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Toddler with Hypospadias gets help

A photo shared by an aid worker has gone viral, raising enough money to save a Nigerian boy’s life. The 2-year-old boy was abandoned by his parents after the community accused the child of being a witch. Witchcraft is often used as an explanation for birth defects in Nigeria. The $1 million raised has allowed […]

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Drug giant Abbott Labs faces lawsuit regarding off-label sales

A lawsuit filed against drug giant Abbott Labs for allowing doctors to promote the anti-seizure drug Depakote for off-label usage was recently upheld by a federal judge. In a derivative complaint upheld against Abbott Labs, U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall wrote that it seemed likely Abbott had taught their sales members to promote Depakote for […]

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West Virginia to receive $1 million in Depakote settlement

The state of West Virginia has been scheduled to receive nearly $1 million in the Depakote marketing settlement after Abbott Laboratories was ordered to pay nearly $1.5 billion to resolve claims that Depakote was marketed illegally to treat disorders that it was not approved to do so. In the case, Depakote was ordered to give […]

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Illinois to receive nearly $20 million in Depakote settlement

The state of Illinois is going to receive nearly $20 million in the Depakote lawsuit that was settled last week. Abbott Laboratories agreed to pay $1.6 billion in order to settle the claims that they illegally marketed the antisiezure medication for off-label uses. Abbott Laboratories has made two national settlements, which total to $1.6 billion […]

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New Jersey students working to raise awareness for cleft lip, palate

New Jersey students are currently working to raise awareness for children suffering from cleft lip and palate. They will be hosting a Joke-a-Thon at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 11:30 a.m,. The Operation Smile Club at the school as well as the non-porfit group also called Operation Smile work to raise awareness about these birth […]

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Premature death risk raising for Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia sufferers

New data has shown that the premature death risk of people with Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is on the rise. A study done by researchers at Oxford University looked into death records at hospitals from 1999 to 2006 and found that the early death risk for schizphrenics was raised 60 percent by 1999 and this […]

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San Francisco study done on seizure recovery

According to a nationwide study done in San Francisco, seizure patients have a better chance of recovering from any brain issue if paramedics inject the patients with medication at the scene. “It’s going to make it more likely the seizure will stop by the time they get to the hospital,” said Dr. Claude Hemphill, a […]

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Four percent of U.S. adults have Bipolar disorder

In the U.S. nearly four percent of all adults will have Bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Out of those that suffer from the disorder, many of them suffer severe side effects. Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive disorder, is a condition in the brain that causes mood swings that […]

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Epilepsy surgery may help with long term symptoms

A new study is suggesting that surgery to correct epilepsy may be proving to be a beneficial long term treatment. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have recently done a study on 361 epilepsy patients that all had the surgery done by the same surgeon between the years 1967 and 1990. Over […]

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Michigan University researchers make progress on Autism treatment

A new study done by Michigan University researchers has shown that it can be helpful for autistic children to imitate other children’s social skills. The study shows that preschoolers and toddlers with autism who were taught to imitate their peers showed more attempt to get researchers attention using gestures then did other children with autism. […]

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