Exposure to air pollution before conception increases risk of birth defects
8 monthes ago - By Healio
When women are exposed to air pollution in the form of airborne fine particulate matter 1 month before conception, their offspring are at slightly increased risk of developing congenital anomalies, according to a study published in The Journal of Pediatrics.
“Although some specific malformations have a clear cause-effect relationship with periconception exposure such as poor glycemic control in diabetics and the caudal regression syndrome or thalidomide and limb reduction anomalies, most congenital anomalies have no known single teratogenic etiology,” Shen Ren, PhD, from the
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Pregnant Women Getting UTI Meds Linked to Defects
8 monthes ago - By Web MD
The antibiotics - trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and nitrofurantoin - have been linked to a small risk for birth defects in pregnant women when given in the first trimester.
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Pregnant women prescribed antibiotics cause birth defects
8 monthes ago - By Daily Mail
The CDC found that more doctors are treating their pregnant patients' urinary tract infections with one of two antibiotics that may cause birth defects, despite warnings against doing so issued in 2011.
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More Than Half of the Sleep Deprived Teens Parents Blame Electronics: Study
New study suggests that sleep problems are common among teens and more than fifty percent of parents think the late-night use of electronics is the main reason behind it.