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Is a keto diet the answer to dementia and Alzheimer's? image

NEWSIs a keto diet the answer to dementia and Alzheimer's?

October 25th 2018 in Nutrition and diet

A ketogenic diet—one that's high in fats and low in carbs—could help keep you mentally sharp int...

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NEWSWhy there's no such thing as a safe drug

August 22nd 2018 in Drugs

There's no such thing as a safe drug as researchers have discovered after uncovering 'hundreds' of u...

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NEWSStop prescribing anticonvulsants for back pain, doctors urged

July 4th 2018

...t was never intended. One of the latest examples is the use of powerful anticonvulsants for epilepsy and seizures to treat low back pain—and, not surprisingly, a new review has concluded the...

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NEWSEpilepsy drugs make Alzheimer's and dementia more likely

April 26th 2018 in Drugs

Powerful anti-epilepsy drugs never seem to be out of the news—and now researchers have discovered they increase ...

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NEWSAutism from epilepsy drug can be passed on to three generations

January 25th 2018

The epilepsy drug Epilim (sodium valproate) has caused physical and neurological abnormalities in 20,000...

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NEWSRegulator hid dangers of epilepsy drug for 40 years

September 28th 2017

Drug regulators knew an epilepsy drug could cause birth abnormalities if a woman took it while she was pregnant, but didn't ...

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NEWSAlert on epilepsy drug after link to birth defects proven

April 26th 2017 in Drugs

Young and pregnant women are being warned not to take the epilepsy drug valproate—marketed as Epilim, Depakine, Depakote and Stavzor—because it's likely t...

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NEWSDangerous particles getting into vaccines in production cycle

February 8th 2017 in Drugs

Foreign particles are getting into routine vaccinations in the manufacturing process—and the conta...

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NEWSPain drug triples risk of major birth defects

June 1st 2016

The blockbuster drug Lyrica (pregabalin)—which treats pain, epilepsy and anxiety—trebles the risk of birth defects if a pregnant woman takes the drug during h...

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NEWSHigh-fat diet could be a successful treatment for schizophrenia

January 6th 2016

Schizophrenia is a serious and chronic mental condition that is usually controlled by powerful antip...

Features

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FEATUREThat ol' devil moon

December 2010 (Vol. 21 Issue 9) in Special Reports

Despite the many column inches devoted to various aspects of his modus operandi, what remained unrem...

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FEATUREAntiepileptics: Add suicide to the list

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Drugs, Special Reports

Antiepileptics, or anticonvul-sants, designed to reduce seizures and epileptic attacks, comprise a n...

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FEATUREWaxing Lyrica on FMS

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Drugs, Special Reports

Four days later, a leading arthritis journal devoted more than half its pages to reports that FMS is...

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FEATUREBeating jet lag

April 2009 (Vol. 20 Issue 1) in Diseases, Environment, Special Reports

'Circadian dysrhyth-mia' is when the body's internal clock, or circadian rhythm, gets out of sync wi...

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FEATUREAlternative treatments for depression

June 2007 (Vol. 18 Issue 3) in Drugs, How to beat...

St John's wort - Visit our shop for these products

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FEATUREConventional therapies for depression

June 2007 (Vol. 18 Issue 3) in How to beat...

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)

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FEATUREThe epilepsy newcomer

June 2007 (Vol. 18 Issue 3) in Drugs

Lamotrigine (marketed as Lamictal) is one of thenew-generation antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) brought in...

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FEATUREThe sun in winter

February 2006 (Vol. 16 Issue 11) in Diabetes

* The more sun as a child, the less your risk of multiple sclerosis (MS)

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FEATUREEpilepsy and diet

November 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 8)

As a group leader of the Hyperactive Children's Support Group, I have encountered a few cases where epilepsy was also present, and one of the 'side-effects' of selecting a suitable diet for calming th...

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FEATUREThe new antiepileptics

October 2005 (Vol. 16 Issue 7) in Drugs

No one knows exactly how or why the diet works, but it has been found to be as effective - if not mo...

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