“Birth defects are common, costly, and critical conditions that affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States each year” (Centers for Disease Control). When you think about it, that is a lot of people who are born with a birth defect. Now, what is a birth defect and what can it be caused by? Birth defects can range for non life threatening to death. Some examples of birth defects are autism, cleft lip, blindness, abnormal limbs, etc.. Those are just a few examples of birth defects, but what causes them?
More than 20 to 30% of the infants that make it to full term will die within the first week to month. Of the percentage effected, girls are at a greater risk of being born with the syndrome than boys making up 80% of the effected. Similar to down syndrome, people born with Edwards syndrome are born with an extra chromosome 18 in the DNA strand that disrupts
Postpartum depression (PPD) is a type of clinical depression which can affect woman after childbirth. PPD is very common among women and is a major public health problem. It is estimated that overall 10 to 15% women experience PND while it ranges from 3.5 to 63.3% in Asian countries. But it is one of the most underdiagnosed condition due to lack of adequate number of studies on the subject. Hence the current study was conducted with an objective of assessing the prevalence of postnatal depression among subjects with normal and caesarian deliveries and to compare the sociodemographic profile between normal and caesarian deliveries.
“A study of nearly 100,000 children found that toddlers known to have an elevated risk of autism were no more likely to be diagnosed with the disorder if they were vaccinated against measles, mumps, and rubella than if they weren’t . . . the diagnosis rate for high-risk children who were vaccinated was the same as for immunized children with no family history of the disorder” (Healy 1). What research has found is that there is a link between autism and “exposure to metabolic abnormalities during a crucial part of fetal brain development” (Healy 1).
Stated in Dale Carnegie’s book ‘’’How to win friends and influence people’’, the myth implies that people use only ten percent of their brain capacity. Even though all sells in our brain are constantly active, the scale of their engagement is too small. Luc Besson uses this idea to prove that our mental skills can be improved and shows us the way it may happen. The main character of the movie is an ordinary 25 years old woman Lucy. After having been exposed to a high doze of some drug, she starts experiencing changes in her mental and physical abilities.
It is the most common physical disability in children and it usually occurs during pregnancy. Cerebral Palsy has no known cure but you can get therapy to learn the basic movements. I chose this topic because I wanted to know more about it and honestly it seemed the easiest one to find information