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Common Types of Birth Defects

A birth defect is any physical or mental disabling or fatal abnormality in function, structure or metabolism that is present at birth. To date, medical science has identified thousands of different birth defects, ranging in severity from very minor to life-threatening. Around 3% of all newborns have some kind of birth defect. Birth defects account for more than 20% of all infant deaths and are thus the most common cause of infant death during the […]

What is Triple X Syndrome?

Triple X syndrome is a genetic disorder that only affects women. It does not always cause symptoms but sometimes it can result in certain physical characteristics/problems, such as taller than average height, a small head, poor motor skills, learning disabilities or behavioral problems and infertility. Women with triple X syndrome have a third X chromosome in each cell. Sometimes every cell in the body is affected and sometimes only a percentage of cells have three […]