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Veterans, and some scientists who have done research on the issue, suspect there is a link between a veteran's AO exposure and the birth defects and certain medical conditions of their children.
Plastic surgery was for the rich and famous or people who needed it to repair birth defects or injuries, or to mitigate the symptoms of body dysmorphic disorder.
However, several lawsuits and studies later claimed that the drug was linked with birth defects, and it was voluntarily taken off of the market in the 1980s.
Image Scientists have captured the clearest and most detailed image yet of Zika, the virus that set off a global health crisis in 2015 and 2016 and left thousands of babies with serious birth defects.
Other possible effects of Zika infection during pregnancy include alternative birth defects, such as eye problems or hearing loss, or miscarriage.
Infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects, including microcephaly in which the baby is born with a small head.
Even a single dose of thalidomide, the active ingredient in Thalomid, can cause irreversible, debilitating birth defects if not properly handled and dispensed.
Combine it with the fact that suicide kills more children than cancer, diabetes, birth defects, stroke, respiratory diseases, and heart disease combined, and more than 90 percent of children that die by suicide had a mental illness.
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