Diflucan (fluconazole) is a medicine designed to treat fungal infections, but it has recently been scrutinized for an alleged tie to birth defects. Many scientists believe that when pregnant women take high doses of Diflucan, the fetus faces an increased risk of birth defects.
On Saturday, people throughout the state congregated at the Palace of Auburn Hills to support the Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan. The event, known as the Buddy Walk, serves as a fundraiser and awareness event for people, families and communities affected by Down syndrome.
Congenital heart defects are responsible for between three and 7.5 percent of infant deaths. Because a heart defect diagnosis is often a life-saving discovery, scientists have been trying to improve the tools and methods available for diagnoses. One such testing method, known as pulse oximetry, has produced some impressive results in its short existence.