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4 years 2 months ago

California to probe birth defects spike

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has ordered two state agencies to investigate a rash of birth defects that have confounded impoverished Kettleman City for more than a year. Schwarzenegger's intervention into a bitter environmental battle came as a surprise and relief to both residents and the activists who have been demanding...

4 years 5 months ago

Study links some antibiotics with birth defects

Researchers say they've found a surprising link between some common antibiotics used to treat urinary infections and birth defects. The new study in November's Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine is the first large analysis of antibiotic use in pregnancy. It finds that mothers of babies with birth defects were...

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