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Doctors must review all women on sodium valproate as data shows UK-wide differences

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Healthcare professionals including GPs and pharmacists are being reminded to identify and review all women who are taking the epilepsy medication sodium valproate, after data showed there is a wide variation in prescribing practices across the UK.

Genetic research leads to better understanding of common epilepsies

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Researchers have thrown a new light on the important role that genetics play in some of the most common epilepsies.

Increased risk for autism in epilepsy

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Study shows people with epilepsy, and particularly those diagnosed in childhood, have an increased risk for autism, as do their siblings and children.

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