Top stories in health and medicine this morning, May 1, 2012

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1. Topamax Not a Growth Deterrent in Epilepsy. Children with newly diagnosed, partial-onset epilepsy who were treated with topiramate showed gains in height.

2. U.S. Workers Short on Shuteye. Data from the National Health Interview Survey in 2010 indicate that some 41 million American workers — 30% of the labor force — get no more than 6 hours of sleep nightly.

3. Antidepressants May Help Cut Seizures. Patients with epilepsy who experience more than one seizure a month appear to achieve a reduction in seizure activity when treated with antidepressants.

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