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.

Feline 999: The lucky black cat who can sense when her young owner"s heart is about to stop and raises the alarm

Feline 999: The lucky black cat who can sense when her young owner's heart is about to stop and raises the alarmMaria Gillon, 13, is particularly vulnerable to attack while sleeping Her black cat Perla sense when she is in trouble and quickly raises the alarmThe family believe she is a 'life-saver' | UPDATED: 18:23 GMT, 28 November 2012 A schoolgirl who suffers from a potentially deadly heart condition believes her beloved pet cat is responsible for saving her life.

Baby about to die who was "saved by his mothers cuddle" astounds doctors by taking his first steps

Baby on brink of death who was 'saved by his mother's cuddle' astounds doctors by taking his first steps Adam suffered violent seizures and fell into a coma shortly after birth due to a brain infectionHe first opened his eyes when held by his mother By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 10:58 GMT, 26 July 2012 | UPDATED: 11:02 GMT, 26 July 2012 A baby left fighting for life was saved by his mother’s cuddle – and has stunned doctors by taking his first steps.

The deadly rise of “hippy crack”: For celebrities, it’s the party drug du jour. Now inhaling laughing gas – is spreading to…

The deadly rise of “hippy crack”: For celebrities, it”s the party drug du jour. Now inhaling laughing gas – is spreading to middle-class living roomsCoronation Street actress Michelle Keegan has been spotted taking the drug Even Prince Harry was seen indulgingin nitrous oxide two years agoEffects can cause strokes, hallucinations, seizures, blackouts, incontinence, stress on the heartSuch is the ease of availability that it has even infiltrated middle-class living rooms

Girl, 9, who has to live on fast food as she needs a high-fat diet just to stay alive

Girl, 9, who has to live on fast food as she needs a high-fat diet just to stay alive Amy consumes huge portions of pizza, double cream and olive oilHer rare condition means her brain is starved on energy on a normal diet | UPDATED: 16:11 GMT, 21 June 2012 A schoolgirl has to eat olive oil with everything – otherwise she could suffer from life-threatening seizures.

Epilepsy sufferers fear being laughed at or filmed if they have seizures in public

Epilepsy sufferers fear being laughed at or filmed if they have seizures in public as survey reveals one woman was MUGGED as she lay prone | UPDATED: 23:05 GMT, 5 June 2012 Victim: Brannan was mugged while on the ground with a severe epilepsy seizure People with epilepsy are reluctant to leave the house fearing they will be laughed at, mugged or even filmed while having a seizure, a study has found.

Boy diagnosed with life-threatening illness on Facebook after worried mother posted footage of seizures online

Boy diagnosed with life-threatening illness on Facebook after worried mother posted footage of seizures onlineDoctors put little Evan Owens' seizures down to him holding his breath during tantrumsConcerned mother Cerys posted film of her son's attacks on Facebook in last-ditch bid for answers Friend quickly diagnosed rare Reflex Anoxic SeizuresCerys has praised social networking site for helping diagnose serious condition | UPDATED: 17:13 GMT, 20 May 2012 A baby boy was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness using Facebook – after a friend spotted his rare condition which doctors had missed.

Ooh la la! Brummie mother-of-two loses her voice for a month after severe bout of flu and when it comes back she has FRENCH ACCENT

Ooh la la! Brummie mother-of-two loses her voice for a month after severe bout of flu… and when it comes back she has FRENCH ACCENT Debie Royston suffered seizures before accent changeThe mother-of-two feels like she has lost her identity A mother-of-two recovered from flu only to find that her accent had changed from Brummie to French.