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Latest Cleft lip and palate Stories

2011-03-04 08:50:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data suggest that the drug Topamax (topiramate) and its generic versions increase the risk for the birth defects cleft lip and cleft palate in babies born to women who use the medication during pregnancy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) Before prescribing topiramate, approved to treat certain types of seizures in people who have epilepsy, health...

2011-02-25 16:39:00

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cydcor, the leading provider of outsourced, face-to-face sales teams, joins the ranks of the highest corporate givers to Operation Smile. In February, Operation Smile, a children's medical charity that provides free cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgeries worldwide, recognized Cydcor as an official corporate ambassador. "Our network of sales teams uses every interaction with a customer to build our clients' brands," said...

2011-02-14 13:59:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The boards of directors of Smile Train and Operation Smile, two of the leading cleft lip and cleft palate charities in the world, today announced that they have voted to combine the two organizations into a single new entity, to be known as Operation Smile Train. In a joint statement, Charles B. Wang, Co-founder of Smile Train and Dr. William P. and Kathleen S. Magee, Co-founders of Operation Smile, said, "We are delighted that our boards have voted...

2011-01-11 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BringMeTheNews (BMTN), the pioneering online and broadcast news curator, is starting 2011 with a new philanthropic program designed to raise awareness for Minnesota-based charities, beginning with Smile Network International. BringMeTheNews Gives Back will feature local organizations with news stories on its homepage throughout the year as well as make a $500 donation to each group. "Part of our mission of bringing the best stories to our...

2010-11-11 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To help make the holiday season easier, Oral-B Glide along with "General Hospital" star Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, today will kick off the "Glide Into The Holidays" program benefitting Operation Smile, with a free skate day at New York City's Wollman Rink in Central Park. At the event, families are invited to Glide on the ice to raise money for Operation Smile, an international children's medical charity that provides free surgeries to repair cleft...

2010-10-01 15:32:00

PEOPLE TRAVEL FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE WORLD'S LARGEST SMILEY FACE UNPRECEDENTED ATTEMPT CELEBRATES OFFICIAL WORLD SMILE DAY; Raises Money for Smile Surgeries for Children with Cleft Lips, Palates ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Five hundred smiling people from around the world gathered today in the world's theme park capital to set the Guinness World Record for the biggest smiley face. Coinciding with and celebrating today's official World Smile...

2010-09-17 09:54:45

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Cleft palate affects one of every 1,000 newborns.  That means that 489 children born each day experience this.  A recent study explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), which is the reason for cleft palate and other malformations in the face, brain, and skeleton. A mutation in a gene called ephrin-B1 causes abnormalities in the facial development. Although previous research has already concluded this, scientists were still...

2010-09-15 16:40:00

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found a new mechanism that explains why a certain gene mutation causes craniofrontonasal syndrome (CFNS), a disorder that causes cleft palate and other malformations in the face, brain, and skeleton. Cleft palate affects one of every 1,000 newborns. The research is published in the September 15 issue of Genes & Development. Previous research has shown that a mutation in a gene called ephrin-B1 caused abnormalities in facial development,...

2010-09-14 18:08:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company's Oral-B® and television host Brooke Burke took over New York City's Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station to celebrate their commitment to advancing America's oral health. Oral-B, the brand of toothbrush more dentists use themselves worldwide, is offering consumers 50 percent off select Premium Power toothbrushes after mail-in rebate from Sept. 1 - Oct. 31, 2010 to empower Americans to take charge of...

2010-08-27 09:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Iconic supermodel, entrepreneur and philanthropist Christie Brinkley, will receive the 2nd Annual HBA "Positively Beautiful" Award from HBA Global Expo for her active support of Smile Train and its mission. Smile Train (www.smiletrain.org) provides free cleft surgery for millions of poor children in developing countries and free cleft-related training for doctors and medical professionals. The Positively Beautiful Award was established by HBA Global to...