Birth Injury

Two medical doctors have written an article about the health dangers of fracking, including the threat it poses to reproductive health. Fracking is a new oil and gas drilling process that can expose chemicals to the air. The University of Missouri-Columbia estimates that 15 million...

This month we celebrate National Birth Defects Prevention Month. The National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) has set the 2015 theme as “Making Healthy Choices to Prevent Birth Defects—Make a PACT for Prevention.” The anagram within the theme, “PACT,” stands for the following: (P)lan ahead (A)void harmful...

Kase Johnstun has been conducting research by interviewing the mothers of children with craniosynostosis. This condition occurs when the fibrous sutures fuse prematurely in the infant’s skull, restricting the growth of the brain. It can lead to visual or mental impairments, as well as head...