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H1N1 VIDEO: Pregnant Women At High Death Risk from H1N1, Early Cochlear Implants Beneficial, No Adverse Effects of Taking Multiple Epilepsy Medications
H1N1 VIDEO: Pregnant Women At High Death Risk from H1N1, Early Cochlear Implants Beneficial, No Adverse Effects of Taking Multiple Epilepsy Medications

(April 20, 2010 - Insidermedicine)

From Atlanta - According to a report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, pregnant women are at increased risk of dying from the H1N1 influenza. Researchers studied nearly 800 cases H1N1 infected pregnant women, finding that 23% had to be admitted to an intensive care unit, and that 5% of these women died.

From Baltimore - Deaf children benefit greatly from receiving an early cochlear implant, according to another report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers compared nearly 200 deaf children to 97 healthy controls. Results showed that children who received a cochlear implant before 18 months old were able to hear twice as fast as they would have without the device, while their ability to communicate in return grew almost 1.5x faster.

And finally, from Italy - Taking multiple medications for epilepsy is not associated with adverse effects, according to a report published in the journal Epilepsia. Researchers studied over 800 epileptic patients, finding no noticeable difference in the amount of adverse effects experienced by patients on monotherapy and those on polytherapy.

 
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