Folic acid in flour too low to prevent birth defects, scientists say
Current government proposals do not go far enough to help pregnant women, leading experts claim. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic acid 'should be pumped into RICE as well as bread', experts say
The Government unveiled plans 18 months ago to add folic acid to flour to prevent neural tube defects - a group of conditions 1,000 babies in the UK are born with each year. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Several Supplements May Give the Heart a Boost
Certain antioxidant supplements – such as omega-3 fatty acids, folic acid, and coenzyme Q10 – may benefit your heart’s health, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - December 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis Suggests CV Benefits for Some Antioxidant Supplements Analysis Suggests CV Benefits for Some Antioxidant Supplements
A new meta-analysis suggests benefit on cardiovascular risks with supplements including n-3 fatty acids, folic acid, and coenzyme Q10. But experts urge caution in interpreting these results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - December 6, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Mega-study: Omega-3s, folic acid, CoQ10 benefit heart, but beware of beta carotene
Instead of singling out vitamins and minerals that may help heart health, researchers hope their comprehensive review of many studies will pave the way for clinical trials to identify the best mix of micronutrients. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small victories: South Africa is struggling to improve kids ’ health decades after apartheid’s demise
KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA— By her country’s standards at the time, there was nothing too unusual about how Nosipho Mshengu arrived in the world. She was born on the side of the road on 20 September 1993, as her mother tried to get from Mafakatini, a rural village in South Africa where there was then no health facility, to a Roman Catholic clinic an hour away. The bus she awaited was nowhere in sight when time ran out, and Mshengu made her entry then and there. This story was supported by the Pulitzer Center. A little more than 14 years later, Mshengu was pregnant herself. Her labor story...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 22, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Supplements warning: Study shows folic acid can interrupt specific mental health drugs
People consuming psychiatric drugs should be careful about what supplements they take as certain supplements can interrupt them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 31, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12, homocysteine and folic acid in patients suffering from bipolar disorders: relationship with suicide - Mangiapane P, Carbone MG, Arone A, Massa L, Palermo S, Flamini W, Parra E, Morana B, Morana F, Bertini G, Marazziti D.
OBJECTIVES: Vitamin B12, folic acid and homocysteine play a key role in "one-carbon metabolism", involved in different brain processes. Altered levels have been reported in mood disorders (MDs), particularly in major depression (MDD), while the information... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Too much of a certain supplement could raise risk of loss of brain function '3.5 times'
Research has highlighted the complex nature of the relationship between folic acid and cognitive health. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Street Medicine; Folic Acid for Suicidality; and Malaria Vaccines Street Medicine; Folic Acid for Suicidality; and Malaria Vaccines
The top 3 things you should know to start your day.3 Things to Know Today (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Folic Acid Tied to a Reduction in Suicide Attempts Folic Acid Tied to a Reduction in Suicide Attempts
Folic acid may provide a safe and effective approach for decreasing suicide attempts, putting the treatment ' squarely on the map as a potential for population-level prevention, ' researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Folic Acid May Help Reduce Suicide Attempts
In duration - response analysis, 5 percent decrease seen in suicidal events per month of additional treatment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 3, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

High-Dose Folic Acid During Pregnancy Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids High-Dose Folic Acid During Pregnancy Tied to Cancer Risk in Kids
Prenatal exposure to high-dose folic acid is associated with a greater than twofold increased risk for cancer in children of mothers with epilepsy, according to Scandinavian registry data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 3, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Folic Acid May Help Reduce Suicide Attempts
MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2022 -- Folic acid seems to be beneficial for reducing the rate of suicide attempts, according to a study published online Sept. 28 in JAMA Psychiatry. Robert D. Gibbons, Ph.D., from the University of Chicago, and colleagues used a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Association between folic acid prescription fills and suicide attempts and intentional self-harm among privately insured US adults - Gibbons RD, Hur K, Lavigne JE, Mann JJ.
IMPORTANCE: Suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, having increased more than 30% from 2000 to 2018. An inexpensive, safe, widely available treatment for preventing suicidal behavior could reverse this trend. OBJECTIVE: To confir... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news