GM, Toyota recall cars over air bag defects

General MotorsNEW YORK - General Motors is recalling more than 89,000 autos because of air bag defects and other problems.The automaker is recalling 31,520 model year 2012 Buick Verano and Chevrolet Camaro, Cruze and Sonic compact...

Sales of lip balms are sealed with a kiss

...lip balms Nov. 1 as a way to help children in Peru, India and Burkina Faso receive surgery on cleft lips and palate birth defects, using small-scale farmers for certain sustainable ingredients she sources in those countries.About 5 percent of each...

SC hospitals to test newborns for heart defects

...requiring hospitals to test every newborn for congenital heart defects within 48 hours of birth can be credited to her parents, Susan...prenatal ultrasounds detect less than half of congenital heart defects, which occur in eight of every 1,000 live births.Pulse...

Most moms with birth defects have well-formed babies.

Women with birth defects have normal babies a surprisingly high...Norwegian study found. Since many birth defects are at least partly genetic, researchers...of them among babies whose mothers had defects. What surprised them was that the difference...

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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 5 in a...the March of Dimes says. Most birth defects occur in poor countries, where babies...costly. Indeed, about 70 percent of birth defects could be either prevented, repaired or...

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Diabetes linked to birth defects

...more likely to have a child with birth defects than other women, according to new government...information to date on types of birth defects that befall the infants of diabetic mothers, including heart defects and spine deformities. The study lists...

Brain and spinal birth defects decline dramatically

...of children born with certain spinal and brain defects since the government began requiring that folic...common forms of what are known as neural tube defects. The number of neural tube defects per 100,000 live births decreased from 37...

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Deaths, birth defects hover over cloning process

...attempts, born dead or born with terrible defects. Some involve fetuses mysteriously growing...of all species have strikingly similar defects. One, for instance, is the so-called...appears years later. Scientists agreed such defects cannot be detected by screening cloned...

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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, based...exposed to anything known to cause birth defects. In the antidepressant group, 222 live...occurred and nine babies had major physical defects, a rate of 4.1 percent. In the comparison...

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Mitsubishi Motors covered up 26 other defects in cars to avoid recalls

...Japan's Mitsubishi Motors hid 26 defects in its cars from regulators for years...it had systematically covered up auto defects for more than two decades and issued massive...public and issued recalls for four of the defects even though it had discovered about 30...