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IVF treatment proven to increase risk of birth defects in children

7/24/2013 - If you are considering in vitro fertilization (IVF) as a pregnancy option for infertility, you may want to first consult with your doctor in light of emerging research on the potential side effects of this prospectively risky treatment. According to research recently presented at the American Academy...

Household chemicals cause cancer, birth defects, wide range of health issues, WHO study admits

2/25/2013 - A new landmark study by the World Health Organization says a host of common, everyday household chemicals pose severe health problems including cancer, asthma, reduced fertility and even birth defects. According to the study, WHO identified a number of "synthetic chemicals" which the UN agency said...

Antidepressant drugs are murdering babies before they're even born: SSRIs cause birth defects, miscarriages and complications

11/1/2012 - Big Pharma wants pregnant women to take prescription drugs, vaccine shots and even chemotherapy. It's the latest insanity from an industry that kills more Americans ever year than died in the entire Vietnam War. And the latest science reveals that antidepressant use during pregnancy is causing babies...

Exposure to solvent chemicals in the workplace increases birth defect risk in children

7/25/2012 - Women looking to get pregnant need to make sure they avoid exposure to chemical solvents, as their children could end up suffering the consequences in the form of birth defects. A new study published in the journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine reveals that women exposed to organic solvent...

Birth defects - could Epilim be the new Thalidomide?

5/22/2012 - After the scandal of Thalidomide, it was said that important lessons were learned, and that it should never happen again. Now it comes to light that another set of drugs are causing birth defects, and have been since the seventies. Thalidomide was a "calming" drug used in the fifties to treat morning...

Birth defects are one-third more likely in babies conceived with IVF, according to studies

4/25/2012 - Technology is a wonderful thing in most cases, but sometimes doing things the old-fashioned way is not only better, it's safer too. To wit, a new study found that babies conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) - when a mother's egg is fertilized outside her body then transplanted to her womb...

Monsanto is secretly poisoning the population with Roundup

10/4/2011 - Dr. Andreas Carrasco remained in the locked car and watched with fear as the crowd beat the vehicle and shouted at him -- for two hours. His friends who didn't make it into the vehicle were not so lucky. One ended up paralyzed. Another unconscious. The angry crowd of about 100 were likely organized...

Monsanto's Roundup linked to deadly diseases and birth defects, most people have no idea

7/7/2011 - A recent report put together by various professors, scholars and researchers affiliated with Earth Open Source, a collaboration group devoted to food issues, cites in great deal the multitude of peer-reviewed scientific studies which show that Monsanto's Roundup herbicide (glyphosate), which is applied...

GMO pesticides linked to birth defects, disruption of male hormones, cancer

4/27/2011 - Numerous studies in recent months have tied agricultural pesticides to reproductive and other serious health problems (http://www.naturalnews.com/pesticides.html). And a new study out of Argentina adds even more evidence to the fact that such chemicals are a widespread public health pandemic. Andres...

Monsanto Roundup Linked to Birth Defects in New Study

10/19/2010 - Everybody's favorite genetically modified seed and biotech company, Monsanto, has yet again proven their lovability. The world's poster child for corporate manipulation and deceit1 was the focus of a new study looking at their top-selling product, Roundup herbicides. The study was conducted...

Choline Deficiency during Pregnancy may lead to Birth Defects

8/18/2010 - In a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition it has been revealed that deficiency of choline, an important nutrient for cell growth and functioning, may lead to higher risk of birth defects in babies. The study was conducted by researchers of McGill University and Cornell...

Cold Case Files - Paxil Birth Defects

3/4/2010 - Almost like an episode of the TV show, Cold Case Files, the first Paxil birth defect trial was dominated by a story about what happened to the rat pups that died around 1979 and1980, involved in a study in which Paxil was being tested on pregnant female rats. The animal studies giving Paxil to rats...

Paxil Birth Defect Trial: Battle of the Experts

3/2/2010 - In the first Paxil birth defect trial that resulted in a $2.5 million verdict against GlaxoSmithKline in October 2009, the infant, Lyam Kilker, was born with three heart defects; an atrial septal defect, a ventricular septal defect, and an interrupted aortic arch, after his mother took Paxil while pregnant....

Serious birth defects linked to the agricultural chemical atrazine

2/22/2010 - Gastroschisis is a birth defect in which the intestines, and sometimes other organs, develop outside the fetal abdomen and poke out through an opening in the abdominal wall. Long considered a rare occurrence, gastroschisis has mysteriously been on the rise over the last three decades. In fact, the incidence...

Paxil Birth Defect Litigation - First Trial A Bust for Glaxo

2/17/2010 - GlaxoSmithKline has paid out close to $1 billion to resolve lawsuits involving Paxil since the drug came on the market in1992, according to a December 14, 2009 Bloomberg report. But the billion dollars does not cover the more than 600 Paxil birth defect cases currently pending in multi-litigation in...

Elevated Risk of Birth Defects Found in Women With Pre-Pregnancy Diabetes

1/1/2009 - Type II diabetes is a very troublesome condition. Without a proper diet (avoiding non-fibrous carbohydrates, trans fats) and exercise routine, the condition can spiral out of control, leading to amputations, blindness, and eventually death. There is another undesirable effect that it has: birth defects....

Solvent exposure linked to birth defects in babies of male painters (press release)

11/14/2006 - Men who paint for a living may be placing their unborn children at increased risk of birth defects and low birth weight. A study of construction workers in the Netherlands, conducted in part by the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, links low birth weight and birth defects to paternal, airborne...

Unmasking nutrition's role in genes and birth defects (press release)

10/6/2006 - Expectant mothers may someday get a personalized menu of foods to eat during pregnancy to complement their genetic makeup as a result of new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers used transparent fish embryos to develop a way to discover how genes and diet interact...

Epilepsy drug poses high risk for fetal death and birth defects (press release)

10/5/2006 - The epilepsy drug valproate poses a higher risk for fetal death and birth defects than other commonly used epilepsy drugs, according to a study published in the August 8, 2006, issue of Neurology, the scientific journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Of the four epilepsy drugs tested in the...

Bipolar drug Lamictal tied to birth defects when used by expectant mothers

10/2/2006 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that expectant mothers taking GlaxoSmithKline's epilepsy and bipolar disorder drug Lamictal could experience a higher rate of birth defects than women not taking the drug. A recent registry of 564 pregnant women who took Lamictal during their...

Blood-Pressure Drugs Linked to Birth Defects (press release)

7/28/2006 - Blood-pressure medications known as ACE inhibitors can't be considered safe to take even in the first trimester of pregnancy and should be avoided altogether by pregnant women, a new study suggests. For years, doctors have known these commonly prescribed blood-pressure drugs aren't safe during the...

Folic acid deficiencies are widespread; here's why nearly everyone needs more folate

12/29/2005 - Pregnant women plagued by cravings for pickles and ice cream must remember to include plenty of folic acid in their diets. Shown to reduce the risk of miscarriage and birth defects, folic acid found primarily in leafy green vegetables is an absolute necessity for any woman who is pregnant or is...

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