News tagged with birth defect
Every year, thousands of babies are born with severely malformed hearts, disorders known collectively as congenital heart disease. Many of these defects can be repaired though surgery, but researchers don't understand what ...
Cardiology May 12, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—For infants with critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs), one-year survival has improved over time, with an increased risk of mortality associated with earlier diagnosis, low birth weight, ...
Pediatrics Apr 22, 2013 | 3.5 / 5 (2) | 1
(HealthDay)—After five years of leveling off, the U.S. infant mortality rate is finally on the decline again, a new government report shows.
Health Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
The first woman ever to receive a uterus from a deceased donor, is two-weeks pregnant following a successful embryo transplant, her doctors said on Friday.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Breathing traffic pollution in early pregnancy is linked to a higher risk for certain serious birth defects, according to new research from the Stanford University School of Medicine.
Health Mar 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Stress in mothers before and during pregnancy may boost the risk of congenital heart defects in their children, more new evidence suggests. But the findings aren't conclusive, and the effect—if ...
Pediatrics Mar 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A virus most people probably have never heard of, but that the majority of us carry, is the No. 1 infectious cause of congenital birth defects in the U.S. today. Because of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection during in utero ...
Medical research Mar 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A drug commonly used to treat severe cases of morning sickness does not appear to be linked to birth defects or other risks to the baby, a large new study suggests.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Feb 27, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Using cutting-edge time-lapse photography, University of Southern California (USC) researchers have discovered clues to the development of the head at the cellular level, which could point scientists to ...
Medical research Feb 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Pomalyst (pomalidomide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cases of multiple myeloma that have not responded to other therapies.
Medications Feb 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered that the lack of a critical enzyme in the folic acid metabolic pathway leads to neural tube birth defects in developing embryos.
Medical research Jan 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 3 of every 100 babies in the U.S. are born with a birth defect. Among boys, one of the most common defects is the displacement of the ...
Medical research Jan 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys think genetically modified mosquitoes might help reduce the risk of dengue fever in Key West.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Boys whose testes have not descended at birth—a condition known as cryptorchidism—are almost three times as likely to develop testicular cancer in later life, finds an analysis of the available evidence published online ...
Cancer Nov 28, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found in an initial clinical trial that a drug typically prescribed for erectile dysfunction or pulmonary hypertension restores blood flow to oxygen-starved muscles in patients ...
Medical research Nov 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |