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Attention Moms! Lack of Vitamin B During Pregnancy can Cause Brain Diseases in Babies

Pregnancy. (Photo Credit: Pixabay) New research says that pregnant women who don’t have enough vitamin B could put their babies in risk of brain diseases. So apart from taking flu shots, women should ensure proper intake of vitamin B during pregnancy. The study showed that higher levels of choline a water-soluble compound, which is often… Read More »

Genetic testing gives answers on developmental disorders during pregnancy

Research carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham has found that genetic testing improves the diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies that are picked up during ultrasound scans. The research, published today in The Lancet, was carried out by the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Metabolism and Systems, Wellcome Sanger Institute, University of Cambridge,… Read More »

Blood test can diagnose fetal genetic disorders early in pregnancy

Genetic disorders can be detected early in pregnancyNEIL BROMHALL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY By Sam Wong A new test allows doctors to diagnose genetic disorders in fetuses early in pregnancy by sequencing small amounts of fetal DNA in the mother’s blood. Non-invasive prenatal tests are already available for chromosome disorders such as Down’s syndrome. Two years ago,… Read More »