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. Researchers say as many as one in three children born to mothers taking Epilim have developed autism or behavioural problems. They believe up to 17,500 children in Britain have been affected since 1973, when it was launched.

Exposed, the "small-time drug pusher" chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra

Exposed, the 'small-time drug pusher' chemists running black market in Valium and Viagra London chemists found to be selling antibiotics and drugs like Valium and opiates without a prescriptionResearchers also bought temazepam – a potentially lethal sleeping tablet if wrongly usedShadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham said high street pharmacists were 'acting like small time drug pushers' | UPDATED: 08:09 GMT, 18 December 2012 Rogue chemists have been accused of acting like ‘small-time drug-pushers’ after they were discovered selling anti-depressants, sleeping pills and Viagra on the black market. Undercover reporters were able to buy potentially lethal substances such as Valium and temazepam from pharmacies over the counter without a prescription. The BBC Inside Out investigation last night revealed a dangerous trade where chemists are risking lives by selling patients prescription drugs before they have seen a doctor

Is this Britain"s most festive street? 6 families raise 42k for charity from 100,000 Christmas light display

Is this Britain's most festive street Six families raise 42,000 for charity from 100,000 Christmas light displayAmazing festive lightshow in Burnham-on-Sea, SomersetThousands flock to unassuming cul-de-sac to gaze at stunning scene | UPDATED: 10:26 GMT, 3 December 2012 Bathed in the glorious blaze of nearly 100,000 Christmas illuminations, this is Britain's most festive cul-de-sac. For a few weeks every year, the riot of Yuletide colour helps make an otherwise unassuming street in Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, surely one of the most magical places in the country. The tradition was started 12 years ago by Nick, 43, and Hazel Gardner, 42, with neighbours Chris Woodberry, 64, and his late wife Christine, who died in 20080 aged 61