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By LES LOUIS The Irish Independent 1/11 Ireland has one of the lowest rates of congenital abnormalities in Europe, according to a new report from a leading US research group.
In its most recent survey, published this week, the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that only 2.5 per cent of babies born to mothers with low birth weight had birth defects.
That is just one point higher than the EU average of 1.8 per cent.
The US research was conducted by Johns Hopkins University’s Institute for Reproductive Medicine (IRM).
It also found that the average US birthweight was 4.7kg (10lb) in 2014, while the average UK birthweight is 5.4kg (11lb).
These are the findings of a report released this week by IRM, the International Society for Reproduction and Ethics in Medicine (ISREPEM), which published its report, Birth Defects: The Science of Causing and Preventing Caused by Unsafe Birth Practices.
The report is the latest of its kind to highlight the increasing numbers of babies suffering with birth defects worldwide, including a growing number in the US.
IRM’s study found that nearly half of all babies born in the USA between 2007 and 2012 had congenital defects, including Down syndrome, a condition that affects about 1 in 100,000 babies worldwide.
“The US is now at the top of the pack in terms of congenitional defects, but it is not alone,” said Dr. Joseph J. Breen, the study’s lead author and a researcher at Johns Hopkins’ Reproductive Health Institute.
“This is the first time in our study that we have found that we can identify babies that were born to women who had low birth weights, and yet have congenital anomalies that were not caused by unsafe birth practices,” he said.
Dr. Brennan said the report highlights the need for women and babies to be aware of their birth weight, which is a “risk factor” for certain birth defects, and to be vigilant about it.
“There is no excuse for these women to not be taking care of themselves,” he told The Irish Post.
The study found a higher proportion of babies in the UK had birth defect abnormalities than the US, with nearly 40 per cent in the country, compared to less than 20 per cent for the US and Europe.
The most common congenital birth defect found in the study was low birth length (from 6 per cent to 12 per cent), followed by low birthweight (from 5 per cent or less to 4 per cent).
Other common birth defects were congenital heart defects, Down syndrome and congenital microcephaly.
The researchers noted that the data also shows that a “very low proportion” of women with lowbirth weight have congenitals, which can affect the development of their babies.
“A low birth size does not necessarily mean that a woman is not healthy,” Dr. J.
These women are more likely to suffer from a lot of medical problems that we know will be lifelong and will be hard to overcome.” “
We also know that babies born with congenital problems are at a higher risk of being born prematurely, especially babies who have not yet reached their full development.”
These women are more likely to suffer from a lot of medical problems that we know will be lifelong and will be hard to overcome.
Dr Johnson said that there is a need for more research into the risks of unsafe birth. “
If women are making a decision about what types and frequency of interventions they want to be taking, then they need to make that decision with a lot more information and with as much trust as possible,” he explained.
Dr Johnson said that there is a need for more research into the risks of unsafe birth.
“These are not only the babies who are born with the defects, they are the people who are going to live a long and painful life and that is not good for them,” he added.
He noted that, despite the rise in births in the United States and the UK, there is still an “extremely high level of maternal ignorance” about birth defects in both countries.
“It is very important for people to know that this is not just a problem in the U.S., it is a problem all over the world,” he continued.
“When a baby with a congenital condition is born, there will be an increase in the likelihood of complications. “
Every time a baby is born with birth defect a life can be changed for the worse,” Dr Johnson added.
One of the biggest problems is that women are not fully informed about