Daily Archives: April 2, 2014

Autoimmune Etiology and Epilepsy – 5x Risk in Children

Population-Level Evidence for an Autoimmune Etiology of Epilepsy. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24687183 Abstract IMPORTANCE Epilepsy is a debilitating condition, often with neither a known etiology nor an effective treatment. Autoimmune mechanisms have been increasingly identified. OBJECTIVE To conduct a population-level study investigating the … Continue reading

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Early Life Seizures and the development of Autism

Early-life seizures result in deficits in social behavior and learning. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24685665 Abstract Children with epilepsy show a high co-morbidity with psychiatric disorders and autism. One of the critical determinants of a child’s behavioral outcome with autism and cognitive dysfunction is … Continue reading

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Anti Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills – Increased Risk of Death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills linked to risk of death http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/anti-anxiety_drugs_and/ Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research from the University of Warwick. The large study, published in BMJ, … Continue reading

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The Influenza Iceberg – Implications for Maternal Immune Activation in Autism

Symptoms Just Tip of Flu Iceberg http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/URIstheFlu/44804 Published: Mar 17, 2014 | Updated: Mar 18, 2014 By¬†Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Three-quarters of seasonal and pandemic influenza infections never caused symptoms, a population-based comparison of serologic and weekly … Continue reading

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