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Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

Study explores pregnancy-related adverse events associated with acne medication

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

UMD researchers connect a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

PBS restrictions on anti‐epileptic drug prescribing promote unsafe and outdated care

PBS restrictions on anti‐epileptic drug prescribing promote unsafe and outdated care

Children with birth defects have elevated cancer risk, study reveals

Children with birth defects have elevated cancer risk, study reveals

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Nitrogen-rich diet reduces mosquitoes' ability to transmit Zika

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Study finds no link between infant deaths and exposure to waste incinerators

Study focuses on the recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

Study focuses on the recurrence of developmental disorder in future pregnancies

UK government to consider fortifying flour with folic acid to combat neural tube defects

UK government to consider fortifying flour with folic acid to combat neural tube defects

Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue research

Trump administration cracks down on fetal tissue research

Study finds no increased risk of congenital anomalies in children of fathers treated for testicular cancer

Study finds no increased risk of congenital anomalies in children of fathers treated for testicular cancer

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

Texas Biomed awarded $2 million DOD grant to study promising Zika vaccine

Air pollution associated with high risks for birth defects

Air pollution associated with high risks for birth defects

Fainting during pregnancy could be more serious than earlier believed finds study

Fainting during pregnancy could be more serious than earlier believed finds study

Exposure to particulate matter can cause birth defects and fatalities during pregnancy

Exposure to particulate matter can cause birth defects and fatalities during pregnancy

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

LC-MS/MS test for progesterone outperforms traditional immunoassays

LC-MS/MS test for progesterone outperforms traditional immunoassays

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Men who delay fatherhood put health of partners, unborn children at risk

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child's I.Q.

‘Eat nuts three times a week’ during pregnancy to improve your child's I.Q.

Sunscreens can work their way into the bloodstream

Sunscreens can work their way into the bloodstream