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Older fathers linked to children with psychiatric problems

Whilst complications that can occur in children of older mothers is well-recognized, older fathers can also pose a risk. Older dads may have children with higher risk of psychiatric disorders, according to a study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Swiss woman kills kidnapped baby, attempts suicide in Spain

Torrevieja - Swiss national Katharina Katit-Stäheli lost custody of her 10-month-old, seriously ill son, Dylan. She then kidnapped him and went on the run. Police caught up with her in Spain and she allegedly killed her baby and then turned the knife on herself.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Alleged US Thalidomide victims to get their day in court

Seattle - On September 26, United States District Judge Paul Diamond rejected several pharmaceutical companies’ argument that the statute of limitations has passed in cases impacting more than 50 lawsuits brought by alleged thalidomide victims in the U.S.

Study shows married cousins boost birth defects

A new medical study indicates that marriage between blood relatives leads to a 2-fold increase in the risk of birth defects, such as heart and lung problems and Down syndrome.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Study says chemotherapy is safe for pregnant women

A new study has found that pregnant women who are diagnosed with cancer can have chemotherapy without endangering their unborn child. Researchers say there appears to be no greater risk of birth defects or other health issues.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 10 comments

Op-Ed: France bans Syngenta pesticide linked to decline in bees

France bans pesticide linked to a sharp decline in bee populations across the world in recent years. The phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder may be caused by the bees drinking the nectar from the plants spayed with a Swiss made chemical.
In the Media by Mindy Allan - 1 comment

New study: Fallujah birth defects reach epidemic levels

Fallujah - New research set to be published this week shows birth defects of newborn babies in the Iraqi city of Fallujah have reached epidemic proportions since the city was annihilated six years ago by the US military.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 18 comments

Canadians are not folate deficient according to study

There is good news for pregnant Canadian women, folate deficiency is virtually nonexistent in Canada. Folic acid deficiency is one of the leading causes of neural tube birth defects.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Psychotropic drugs can cause birth defects

Copenhagen - Research in Denmark has produced alarming findings regarding major psychotropic drugs, whose side effects may include birth defects and withdrawals.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 21 comments

Ill Winds Blowing At BP Oil

The start of hurricane season may give BP even more uncertainty in its attempts to cap the Gulf of Mexico oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon rig.
In the Media by Andrew Boggs - 14 comments
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