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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.
The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is announcing the launch of its new website, Depakote Birth Defects Lawsuits (http://www.depakotelawsuitsbirthdefects.com/).
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 â€” and the associated risk rose to seven times as great when combined with a high-risk genetic make-up.
Folic acid, an essential vitamin formulated to be part of a multivitamin + DHA liquid softgel capsule, is absorbed and available within the body in amounts similar to folic acid formulated for solid tablets.
As lawsuits against the makers of the epilepsy drug Depakote begin to surface in the United States, Depakote lawyers begin to consult with families of birth defect victims about possible Depakote lawsuits.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and WAYNE, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanessa Minnillo is making it a priority to share an important public health message with women nationwide.