HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Cases Of Eye Malformations In Babies Higher In Rural Areas

(Geographical variation in anophthalmia and microphthalmia in England, 1988-94)

In early 1993 the media reported alleged clusters of children being born without any eyes (anophthalmia), or with very small eyes (microphthalmia) and suggested that these cases might be linked to exposure to a pesticide. In a paper in this week's BMJ Dr Helen Dolk and colleagues from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, report the findings of their study of all such cases in England between 1988-94. They found that there was very little evidence to support the presence of any strongly localised environmental exposures, for example to pesticides, causing clusters of children to be born with anophthalmia or microphthalmia. However, they are concerned that children from rural areas are twice as likely to suffer from this condition than those born in areas with a high population density. They conclude that this association needs further investigation.

Contact:

Dr Helen Dolk, Senior Lecturer, Environmental Epidemiology Unit, Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London


'"/>

Contact: Jill Shepherd
jshepherd@bma.org.uk
+ 44 171 383 6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal
2-Oct-1998


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Research Shows That Noncompliance Is Responsible For Half The Cases Of Nonresponse To Antihypertensive Drug Treatment
2. Mandatory Reporting Of Domestic Violence Cases To Police Has Mixed Support From California Physicians
3. Stent Procedures May Be Unnecessary In Some Heart Cases
4. Study Finds Aspirin Does Not Prevent High-Risk Cases Of Preeclampsia
5. Babies conceived with medical assistance face high risk at birth
6. Babies fond of salt have higher blood pressure, a granny with hypertension
7. Babies born at night are at greater risk of early death
8. Growth-Hormone Deficient Babies Are Normal Length At Birth, UB Study Finds
9. Duke Doctors Can Now Cure Most Babies Born With Fatal Immune Disease
10. Intensive Program Can Help Premature Babies Learn At the Start
11. Painful Births For Babies Could Lead To Violent Suicide In Adulthood

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/13/2018)... ... ... The Kelly Foundation awarded $83,000 to Saint John’s Program for ... experiencing homelessness in the Sacramento region. The donation will go towards the Bridge ... John’s open after the County of Sacramento decided not to renew its 15-year contract. ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... September 12, 2018 , ... ... healthcare provider market, hosted its third annual golf tournament supporting the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute ... an incredible cause,” said John Caccavaro, the tournament director. “I’m happy we have such ...
(Date:9/7/2018)... , ... September 07, 2018 , ... Start your engines ... 12 different sports experiences from which to choose. Pedal power is the name of ... Drag Strip Experience or turning left on the miniature Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval. , ...
(Date:9/2/2018)... TRUMBULL, Conn. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Aesthetics & Mammography is proud to add HydraFacial MD® Elite to its ... treatment that uses patented, vortex-suction technology and an infusion of clinically-proven ingredients ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... , ... Alice Branton shared her personal story on NBC Daytime about how ... Penacoli. , With all the medical advancements over the last hundred years, vitamin ... health problem worldwide irrespective of age, location, ethnicity, and gender. Even in those residing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/13/2018)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 13, 2018 , ... This ... . This annual campaign is designed to raise awareness on how to help prevent ... (or 48 million people) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating ...
(Date:9/13/2018)... ... September 13, 2018 , ... AccentCare, Inc., a nationwide ... making its regional Texas Home Health operations the largest Texas-based post-acute care ... and personal care services. , Texas Home Health operations serve all 254 counties ...
(Date:9/12/2018)... ... September 12, 2018 , ... Patient ... Surveys as part of its Population Engage patient experience suite. Express Surveys ... patients, giving the provider organization a wealth of strategic and tactical knowledge in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: