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2011-06-17 01:49:27

Initiative could decrease the rate of neural tube defects among Hispanic women Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of Public Health. Fortification of enriched cereal grains such as bread and pasta with folic acid was mandated by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) beginning in 1998. Since then, the rate...

2011-06-16 15:00:00

Initiative Could Decrease the Rate of Neural Tube Defects Among Hispanic Women WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid could prevent more serious birth defects of the brain and spine in the Hispanic community, according to a March of Dimes commentary published in the American Journal of Public Health. Fortification of enriched cereal grains such as bread and pasta with folic acid was mandated by the Food &...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

A new study published by has indicated that infants exposed to antiepileptic drugs, such as Depakote, during pregnancy may have an even higher risk of developing serious birth defects. However, taking lower doses of Depakote may carry similar risks as higher doses of "safer" antiepileptics. Antiepileptic drugs are commonly prescribed to women suffering from epilepsy and seizure-related disorders, as well as bipolar disorder. The Consumer Justice Foundation has provided more information...

2011-06-06 15:36:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four exceptional registered nurses have been awarded scholarships by the March of Dimes for graduate studies in the field of maternal-child nursing, it was announced today. These nurses are passionate about nursing and work tirelessly to improve maternal and infant health, the March of Dimes says. "The March of Dimes is committed to preventing premature births and birth defects globally. This year's recipients have made...

2011-05-15 00:02:34

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) links Topamax® to cleft lip and cleft palate. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 13, 2011 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals and patients of a link between Topamax® (topiramate) and birth defects on March 4, 2011. Moulton & Arney, a litigation firm, is sponsoring TopamaxCleftLipLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to provide useful information about the Topamax® birth defect risk. "The...

2011-05-04 00:00:02

In March 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened its warning against the anti-consulant drug, Topamax, because new data suggests an increased risk of birth defects such as cleft palate or cleft lip. O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath is accepting clients from across the United States who may have suffered a dangerous side effect due to Topamax. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently...

2011-04-19 14:29:26

New research in the FASEB Journal details the first evidence that breakdown products of thalidomide produce the specific, toxic effects of thalidomide in embryos Thalidomide may have been withdrawn in the early 1960s for use by pregnant women, but its dramatic effects remain memorable half a century later. Now, researchers have taken a major step toward understanding exactly how thalidomide causes the birth defects. This is important as thalidomide is still used to treat diseases like...

2011-04-15 00:00:30

Anticonvulsant medications such as Depakote are being found to possibly cause birth defects according to recent studies. Victims of these anticonvulsant birth defects may need financial help to provide potential life-long medical care for children born with such conditions as spina bifida, heart malformations, or physical cleft injuries. More information about this can be found at http://www.consumerjusticefoundation.com. (Vocus/PRWEB) April 14, 2011 The Consumer Justice Foundation (CJF)...

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Dilantin is one of the most widely prescribed anticonvulsant drugs on the U.S. market, primarily prescribed to individuals suffering from epilepsy. With the newly found potential connection between Dilantin use during pregnancy and the development of major birth defects, birth defect victims and their families are consulting Dilantin attorneys using http://www.dilantinbirthinjury.com regarding the benefits of filing a Dilantin lawsuit. The Consumer Justice Foundation is committed to helping...

2011-04-12 00:00:30

Topamax birth defect claims are being investigated across the country as parents may be unknowingly exposing infants to the anticonvulsant drug in utero, possibly increasing the risk of major birth defects. Topamax is an anticonvulsant medication manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and approved by the FDA in 1996 to treat individuals suffering from epilepsy and migraine headaches. The Consumer Justice Foundation has developed http://www.topamaxbirthinjury.com to help parents that have...


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