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Safety agency seeks ideas on getting more recall fixes done

...are among ways auto companies are trying to convince more customers to get repairs done on cars recalled for serious safety defects.The unusual steps were discussed at a forum Tuesday held by government safety regulators who are frustrated over what they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-28/safety-agency-seeks-ideas-
Used cars often sold with unfixed defects, despite recalls

...total ? were recalled because of safety defects but not repaired, according to a study...that sells vehicle history reports. Some defects have the potential to cause a crash...allow vehicles with potentially dangerous defects to leave used-car lots without the necessary...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-28/used-cars-often-sold-unfix
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-06-13/gm-toyota-recall-cars-over-ai
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-07-13/sc-hospitals-test-newborns-he
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/08/ent_258498.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 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/31/liv_50792.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/07/31/met_467693.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/06/21/tec_314435.shtml
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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/08/19/tec_320017.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, 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/25/tec_223150.shtml
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