Tag Archives: Defects

Opioid Painkillers Linked to Birth Defects

Does Abortion in First Trimester Raise Risk of Mental Ills' Return?

Study Shows Codeine and Other Painkillers May Be Risky During Pregnancy By Matt McMillenWebMD Health News Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD March 2, 2011 — Taking codeine, hydrocodone, or other opioid painkillers shortly before or early in pregnancy increases the risk of congenital heart defects and other birth defects, …

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Treatment Costs Vary for U.S. Children Born With Heart Defects

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FRIDAY, Feb. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The cost of treatment for children born with heart defects varies widely across the United States, according to new research. And higher costs may not mean better care. The study found that surgical procedures to repair these defects in one hospital could be …

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Fever in 1st Trimester Might Raise Risk of Birth Defects

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By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Babies born to women who suffer a fever early in pregnancy may have a slightly increased risk of certain birth defects, a new review finds. A number of studies have suggested there’s a link between fever during pregnancy and …

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Risk of Birth Defects 20 Times Higher for Zika Moms: CDC

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By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women infected with the Zika virus are 20 times more likely to have a baby born with certain birth defects as mothers who gave birth before the Zika epidemic began, U.S. health officials reported Thursday. Even worse, “when …

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Kids With Heart Defects Joined Jackie Kennedy, LBJ to Raise Awareness

News Picture: AHA News: Kids With Heart Defects Joined Jackie Kennedy, LBJ to Raise Awareness

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27, 2019 (American Heart Association News) — On Feb. 1, 1961, twins Debbie and Donna Horst arrived at the White House to fanfare. The 6-year-olds, decked out in fancy dresses and satin sashes, found themselves surrounded by a pressing crowd and a sea of blinding flashbulbs as they …

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Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study

News Picture: Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study

TUESDAY, Feb. 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Children born with heart defects seem to be at increased risk of learning problems in elementary school, a new study suggests. And those with less severe heart abnormalities may not receive needed assistance, the study of third graders from North Carolina found. Among …

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Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

News Picture: Common Yeast Infection Treatment Tied to Miscarriage, Birth Defects

TUESDAY, Feb. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new study throws serious doubt on the safety of using a common yeast infection treatment during pregnancy. Fluconazole (Diflucan) is a prescribed pill used to treat yeast infections. However, Canadian research now suggests its use greatly raises a pregnant woman’s odd for …

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For Kids With Heart Defects, the Hospital Near Mom May Matter

News Picture: AHA News: For Kids With Heart Defects, the Hospital Near Mom May Matter

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Heart problems are often associated with older people. But every year about 1 in 110 children in the United States are born with congenital heart disease, which include a variety of defects ranging from holes in the heart to malformed or …

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