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900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year


September 12th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 12 (IANS) Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.This constitutes about 5.6 percent of the total number of ... Read more...

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‘No rise in cancer cases due to nuclear power plants’


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) There has not been any rise in cancer cases, birth defects or any other ailments among employees working in nuclear power plants or among people ... Read more...

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Common parasite linked to severe birth defects


April 15th, 2012 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have identified specific strains of the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which may account for premature births and severe birth defects in the US. Pregnant women can ... Read more...

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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...

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Stacey Solomon smokes despite being pregnant


March 5th, 2012 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Television personality Stacey Solomon may be seven months pregnant but that has not stopped her from smoking. The mother-of-one was caught smoking and that has greatly embarrassed ... Read more...

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Deadly virus killing livestock in Britain


February 26th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 26 (IANS) Schmallenberg, a deadly virus for which there is no cure, is spreading across Britain and causing stillbirths and birth defects in sheep, goats and cattle.The government ... Read more...

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Diabetic women likely to deliver babies with defects


February 6th, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (IANS) Diabetic women who become pregnant are four times more likely than other women to deliver babies with birth defects, which include heart disease and spina bifida, ... Read more...

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Study reveals that Smoking during pregnancy increases birth defects


July 13th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, July 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British scientists have finally come up with the evidence that supports the long-held view that pregnant women should not smoke. In a new study which was published ... Read more...

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Folic acid protects offsprings from colon cancer


May 27th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 27 (IANS) Folic acid supplements given to pregnant and breast-feeding females, reduced the rate of colon cancer in their offspring by 64 percent, based on mice studies.The research, ... Read more...

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Endosulfan pesticide affects numerous families in Kerala


May 1st, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Muthalamada (Kerala), May 1 (ANI): While the agitation for a ban on endosulfan gaining momentum, locals in the Malabar region of Kerala have till now been forced to endure its harmful affects.The ... Read more...

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Second gene linked with specific congenital heart defects identified


April 30th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A study conducted by Nationwide Children's Hospital has found that a gene known to be important in cardiac development has been newly associated with congenital heart malformations that ... Read more...

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More kids being born with flattened heads


April 6th, 2011 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 6 (IANS) The prevalence of an asymmetrical flattening of the skull seems to be increasing among infants and young children."Plagiocephaly (flattened head) is characterised by unilateral flattening of ... Read more...

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Scented candles can contain harmful chemicals in them


March 16th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Indoor air quality experts in US have said that scented candles and air fresheners which make our homes smell nice, could contain hundreds of chemicals that are harmful ... Read more...

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Passive smoking ups risk of still births by 23 percent


March 10th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Passive smoking increases the risk of still birth by 23 percent and was linked to a 13 percent increased risk of congenital birth defects, a new ... Read more...

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Lab-grown urinary tubes implanted successfully


March 9th, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 9 (IANS) In a global breakthrough, scientists have used patient cells to tailor urinary tubes and successfully replace a damaged tissue.The research team from the Institute for Regenerative ... Read more...

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Study: No birth defect risk seen with pregnancy malaria drug


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Researchers of a new study claim that taking the anti-malaria drug, Malarone, during the first trimester might not increase the chances of birth defect.Malaria drugs are generally ... Read more...

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No Birth Defects Seen in Pregnant Malaria Drug Recipients


February 23rd, 2011 - 2:10 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to a report from Reuters, there is possibly no risk to the unborn children of pregnant women who are given the anti-malarial drug known as Malarone during ... Read more...

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40 new ’stronger, deadlier drugs’ hit UK markets


January 17th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Experts have warned that many lives are at risk in the UK after a new wave of 40 deadly legal highs hit the market.According to experts party drugs ... Read more...

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Model that predicts drug’s likelihood of causing birth defects created


January 5th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have created a preclinical model for predicting a drug's tendency to cause fetal malformations during pregnancy based on characterizing the genes that it targets.The Children's Hospital ... Read more...

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Breast cancer among pregnant women on rise


December 13th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) Breast cancer rates among pregnant women are on the rise, warns an expert. The diagnosis of the disease in expectant mothers leads to a terrible dilemma as the ... Read more...

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Epilepsy drugs don’t harm IQ of breastfed babies: Study


November 25th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Breastfeeding a baby while taking a seizure medication may have no harmful effect on the child's IQ later in life, according to a new research from the Emory ... Read more...

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Childhood kidney disease linked to maternal diabetes, obesity


November 21st, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): A new study has found that kids with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are more likely to have mothers who were obese or had diabetes during pregnancy.The study ... Read more...

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US man, dubbed Human Chequerboard, tattoos eyeballs


October 23rd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 23 (ANI): A man in the US, who has been dubbed as the Human Chequerboard for the many tattoos he sports on his body, has now even tattooed his eyes, ... Read more...

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Experts to discuss improving surgical care of kids


October 21st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) Paediatricians and delegates from 84 countries will for the next four days deliberate upon ways of improving surgical care of children across the globe as the World ... Read more...

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Cell phone radiation linked to cancer, memory loss, sterility


October 17th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): Cellphones-a basic necessity to us like water, food-emit radiation that is harmful for us, a new book has suggested.In her new book, 'Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone ... Read more...

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Heavy, not modest, drinkers’ babies more likely to have birth defects


October 16th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new study has found that babies born to women who drink heavily during their first trimester of pregnancy are more likely to have birth defects, compared to ... Read more...

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Worms provide clues to declining fertility with age in women


October 15th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): A new study from Princeton University has revealed why fertility declines at a rate that far exceeds the onset of other aging signs in women.The researchers suggest that ... Read more...

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Decongestant use during pregnancy cuts risk of premature birth: Study


August 31st, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): The results of a new study indicate that the use of over-the-counter decongestants during pregnancy cuts the risk of premature births.Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) epidemiologist ... Read more...

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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...

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Pakistani cousin marriages in UK behind genetic disability baby birth boom


August 24th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 24 (ANI): A study has found that more than 700 children are born with genetic diseases every year in the UK due to the prevalent cousin marriage system.The research showed ... Read more...

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Don’t delay the next try after a miscarriage, women warned


August 6th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS) After the trauma of a miscarriage many women take a break to recover before they begin to try again for a baby. But they may in fact be ... Read more...

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‘Misinformed’ women fear the ‘morning after’ pill


July 20th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 20 (ANI): Women fear using the "morning after' pill, owing to misinformation about how it works and where they can get it, revealed reproductive health experts.In the first national study ... Read more...

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FDA Panel Rejects Vivus’ Weight Loss Pill Qnexa


July 19th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 19, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): According to the latest reports, the FDA panel has rejected Qnexa, the anti-obesity pill from Vivus Inc, which was in the final stages of ... Read more...

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FDA rejects weight loss pill


July 19th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Food and Drugs Administration in the United States has rejected a highly anticipated anti-obesity drug from Vivus Inc.The panel set to approve the drug ... Read more...

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FDA Advisory Committee Rejects Vivus Inc. Weight Loss Pill


July 19th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Gaithersburg,July 19, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Vivus Inc., the pharmaceutical company that manufactures the anti-obesity drug Qnexa suffered a major setback on Thursday when the a panel of federal health officials rejected ... Read more...

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