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  • Neural Tube Defects Spina Bifida
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    How Folate Can Help Prevent Birth Defects If you plan to have children some day, here's important information for the future mother-to-be: Think folate now. Folate is a B vitamin found in a variety of foods and added to many vitamin and mineral supplements as folic acid, a synthetic form of folate. Folate is needed both before and in the first weeks of pregnancy and can help reduce the risk of certain serious and common birth defects called neural tube defects, which affect the brain and spinal ...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Central Nervous System
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    Now of course with the holidays coming up everyone knows to drink and behave responsibly. Everyone including the young mothers who are carrying children. They know all about the physical and cognitive effects that a drink may have on their fetus. According to health surveys 19 percent of 4 million mothers used some form of alcohol in their prenatal phase, in 1992. And this number is continually increasing, making Fetal Alcohol Syndrome one of the leading causes of birth defects in the United Sta...
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  • Birth Defects Animal Experiments
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    ... an studies that hold the key to success, not animal studies. Human epidemiological studies have the power to save millions of lives, showing that major advances can be achieved without animal experiments. Moreover, animal tests have a dubious record in predicting useful drugs to combat the effects of a stroke. Animal researchers indicate that barbiturates could protect against the effects on the stroke, experiments on dogs, rabbits, and monkeys. In human stroke victims, however, barbiturates...
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  • Agent Orange And Vietnam
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    ... ists contributed this to sun exposure. In 1992 the Air Force finally acknowledged that Ranch hand was a contributor to these birth defects. In the two years since the IOM report, the Ranch Hand results have been reanalyzed by the U. S. Air Force, and this new analysis bolstered the evidence from other studies, leading to the committee's conclusion that there is limited or suggestive evidence of an association. " (Institute of Medicine, 1) It took the Air Force 8 years to come out with this r...
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  • Neural Tube Defects Central Nervous System
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    ... b. /March 1991). Spontaneous errors in development, whose causes are unknown, can happen in the central nervous system, face, gut, genitourinary system, and heart as shown in Table 2. The time during pregnancy which these may occur is also is also shown in Table 2 and ranges from twenty-three days to twelve weeks, all which fall into the first trimester. How these anomalies are triggered in birth defects is unknown. Neural Tube Defects, which causes are also unknown, are some of the most com...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
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    Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is a set of physical and mental birth defects that can result when a woman drinks alcohol during her pregnancy. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, such as beer, wine, or mixed drinks, so does her baby. Alcohol passes through the placenta right into the developing baby. The baby may suffer lifelong damage as a result. FAS is characterized by brain damage, facial deformities, and growth deficits. Heart, liver, and kidney defects also are common, as well as vision an...
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  • Alcohol Syndrome Birth Defects
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    Born Poisoned The most disgusting thing in this world in my opinion, is when a pregnant woman drinks or smokes. Women who drink during their pregnancy dont know that alcohol can fatally harm the unborn baby. Most of these women drink during their pregnancy with out any knowledge of the consequences. An estimated 40, 000 babies are born each year in the United States with alcohol-related birth defects. The actual figures may be higher. (Poisoned in the womb, p. 53) The baby can be born with a lot...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Amount Of Alcohol
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    How does alcohol affect the unborn baby? What kinds of effects may result in the child and it will it affect it for the rest of his or her life? Whenever you take a drink, the alcohol readily crosses the placenta and enters the babies bloodstream. However the babies tiny developing system is not equipped to handle alcohol and is effected much more severely than is the mother. Every time you take a drink the unborn baby takes a drink as well. Nobody really knows how much alcohol it takes to harm ...
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  • Neural Tube Defects Central Nervous System
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    Development of the Human Zygote November 16, 1995 Hundreds of thousands of times a year a single-celled zygote, smaller than a grain of sand, transforms into an amazingly complex network of cells, a newborn infant. Through cellular differentiation and growth, this process is completed with precision time and time again, but very rarely a mistake in the blueprint of growth and development does occur. Following is a description of how the pathways of this intricate web are followed and the mistake...
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  • Insulin Dependent Diabetes Red Blood Cells
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    Deciding to have a child is one of the most important decisions of people? s lives. Diabetes is a very serious disease. It attacks million people around the world many of them women. These women one day may be thinking about having a baby. Numerous precautions must be taken by women during pregnancy. Special safeguard must be taken by women with diabetes. These precautions need to be taken due to birth defects. ? An estimated 1. 5 million women of child-bearing age in the United States have diab...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alcohol During Pregnancy
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome A pregnant womans lifestyle ultimately affects the development of her baby. Excessive exposure to alcohol during pregnancy can inflict serious, permanent physical and mental damage on her child. When a pregnant woman drinks alcohol she is making her child drink also. In knowing how Fetal Alcohol Syndrome can be prevented, what the symptoms are, and who and what make up the risk factors fetal alcohol syndrome can be better understood. The National Organization on Fetal Alco...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
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    Prenatal alcohol exposure is a preventable cause of birth defects, including mental retardation and neurodevelopmental deficits. Since the initial recognition in 1968 of the multiple effects that alcohol can have on the developing fetus [ 1 ] and the subsequent delineation in 1973 of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), [ 2 ] it has become clear that prenatal alcohol exposure can be associated with a wide range of abnormalities. [ 3 ] More than 80 % of children with FAS demonstrate prenatal and postnat...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects Prenatal alcohol exposure is a preventable cause of birth defects, including mental retardation and neurodevelopmental deficits. Since the initial recognition in 1968 of the multiple effects that alcohol can have on the developing fetus [ 1 ] and the subsequent delineation in 1973 of fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), [ 2 ] it has become clear that prenatal alcohol exposure can be associated with a wide range of abnormalities. [ 3 ] More than 80 % of c...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Effects
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Syndrome/Fetal Alcohol Effects is a problem running rampant and out of control all across America. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the effect of pregnant women-drinking alcohol. Through education, we can eradicate this expensive and debilitating disease that is plaguing our children and our country. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome was first diagnosed about 25 years ago. A group of doctors at the University of Washington in Seattle corned the term Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in 1...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Fetal Alcohol Effects
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is a condition affecting children born to women who drink heavily during pregnancy. There are three criteria used to describe the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure and to make a diagnosis of FAS. The first of these is a pattern of facial anomalies, these features include: &# 61558; Small eye openings &# 61558; Flat cheekbones &# 61558; Flattened groove between nose and upper lip &# 61558; Thin upper lip These characteristics can gradually diminish as the child age...
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  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Alcohol During Pregnancy
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    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: A Preventable Birth Defect? If women didn? t drink anymore during pregnancy, there would never be another baby born with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Effect? (Mccuen 33). This is a very powerful statement. It is also a very simple cure for an alarmingly high birth defect that all women have the power to stop. ? Every year more than 40, 000 American children are born with defects because their mother drank alcohol while pregnant? (Mccuen 34). That is 1 to 3 per ...
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  • Gulf War Syndrome U S Troops
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    Is the Gulf War Syndrome Real? On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. The United States government acted very quickly. Ships were dispatched to the Persian Gulf, and oil prices shot up as and oil embargo was placed against Iraq. The U. S. government told us that Saddam Hussein was poised to invade the neighboring countries, including Saudi Arabia, and the worlds oil supply was threatened. George Bush launched operation Desert Shield in which a coalition of many nations armies gathered in the de...
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  • Gulf War Syndrome Saudi Arabia
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    Is the Gulf War Syndrome Real? On August 2, 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait. The United States government acted very quickly. Ships were dispatched to the Persian Gulf, and oil prices shot up as and oil embargo was placed against Iraq. The U. S. government told us that Saddam Hussein was poised to invade the neighboring countries, including Saudi Arabia, and the worlds oil supply was threatened. George Bush launched operation Desert Shield in which a coalition of many nations armies gathered in the de...
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  • Fresh Kills Landfill Municipal Solid Waste
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    + Introduction Did you know? Americans use enough cardboard each year to make a bale as big as a football field and as high as the World Trade Center Towers. We even throw away so much aluminum every three months that we can rebuild our entire commercial air fleet. Each person, yes, included you, in America creates about 4. 4 pounds of trash every single day. Did you also know? That it takes 100 years for tin to break down, 500 years for aluminum, and glass takes one million years. One reason ga...
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  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Prenatal Diagnosis
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    Prenatal DianosisHeredity Disorders, Other Biochemical Diseases, and Disfiguring Birth Defects There are over 250 recognized sex-linked diseases, affecting every organ system. Of these, 95 % affect males, (Emery, 1968). Despite these many sex-linked diseases, at present prenatal diagnosis can specifically be made in fewer than 40 diseases. (Emery, 1968). These sex-linked diseases are individual rare and some are named after physicians who described them, for example, Hemophilia A and B, Duchenne...
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