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2012-08-24 00:16:23

A collaborative research effort by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Duke University, and University College of London in the UK, sheds new light on alcohol-related birth defects. The project, led by Kathleen K. Sulik, PhD, a professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies at UNC, could help enhance how doctors diagnose birth defects caused by alcohol exposure in the womb. The findings also illustrate...

2012-07-18 12:30:57

Artists, photographers, landscapers, petrol and gas workers among those in the frame Several types of job carried out by future fathers may be linked to an increased risk of birth defects in their babies, suggests research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Previous research has linked certain occupations with a higher risk of birth defects in offspring. But it has tended to lump together very different types of defects and occupations, in order to achieve...

2012-06-06 23:01:46

Electronic cigarette free trial available now at http://electroniccigarettehub.org to help smoking moms and pregnant women to quit. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 E cigarette free trial kit is available now from http://electroniccigarettehub.org to fight smoking that is considered the number one reason for adverse effects in children. An estimated 10-percent of women smoke while pregnant, and cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including cyanide and lead. Smoking has been known to have...

2012-06-04 04:23:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - An estimated 10-percent of women smoke while pregnant, and smoking is considered the number one reason for adverse effects in children. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, including cyanide and lead. Smoking has been known to have negative effects during pregnancy such as asthma and decline in lung function. According to new research, smoking during pregnancy can also lead to defects within the alveoli, tiny air sacs in the lungs where the exchange of oxygen...

Not Enough Known About Prescription Drug Use In Pregnancy
2012-04-27 07:16:47

Prescription drug use during pregnancy is prevalent, however, not enough is known about the adverse effects they may have on the developing fetus, concludes a new review published in The Obstetrician & Gynecologist (TOG) today (27 April). The majority of women take prescriptions for pregnancy-related complaints and minor infections. However, a small proportion of women receive medication for treatment for chronic diseases such as asthma, depression or hypertension. The prevalence of...

2012-03-17 23:03:24

Women who use the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy may face an increased risk of giving birth to a child with serious heart defects, according to the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP. Women who used Zoloft and gave birth to a child with heart defects or other birth defects may be eligible to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for their injuries. Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 16, 2012 Women who use the antidepressant Zoloft during pregnancy may face an increased risk of giving birth to...

2012-02-14 12:41:44

Researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch have now identified and described a molecular mechanism underlying the most common malformation of the brain in humans. In holoprosencephaly (HPE), the forebrain (prosencephalon) is only incompletely formed. Here a binding site (receptor) for cholesterol plays a key role. If this receptor is defective, specific signals cannot be received, and the forebrain cannot separate into two hemispheres, as...

2012-01-31 09:04:44

Combined adverse effects of maternal smoking and high body mass index on heart development in offspring: Evidence for interaction? Mums-to-be who are both overweight and smoke during their pregnancy risk damaging their baby's developing heart, finds research published online in Heart. Congenital heart abnormalities are some of the most common defects found at birth, with around eight in every 1000 babies affected. A likely cause is only found in 15% of cases. The authors base their...

2011-12-14 10:20:27

More than one baby in every 50 is born with a birth defect (congenital anomaly) according to the latest annual report by the British Isles Network of Congenital Anomaly Registers (BINOCAR) — significantly more common than previously reported estimates of around one in 80. The study — led by researchers at Queen Mary, University of London and commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) — is the most up-to-date and comprehensive of its kind,...

2011-10-27 00:30:00

Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation firm, is sponsoring ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to help individuals in learning about the possible risks of birth defects when Zoloft® is taken during pregnancy. (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation firm, is sponsoring ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to help individuals in learning about the possible risks of birth defects when Zoloft® is taken during pregnancy....


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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