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Birth defects caused by many factors

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

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Birth defects are caused by a number of different factors, some more controllable than others. While some birth defects are hereditary, others are caused by environmental factors. Missing chromosomes and other genes that don’t work properly can lead to malformations in a newborn baby’s body that cannot be prevented by an unborn baby’s environment. However, […]

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Craniosynostosis part of lawsuit against Zoloft maker

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Craniosynostosis, a condition that leads to abnormally shaped heads in babies, has been linked to use of the drug Zoloft while the babies’ mothers were pregnant. Studies show that women who took Zoloft during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to infants with certain birth defects, including defects involving the heart, head, and lungs. […]

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FDA warns of lower cognitive functioning with Valproate

Thursday, June 30, 2011

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The FDA has reported that the children of mothers who took the drug Valproate during pregnancy appear to have lower levels of cognitive functioning than other children. Valproate drugs include the following: divalproex sodium (Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakote CP), valproate sodium (Depacon), valproic acid (Stavzor, Depakene), and the generic versions of these drugs. Valproate is […]

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