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March 31, 2005

Aspirin and Strokes

"Aspirin is just as good as the anticoagulant drug warfarin at preventing strokes caused by partial blockage of arteries in the brain, and is much safer, research shows."

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March 29, 2005

Lawyer Johnny Cochran Dies

Johnnie L. Cochran Jr., the charismatic attorney who became famous in the successful defense of football star O.J. Simpson on murder charges, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles of a brain tumor, spokespeople said.

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March 22, 2005

Lamotrigine Reduces Risk of Birth Defects

"Women who take the epilepsy drug valproate during pregnancy may be raising their baby's risk of severe birth defects, according to reports in the medical journal Neurology. In contrast, another drug, lamotrigine, appears to be safe."

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March 17, 2005

Autism and Mercury Exposure

A new study says there may be an important connection between environmental exposure to mercury and the development of autism.

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