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Most moms with birth defects have well-formed babies.

Women with birth defects have normal babies a surprisingly...Norwegian study found. Since many birth defects are at least partly genetic, researchers...that the difference was so small: Birth defects were seen in 3.8 percent of babies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/08/ent_258498.shtml
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Study bolsters idea that folic acid cuts birth defects

...border counties who had babies with birth defects and then took folic acid during...having a second baby with spinal birth defects, according to government researchers...124 women who had babies with birth defects. All took folic acid during a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/15/tec_279523.shtml
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Diabetes linked to birth defects

...more likely to have a child with birth defects than other women, according to...information to date on types of birth defects that befall the infants of diabetic...study lists nearly 40 types of birth defects found to be significantly more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/31/met_467693.shtml
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About 8 million babies born with birth defects each year

...are born every year with serious birth defects, many of them dying before age...the March of Dimes says. Most birth defects occur in poor countries, where...Indeed, about 70 percent of birth defects could be either prevented, repaired...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/31/liv_50792.shtml
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Auction aids birth defects fight

...Folic acid can dramatically reduce birth defects," said Patty Reece, community...500 babies are born with serious birth defects of the brain and spine each year...March of Dimes programs to prevent birth defects and infant mortality. Last year's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/10/01/ent_240530.shtml
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Brain and spinal birth defects decline dramatically

...the CDC's National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities...was disappointed the decrease in birth defects was no greater and said the government...to prevent fatal and disabling birth defects, but there are still a lot of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/21/tec_314435.shtml
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Antidepressants do not appear to cause birth defects

...Zoloft -- do not appear to cause birth defects, a study found. The findings...exposed to anything known to cause birth defects. In the antidepressant group...consultant to the March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, said the findings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/25/tec_223150.shtml
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Couple rescues birds with birth defects

Nike was born with birth defects and only lived four years. Dave and Dannie Reynolds named her...to do this for Nike. There are a lot of birds born with minor birth defects that could enrich people's lives so much if they were given the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/24/met_280701.shtml
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Study: Blood pressure drug raises the risk of birth defects

...now appear to substantially raise the risk of major birth defects, doctors say. Babies whose mothers took ACE inhibitors...of babies exposed to ACE inhibitors developed major birth defects compared with about 2 percent whose mothers took no...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/08/liv_84509.shtml
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Program monitors babies at high risk

AIKEN - Birth defects are the leading cause of infant death...taking an active stance in combating birth defects across the state. In April, the two agencies launched the Birth Defects Surveillance Program to improve the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/08/10/met_139125.shtml
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