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Certain infertility treatments may increase the risk of birth defects

A recently published study has linked assisted conception involving in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) with an increased risk of birth defects. A large observational study using Australian databases of infertility treatments from January 1986 to December 2002 confirmed previous findings of an increased risk

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Preterm births on the rise in India and across the globe

Between 1990 and 2010, 48 out of 65 nations with reliable data in both the developed and developing world experienced an increase in preterm births, according to a recent study. Key Point: Preterm birth can lead to serious complications and death in the neonate. Physicians can counsel patients to lower… 

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Forceps-assisted delivery associated with fewer neurologic complications

Forceps-assisted vaginal deliveries appear to be associated with fewer total neurologic complications, including seizure, than either vacuum-assisted or Cesarean deliveries, a recent study found. However, forceps-assisted delivery, compared with the other delivery methods, was associated with a higher incidence of brachial plexus injury and facial nerve palsy. “Vacuum-assisted deliveries are… 

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