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"CCSVI, congenital venous malformation associated with multiple sclerosis" by stuart Patient Expert Posted Mon 23 Nov 2009 10:20pm The research project is supported by Fondazione HILARESCERE, chaired by Professor Fabio Roversi-Monaco. Set up upon an initiative of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, Fondazione Hilarescere - as is stated in the deed of formation -aims to support medical and scientific research in the field of diseases of unknown or poorly known e ... Read on »
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 »
Congenital Abnormalities and Multiple Sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Thu 18 Nov 2010 12:00am BMC Neurology 2010, - Nov 16, 2010 ABSTRACT : BackgroundThere is a strong maternal parent-of-origin effect in determining susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS). One hypothesis is that an abnormal intrauterine milieu leading to impaired fetal development could plausibly also result in increased susceptibility to MS. A possible marker for ... Read on »
FDA Drug Safety Communication:Use of long-term, high-dose Diflucan (fluconazole) during pregnancy may be associated with birth d by FDA Posted Wed 03 Aug 2011 2:40pm Safety Announcement [8-03-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that chronic, high doses (400-800 mg/day) of the antifungal drug Diflucan (fluconazole) may be associated with a rare and distinct set of birth defects in infants whose mothers were treated with the drug du ... 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 »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... 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 »
Leading Cause of Infant Death - Congenital Birth Defects by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:37pm The leading cause of infant death in the U.S. results from congenital birth defects. Three to five percent of all U.S. babies are born with birth defects according to CDC figures in 2004. Another way of looking at it is one in every thirty three babies has a birth defect. Birth defects can affect any part of the body such as heart defects or neur ... 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 »
Media: Please help stop #1 Birth Defects Virus--Congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) by Lisa Posted Tue 30 Apr 2013 10:40am Dear Reporters/Newcasters,   Much of my writing work since the death of my daughter (pictured on left) has centered around trying to raise a prevention message about congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus). It is the disease that disabled and ultimately killed my daughter (she died during a seizure). It causes more disabilities than ... Read on »