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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) occurs far more frequently than generally believed

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) occurs far more frequently than generally believed

Pomegranate juice may help babies resist brain injuries from low oxygen

Pomegranate juice may help babies resist brain injuries from low oxygen

Researchers discover new molecular mechanism that may allow for stem cell-based therapies to treat eye disorders such as retinal degeneration

Researchers discover new molecular mechanism that may allow for stem cell-based therapies to treat eye disorders such as retinal degeneration

Folic acid improves memory and protects the brain from aging

Folic acid improves memory and protects the brain from aging

Thalidomide may be a potent anti-cancer treatment

Thalidomide may be a potent anti-cancer treatment

Researchers explore the genetic roots of congenital diaphragmatic hernias

Researchers explore the genetic roots of congenital diaphragmatic hernias

Protein, called "eed," crucial to the regulation of genes in embryonic stem cells

Protein, called "eed," crucial to the regulation of genes in embryonic stem cells

Pregnancy factors, parental psychiatric history, and preterm delivery may be associated with the risk of autism

Pregnancy factors, parental psychiatric history, and preterm delivery may be associated with the risk of autism

Acne drug not linked to increased suicide risk

Acne drug not linked to increased suicide risk

Prenatal exposure to cocaine effects problem-solving later in life

Prenatal exposure to cocaine effects problem-solving later in life

Baby gene tests safety should be checked

Baby gene tests safety should be checked

Testing new manic depression drugs in slime mould

Testing new manic depression drugs in slime mould

Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma - continue treatment and risk birth defects

Pregnant women with epilepsy face dilemma - continue treatment and risk birth defects

Advance in genetics of cleft lip and palate

Advance in genetics of cleft lip and palate

The facts on prenatal care

The facts on prenatal care

Mixed results on the effects of epilepsy drugs taken during pregnancy

Mixed results on the effects of epilepsy drugs taken during pregnancy

Anticonvulsant drug valproate poses greater birth-defect risk than suspected

Anticonvulsant drug valproate poses greater birth-defect risk than suspected

The good news and the bad news on epilepsy drugs for pregnant women

The good news and the bad news on epilepsy drugs for pregnant women

Rubella no threat in U.S.

Rubella no threat in U.S.

Brewing up potential anti-cancer drugs from green tea

Brewing up potential anti-cancer drugs from green tea