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Anti-Epileptic Drugs in Reproductive eAge Women: Valproic Acid and Topiramate Common

There have long been concerns regarding the safety of the anticonvulsant valproic acid (Depakote) during pregnancy.  Back in 2009, the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy Society recommended against the use of valproic acid in women of childbearing age because of the various risks associated with prenatal exposure, citing significantly increased risk of congenital… Read More »

High blood pressure drugs to be offered to thousands more

New guidelines on diagnosing high blood pressure could mean thousands more people benefiting from treatment in England and Wales. Health bosses say offering blood-pressure-lowering drugs to more people with stage-1 hypertension would help to cut heart attacks and strokes. In total, about 450,000 men and 270,000 women could now qualify for the drugs. But some… Read More »

Teens are more concerned about anxiety and depression than drugs

Teens are more concerned about anxiety and depression than drugs: 96% say mental health is a ‘concern’ for their generation – while just 6% feel pressured to try drugs Pew Research Center interviewed 920 teens for their respected annual survey Around 70 percent of 13- to 17-year-old said mental health issues are a ‘major problem’… Read More »