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2011-10-27 00:30:00

Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation firm, is sponsoring ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to help individuals in learning about the possible risks of birth defects when Zoloft® is taken during pregnancy. (PRWEB) October 26, 2011 Flood Law Group, LLP, a litigation firm, is sponsoring ZoloftBirthDefectLawyer.com, an online resource that aims to help individuals in learning about the possible risks of birth defects when Zoloft® is taken during pregnancy....

2011-10-19 20:21:59

Many other congenital conditions, including autism, may one day prove to be related to environmental pollutants Pesticides and pollutants are related to an alarming 450 percent increase in the risk of spina bifida and anencephaly in rural China, according to scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and Peking University. Two of the pesticides found in high concentrations in the placentas of affected newborns and stillborn fetuses were endosulfan and lindane. Endosulfan is only...

2011-10-17 11:58:28

Stimulation of metabolism-sensing enzyme that can regulate crucial gene explains how free radicals generated during maternal hyperglycemia cause malformation of the neural tube In a paper published today in Diabetologia, a team at Joslin Diabetes Center, headed by Mary R. Loeken, PhD, has identified the enzyme AMP kinase (AMPK) as key to the molecular mechanism that significantly increases the risk of neural tube defects such as spina bifida and some heart defects among babies born to...

2011-10-12 10:19:55

Use of folic acid supplements by women in Norway in the period 4 weeks before to 8 weeks after conception was associated with a reduced risk of the child having severe language delay at age 3 years, according to a study in the October 12 issue of JAMA. "Randomized controlled trials and other studies have demonstrated that periconceptional [the period from before conception to early pregnancy] folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects. To our knowledge, none of the...

2011-09-24 07:00:00

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Depakote Birth Defects Lawsuits (http://www.depakotelawsuitsbirthdefects.com/). In December 2009, the Food and Drug Administration warned that the use of Depakote during the first trimester of pregnancy could increase the risk of neural tube defects or other birth defects. Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2011 The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Depakote Birth Defects...

2011-07-06 00:00:04

A new study finds high folate intake is associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, a finding consistent with the findings of most previous epidemiologic studies. The study is reassuring, as previous recent evidence has suggested that consumption of very high levels of folate through supplements and from folate-fortified diet may increase risk of some cancers. Nonetheless, the potential importance of folate in colorectal cancer prevention remains in question because at least one...

2011-06-17 06:37:25

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ There are nearly 3,000 pregnancies each year in the United States where babies have birth defects of the brain and spine known as neural tube defects (NTD). Hispanic women have the highest rate of these defects when compared to other ethnic groups. However, according to the March of Dimes, a new initiative could decrease the rate of neural tube defects by fortifying corn masa flour with the B vitamin folic acid. Though, since 1998 the rate of birth defects of the...

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 &...

2011-05-25 14:48:30

Women who do not take them early are nearly twice as likely to have children with autism Women who reported not taking a daily prenatal vitamin immediately before and during the first month of pregnancy were nearly twice as likely to have a child with an autism spectrum disorder as women who did take the supplements "” and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with a high-risk genetic make-up, a study by researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute has found....


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