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Air pollution can cause birth defects

Severe air pollution can cause severe birth defects, say researchers.

29 May 2019 7:30 PM

Prevent birth defects with this cancer-fighting gene

Study finds cancer-fighting gene p53 helps to prevent birth defects.

10 Apr 2019 5:17 PM

New way to attack herpesviruses found

Human cytomegalovirus is a leading cause of birth defects and transplant failures.

29 Aug 2018 8:51 AM

Prenatal vitamin D tied to lower risk of underweight babies and birth defects

Mothers who took vit D during pregnancy were 28 pc less likely to have underweight newborns or babies who died in womb or during infancy.

30 May 2018 8:17 AM

Antiepileptic drugs could lead to birth defects

Some of the most common birth defects are caused by a neural tube that fails to close completely.

02 May 2018 8:36 PM


E-cig smoke may cause similar facial birth defects as smoking traditional cigarettes

Research carried out by Virginia Commonwealth University, found flavoured e-cigarettes caused particularly severe facial abnormalities.

26 Mar 2018 10:05 AM

Women who stick to low carb diets like Keto more likely to have baby with birth defects

Research revealed that women who stick to such diets have a 30 percent higher chance of having children with neural tube birth defects.

25 Jan 2018 6:18 PM

Air pollution around conception tied to birth defects

Women who breathe polluted air during the month right before or after they get pregnant may have babies with birth defects.

04 Jan 2018 10:44 AM

‘Babies develop defects due to pollution’

Children, pregnant women, elderly and people with respiratory problems suffer the most due to it, says S.P. Byotra.

26 Dec 2017 1:40 AM

How air pollution exposure during early pregnancy can harm babies

The most susceptible time of exposure appears to be the one month before and after conception.

11 Dec 2017 7:24 PM


This protein may be new weapon against cancer, birth defects

Here is what researchers discovered.

15 Nov 2017 9:44 AM

Mutation in Zika virus in 2013 led to birth defects, study finds

The mutation in one of its structural proteins, called pRM, is believed to have arisen prior to the 2013 outbreak in French Polynesia.

29 Sep 2017 8:11 AM

Girl born without face defies all odds, lives to celebrate 9th birthday

Even as doctors asked parents to prepare for her funeral when she was born, the family remained determined to give the child a better life.

31 Aug 2017 7:44 PM

Baby in Thailand abandoned by parents has a 2 inch cavity in his head

The baby's skull was fractured in a procedure to drain fluids from his abnormally large head.

29 Aug 2017 4:03 PM


New Zika vaccine may protect unborn baby from birth defects

Experimental drug administered during pregnancy may protect foetus from disease caused by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes.

15 Jul 2017 11:31 AM

Rare condition has extra head attached to baby's stomach

The condition giving a parasitic twin is one in a million and caused by delay in seperation of the embryo's

03 May 2017 7:00 PM

Telangana woman gives birth to child with three legs

Other than the extra limb, the baby was born with healthy vitals and she is in good health.

22 Mar 2017 7:43 PM

Child born with birth defects branded as alien in Bihar

The child is being called supernatural and many villagers are also seeing it as an incarnation of Lord Hanuman.

22 Mar 2017 5:07 PM

Child in Karnataka born with four legs and two penises

The child's parents were initially reluctant about surgery but agreed after talking to the staff.

25 Jan 2017 3:03 PM