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2014-06-03 13:14:59

Baylor College of Medicine Baylor College of Medicine scientists defined a previously unrecognized genetic cause for two types of birth defects found in newborn boys, described in a report published today in the journal Nature Medicine Baylor College of Medicine scientists defined a previously unrecognized genetic cause for two types of birth defects found in newborn boys, described in a report published today in the journal Nature Medicine. "Cryptorchidism and hypospadias are among...

2013-10-30 10:41:35

A study of several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence that any of them are associated with a common birth defect in male infants. The study, led by epidemiologists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, analyzed thousands of birth records and commercial pesticide application records for eight counties in California's heavily agricultural Central Valley. The researchers aimed to determine whether children were at increased risk of...

Effective Epilepsy Drug Valproate May Cause Birth Defects
2013-08-26 10:47:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The anti-seizure drug valproate has been shown to be extremely effective, but a new study has found that it increases the risk of pregnant women giving birth to a child with spina bifida or hypospadias when taken in higher doses. The finding allows for women who suffer from seizures to make a more informed decision when deciding if they want to have a child. "For many women on epilepsy medication, the desire to start a family can be...

2011-06-15 20:40:39

A pediatric urologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center who pioneered a surgical technique for repairing a common birth defect in boys reports the procedure is singularly effective in correcting the problem with few complications. Hypospadias, the second most common birth defect in boys, causes the opening of the urethra to be misplaced on the penis. If not corrected properly, the malady can lead to urinary tract infections and difficulty with urination and normal sexual activity. Dr. Warren...

2010-12-15 00:00:43

According to Dr. Joel Gelman, an internationally recognized expert in urethral stricture disease and Director of the Center for Reconstructive Urology at UC, Irvine Medical Center, urethral strictures can now be cured with up to a 98+% success rate with urethral reconstruction, including novel techniques recently reported at the 2010 American Urological Association Western Section Meeting. However, Dr. Gelman noted that men with urethral strictures continue to be advised to have their...

2009-06-05 10:10:31

In recent decades, there have been periodic reports of a worldwide decline in sperm count and quality. Male infertility has ostensibly been on the rise, accompanied by increases in testicular cancer and hypospadias -- a congenital defect in which the opening of the urethra is on the underside, rather than at the end, of the penis. Taken together, these three conditions have been termed testicular dysgenesis syndrome.Environmental chemicals known as phthalates, some researchers say, may be the...

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2008-11-21 08:10:00

Scientists have reported a link between hairspray use among pregnant women and a genital defect. Boys born to mothers who used hairspray were noted to have hypospadias, where the urinary tract is found away from the penis, researchers from Imperial College London said. In the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, they found that the incidence of hypospadias has risen sharply in recent decades. Some scientists believe chemicals called phthalates "“ found in hairsprays and plastics...


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