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2012-04-23 21:05:26

Move could help prevent birth defects of the brain and spine among hispanic babies Serious birth defects of the brain and spine in America's babies, particularly those of Hispanic origin, could be reduced if the nation's corn masa flour products were fortified with the B vitamin folic acid, according to a new petition filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a coalition of six organizations: Gruma Corporation Spina Bifida Association March of Dimes Foundation...

2012-02-10 00:50:00

In Jan 25th 2012, Abbott Laboratories (the company manufacturing Depakote) reported that 2011 selling, general and administrative expense report includes $1.5 billion of litigation reserves related to ongoing settlement discussions in the investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, through the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, related to Depakote. Depakote is a drug most commonly prescribed for psychiatric conditions like manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder) and...

2012-02-09 13:16:01

After birth for children with spina bifida In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that, for children with spina bifida, surgery conducted while the fetus is still in utero as opposed to surgery on a newborn is more cost effective due to the costs associated with caring for a child with significant deficits. This study, A Cost Effective Analysis of...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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