Keyword Results for   'birth defect'  
Zika vaccine just got one step closer to reality  May 20, 9:28 am
Washington D.C, May 20 (ANI): There is currently no available and approved Zika vaccine and now that the virus has been linked to birth defects, developing one has become a worldwide priority.
How dad's age, lifestyle can affect kids  May 16, 11:03 am
Washington D.C, May 16 (ANI): We have all heard that a mother's choices during pregnancy can affect the growing babies, but now a recent study has shown that a father's age and lifestyle may be just as important.
Clip-on device can help keep Zika-spreading mosquitoes at bay  Feb 3, 8:15 am
Washington D.C, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed about the product called the OFF! Clip-On repellent device that could be an effective tool for preventing Zika virus infection, which has been linked to a devastating birth defect that affects a fetus' brain.
Zika virus: WHO declares international emergency  Feb 2, 8:23 am
United Nations, Feb. 2 (ANI): The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared an international emergency over the explosive spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is linked to birth defects in America.
Birth pills are not associated to birth defects  Jan 7, 1:31 pm
Washington, D.C., Jan. 7 (ANI): Oral contraceptive use just before or during pregnancy is not associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, suggests the findings of a recent study.
Antidepressants increase birth defect risks if consumed during early pregnancy  Jan 6, 12:54 pm
Washington, D.C., Jan. 6 (ANI): Using paroxetine- a medication prescribed to treat conditions including depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder- during the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the newborns' risk of congenital malformations and cardiac malformations.
Kochi hospital brings open fetal surgery to India  Aug 27, 10:22 am
Kochi, Aug. 27 (ANI): Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has unveiled a centre for open fetal surgery - the first in Asia for treating complex and rare fetal conditions. With this, India joins the select club of nations after USA, France and Spain to offer open surgery on fetus.
Childbearing women on painkillers face double risk of birth defects   Jan 23, 2:09 pm
Washington, Jan 23 (ANI): Woman of childbearing age, who use doctor prescribed painkillers, face two times risk of serious birth defects in babies.
New genetic cause of male reproductive birth defects revealed  Jun 2, 9:26 am
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Researchers have defined a previously unrecognized genetic cause for two types of birth defects found in newborn boys.
Why you should abstain from alcohol before trying to conceive  May 4, 11:15 am
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new research has suggested that women should avoid drinking alcohol before they try to get pregnant otherwise the baby may end up with intestinal birth defect.
Infants born with cleft lips can lead normal social life if treated on time  Feb 20, 3:24 pm
New Delhi, Feb. 20 (ANI): Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when the tissues that form the roof of the mouth and the upper lip fail to fuse from one or both sides.
Foetal alcohol syndrome heart defects may be caused by altered function and not structure  Dec 31, 2:28 pm
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Collection of birth defects known as foetal alcohol syndrome can cause heart problems in the baby which may be due to altered function and not structure, a new study has revealed.
Obesity linked to increasing pregnancy deaths  Dec 21, 12:41 pm
Melbourne, Dec 21 (ANI): A new study ahs suggested that rising obesity is leading to more deaths of pregnant women and an increase in birth defects.
Male birth defect linked to pesticide exposure: Study  Oct 30, 10:42 am
Washington, Oct. 30 (ANI): A research on several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence of anyone of them being associated with a common birth defect in male infants.
Canned food consumed by pregnant women could pose threat to fetuses  Aug 11, 2:33 pm
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): A new study has found that the food and beverages consumed regularly by pregnant women contain toxins believed to pose potential risks to developing fetuses.
Marriage between first cousins ups risk of having baby with birth defects  Jul 4, 3:17 pm
London, July 04 (ANI): The chances of having a baby with potentially life-threatening birth defects doubles in case of 'first cousin marriages', a study has revealed.
Possible cause of congenital heart disease identified  May 13, 3:34 pm
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Researchers conducting the first large-scale sequencing analysis of congenital heart disease have taken an important step in unlocking the cause of the most common type of birth defect.
Beauty claims for pregnant women debunked  Apr 28, 10:47 am
Washington, April 28 (ANI): Women around the world face many claims surrounding their beauty regimens during pregnancy.
Chemicals commonly found at home could cause breast cancer, asthma  Feb 20, 3:26 pm
London, Feb 20 (ANI): Chemicals found in every home may cause breast cancer, asthma, infertility and birth defects, health chiefs have warned.
Now, biocompatible patch to heal infants with congenital heart defects  Dec 13, 1:28 pm
Washington, December 13 (ANI): After years of effort, a team of scientists from Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital has created a material called a bioscaffold that could be sutured into the hearts of infants suffering from birth defects.
Mums-to-be urged to take folic acid and vitamin B12 to prevent birth defects  Oct 31, 1:45 pm
London, Oct 31 (ANI): Mothers-to-be have been advised to take vitamin B12 to prevent their children developing birth defects such as spina bifida.
IVF may increase risk for birth defects  Oct 21, 12:47 pm
Washington, October 21 (ANI): In vitro fertilization (IVF) may significantly increase the risk of birth defects, particularly those of the eye, heart, reproductive organs and urinary systems, new research has revealed.
Plastic additive BPA 'harms human reproduction'  Sep 25, 4:29 pm
Washington, September 25 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have found new evidence that the plastic additive BPA can disrupt women's reproductive systems, causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects.
US pub selling pregnancy test dispensers to curb birth defects  Sep 16, 1:35 pm
Washington, September 16 (ANI): Female patrons at a Minnesota pub can check to see if they're pregnant before ordering their drinks to spare unborn children from alcohol-related birth defects.
Alcohol causes 'more than one pattern of birth defects'  Aug 23, 1:48 pm
Washington, August 23 (ANI): In a new study, researchers have tried to shed light on alcohol-related birth defects.