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Hunting for the good news in the human genome

One of the most common and most disabling birth defects, spina bifida strikes about one in 1,000 births in the United States -- nearly as many as Down’s Syndrome. The cause of this often devastating disorder, characterized ...

dateApr 29, 2011 in Genetics
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Hong Kong moves to restrict mainland babies

Hong Kong says it will restrict the number of mainland Chinese women allowed to give birth in the city's hospitals which are struggling to cope with the tens of thousands who arrive each year.

dateApr 07, 2011 in Other
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US teen births decline: study

The US teen birth rate fell to the lowest level on record in 2009 but remains one of the highest in developed countries, a report released Tuesday said.

dateApr 05, 2011 in Health
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Price slashed for drug to prevent preemie births

(AP) -- The maker of an expensive drug to prevent premature births slashed the price by more than half on Friday, following an outcry over the high cost and moves by federal regulators to keep a cheap version available.

dateApr 01, 2011 in Medications
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