Birth Defects

Mothers and Children Are Still Looking for Answers as to Why They Were Born With Abnormalities

Yasmin Qureshi | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Politics
Yasmin Qureshi

Files discovered recently by campaigners, and brought to my attention, reveal that, in 1967, a Paediatrician at Queen Mary's Hospital in London, Dr. Isabel Gal, found a link between Hormone Pregnancy Tests such as Primodos, and spinal congenital malformation in newborn babies.

Marrying A Cousin Doubles Risk Of Birth Defects, Study Reveals

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Marriage between first cousins more than doubles the risk of having a baby with birth defects, a study has shown. The trend was seen in a large Pak...

IVF - Ill Conceived?

Amy Anka | Posted 30.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Anka

IVF is a big business. With infertility now affecting one in six couples, IVF is something that has become somewhat of a necessity for some couples wishing to conceive their own biological child. Often times, couples are so desperate for a baby, that they don't even consider the toll it can take on their physical and emotional well being.

Beauticians, Nail Technicians And Cleaners 'Risk Having Children With Heart Defects'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Babies born to mothers who are exposed to organic solvents at work have a slightly higher risk of having a congenital heart defect at birth, research ...

Why We Must Not Forget Iraq

Emanuel Stoakes | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Politics
Emanuel Stoakes

It has been a little over a week since the ninth anniversary of the Iraq war's launch. Watching the UK news over recent days, it seemed that at this milestone moment, serious mainstream media reflection on a conflict that officially ended only months ago were in short supply.

One In 50 Babies 'Born With Birth Defect'

PA | Posted 14.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle

More than one in 50 babies has a birth defect - almost double the previous estimate, according to the most comprehensive report of its kind. Previo...

Moderate Drinking While Pregnant Has No Effect

PRESS ASSOCIATION | Posted 05.09.2011 | UK

Light drinking in pregnancy has no effect on premature birth, small babies or low birthweight, research has suggested. Experts reviewing 36 studies...