Congenital disorders
A congenital disorder, or congenital disease, is a condition existing at birth and often before birth, or that develops during the first month of life (neonatal disease), regardless of causation. Of t...
Congenital disorders - Wikipedia
How the original Siamese twins had 21 children by 2 sisters
Chang and Eng Bunker - the conjoined siblings who provided the name for all who suffer this accident of birth - triumphed over extraordinary odds and prejudice in 19th-century America and Britain.
Couple with Down syndrome celebrate 22 years of marriage
A couple with Down syndrome has proved doubters wrong after 22 years of wedded bliss and a huge Facebook following of people inspired by their heartwarming story. Maryanne and Tommy Pilling were
How this granny got her spine back
At 85 years young, Anna Pesce discovered yoga, which transformed her life and her body. Anna suffered from decades of severe scoliosis and was even wheelchai...
Saving Bentley’s brain: Daring surgery aims to fix a gaping hole in baby’s skull
A daring surgery had to put a part of a baby's brain, which was growing outside of his skull, back where it belonged.
Adolf Hitler Had A Micro-Penis, Reveal 1923 German Medical Records
Adolf Hitler allegedly had a micro-penis, according to new German medical records that have been unearthed 93 years after they were originally recorded.
Monsanto To Blame? Zika Virus Conspiracy Theory Explained
A group of Argentine physicians have publicly questioned the cause of the outbreak of microcephaly in Brazil, is it the Zika virus or something else? The group is claiming that Monsanto is to blame fo...
Hawaii Department Of Health Reports First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.
Just days after the Center for Disease Control recommended travel warnings to pregnant women headed to Latin America, the Hawaiian Department of Health has confirmed a Zika “virus infection in a baby ...
Aspirin Targets Key Protein In Neurodegenerative Diseases
new study finds that a component of aspirin binds to an enzyme called GAPDH, which is believed to play a major role in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s d...
Pediatricians Say Absolutely No Drinking While Pregnant
Ten percent of pregnant women say they drink, even though doctors have spent decades saying that birth defects and developmental delays from alcohol can be prevented completely by abstaining. Sure, yo...
The Extraordinary Case Of The Guevedoces
The discovery of a small community in the Dominican Republic, where some males are born looking like girls and only grow penises at puberty, has led to the development of a blockbuster drug that has h...
Mom Of Conjoined Twins Gives Birth Despite Knowing Only One Child Will Survive
Amber McCullough delivered her girls, named Hannah and Olivia, Wednesday at the Children's Hospital of Colorado, where they immediately underwent a 5-hour surgery to separate the two girls. Olivia who...
18-Year-Old Model With Down Syndrome Will Walk At New York Fashion Week
Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian model with Down syndrome, first went viral earlier this year after her stunning photos were posted on Facebook. Since then, Stuart and her mom Rosanne have b...
Yale Study Identifies ‘Major Player’ In Skin Cancer Genes
The role of mutations in numerous genes and genomic changes in the development of melanoma — a skin cancer with over 70,000 new cases reported in the United States each year — is well established and ...
Research Shows Solar Events Unlikely Triggers For Birth Defects On Earth
Studies find airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays. “Neutrons which don’t reach the ground do reach airline altitude,” said Adrian Mel...
Nature vs. Nurture: Two Pairs Of Identical Twins Interchanged At Birth
The New York Times Magazine has a long, interesting nature vs. nurture article about two pairs of identical twins who were switched soon after birth in the hospital in Colombia. Two of the boys were r...
Congenital abnormality
A congenital disorder, or congenital disease, is a condition existing at birth and often before birth, or that develops during the first month of life (neonatal disease), regardless of causation. Of t...
Genetic disorders
A genetic disorder is an illness caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome, especially a condition that is present from birth (congenital). Most genetic disorders are quite rare and affect on...