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PHILADELPHIA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international group of over 300 medical experts gathers today to discuss the most current advances in prenatal diagnosis and treatment of birth defects.
Mother's carrying babies with spina bilfida could see major benefits by having surgery in the womb.
The daughters of rats who took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as high as other rats.
More than two thousand physicians, some of the top obstetric/gynecologists in the world who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, especially high risk pregnancies, gathered today for their annual meeting in San Francisco to begin four days of intensive research presentations.
Performing delicate surgery in the womb, months before birth, can substantially improve outcomes for children with a common, disabling birth defect of the spine.
Thirty years ago, the first human fetal surgery was performed at the University of California, San Francisco.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This January, as part of National Birth Defects Prevention Month, the Grain Foods Foundation has partnered with the March of Dimes to remind all women of child-bearing age of the important role folic acid plays in preventing birth defects.
Girl Arrives from Algeria for Life-Changing Surgery Ryma, a petite 5-year-old girl from Algeria, is the newest arrival at The LightHouse, a ministry of ISOH/IMPACT, one of Ohio's premier disaster relief and humanitarian aid organizations.
An increasing number of obese adolescents, particularly females, are undergoing gastric bypass surgery.
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