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2005-11-02 12:50:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who use anticonvulsants during pregnancy may increase the risk of delivering an infant with a rare condition called craniostenosis, a study hints. The skull consists of five thin, curved, bony plates that meet along lines called sutures. At birth, the bony plates of the skull are not completely joined along the sutures. This allows the baby's head and brain to grow and develop after birth. After age 2, the sutures begin to close so that the...

2005-06-10 20:55:00

Scientists investigating epilepsy at the University of Liverpool have found no significant long-term benefit in administering immediate treatment to those with early epilepsy and infrequent seizures. Around 500,000 people in the UK suffer from epilepsy, making it the most common serious neurological condition. Many of those who develop epilepsy start having seizures during childhood, but it can develop at any age. The risks and benefits of starting or withholding treatment for patients with...