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While the results may not be representative of the UK as a whole, nevertheless, excess drinking and drug taking in pregnancy is a pairing that is likely to be more common than generally thought.
Pregnancy can be stressful enough. There’s the need to worry about eating the right thing, completing the correct natal exercises, among a heap of tasks. Add an environmental issue on top of that and pregnant females have more to worry about.
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a gene that modifies the risk of newborns with cystic fibrosis (CF) developing neonatal intestinal obstruction, a potentially lethal complication of CF.
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene.
In recent years, medical professionals have begun to measure fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEEs) in meconium as a direct and reliable marker of gestational alcohol exposure during the second and third trimesters.
While it may be years before the health effects of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico are known, a new study shows that fetal exposure to a chemical found in crude oil is associated with an increased risk of congenital heart disease (CHD).
Exposure to phthalates, chemical compounds used as plasticizers in personal care products, children's toys, and some medical devices, may put infants at risk of low birth weight, a new study shows.
Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) is a rare congenital disorder charaeterized by a diluted, non- obstructive urinary bladder and hypoperistalsis of the gastro- intestinal tract, which is considered lethal. About 90 patients have been reported, predominantly female.