Birth Defects

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A cluster of birth defects in the Corpus Christi, Texas area has researchers and state officials struggling to find an answer. The increased incidence of birth defects has been verified in records going back to 1997. Now that the problem is being fully recognized, public health officials can begin to…

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Pregnancy is often a difficult time. With hormonal imbalances, weight gain, fatigue, and nausea, trying to keep your emotions under control can be very difficult. But there are dozens of things for a pregnant woman to be worried about, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and birth defects in addition to the body…

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Pregnancy is often an emotional roller coaster. For women who suffer from depression, this can be even more true. The body releases so many hormones during pregnancy that disrupt the already delicate chemical balance of the body. For years, Ob-Gyns have encouraged most pregnant women to continue taking their anti-depressants…

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The excitement of learning you are pregnant quickly gives way a hundred fears. There are so many things that can go wrong, both during the pregnancy and once the child is born and growing, that it is only natural for parents to worry. And doctors don’t help. One of the…

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A mysterious rash of birth defects in Washington State has health officials asking the public for help in identifying the common cause. More than 30 children have been diagnosed with anencephaly, a rare birth defect that results in a child being born missing part of the skull or part of…

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