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The Food and Drug Administration is warning physicians that women who suffer migraine headaches and are pregnant or may become pregnant should not use the drugs valproate or valproic acid to prevent the severe headaches, in light of new evidence showing...
In the sort of appearance destined to fan speculation about her presidential aspirations in 2016, Hillary Rodham Clinton will speak in Beverly Hills next week at a gala hosted by the Pacific Council on International Policy. The nonpartisan group,...
Pregnant women who took the anti-seizure drug valproate during pregnancy increased the odds that their baby would have autism, and were roughly twice as likely to give birth to a child who would go on to be diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder,...
Twitter. A popular online social network? Yes. A vital tool for medical research? Maybe. "Until now, healthcare providers have primarily used online networks as a promotional tool," says Lee Aase, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. "We...
President Obama's longtime campaign advisor David Axelrod put his money where his mouth is -- or slightly above it to be more accurate -- having his trademark mustache shaved off on live TV this morning, making good on a pledge to raise $1 million for...
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Dustin Hoffman may be winning a Kennedy Center Honor, but on the awards gala's red carpet Sunday he said he's not thinking much about his legacy as an actor. In his profession, he said, nothing lasts long. "Like signing your name on cake in icing on a...
FrameworkJayden David, 5, suffers from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. Jayden takes a form of medical marijuana that is not psychoactive, so the sweet-tasting infusion he receives four times a day doesn't make him high....
MODESTO —Topamax. Depakote. Phenobarbital. The list goes on. Before Jayden David turned 5, he had tried a dozen powerful medications to tame a rare form of epilepsy. The side effects were devastating. There were grand mal seizures that lasted...
She could speak only with her eyes. But Lia Lee's life bridged worlds and changed American medicine. Lia, the subject of Anne Fadiman's 1997 book "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down," died Aug. 31 in Sacramento at the age of 30, after living...
Pregnant women who take valproate sodium, a widely used psychiatric and epilepsy medication (sold under the commercial names Depakote, Depakene and Depacon) run a higher risk than women who take other anti-seizure drugs that the child exposed in utero...
Dr. Paul H. Crandall, a UCLA neurosurgeon who pioneered now widely used techniques for diagnosing the source of epileptic seizures in the brain and removing the offending cells, died March 15 from complications of pneumonia at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical...
Ministry of GossipMoviegoers are complaining of seizures after viewing the birth scene in 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1." Several movie fans are complaining of seizures after watching Kristen Stewart's harrowing vampire baby birth scene in "Breaking Dawn."...
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