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  1. Antibiotic pills ‘can hurt unborn baby': Common drug linked to cerebral palsy and epilepsy

    Antibiotic pills ‘can hurt unborn baby': Common drug linked to cerebral palsy and epilepsy

      Erythromycin is an antibiotic given for urinary and chest infections Is prescribed during recurrent illness or for people allergic to penicillin Researchers called for a safety review but stressed increased risk is small  Overall, study found antibiotics taken during pregnancy were safe Pregnant women have been warned that a type of antibiotic could harm their unborn baby. Researchers from...

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  2. How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

    How Could an International “Data Bank” Improve Epilepsy Care?

    Would a Data Bank Fill Epilepsy Care Gaps? Epilepsy has scores of factors, each leading to different treatment strategies and complicating the development of an evidence-based approach to seizure control. Because so few epilepsy patients have the same causative and complementary factors, even neurologists with hundreds, if not thousands, of patients would lack sufficient comparison data to achieve anything beyond...

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  3. Targeting Brain Metabolism Could Offer New Way To Treat Epilepsy

    Targeting Brain Metabolism Could Offer New Way To Treat Epilepsy

    Targeting Brain Metabolism Could Offer New Way To Treat Epilepsy For about one-third of patients with epilepsy, existing drugs do little to relieve symptoms such as chronic seizures. When they do work, these drugs stop neurons from becoming overexcited by targeting ion channels and other receptors on the cells. Now, researchers in Japan report a novel antiepilepsy target outside neurons....

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