News tagged with birth defect

Hollywood-style special effects give girl new ear

(AP) -- Elise Lutz never let her friends see what was left of her ear. She'd carefully style her long hair into a one-sided ponytail, or swelter under a swim cap for hours at meets, to cover the molten lump ...

Dec 20, 2010
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FDA rejects highly-anticipated diet drug Qnexa

(AP) -- Federal health regulators have decided not to approve an experimental diet pill called Qnexa, which had been touted by many experts as the most promising weight-loss drug in more than a decade.

Oct 29, 2010
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Drugs that save infants' lives

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Sydney have found the combined intake of iron-folic acid supplements with World Health Organisation (WHO)-endorsed anti-malarial drugs during pregnancy could ...

Jul 22, 2010
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Chromosomal abnormality found for inherited clubfoot

Although clubfoot is one of the most common congenital birth defects, few genetic causes have been found. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found what they believe ...

Jul 01, 2010
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