• Exposure to air pollution before conception increases risk of birth defects

    One year 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

    One year 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

    Pregnant women prescribed antibiotics cause birth defects

    One year 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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