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Baby deaths link to maternal radiation in childhood

Scientists found that radiotherapy to the pelvic region during childhood increased a mother’s risk of stillbirth or infant death up to 12 times……

Radiation ‘linked to baby deaths'( Google hosted news, UKPA) –23 July 2010, Women cancer survivors who had radiation treatment as children are far more likely than average to lose a baby, research has shown.Scientists found that radiotherapy to the pelvic region during childhood increased a mother’s risk of stillbirth or infant death up to 12 times……

The scientists used data from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS) to calculate the risk of stillbirth and infant death among the offspring of men and women who had suffered cancer at a young age. The CCSS covered 25 institutions in the US and one in Canada.

Among 1,657 women and the partners of 1,148 men there were just under 5,000 recorded pregnancies over a period of 31 years.

The Press Association: Radiation ‘linked to baby deaths’

July 23, 2010 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, health | , , , ,

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