Latest Neural tube defect Stories

2009-10-14 11:59:42

Using medication that reduces or blocks the actions of folic acid during the first trimester of pregnancy (weeks 1-12), increases the risk that the growing baby will develop abnormalities.

2009-09-25 16:28:45

U.S. researchers have linked exposure to tetrachloroethylene to birth defects.

2009-09-24 07:19:21

Exposure to tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchlorethylene, PCE) may cause congenital birth defects.

2009-07-08 16:55:37

New research, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that a woman's risk of having a child with a neural tube defect (NTD), such as Spina Bifida, is not linked to folic acid related auto-antibodies.

2009-06-02 06:15:00

Folic acid is getting renewed focus as a baby protecting vitamin.

2009-05-13 18:06:14

Pregnant women are advised to take folic acid to prevent birth defects, but U.S. researchers also say the supplement may help prevent premature birth.

2009-04-17 21:27:51

Canadian researchers found immigrant women less likely than others to be taking folic acid before pregnancy to help prevent spina bifida and anencephaly. Neural tube defects -- birth defects of the spinal cord and brain, known as spina bifida and anencephaly -- can be reduced by nearly 50 percent with folic acid supplements taken just before and soon after conception. The study found 60 percent of Canadian-born women in the study reported using folic acid supplements in the three-month period...

2009-04-16 14:11:17

Immigrant women are less likely to use folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent spina bifida, particularly those who recently immigrated to the country

2009-04-02 18:28:10

Folate reduces the risk of cancer and birth defects, but it may also enhance the development of pre-cancerous and cancerous tumors, U.S. researchers said. Omar Dary of the Academy for Educational Development, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, and Dr.

2009-03-04 20:54:34

Folate, a vitamin that helps make the genetic material in cells and considered essential for pregnant women, may also help heart patients, a U.S. expert said.

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