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Cleft lip and palate are due to abnormality in brain structure

.../ Studying 54 adult men with nonsyndromic facial clefts and 54 male control subjects, the researchers used magnetic resonance imaging to study brain volume and tissue composition. They found that the volume of the anterior portion of the cerebrum was enlarged in men with clefting and that this enlargement...

Cleft Lip And Cleft Palate Can Now Be Predicted Before Birth

...n birth defects. According to researchers isolated clefts happen during early fetal development. Researchers identified the gene IRF6 that has involvement with cleft lip and palate. After tremendous testing, they created a gene test called haplotype. A haplotype gene test is the sum of several recurring v...

Learning the Value of Prevention and Treatment in Oral Clefting

...ry by age and type of clefting. Children born with clefts can experience challenging psychological adjustment because of low satisfaction with facial appearance as well as the lack of social skills acquired to enable adjustment. These developmental problems can extend through adulthood, affecting social and...

Oral Hygiene Can Prevent Tooth Decay for Patients With Cleft Conditions

...re, it is key that parents and their children with clefts learn and practice effective oral hygiene. The study’s researchers presented eight strategies for early prevention. They are:1. Assess mother’s oral health and dietary habits before the birth of the child. 2. Make contact with the dentist of the c...

New Benefits for Folic Acid, Say Experts

...chers examined the effects of folic acid on facial clefts in Norway, which has one of the highest rates in Europe. They studied babies born between 1996 and 2001, of whom 377 had a harelip, 196 had a cleft palate only and 763 were healthy controls. The mothers were asked whether they took folic acid sup...

Folic Acid Reduces Risk Of Cleft Lip

...ts in Norway, which has the highest rate of facial clefts in Europe. In this study, the scientists from t...IEHS) have examined the association between facial clefts and mothers' intake of folic acid supplements, multivitamins, and folates in diet. Cleft lip or p...

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