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Ginseng Associated with Pregnancy Risks

...t embryos: that is to say it is capable of causing malformations in rat embryos . However more research is called for to assess the possible effects of ginseng on human pregnancies, but according to their findings they suggest, “Use of ginseng during first trimester of pregnancy should be with caution.” ...

The Use Of Antioxidants To Diminish Effects of Alcohol During Pregnancy Questioned

...nt, researchers saw a 36-percent reduction in limb malformations in the offspring. Ethanol is the intoxicating agen...with full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome, with major malformations caused by alcohol, are born to chronic alcoholics. Thus researchers conclude saying this is a “huge...

Folic Acid Supplementation During Pregnancy Could Help Prevent Spina Bifida

...ical management. It is also one of the most common malformations of human structure. Results show that folic acid supplementation around the time of conception and early pregnancy was found to prevent up to 70 percent of spina bifida cases. However researchers say, it's unclear exactly how folic acid prevents the...

Epilepsy Drug Valproate and Lamotrigine Linked To Malformed Fetus

...r of pregnancy raises the risk of major congenital malformations in babies. In a different study published in the ...ent drug Lamotrigine was also linked to congenital malformations in the fetus when mothers were treated with the drug in the first trimester of the pregnancy. Howeve...

Simple Urine Test Can Help To Monitor Disfiguring Birthmarks

...0% of newly born infants and include both vascular malformations and vascular tumors. These occur when the cells l...r MMP inhibitors. Current treatment for vascular malformations consists of surgery, embolization or sclerotherapy, which can be dangerous, deforming, or produce un...

An insight of the small intestine

...e CT found more abnormalities, especially vascular malformations and tumors, than the barium test but fewer than the capsule endoscopy. Based on these results, Dr. Hara suggests the best treatment may be to first use the CE to look for abnormalities and get an approximation of location, then go to the CT for more...

Genetic Eye Disorder Can Have Other Implications

...tive and behavioral impairment. In addition, 7 had malformations or complete absence of one or both internal carotid arteries, one of the two carotid arteries that are the main suppliers of blood to the brain. Source: Newswie...

New Ways To Treat Vascular Birthmarks

...evaluation and treatment of patients with vascular malformations of the head and neck using an alternative, minimally invasive treatment. Source: Newswise...

Gamma Knife Offers Noninvasive Treatment for Vascular Disorders, Brain Tumors

...f experience in dealing with all types of vascular malformations within the nervous system and brain tumors. We don’t steer patients into one type of treatment. “By combining our expertise, we look at the best, most promising options for each patient. It may be conventional brain surgery for one patient and the ...

Child-Proof: Brain Mapping Safer for Children than Previously Thought

...o the brain; and brain tumors and certain types of malformations of blood vessels in the brain, which also may rupt...c, they can also be used to treat spinal and brain malformations endovascularly-or from within the blood vessel-and thus offer a less-invasive alternative to neurosu...

Eyelash transplantation – for the beauty conscious folks!

...ted to people who had suffered burns or congenital malformations of the eye, 80% of the transplants done currently are for cosmetic reasons. GYT...

Reason Behind Dyscalculia Revealed

...ides strong evidence that dyscalculia is caused by malformations in the right parietal lobe and provides sold grounds for further study on the physical abnormalities present in dyscalculics’ brains. It’s an important step to the ultimate goal of early diagnosis through analysis of neural tissue, which in turn will...

Gene Behind Breast Cancer Found

...thre-Chotzen is a syndrome that primarily involves malformations of the skull, face, hands, and feet. The syndrome is caused by mutations in a gene called TWIST1. "Our findings show that women with this syndrome run a nearly twenty times greater risk of contracting breast cancer than expected. Moreover, many of ...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

...hese, 10-20 babies – mostly with severe congenital malformations – are thought to be actively killed. Yet between 1997 and 2004 only 22 such deaths were reported to the authorities, writes Kate Costeloe, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of London. To regulate neonatal euthanasia, clinicians in the Neth...

Understanding and Treating Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

...se. The connection between CDH and cardiovascular malformations (CVMs) is the subject of another paper led by Angela E. Lin of Harvard Medical School and MassGeneral Hospital for Children in Boston, MA. The authors found that the frequency of CVMs co-occurring with CDH ranged from 10-50% depending on inclusion or...

Should the UK Adopt Dutch Rules on Euthanasia in Newborn Babies?

...these, 10-20 babies mostly with severe congenital malformations are thought to be actively killed. Yet between 1997 and 2004 only 22 such deaths were reported to the authorities, writes Kate Costeloe, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of London. To regulate neonatal euthanasia, clinicians in the Nethe...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

... out of 100 new born babies were born with genetic malformations which could lead to death. She further added that Cuba had developed over the last 25 years a medical genetics program to prevent many of these problems....

Children Born After PGD as Healthy as Kids Born After ART

...genetic diagnosis (PGD) do not show any more major malformations than those born after artificial reproduction technologies (ART) without PGD. PGD is a new option for couples at risk of transmitting genetic diseases. Instead of carrying out a prenatal diagnosis followed by a termination of pregnancy, in vitro f...

Adding Folic Acid to Flour Lessens Congenital Malformations

...olic acid to flour considerably reduces congenital malformations . The study, conducted by Universit Laval's Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, has suggested that the addition of folic acid to flours has led to a 46 percent slump in the incidence of congenital neural tube deformation (mainly anencepha...

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