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Birth Defects

Study: Glyphosate proves incredibly hazardous to women, affecting fertility while promoting uterine cancer

(NaturalNews) The current issue of the Toxicology journal, details the first study in glyphosate's more than 40 years on the market, to study its effects on uterine development. In the study, a group of researchers injected newborn rats with a commercial dose of glyphosate-based herbicide (GBH), while a control group was given a saline solution.

Eating Garlic and Raisins May Help Prevent Preterm Birth

Michael Greger, April 7th, 2016
The United States has one of the worst premature birth rates in the world, now ranking 131st worldwide. Even worse, over the last few decades, the rate of preterm birth in the U.S. has been going up.

Babies in industry polluted China at greater risk of preterm birth and defects


As China continues to industrialize its way out of oppressive communism, the nation's children and babies are paying the price with their health. A new study out of the University of South Carolina has found that pollution in developing countries like China and India is becoming so severe that many babies are being born underweight or with birth defects, or are being born prematurely.

Spirulina protects against cadmium-induced birth defects


Spirulina may help protect against the birth defect-inducing effects of toxic heavy metals such as cadmium, according to a study conducted by researchers from Mexico's National Polytechnic Institute and published in the Journal of Medicinal Food in 2011.

Huge Rise in Iraq Birth Defects Linked to US Cluster Bombing


It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah's homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their "City of Mosques" to "the polluted city" after the United States launched two massive military campaigns eight years ago. Now, one month before the World Health Organisation reveals its view on the legacy of the two battles for the town, a new study reports a "staggering rise" in birth defects among Iraqi children conceived in the aftermath of the war.