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2011-10-19 20:21:59

Many other congenital conditions, including autism, may one day prove to be related to environmental pollutants Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University. Two of the pesticides found in high concentrations in the placentas of affected newborns and stillborn fetuses were endosulfan and lindane. Endosulfan is only...

2011-10-04 12:04:14

Children born with spina bifida often have difficulties to perform everyday activities. This is not primarily due to being confined to a wheelchair or to parental overprotection as was previously believed — new research from the University of Gothenburg shows that it is down to an inability to initiate and complete a task towards a specific goal. Spina bifida is a birth defect in the spine which normally results in a degree of paralysis in the lower part of the body, difficulty...

2011-09-24 07:00:00

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Depakote Birth Defects Lawsuits (http://www.depakotelawsuitsbirthdefects.com/). In December 2009, the Food and Drug Administration warned that the use of Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy could increase the risk of neural tube defects or other birth defects. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2011 The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Depakote Birth Defects...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

Over 200 children treated before they were born by CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, and their families, gathered to celebrate 15 years of Hope. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect that had potentially devastating outcomes. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects either underwent fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or...

2011-06-26 18:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1000 people gathered today to celebrate at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the 15th Annual Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Fetal Family Reunion. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, like congenital diaphragmatic hernia, spina bifida, congenital heart disease or...

2011-06-25 00:00:32

Since June of 2008 more than 750 babies have been delivered in the Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2011 This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and...

2011-06-23 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects will either undergo fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or need immediate specialized care after...

2011-06-17 06:37:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ There are nearly 3,000 pregnancies each year in the United States where babies have birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects (NTD). Hispanic women have the highest rate of these defects when compared to other ethnic groups. However, according to the March of Dimes, a new initiative could decrease the rate of neural tube defects by fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid. Though, since 1998 the rate of birth defects of the...


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