Oncology & Cancer

Assessing cancer diagnosis in children with birth defects

Scientific studies suggest that children with birth defects are at increased risk of cancer. However, it has not been assessed whether the type of cancer, the age at which they are diagnosed or the extent of cancer spread ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Arthritis drug answer to pregnancy malaria, study finds

Babies exposed to malaria in the womb can suffer low birth weight and miscarriages, but a new study has found a common arthritis drug could put an end to the scourge of placental malaria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pregnancy-related COVID-19 guidance

TThe International Society for Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG) has released interim guidance to medical professionals on management of COVID-19 in pregnancy. Joshua A. Copel, MD, professor and vice chair of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What is a rare disease? It's not as simple as it sounds

You may not know, however, that being diagnosed with a rare disease means you are part of a community of up to two million Australians with one of these conditions. And more than 300 million people globally.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A Zika vaccine could save suffering and costs

Global climate change has raised concerns that mosquito-borne diseases could become increasingly prevalent in the United States as warmer temperatures lead to increased mosquito activity.

Pediatrics

2003 to 2017 saw drop in infant mortality due to birth defects

From 2003 to 2017, there was a decrease in infant mortality attributable to birth defects (IMBD) overall, although considerable differences were seen in the decreases by maternal and infant characteristics, according to research ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Neural tube defect prevalence 7.0 per 10,000 in HIV-exposed

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of neural tube defects (NTDs) is 7.0 per 10,000 live births in HIV-exposed pregnancies, which is similar to the prevalence in the general population, according to research published in the Jan. ...

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