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Toddler with Hypospadias gets help

A photo shared by an aid worker has gone viral, raising enough money to save a Nigerian boy’s life. The 2-year-old boy was abandoned by his parents after the community accused the child of being a witch. Witchcraft is often used as an explanation for birth defects in Nigeria. The $1 million raised has allowed […]

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Symptoms linked to ventricular septal defect

Children who have ventricular septal defect (VSD), a congenital defect of the heart, may experience potentially serious symptoms as their heart tends to work harder to transport blood containing oxygen from the lungs through different parts of the body. Heart and lung infections Irregular breathing or irregular heartbeat patterns Unusual paleness of the skin Weight […]

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New technology easily scans scoliosis patients’ spine

Some orthopedic experts in Texas are now utilizing an advanced technology to easily gain an accurate impression of the spines of their patients who have undergone scoliosis surgery, waaytv.com reported on September 24. Compared to the conventional x-ray procedures, the new scanner only need about 20 seconds for doctors to have “extremely clear” three-dimensional images […]

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NFL player’s wife expecting to give birth to baby with anencephaly

Professional football player Evan Rodriguez and his wife recently found out that their unborn baby is afflicted with anencephaly defect. The expecting couple found out about the often fatal congenital defect of their first baby after a diagnosis during Olivia’s 15th week of pregnancy. The couple then learned that the baby has a very low […]

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Toddler with Tetralogy of Fallot underwent two critical surgeries

A little girl born with a congenital heart defent, Tertralogy of Fallot, has endured several procedures including two open-heart operations, an article from News 10 reported. When Sophia Walsh, 6, was born, she was immediately admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital for her first open-heart operation. At six months old, Sophia underwent […]

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Premature death risk raising for Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia sufferers

New data has shown that the premature death risk of people with Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is on the rise. A study done by researchers at Oxford University looked into death records at hospitals from 1999 to 2006 and found that the early death risk for schizphrenics was raised 60 percent by 1999 and this […]

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Treatment and complications of facial dysmorphisms

Facial dysmorphism is a birth defect that occurs from there is a malformation with the child’s facial bones. These malformations can include multiple different things such as cleft lip and palate, asymmetry issues, and ear malformations. These dysmorphisms have been linked to the use of pharmaceutical drugs during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. When […]

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Michigan University researchers make progress on Autism treatment

A new study done by Michigan University researchers has shown that it can be helpful for autistic children to imitate other children’s social skills. The study shows that preschoolers and toddlers with autism who were taught to imitate their peers showed more attempt to get researchers attention using gestures then did other children with autism. […]

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Community happy with passage of anti-seizure medication

The passage of a new epilepsy bill has many people in the Orange County area excited and relieved. The new bill means states that non-medical personnel, such as teachers, can now administer an anti-seizure medication to students. The new law will go into effect on Jan. 1 and will counter act a bill that was […]

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Surgery may be effective treatment for those who suffer from epilepsy

Recently, surgery has begun to be used as a way to correct epilepsy and new studies have shown that those who have the surgery done may go 10 years without having a seizure. Researchers have said that this shows promise to be an alternative way to treat the disorder. On the first long-term study of […]

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