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Prenatal exposure to high doses of folic acid associated with increased risk of cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy |  Medicine in 2 Minutes

Prenatal exposure to high doses of folic acid associated with increased risk of cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy | Medicine in 2 Minutes

1. Cancer risk was higher in children of mothers with epilepsy who were exposed to high doses of folic acid in utero compared to controls in this retrospective study. 2. There was no association between maternal antiepileptic drug use and cancer risk. Assessment of the level of proof: 2 (good) Summary of the study: Epilepsy …

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NIH awards Stanford medical teams $10 million for sleep and autism research

NIH awards Stanford medical teams $10 million for sleep and autism research

A group of Stanford Medicine scientists have received about $10 million from the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence program. The funding, announced by the NIH on September 6, will support research into the relationship between sleep dysregulation and autism symptoms. This is the first time that Stanford University has been designated a …

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