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Prenatal Valproic Acid (Depakote) Exposure Increases Risk for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

While we have considerable information regarding the teratogenic risk associated with prenatal exposure to various antiepileptic drugs (AEDs), we have considerably less information on the impact of exposure to AEDs on behavioral outcomes in children.  Several studies have shown that exposure to valproic acid (Depakote) may be associated with increased risk of autistic traits and/or… Read More »

Secondhand Smoke Increases Risk for Hyperactivity and Behavior Problems in Young Children

Previous studies have demonstrated that children born to mothers who smoke during pregnancy are at increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  In a recent review, Huang and colleagues looked at data from 15 cohort studies and 5 case-control studies in order to better quantify this risk.  The analysis included a total of 50,044 children with… Read More »

When blood pressure increases

Skip the copyright and production information if you do not want to read it as the next section. When blood pressure increases history: you are at greater risk if other members of your family have, or have had, high blood pressure. More on Treatments for High Blood Pressure. Skip the main content if you do… Read More »