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2013-07-09 15:56:12

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.

Study Focuses On Environmental Stresses On Pregnancy
2012-06-29 08:53:15

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.

2012-04-24 13:03:27

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.

2012-04-02 20:39:18

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a devastating disease caused by mutations in the CFTR gene.

2011-12-15 17:27:37

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.

2011-05-02 13:56:18

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).

2009-06-29 06:43:23

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.

2004-11-28 03:00:14

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.


Word of the Day
cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.