Epilim: Autism risk of drug taken by thousands of mums for epilepsy

Autism risk of drug taken by thousands of mums for epilepsy: Up to 17,500 children affected since 1973, researchers believeAs many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim affectedDrug taken by about 21,500 women of childbearing age to control seizuresFamilies campaigning for manufacturer to withdraw the drug By Sophie Borland PUBLISHED: 00:54 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:05 GMT, 4 February 2013 Dangers: Researchers have warned as many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim have developed autism or behavioural problems (file picture) An epilepsy drug taken by thousands of women has been linked to learning disabilities in children.

Strawberries and blueberries can stave off mental decline in later years

How to live to a ripe old age: Regularly eating strawberries and blueberries can stave off mental decline by more than two years | UPDATED: 08:16 GMT, 26 April 2012 Berry good: Scientists said women could easily up the amount of strawberries and blueberries they ate Eating blueberries and strawberries may stave off mental decline in later life, claim researchers.

Nurses: We"ve no time to talk to older patients because shortage of qualified staff is "compromising care" on the wards

Nurses: We've no time to talk to older patients because shortage of qualified staff is 'compromising care' on wards | UPDATED: 00:20 GMT, 20 March 2012 Three out of four nurses say they have no time to talk to older hospital patients Three out of four nurses say they have no time to talk to older hospital patients and many are so rushed they can’t help them to eat, a report warns.