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Zika-Linked Birth Defects a Global Health Emergency, WHO Says

The WHO's Margaret Chan, MD, said immediate action is needed even though scientists have yet to prove that Zika causes microcephaly. 'Can you imagine if we don't do all the work now?' Dr Chan asked.  
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over 4 years ago
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Timeline: How the Zika virus took hold - BBC News

How did the world wake up to the threat caused by the Zika virus, that health experts link to birth defects?  
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over 4 years ago
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Sanofi Launches Hunt for Zika Vaccine as Disease Fears Grow

Sanofi has launched a project to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus in the most decisive commitment yet by a major vaccine producer to fight the disease linked to multiple birth defects in Brazil.  
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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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Doctors Puzzle Over Severity of Defects in Some Brazilian Babies

Experts on microcephaly, the birth defect that has sparked alarm in the current Zika virus outbreak, say they are struck by the severity of a small number of cases they have reviewed from Brazil.  
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over 4 years ago
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Growing Evidence of Zika Link With Microcephaly, WHO Says

Evidence is growing of a link between the Zika virus and potential birth defects in babies, the World Health Organization said on Friday, though this could take four to six months to prove.  
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over 4 years ago
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Duplication of Gallbladder and Horse-Shoe Kidney

Abdominal imaging of this 9-year-old boy with nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain revealed a rare combination of congenital defects.  
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over 4 years ago
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Announcement: World Birth Defects Day — March 3, 2016 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
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over 4 years ago
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Zika virus may be linked to several birth defects, expert warns

The Zika virus may be linked to other congenital malformations, not just microcephaly, a Brazilian public health expert has warned.  
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Zika virus may be linked to several birth defects, expert warns

The Zika virus may be linked to other congenital malformations, not just microcephaly, a Brazilian public health expert has warned.  
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over 4 years ago
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Zika virus may be linked to several birth defects, expert warns

The Zika virus may be linked to other congenital malformations, not just microcephaly, a Brazilian public health expert has warned.  
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over 4 years ago
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Physicians Hope Free LARCs Will Curb Zika in Puerto Rico

Local physicians are working with the CDC to prevent unplanned pregnancies and lower the risk for birth defects linked to the virus by offering free contraceptives to women in the US territory.  
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over 4 years ago
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Disclosing Down Syndrome: Must You Give an Upside?

With the high rates of abortion after a positive screen for Down syndrome, should mothers be forced to listen to an upbeat message about the baby's future life?  
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over 4 years ago
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EM Cases: Hand Emergencies - emdocs

Dr. Andrew Arcand & Dr. Laura Tate discuss the key clinical pearls and pitfalls in the recognition and management of many apparently benign hand emergencies that have serious morbidity, including high pressure injection injury, flexor tenosynovitis, gamekeeper’s thumb (or skier’s thumb), fight bites, hook of the hammate fractures and many more important hand emergencies. Dr. Tate & Arcand answer such questions as: which lacerations require prophylactic antibiotics? Which hand lacerations do not require sutures? How is rotational deformity best tested for metacarpal fractures? What are the pearls of tendon repair? How do you test for instability when you suspect a Gamekeeper’s thumb? How is compartment syndrome of the hand different to compartment syndrome in the leg? What are Kanavel’s signs of tenosynovitis? How should felons be managed in the ED? What are the most common errors that plastic surgeons see ED docs make?  
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over 4 years ago
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Reproductive Technology Tied to Higher Risk of Birth Defects

Women who use in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other reproductive technologies may be more likely to have children with certain birth defects than their peers who conceive naturally, a U.S. study suggests.  
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over 4 years ago
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Novel Drug May Offer Hope in Prader-Willi Syndrome, Obesity

Beloranib reduces weight and hyperphagia in Prader-Willi syndrome and may also hold promise for other severe obesity conditions, but first the company must prove that it doesn't raise thrombotic risk.  
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over 4 years ago
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Lamotrigine for epilepsy may not increase risk of birth defects, study shows

Babies born to pregnant women who are taking the epilepsy drug lamotrigine seem not to be at increased risk of birth defects such as cleft lip, cleft palate, or club foot, research published in Neurology has shown.1  
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over 4 years ago
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Ondansetron Should Not Be First Choice for Nausea in Pregnancy

Ondansetron was associated with a low risk for birth defects in neonates who were exposed during the first trimester of pregnancy, and the incidence of cardiac malformations may be increased slightly.  
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over 4 years ago
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Zoloft Lawsuits Dismissed: No Link to Birth Defects, Says Judge

A federal judge has dismissed the majority of more than 300 lawsuits against Pfizer Inc that claim that use of the company's antidepressant Zoloft is linked to birth defects.  
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over 4 years ago
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US health experts confirm that Zika causes birth defects - BBC News

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirms that the Zika virus causes severe birth defects including microcephaly.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago