Jun 28 2016

A Florida woman has given birth to a baby with microecephaly, the birth defect caused by the Zika virus, Reuters reported on Tuesday. This is the first affected child in the state. Read more

Nov 18 2008

Babies conceived through medical procedures used in fertility clinics are two to four times more likely to have certain birth defects than infants conceived naturally, according to a new study. The defects include heart problems, cleft lip, cleft palate and abnormalities in the esophagus or rectum, according to the

Jun 24 2008

Researchers at the University of Utah have found that gastroschisis, a serious birth defect in which infants are born with their intestines and organs outside of their abdomen, is linked to STDs and UTIs contracted just before or during pregnancy. Although the causes for gastroschisis are not known, women in the