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"Anencephaly"




  1. photo Neural tube birth defects occur at 400% the national rate near Hanford nuclear siteNeural tube birth defects occur at 400% the national rate near Hanford nuclear siteNews
    2010, more than 30 babies have been diagnosed with anencephaly, a "nightmarish neural tube defect in which the fetus does not develop a forebrain, and the rest of the brain is not covered by skin or boneRead more
  2. photo Washington health officials struggle to find cause of mysterious birth defectsWashington health officials struggle to find cause of mysterious birth defectsNews
    Washington, including Benton, Yakima and Franklin, are bringing forth alarming numbers of babies born with mysterious birth defects. Since 2010, 31 cases of anencephaly have been reported, stunning stateRead more
  3. photo Deaths from birth defects on West Coast spiked in 2011 after radiation release from FukushimaDeaths from birth defects on West Coast spiked in 2011 after radiation release from FukushimaNews
    the Washington State Department of Health notes an increase in cases of anencephaly in central Washington between 2010 and 2014. Anencephaly is a usually fatal condition in which children are born missing partsRead more
  4. photo Sickness cluster in Washington state tied to pesticide useSickness cluster in Washington state tied to pesticide useNews
    Washington has also seen a significant spike inin unborn babies. Anencephaly is a "nightmarish neural tube defect in which the fetus does not develop a forebrain, and the rest of the brain is not coveredRead more
  5. photo Surge in babies born without brains in Washington StateSurge in babies born without brains in Washington StateNews
    officials.As reported by CNN, a nurse in the area, Sara Barron, was the first to report on a particularly horrifying condition: anencephaly -- a condition in which babies are born without much of their brainRead more
  6. photo Vitamin B supplementation before conception improves health of newbornsVitamin B supplementation before conception improves health of newbornsNews
    of a major portion of brain and skull in which a baby either dies soon after birth or is stillborn (Anencephaly) and situations where vertebrae are not properly fused (Spina bifida). Additionally, the nutrientRead more

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Anencephaly

Disease

Anencephaly is the absence of a major portion of the brain, skull, and scalp that occurs during embryonic development. It is a cephalic disorder that results from a neural tube defect that occurs when the rostral (head) end of the neural tube fails to close, usually between the 23rd and 26th day following conception. Strictly speaking, the Greek term translates as "no in-head" (that is, totally...More