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2013-02-06 12:18:15

The number of congenital anomalies, or birth defects arising from multiple births has almost doubled since the 1980s, suggests a new study published today (6 February) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study investigates how the change in the proportion of multiple births has affected the prevalence of congenital anomalies from multiple births, and the relative risk of congenital anomaly in multiple versus singleton births. This study, led by the...

2008-09-25 00:00:30

Young survivors of heart surgery for a congenital heart malformation at birth are more likely to have difficulties in school, Canadians researchers say. Dr. Annette Majnemer of The Montreal Children's Hospital at the McGill University Health Centre said patients involved in this study were tested at birth and early infancy, at 18 months and at age 5. A careful assessment before surgery revealed nervous system anomalies in more than 50 percent of the newborns who were to have open-heart...


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