Spina Bifida

Spina Bifida: Effects, Risks, Diagnosis and Prevention Spina bifida is a neural tube defect that affects approximately 3,000 pregnancies each year. Although the occurrences appear…

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Down Syndrome: Trisomy 21

Down Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms and Risks Down syndrome is the most common birth defect in the United States. It was first described in 1866 and…

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Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital Heart Defects: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention Heart defects are among the most common form of birth defects. More than 32,000 infants are born…

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Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate: Causes and Treatment Cleft means ‘split’ or ‘separation’. During early pregnancy separate areas of the face develop individually and then…

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy: Causes, Treatment and Prevention Cerebral palsy refers to a group of conditions that affect control of movement and posture. Because of damage to…

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Autism

Autism: Causes, Risks and Treatment Autism is a developmental disability that usually appears during the first three years of life. It is a neurological disorder…

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Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment Turner syndrome is a chromosomal condition that occurs when one of the two X chromosomes found in females is missing…

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