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2008-12-30 19:22:19

Before brides-to-be say I do, they should be taking a daily multivitamin with 400 micrograms of folic acid daily, U.S. researchers said.

2008-12-29 16:10:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "For richer and for poorer, in sickness and in health," are some of the most common words heard in wedding vows. But what is often overlooked is the health of the married couple's future children.

2008-10-13 03:00:34

By Anonymous Taking a folic acid pill a day - a simple measure to prevent severe birth defects - is under-promoted in the media, under- recommended by health-care providers, and under-used by women of childbearing age, according to a review of studies.

2008-07-04 06:00:36

By Heather May, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 4--Urging women to take folic acid led to fewer babies born with brain and spinal cord defects like spina bifida.

2006-04-05 08:04:52

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Food Standards Agency is considering whether folic acid should be added to bread to cut the number of babies born with spina bifida and other birth defects, an official said on Wednesday.

2006-03-14 11:20:38

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Racial and ethnic differences in blood levels of folate persist despite the fortification of food with folic acid in the US, according to a new report.

2006-03-13 17:52:57

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After folic acid fortification of enriched grain products was fully implemented in 1998, deaths due to strokes dropped rapidly in the US and Canada, according to a report in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.

2006-03-06 00:25:45

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Folic acid in the diet not only helps prevent birth defects but also improves the survival chances of children born with them, researchers reported on Monday.

2006-01-30 16:50:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Nearly 8 million children are born with birth defects around the world every year and most of them either die or are disabled for life as a result, according to a report released on Monday.

2005-10-04 14:34:46

The babies of women with diabetes are two to five times more likely to develop birth defects than offspring of women without the disease. A recent study in animals by scientists at Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston helps explain why. The research, appearing in the October issue of the American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, suggests that high blood glucose levels early in pregnancy deprive the embryo of oxygen, interfering with its development.


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The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.