During a recent outbreak of the Zika virus in French Polynesia, roughly one in 100 women infected in the first trimester of pregnancy developed a fetus with an abnormally small head and brain damage, researchers reported on Tuesday

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A team of researchers have discovered what appears to be a significant biological link between Zika virus and microcephaly, a birth defect linked to abnormally small head size and stunted brain development in newborns

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Cases may signal start of anticipated wave of birth defects in country hit hard by Zika virus

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Prenatal care for incarcerated women. Between 1980 and 2010, the number of women in prison in the United States increased by 646 percent, going from 15,000 women to 113,000. Although accurate statistics are hard to obtain, it’s estimated that 3 to 4 percent of women are pregnant when they arrive at prison

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It is hoped the cells, which are able to transform into a range of tissues, will lessen symptoms of incurable brittle bone disease

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The fact that more teen girls bought the morning-after pill after it became more accessible is a sign that teens, like adults, often are not very good at contraception,” said Bill Albert, chief program officer for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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A small number of very premature babies are surviving earlier outside the womb than doctors once thought possible, a new study has documented, raising questions about how aggressively they should be treated and posing implications for the debate about abortion

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