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Rate of Birth Defect of Abdominal Wall Increasing, CDC Says - New York Times

A serious birth defect is appearing in maternity wards with increasing frequency, and experts do not know why, federal researchers reported on Thursday. Infants with the defect, called gastroschisis, are born with intestines poking out of a hole in the ...and more »

More Babies Are Being Born With Organs Outside Their Body - TIME

Three month old Amy Joy Jones was diagnosed with Gastroschisis, a birth defect in which an infant's intestines stick out of the body through a defect on one side of the umbilical cord. Tara Walton—Toronto Star/Getty Images. By Tessa Berenson. January ...and more »

Bizarre birth defect is on the rise, and researchers are baffled - Los Angeles Times

A birth defect called gastroschisis has increased sharply among babies born to young African American mothers. Affected babies are born with their intestines protruding through a hole in the abdomen. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...and more »

CDC: increasing rate of gastroschisis seen in US - Medical Xpress

(HealthDay)—The birth defect gastroschisis among U.S. infants has increased over the past 18 years, according to research published in the Jan. 22 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report ...and more »

Serious birth defect is on the rise, says CDC - CBS News

A serious birth defect that leaves a newborn's intestine's dangling outside the body is becoming increasingly common, and health officials aren't sure what's causing it. Cases of the abdominal wall birth defect, called gastroschisis, have more than ...and more »

More babies are being born with organs outside their bodies, and experts have no idea why - Washington Post

When Brooke gave birth, she wasn't able to hold her newborn daughter against her, feel the baby's tiny chest rise and fall as it issued its first, tremendous wail. Instead, she got only a brief glimpse of her child, Anna, before the little girl was ...and more »

Babies born with organs outside their bodies up by a third -

Researchers are unsure why cases of the rare condition have increased in frequency so much during the last two decades. By Stephen Feller | Jan. 22, 2016 at 1:13 PM. Comments 0 Comments. share with facebook · share with twitter. Comments 0 Comments ...and more »

Serious birth defect on the rise, CDC researchers say - CNN

(CNN) An increasing number of babies are being born with a serious birth defect, gastroschisis, and it's got scientists concerned. The condition causes the intestines, and sometimes organs such as the liver and stomach, to poke through a newborn's ...and more »

Researchers puzzled over why more babies being born with organs outside the body - Fox News

Anna, Avery, Genevieve, Ian: Those are a handful of the names of American children with gastroschisis— whereby the intestines are born outside of the body, protruding from a hole beside the belly button— and who are featured in a new story series ...and more »

Stomach Birth Defect Rate Increased Over 2 Decades - WebMD

THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A birth defect involving the stomach called gastroschisis has been increasing among U.S. infants for decades, and more than doubled among young, black mothers over an 18-year period, federal health officials ...and more »