congenital birth defects

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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Passive smoking can harm your unborn baby


March 10th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study, led by researchers at Nottingham University, has revealed that pregnant non-smokers who breathe in the second-hand smoke of other people are at an increased risk ... Read more...

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Contaminated water in Bihar district causing physical deformities in children


May 23rd, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajay KumarBhojpur (Bihar), May 23 (ANI): Even as many people in the country are having a tough time to get a proper water supply this summer, many children in various parts ... Read more...

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New discovery may help reverse cleft palate before birth


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): Cleft palate is one of the most common congenital birth defects in humans, and current surgical treatments are often complex. Now, researchers from USC School of Dentistry have ... Read more...

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Master regulator gene’s discovery takes scientists a step closer to possible diabetes cure


July 21st, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (AIN): Identifying a master regulator gene for early embryonic development of the pancreas and other organs, scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have moved a step closer to ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover mechanism that may help fight birth defects


June 10th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): In what may offer clues to birth defects, scientists at Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have shown that retinoic acid-a metabolite produced from vitamin A (retinol)-controls the ... Read more...

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