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Link Between Antidepressants and Birth Defect

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in Denmark have studied almost half a million Danish children and found a slightly higher rate of septal heart abnormalities in babies whose mothers took an SSRI antidepressant ...

dateSep 29, 2009 in Health weblog
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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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Folic acid to prevent congenital heart defects

The Canadian policy of fortifying grain products with folic acid has already proved to be effective in preventing neural tube defects. The latest article published in the British Medical Journal by a group of researchers from t ...

dateMay 14, 2009 in Medical research
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US swine flu victims had chronic health problems

(AP) -- Health officials have released details about the chronic health problems suffered by the two people who died from swine flu in the United States. The Mexican toddler who died in Texas suffered from ...

dateMay 07, 2009 in Health
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Physicians mending broken hearts

Pediatric surgeons are able to repair complex heart defects with a survival rate of greater than 90 percent, but that doesn't necessarily mean a happy ending for these children and teens. Some may have a great quality of ...

dateMar 29, 2009 in Medical research
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