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11 August 2011

Birth defects cause brain tumour

Children born with birth defects or to mothers with a history of multiple stillbirths may have a higher-than-normal risk of brain cancer, a new study suggests.

Children born with birth defects or to mothers with a history of multiple stillbirths may have a higher-than-normal risk of brain cancer, a new study suggests.

The new findings, published online in Paediatrics, highlight the potential importance of genetic factors, the researchers say.

Birth defects raise risk of tumours

 
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