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Loss, longing, and love (part one)

It’s been a difficult week, as part of a difficult academic year, as a piece of a difficult series of months. In spite of this or perhaps because of it, the universe was kind enough to remind me that I am doing good work, and for that I’m very thankful. 955 more words

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WATCH: Mum talks about her daughter's #SpinaBifida diagnosis

Kathleen McCallion talks about her daughter’s Spina Bifida diagnosis

Spina bifida literally means ‘split spine’

“A fault in the development of the spinal cord and surrounding bones (vertebrae) leaves a gap or split in the spine. 43 more words

Spina Bifida

Clinical negligence explained

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Anyone can be a victim of clinical negligence and, unfortunately, many people are. This is not something that simply ought to be accepted. 405 more words

Congenital Disorder

Workplace exposure to organic solvents linked to heart defects at birth

27 JUL 2012

Study backs up previous research findings

Workplace exposure to organic solvents is linked to several types of heart defects at birth, indicates research published online in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 497 more words

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Good News Fridays: Pig The Unusual Dog

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, but one dog is very different, and is from Alabama!  Pig The Unusual Dog is a female mixed-breed dog born with the birth defect “short spine syndrome.”  Even with the disability, this dog still does average things any other dog would do. 378 more words

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Study links pollutants to a 450 percent increase in risk of birth defects

Public release date: 19-Oct-2011

Many other congenital conditions, including autism, may one day prove to be related to environmental pollutants

AUSTIN, Texas — Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University. 691 more words

Disease And Conditions

Researchers report widespread use of medications among pregnant women

- By 2008, about 50 percent of women reported taking at least one prescription medication

Public release date: 25-Apr-2011

(Boston) – Researchers from Boston University’s Slone Epidemiology Center, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Harvard School of Public Health, have reported widespread and increasing medication use among pregnant women. 499 more words

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