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Possible link between SSRI’s and autism and birth defects

Possible link between SSRI’s and autism and birth defects

Pregnant women often have important decisions to make, especially if they smoke or enjoy a drink. That situation has not been made any easier by recent research concerning the use of antidepressants during pregnancy and the risk of potential harm

Sepsis – the forgotten killer?

Sepsis – the forgotten killer?

Statistics suggest that every year there are about 150,000 cases of sepsis in the UK and 44,000 deaths. This compares with 73,000 deaths in the UK each year from coronary heart disease. Sepsis, also referred to as blood poisoning or

The relevance of external factors

The relevance of external factors

In the case of Laughton v Shalaby (2014) the Claimant had a left hip replacement and her surgeon used the “antero-lateral approach” for the operation. This required the surgeon to detach the gluteus medius muscle from the bone so that

Take great care with anticonvulsants

Take great care with anticonvulsants

Sodium Valproate (or Epilim as it is also known) is an anticonvulsant used in the treatment of epilepsy, anorexia nervosa, panic attacks, anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), migraine and bipolar disorder. Like many other drugs there can be

Sex hormone “may help Post Traumatic Stress Disorder victims”

Sex hormone “may help Post Traumatic Stress Disorder victims”

A so-called “love hormone” released during sex could be used to treat post-traumatic stress disorders and other psychological conditions. Oxytocin (which is also produced during child birth) has been shown to improve social skills. Professor Robert Froemke of New York