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Exclusive breastfeeding may reduce postpartum MS relapse

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After pregnancy, women with multiple sclerosis may substantially reduce their risk of relapses if they breastfeed their infants, without adding supplemental formula feedings, for at least 2 months after birth. That’s...

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Vigabatrin for infantile spasms associated with low risk of visual field loss

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk of visual field loss with the antiepileptic drug vigabatrin is lower when it is given during infancy rather than later in life, findings reported in the February issue of Epilepsia suggest. Vigabatrin has proven...

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Few teens need cholesterol-lowering drugs

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Fewer than 1% of adolescents in the US are potential candidates for cholesterol-lowering agents, based on updated guidelines released last year by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The guidelines indicate that statins...