News tagged with birth defect

Solving the 50-year-old puzzle of thalidomide

Research into the controversial drug thalidomide reveals that the mechanism through which the drug causes limb defects is the same process which causes it to damage internal organs and other tissues. The article, published ...

dateNov 17, 2009 in Cancer
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When someone is raised female and the genes say XY

(AP) -- It's the birth defect people don't talk about. A baby is born not completely male or female. The old term was hermaphrodite, then intersex. Now it's called "disorders of sexual development." Sometimes the person ...

dateSep 12, 2009 in Other
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Folic acid even more baby-protective than thought

(AP) -- Baby-protecting folic acid is getting renewed attention: Not only does it fight spina bifida and some related abnormalities, new research shows it also may prevent premature birth and heart defects.

dateJun 01, 2009 in Health
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