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The benefits of fortifying flour with folic acid

The UK Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, announced plans to halve the number of infant deaths, stillbirths and brain injuries by 2025. Yet successive UK governments have resisted expert advice to fortify flour with folic acid ...

Dec 04, 2017
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Women falling short on birth defect prevention

(HealthDay)—Only a third of women are taking a multivitamin containing folic acid—a nutrient known to prevent serious birth defects—before they know they're pregnant, a new survey has found.

Oct 13, 2017
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The AHCA and anencephaly

Last week I read with incredulity section 215 of the American Health Care Act, the part that states that it "does not include coverage for abortions (other than any abortion necessary to save the life of the mother or any ...

May 15, 2017
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