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About 1% of all babies born each year in the United States are born with a congenital heart defect (CHD), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that number is increasing.
Despite the prevalence of CHDs, there is a poor understanding of what causes these defects. But new research may provide some insight into genetic factors that are causing the problems, and researchers at Columbia University may have found a potential treatment for one in a surprising source: over-the-counter cough suppressant.
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