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Environmental Factors in Birth Defects: What We Need to Know by Environmental Health Posted Wed 30 Sep 2009 9:00pm Environmental Factors in Birth Defects: What We Need to Know Formal Correction: This article has been formally corrected to address the following errors. Jump to Bob Weinhold, MA ... Read on »
Baby Bites: Registry Seeks to Link Celiac Disease to Birth Defects by Vanessa M. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 03 Jul 2008 1:14pm Diarrhea, bloating and gas are the first things that come to mind when I hear the words celiac disease. Icky right?!?! But have you ever stopped to think about the non-gastrointestinal complications? I’m talking about things that you might not associate with celiac disease…complications that might not even be linked yet. According to the Uni ... Read on »
Maternal Hypertension Increases Risk for Birth Defects by Poh Tin Tan Posted Tue 01 Nov 2011 12:00am From Medscape Education Clinical Briefs News Author: Ricki Lewis, PhD CME Author: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd 10/21/2011 Clinical Context Some studies have suggested an increased risk for fetal malformations with the use of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors in the first trimester of pregnancy, but this observation has not been confir ... Read on »
GMO soya causing birth defects in Argentina thanks to glyphosate by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Sun 02 Jun 2013 12:00am Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to for updates on this topic. Soya was once considered a superfood. As with any trendy food from afar, deforestation and use of herbicides increases as poor farmers grow more high priced food. I am guilty of jumping on the superfood bandwagon, especially with chia seeds lat ... Read on »
B12 Deficit May Boost Risk of Birth Defects by Boyd M. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Wed 25 Mar 2009 3:18pm B12 Deficit May Boost Risk of Birth Defects Women who are vegans and vegetarians most affected, study says (HealthDay News) -- Women who do not have enough vitamin B12 in their blood before and after conception have a greater chance of having a baby with brain or spinal cord defects, a new study says. Most at risk may be vegans and veg ... Read on »
Fertility Treatments May Raise Risk for Birth Defects: Study by HealthFinder Posted Sat 20 Oct 2012 1:00pm healthnewslink But researchers say couples shouldn't be alarmed because absolute risk is small. By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say. by Stephen Tvedten Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Jun 2011 10:02am Roundup: Birth Defects Caused By World's Top-Selling Weedkiller, Scientists Say WASHINGTON -- The chemical at the heart of the planet’s most widely used herbicide -- Roundup weedkiller, used in farms and gardens across the U.S. -- is coming under more intense scrutiny following the release of a new report calling for a heightened regulatory r ... Read on »
Research links rise in Falluja birth defects and cancers to US assault/ The Guardian by Meryl Nass Posted Fri 31 Dec 2010 9:54am • Defects in newborns 11 times higher than normal • 'War contaminants' from 2004 attack could be cause  By Martin Chulov at the Guardian White phosphorous smoke screens are fired by the US army as part of an early morning patrol in November 2004 on the outskirts of Falluja, Iraq, in preparation for an offe ... Read on »
News: Topamax May Cause Birth Defects by Eileen Gray Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 26 Sep 2008 5:17pm Good to know I just stopped taking it! Not that it would affect me now, since I'm not planning to have a child anytime soon, but still! Teri Robert wrote an article about this today over on My Migraine Connection. Please check it out: Topamax May Cause Birth Defects. Also, Marijke over at Help My Hurt did an article about it too: Epilep ... Read on »
Okra Is High In Folate (Folic Acid) an Important Vitamin For Preventing Birth Defects by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:37pm Okra is higher in folate, a natural vitamin B, than even spinach and if you are planning to get pregnant, now is the time to make sure you get enough folate in your diet. Odds of infant neural tube defects can be slashed with folate. To keep your fetus safe, you must get at least .4 milligrams of folate before you get pregnant. There is no tim ... Read on »