birth defect

Fever in early pregnancy may up birth defect risk

Fever in early pregnancy may up birth defect risk

The findings showed that fever itself interferes with the development of the heart and jaw during the first three to eight weeks of pregnancy, causing deformities within the embryo.

Oct 12, 2017, 19:14 PM IST
 Chemicals found in detergents, shampoos can cause birth defects: Study

Chemicals found in detergents, shampoos can cause birth defects: Study

The study found that the chemicals, known as quaternary ammonium compounds or “quats”, can lead to birth defects of the brain, spine or spinal cord.

Jun 17, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Researchers identify gene linked to human cleft lip and palate

Researchers have identified a gene that may cause cleft lip and palate in humans.

Mar 23, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
Zika fears: Novak Djokovic still undecided on 2016 Rio Olympics participation

Zika fears: Novak Djokovic still undecided on 2016 Rio Olympics participation

Brazil has been most affected by the mosquito-borne virus that has spread rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean.

Jul 02, 2016, 17:51 PM IST

Brazil's Rousseff declares war on mosquito spreading Zika virus

President Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday that Brazil must wage war against the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus linked to a surge in cases of a dangerous birth defect, focussing on eliminating the insect`s breeding grounds.

Jan 28, 2016, 05:53 AM IST

Infants born with cleft lips can lead normal social life if treated on time

Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that occur when the tissues that form the roof of the mouth and the upper lip fail to fuse from one or both sides.

Feb 20, 2014, 15:50 PM IST

Male birth defect linked to pesticide exposure: Study

A research on several hundred chemicals used in commercial pesticides has found only weak evidence of anyone of them being associated with a common birth defect in male infants.

Oct 30, 2013, 12:16 PM IST

Possible cause of congenital heart disease identified

Congenital heart disease can cause infants to be born with structural heart problems, which can be serious or even life-threatening.

May 13, 2013, 18:09 PM IST

IVF comes with risk of birth defect

In-vitro fertilization which came as a boon to infertile couples, is not without its flip side too, particularly birth defects.

Oct 21, 2012, 13:14 PM IST

900,000 Chinese born with birth defects every year

Around 900,000 babies are born with birth defects in China every year, the health ministry said Wednesday.

Sep 12, 2012, 19:13 PM IST

Mom’s job can raise odds of birth defects in baby

Workplace exposure to organic solvents is linked to several types of heart defects at birth, a new study has revealed.

Jul 18, 2012, 21:18 PM IST

Folic acid in pregnancy tied to better toddler talk

Women who took folic acid supplements in the first two months of pregnancy were less likely to have kids with severe language delays in a new study from Norway.

Oct 12, 2011, 13:26 PM IST

Vanishing twin ups risk of birth defect

They identified cases in which a foetus had been lost by comparing routine six-week ultrasound data, which would show the presence of an empty foetal sac, and the number of babies actually delivered.

Jul 06, 2011, 13:15 PM IST

Vanishing twin ups risk of birth defect

They identified cases in which a foetus had been lost by comparing routine six-week ultrasound data, which would show the presence of an empty foetal sac, and the number of babies actually delivered.

Jul 06, 2011, 00:00 AM IST