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DNA Testing For Genetic Disorders: 'Does It Run In The Family?' Explains Options, Limitations, Problems
...ndividuals and familieswho suddenly (often through prenatal
testing or through the birthof a child with a genetic disorder) or eventually (as a possiblecarrier or family member) need more information on the potentialuses of genetic tests. Zallen is clear, concise, and sensitiveto the difficult decisions that ...
Doublecortin : A Novel Gene Involved In Cortical Development
...n brain development.Second, it provides a tool for prenatal
diagnosis in persons at risk. The work of INSERM 129 was done in collaboration with several hospitalneuropaediatrics departments and a team from College de France. Technicalsupport was provided by the Genethon and financial supports by the Fondation...
Extra Choline During Pregnancy Enhances Memory In Offspring
... aboutby added choline during a critical window of prenatal
development," Swartzweldersaid. "The brains of choline-supplemented rats have a greater plasticity, or anability to change and react to stimuli more readily than other rats." Precisely why LTP occurs more readily in the choline-supplemented r...
Smokings Effects On Pregnancy Not Mitigated By Prenatal Vitamins, UB Study Finds
...egnant women who continue to smoke, thinking their prenatal
vitamins will offset the known adverse effects of ...ffects.'" Multivitamins are a common part of prenatal
care in the U.S. The 1980 National Natality Survey found that 95 percent of married mothers in the ...
UCSF Researchers Identify Mutations In Gene Causing Hereditary Form Of Childhood Rickets
...ual meeting heretoday (May 2), will even allow for prenatal
diagnosis of the metabolic disorder,known as vitamin D-dependent rickets. It will also allow for genetic testing ofadults to determine if they carry a latent form of the genetic mutation thatcould be passed on to their offspring. "Identifying the ge...
Just One Prenatal Visit Decreases Risk Of Preterm Delivery
...ce their risk of anotherif they seek even a single prenatal
checkup, according to results of a JohnsHopkins study. "Our study shows that even minimal prenatal
care can significantly lowerthe incidence of recurrent preterm delivery," says Serdar H. Ural, M.D.,...
Largest Generation Of Adolescents Faces Reproductive Health Risks
...d physiologically immature and often lack adequate prenatal
care. Current health programs fall short of helpi...alth risks areexacerbated by a lack of appropriate prenatal
care. Nevertheless, publicattention tends not to focus on the potential dangers of immediate postpub...
Low Birth-Weight Risk Begins Early
...he woman knowsshe is pregnant or begins to receive prenatal
care, he says. The researchers began with the medi...onception dates or who had notreceived their first prenatal
care until the second or third trimester. Theanalysis was then focused on the remaining 4,229 pregn...
Life In Womb Determines Adult Health
...e health of future generationsby ensuring adequate prenatal
care, removing undue stress about economic issuesa...ing to research, doubtsthat the new findings about prenatal
programming will dump additional liabilityon the medical profession. But he worries for the mothers...
Dietary Vitamin A Supplements Improve Maternal Survival In South Asia
...e in the southeast plains of Nepal, where medical, prenatal
andobstetric care are practically non-existent and...r beta-carotene) may complement efforts to provide prenatal
and obstetriccare to improve maternal survival in the developing world," said Dr. West. Support for...
Researchers Discover Genetic Mutation For Rare Form Of Dwarfism
...olism, suggest that the mutationcould be used as a prenatal
screening test for the disorder. After speaking at a meeting in Washington in 1996, Michael A. Levine,M.D., an authority on acromegaly -- a growth hormone disorder characterized bylarge hands and feet -- was invited by Brazilian researchers t...
Study Suggests Maternal Stress And Stress Hormones May Influence Fetal Brain Development In Utero
... and hostile environments,such as that effected by prenatal
stress, may produce detrimental effects onbrain development. Researchers now are involved in new studies at the University ofKentucky and the University of California to further clarify the effects ofmaternal stress during pregnancy on fetal as well...
Jefferson researchers find access to new methods of HIV prevention for pregnant women and newborns may depend on where they were receiving care
Those receiving prenatal
care and antiviral treatments already were more li...ons enrolled on Medicaid, those who were receiving prenatal
care, orthose receiving methadone. "Where women get their medical care plays a major role...
List of MAK and BAT values 1999 published - New classification for chemical substances in the workplace air
... addition, 24 substances were examined for special prenatal
toxicity. In viewof new results of animal experiments and the lowered MAK value chloroform wasplaced in group C which comprises those substances where there is no reason tofear the risk of embryotoxicity if MAK values are observed. Because of its ver...
High HIV RNA levels major risk factor for mother-to-child HIV transmission
...actors, such as low infant birth weight andlack of prenatal
AZT treatment. However, the researchers found no relationshipbetween a woman's viral load at any time during pregnancy and the time at whichher baby becomes infected. Since most of the study period predated the 1994 publication of ACTG 076, theNIH-s...
Study finds prenatal exposure to testosterone boosts smoking
...t," Udry said. "You don't have to think about your prenatal
smoking causingyour daughter to smoke." Th...mokes.Kandel and Udry found no correlation between prenatal
cotinine levels in mothersand daughters' later smoking. They did uncover a distinct correlation, how...
Reports from special environmental health issue explore links to autoimmune diseases - diabetes, lupus, multiple scleroris and arthritis
...t: Immunotoxic effects that result from prenatal
exposure to environmentalchemicals may be more dra...those from exposure duringadult life. For example, prenatal
exposure to the insecticide chlordane, or thearomatic hydrocarbon benzopyrene, produces what appears...
Rett Syndrome traced to defective gene 'silencer'
...result should be a test for the earlydiagnosis and prenatal
detection of RTT....
Finding suggests a common childhood leukemia may form in the womb
...Our previous studies of identical twins indicate a prenatal
origin ofchildhood leukemia that in some cases was diagnosed in children up to 14 yearsof age. That evidence, combined with the present study, suggests thatchildhood leukemia may regularly be initiated before birth," said Wiemels. Co-authors of the ...
Drinking during pregnancy has yet another consequence: premature delivery
.... We already knew about growth restriction due to prenatal
alcohol exposure, but Dr. Cook's study shows us there's another reason babies are smaller." Premature or preterm delivery is associated with a number of health consequences, including low birth weight. Low-birthweight infants (weighing about 5.5 pou...
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