world-wide have been studying whether stress in pregnancy can lead to emotional and behavioral problems in children for many years. Attention is now moving towards how parents might alter these effects after...

2012-09-19 23:00:41

According to court documents, on August 3rd, 2012, lead plaintiff Nathanael Rymsza and 6 others filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court (case no. 12-L-403) alleging their children suffered birth defects after the mothers took Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy. Depakote is a drug, manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and to prevent migraine headaches. Now,...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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