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Pregnant diabetics more prone to birth defect: Study


April 5th, 2012 - 1:00 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Pregnant women with diabetes are more likely to have birth defects than women without the condition, a study by a Britain-based major research-intensive university said ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Report: Three-headed baby born in Sumatra, Indonesia


October 31st, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
BINJAI, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- A three-headed baby was reportedly born in North Sumatra, Indonesia, this weekend, medical officials told local media on Monday. The baby is not expected to survive for ... Read more...

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Gene linked to congenital heart defect found


December 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 7 (ANI): New treatment for congenital heart defects may be on its way as Princeton researchers have identified the gene that can cause the birth defect.The newly discovered gene, called ... Read more...

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Gene linked to common birth defect in male genitalia identified


November 30th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A research team has discovered a new gene associated with Hypospadias, the congenital malformation of the male genitalia.The study, conducted by King's College London, in collaboration with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mechanism behind cleft palate development found


September 15th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Use of certain antiviral drugs during pregnancy not linked to birth defects


August 25th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): Use of certain antiviral drugs during pregnancy not linked to higher risk of major birth defects, according to a new study.An analysis of data from Denmark found no ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Legless Indian man with incredible dance moves becomes net sensation


August 25th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): A legless Indian man's incredible dancing skills have made him a star on the Internet.Vinod Thakur shot to fame after appearing on the reality show 'India's Got Talent' ... Read more...

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Vitamin deficiency after weight loss op ‘can cause vision loss in infants’


July 17th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 17 (ANI): A new study has found that vitamin deficiency after weight loss surgery can cause vision loss in newborns.Researchers documented the case of a woman who had undergone biliopancreatic ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Pregnant mum’s high-fat diet ‘bad for baby’s heart’


July 7th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A pregnant mother's diet could be inadvertently putting the health of her offspring at risk through her genes, says a new study.Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bhopal gas tragedy victims object to Dow Chemicals sponsoring Live Earth event


April 19th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 19 (ANI): Victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy staged a protest here on Sunday against Dow Chemicals Company sponsoring a Live Earth environmental series.The US-based company says ... Read more...

Posted in National |

The Deep End: Scholarships and Conflict


February 12th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by admin
By Anita Thomas When tennis star Hannah is accused of cheating her scholarship is evoked and Sterling is hired to prove she is not a cheater. Questioning Hannah leads them to believe that ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Security Needed at American Idols Orlando Florida Auditions


January 21st, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by admin
By Anita Thomas Orlando, Jan 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Thousands of idol hopefuls lined up in Orlando Florida to audition for American Idol. Contestant Theo was first up to wow the judges, wearing ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Relatives of boys with sexual birth defects not at testicular germ cell cancer risk


December 22nd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 22 (ANI): While boys with sexual birth defects are at risk for developing testicular germ cell cancer, their relatives remain unaffected, a new study has revealed.Although hypospadias, the birth defect ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study comparing two surgeries for infant heart defect shows mixed results


November 16th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): Scientists have found mixed results in the first head-to-head comparison of two surgeries for infants born with severely underdeveloped hearts - the most common severe heart birth defect.One ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

How birds and mammals evolved to have 4-chambered hearts


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 3 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the first genetic link that can explain how the heart evolved from being a three-chambered to four-chambered organ.The discovery has shed light on how cold-blooded ... Read more...

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Still alive: Child with protruding heart has multiple disorders


August 31st, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Describing the infant with a protruding heart as a "miracle boy", doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Monday said the five-day-old boy was ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

‘American Fritzl’ Garrido’s arrest was led by women’s intuition, say cops


August 30th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 30 (ANI): The two policewomen who finally arrested 'American Fritzl' Phillip Garrido, for holding a girl as sex slave with his wife Nancy for 18 years, have revealed that their ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three-day-old with protruding heart battles for life


August 29th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) A three-day-old boy born with his heart outside the chest -- "a rarest of rare defects" -- continued to battle for life at the All India Institute ... Read more...

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Two-day-old with protruding heart to be operated on


August 28th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) A two-day-old born with his heart protruding from his chest is posing a challenge to doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify gene involved in common birth defect in the brain


August 10th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Chicago and University of Alberta have identified a gene that appears to be critically involved in a common birth defect which causes mental ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Left-handedness increasingly prevalent in kids with facial development disorder


March 3rd, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Kids with a congenital disorder, known as hemifacial microsomia (HFM), are more likely to develop left-handedness, according to a new study.HFM is the second most common ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women’’s low vitamin B12 levels up their kids” risk of neural tube defects


March 2nd, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): Women with low blood levels of vitamin B12 shortly before and after conception may have children with increased risk of a neural tube defect, according to a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Botox jabs during pregnancy may lead to birth defects


January 28th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
Sydney, Jan 28 (ANI): Getting botox jabs during pregnancy may cause birth defects in unborn children, according to Australian doctors.The warning by Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia (CPSA) follows reports last ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Rice hails Obama’’s victory as a key moment in US history


December 30th, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.30 (ANI): US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has hailed the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president as a key moment in history. Republican Ms Rice, the first ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist led team perform world’’s first paediatric robotic bladder reconstruction


November 21st, 2008 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): In a first of its kind surgery, a team led by an Indian origin scientist has performed a new robotic-assisted bladder-reconstruction method to treat a 10-year-old Chicago ... Read more...

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Maternal smoking can up birth defect risks


November 6th, 2008 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 6 (ANI): Pregnant women who have a smoking habit are more than twice as likely to have children with a cleft palate or lip birth defect, a new study ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Protein protects liver against excess bile


August 2nd, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a protein that controls genes maintaining proper level of bile in the liver. The protein, called FOXA2, is likely to become the focus for new ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Epilepsy drug likely to aggravate birth defect risks


July 22nd, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) An epilepsy drug taken alone or along with other epilepsy drugs during pregnancy may aggravate birth-defect risks, according to a new study. Studies have shown that topiramate increases ... Read more...

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Chlorinated tap water during pregnancy increases babies heart disease risk


June 3rd, 2008 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Pregnant woman should resist from drinking water disinfected by chlorine as it may increase the risk of having children with heart problems, cleft palate or major brain ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants don’t lead to birth defects: study


May 23rd, 2008 - 9:34 am ICT by admin
Toronto, May 23 (IANS) Canadian researchers have found that the use of anti-depressants by women during the early stages of pregnancy does not lead to birth defects in babies. In their study ... Read more...

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Pre-term babies at double risk of birth defects than full-term infants


May 21st, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Premature babies born in the United States are more than twice as likely to have a major birth defects than full-term infants, a new analysis of nearly ... Read more...

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Largest-ever study underlines risk of pre-term births


May 21st, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by admin
New York, May 21 (IANS) An analysis of close to seven million births has concluded that pre-term babies are more than twice as likely to have major birth defects as full-term infants. ... Read more...

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Heres what causes morning sickness


May 19th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Morning sickness is considered to be a good sign of a healthy pregnancy, and now scientists have provided an insight into why it occurs.Morning sickness is the ... Read more...

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Zebrafish study reveals previously unknown mechanism for cleft palate


February 17th, 2008 - 11:40 am ICT by admin
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Oregon have discovered a previously unknown mechanism for cleft palate, a common birth defect often seen in humans, by creating a genetic mutation ... Read more...

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Zebrafish study reveals hitherto unknown mechanism for cleft palate


February 12th, 2008 - 1:54 pm ICT by admin
London, February 12 (ANI): University of Oregon scientists say that a genetic mutation in zebrafish has shed new light on the mechanism that leads to cleft palate a common birth defect often ... Read more...

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