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Smoking while pregnant alters foetal DNA, research shows

Recent research undertaken by UK academics provides new evidence that smoking during pregnancy carries significant health risks for the baby. Dr Amanda Drake, based at Edinburgh University’s Centre for Cardiovascular Science, along with researchers from the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Nottingham, have detected chemical changes in the DNA of foetuses as early as 12 […]

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New epilepsy treatment trials at specialist University centre

Trials of a new cannabis-based treatment for children with epilepsy are taking place at Edinburgh University’s Muir Maxwell Centre. Randomised controlled trials of the treatment – called Epidiolex – are being held at the centre, based at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, along with Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. The treatment is based […]