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Folic acid to fortify flour 'would cut birth defects' - BBC News

UK experts back a call for flour to be fortified with folic acid, which they say would have prevented about 2,000 cases of serious birth defects since 1998.  
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Zika virus spreads across Americas as concerns mount over birth defects

While a vaccine for dengue virus was approved this week in Mexico and the Philippines, dengue’s lesser known cousin the Zika virus has ballooned into a public health crisis across large parts of Latin America.  
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Zika virus spreads across Americas as concerns mount over birth defects

While a vaccine for dengue virus was approved this week in Mexico and the Philippines, dengue’s lesser known cousin the Zika virus has ballooned into a public health crisis across large parts of Latin America.  
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over 4 years ago
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Zika virus spreads across Americas as concerns mount over birth defects

While a vaccine for dengue virus was approved this week in Mexico and the Philippines, dengue’s lesser known cousin the Zika virus has ballooned into a public health crisis across large parts of Latin America.  
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over 4 years ago
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Partners May Not Spot Penis Repair for Common Birth Defect

Men don't need to live in fear of ridicule over the appearance of their penis after getting surgery to correct hypospadias, a Swiss study suggests.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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SSRIs and Birth Defects: A New Analysis

Some antidepressants, but not all, are linked with birth defects.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Announcement: National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week — January 2016

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Often called 'the Voice of CDC,' the MMWR series is the agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, accurate, objective, and useful public health information and recommendations. MMWR readership predominately consists of physicians, nurses, public health practitioners, epidemiologists and other scientists, researchers, educators, and laboratorians.  
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over 4 years ago
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Oral Contraceptive Use Before and During Pregnancy Appears Safe

Women who have a breakthrough pregnancy during oral contraceptive use are unlikely to have a fetus with a major birth defect, according to a new study.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Maternal use of oral contraceptives and risk of birth defects in Denmark: prospective, nationwide cohort study

Study question Is oral contraceptive use around the time of pregnancy onset associated with an increased risk of major birth defects?  
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over 4 years ago
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Widely Prescribed Antidepressant Linked to Birth Defects

Use of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor paroxetine during pregnancy may increase the risk of congenital and cardiac malformations in children, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Brazil Zika outbreak: More babies born with birth defects - BBC News

The number of babies born with microcephaly in Brazil reaches nearly 4,000, with the mosquito-borne Zika virus likely to be the main cause.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Zika virus outbreaks prompt warnings to pregnant women

The rapid spread of Zika virus in the Americas, where there is little population immunity, is a major concern, especially given the possible link between infection during pregnancy and the congenital abnormality microcephaly, the World Health Organization has warned.  
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over 4 years ago
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Zika virus: President Obama calls for urgent action - BBC News

US President Barack Obama calls for the rapid development of treatments against the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Zika virus outbreaks prompt warnings to pregnant women

The rapid spread of Zika virus in the Americas, where there is little population immunity, is a major concern, especially given the possible link between infection during pregnancy and the congenital abnormality microcephaly, the World Health Organization has warned.  
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over 4 years ago
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Jamaica advises women to avoid pregnancy as Zika virus approaches

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that has caused a public health crisis in Brazil after being linked to a sharp increase in birth defects, has spread rapidly across the Caribbean this month, prompting Jamaican health authorities to issue an unprecedented warning days before its expected arrival.  
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over 4 years ago
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Zika virus outbreaks prompt warnings to pregnant women

The rapid spread of Zika virus in the Americas, where there is little population immunity, is a major concern, especially given the possible link between infection during pregnancy and the congenital abnormality microcephaly, the World Health Organization has warned.  
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over 4 years ago
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Jamaica advises women to avoid pregnancy as Zika virus approaches

Zika, the mosquito-borne virus that has caused a public health crisis in Brazil after being linked to a sharp increase in birth defects, has spread rapidly across the Caribbean this month, prompting Jamaican health authorities to issue an unprecedented warning days before its expected arrival.  
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over 4 years ago
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Gastroschisis Increasing in Children of Young, Black Mothers

The CDC has reported continuing increases in US incidence of gastroschisis, a serious abdominal wall birth defect, since the 1980s, especially in infants born to young black mothers.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Birth Defects Linked to Zika Virus Still Rising in Brazil

The cases of babies born with microcephaly continue to rise in Brazil where researchers said on Wednesday they had found new evidence linking the increase to the Zika virus spreading through the Americas.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Dilma Rousseff calls on Brazil society to unite against Zika virus - BBC News

President Dilma Rousseff calls on the whole of Brazilian society to help combat the spread of the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago