Does folic acid prevent childhood obesity?: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Health care professionals have known for decades that women of childbearing age should take folic acid, because it reduces a baby's risk of being born with the neural tube defect, spina bifida. New research shows there may be another good reason for mothers-to-be to take the mineral ? it may prevent obesity in children. In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 29, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Home Remedies: Can folic acid supplements slow cognitive decline?
QUESTION: I've heard that folic acid supplements can improve cognitive function in older adults. Could those with Alzheimer's disease also benefit from folic acid? ANSWER: There's no conclusive evidence that?folic acid supplements?improve cognitive function in older adults or in people with Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia. Blood levels of folate are classified as [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 28, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

BiferaRx (Folic acid Heme Iron polypeptide Iron Dextran, Cyanocobalamin Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Methotrexate and folic acid for rheumatoid arthritis
Doctors sometimes prescribe methotrexate for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but it can lead to folic acid deficiencies. Learn more about managing this and other side effects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Folic acid may be added to flour: government to consult
Flour may be fortified with folic acid to prevent birth defects such as spina bifida Related items fromOnMedica Gestational weight loss or gain linked to poor outcome in children UK lagging behind peers on child health Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Maximum folate intake advice based on ‘flawed’ analysis, say researchers High gluten intake during pregnancy associated with diabetes (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 24, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Allows Food Makers to Fortify Corn Masa, but Few Do FDA Allows Food Makers to Fortify Corn Masa, but Few Do
Two years after the Food and Drug Administration allowed manufacturers to add folic acid, a crucial B vitamin that prevents terrible birth defects, to their corn flour, very few have done so.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Plans to fortify flour with folic acid to slash the risk of birth defects moves a step closer
Steve Brine, UK health minister, has today announced the Government will next year consult the public on the idea of adding folic acid into flour in order to reduce birth defects. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Government to consult on fortifying flour with folic acid
The government has announced that it will consult on the mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid to prevent foetal abnormalities such as spina bifida. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - October 23, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Will folic acid ever be added to UK flour?
After repeated calls by health campaigners, the government says it will now consult on the issue. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR ELLIE CANNON: Is it too late for my pregnant daughter to take folic acid? 
My daughter has just discovered she is eight weeks pregnant. We’re delighted but I’m worried as she hasn’t been taking folic acid supplements. Should she start now or is it too late? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pre-eclampsia linked to raised risk of vascular dementia
Ask about history to help identify women who might benefit from early clinical intervention Related items fromOnMedica Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia Parity lower in women with unfavourable lipid profile Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women One in two women and one in three men will develop neurological disease (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 18, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

U.S. folic acid supplementation effort may not be reaching Hispanic women
(Reuters Health) - Corn masa flour and tortillas sold in U.S. grocery stores may not be fortified with folic acid, which means a government effort to help reduce birth defects among Hispanic babies may not be working as intended, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Here's what you need to know about the new superflour 
The UK could soon become the first country in Europe to bring in mandatory fortification of flour with folic acid, the Mail reported yesterday. But what will this new policy mean for everyone? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Perspectives on adding folic acid to flour to prevent spinal bifida | Letters
Dr JK Anand, Chris Pageand Pam Lunnreflect on the UK government ’s decisionOf course the planned fortification of flour with folic acid will help – where the cause of spina bifida is nutritional deficiency of folic acid (All UK flour to be given folic acid additive, 15 October). However, it can not conceivably prevent the defect where it is due to genetic factors – two defective genes from two parents coming together.In some parts of the world consanguineous marriages are commoner than in others. An academic paper in the Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition (Vol 32, No 2, June 2014) by Nazish Jabee...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 15, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Health Pregnancy Disability Society Food Parents and parenting Family & wellbeing Life and style Children Genetics Science Source Type: news

Folic acid should be promoted on social media
SPD Development surveyed almost 11,500 women about folic acid. It presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Denver today. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic acid supplements during pregnancy found to impart huge psychological benefits to children
(Natural News) Hey, mommies: Don’t stop taking your folic acid. The synthetic form of vitamin B9, otherwise known as folate, is typically recommended a month before conceiving and three months into the pregnancy. This is to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs) in the child such as spina bifida and anencephaly. However, a team from Ulster... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic Acid Injection (Updated - Resolved)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 27, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

High-Dose Folic Acid Does Not Prevent High Blood Pressure of Pregnancy
Some studies suggest that taking high doses of folic acid can prevent pre-eclampsia, but a randomized trial found it did not. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Folic Acid Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Taking folic acid does not prevent pre-eclampsia, study finds
Taking high dose supplements of folic acid does not protect pregnant women from pre-eclampsia, a new study has found. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - September 17, 2018 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Folic Acid Past First Trimester Doesn't Prevent Preeclampsia
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Supplementation with folic acid beyond the first trimester does not prevent preeclampsia among high-risk women, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in The BMJ. Shi Wu Wen, Ph.D., from the Ottawa Research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

High-Dose Folic Acid Flops for Preeclampsia Prevention
(MedPage Today) -- No reduced risk of preeclampsia with treatment vs placebo for high-risk women (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 13, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Folic Acid Won't Curb Dangerous Pregnancy Complication
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- High doses of folic acid do not protect pregnant women against a sometimes deadly complication called preeclampsia, a large trial suggests. The finding frustrates the search for an effective way to prevent preeclampsia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women at high risk of pre-eclampsia are not protected by high dose folic acid
A study, published in theBMJ, suggests that women at high risk of pre-eclampsia are not protected from the condition by supplementing with high doses of folic acid.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 13, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

High-dose folic acid doesn ’t prevent pre-eclampsia
But women should still take supplements before and in early pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects Related items fromOnMedica Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women MHRA tightens licence restrictions on valproate for women Poor vitamin D levels linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes GPs often missing best option for heavy periods (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Extra folic acid taken during pregnancy doesn't prevent pre-eclampsia, trial shows
For women who are at risk for pre-eclampsia, there is no benefit to being on a high dose of folic acid, a Canadian-led international study finds. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

MRI reveals antipsychotic benefits of cannabis
With the help of MRI, researchers from King's College London found that one...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve fMRI shows brain activity in early psychosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Language Delay With AEDs Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Prevent Language Delay With AEDs
Taking folic acid in the the periconceptional period and first trimester of pregnancy was associated with a large reduction in risk for language delay in the offspring of women taking antiepileptic drugs, according to a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 3, 2018 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Folate May Limit Language Delays in Kids of Epileptic Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Not using folic acid before and during pregnancy increased risks substantially (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - August 1, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Folic Acid Supplements in Pregnancy Help Kids of Women With Epilepsy
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 -- Drugs taken in pregnancy to prevent epilepsy seizures can raise the risk of language delays in children. But new research shows that folic acid supplements can cut that risk. One U.S. ob/gyn said the finding has real... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MRI shows how kids compensate for dyslexia
Using MRI, an international team of researchers believe they have found the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve Could brain imaging predict future behavior? fMRI investigates roots of dyslexia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI connects autism with deficit in brain reward pathway
MRI scans revealed that the social impairment common to children with autism...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids MRI reveals key brain differences in people with genetic autism MRI links early brain abnormality in infants to autism DTI shows how music could help kids with autism, ADHD (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

PET, MRI combine to predict drug efficacy
Through a combination of PET and MRI, Canadian researchers are developing a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis MRI shows brain changes after 1 season of youth football MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI shows the uniqueness of brain anatomy
MRI scans of some 200 healthy older adults revealed that each person's brain...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis MRI shows brain changes after 1 season of youth football MRI, radiomics help diagnose, discern ADHD subtypes MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Prenatal Folic Acid Fortification May Affect Cortical Development
Flatter thinning profiles linked to lower odds of psychosis spectrum symptoms in offspring (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Prenatal Folic Acid Fortification May Affect Cortical Development
MONDAY, July 9, 2018 -- Gestational exposure to folic acid fortification is associated with cortical development, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Psychiatry. Hamdi Eryilmaz, Ph.D., from the Massachusetts General Hospital in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Folic Acid Benefits Go Beyond Preventing Birth Defects (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Positive effects seen in brain development, later-life mental health (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - July 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Folic acid linked to healthy brain development through childhood
(Reuters Health) - Folic acid fortification not only protects developing babies against certain birth defects but also supports healthy brain development through the teenage years, researchers report. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Added Folate May Have Helped Cut Kids' Psychosis
Beyond protecting against defects such as spina bifida, fortifying the grain supply with folic acid may also enhance fetal brain development and lower the long-term risk for developing psychosis, a new study suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prenatal Folic Acid May Cut Subsequent Psychosis Risk in Teens Prenatal Folic Acid May Cut Subsequent Psychosis Risk in Teens
Prenatal exposure to folic acid may reduce the risk for subsequent psychosis in teens, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Folic acid during pregnancy protects your child from schizophrenia
Researchers analyzed brain scans of kids born before and after the US fortified all grain foods with folic acid. They saw a marked decrease in mental illness in children exposed in the womb. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRI brain scans show benefits of prenatal folic acid
MRI scans show that adolescents whose mothers received food enriched with folic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fetal MRI scans might foretell effects of severe anemia MRI of cortical folds may help predict psychosis DTI-MRI poses new cause for schizophrenia MRI reveals how schizophrenia may improve fMRI shows brain activity in early psychosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Did Folic Acid Supplementation in Foods Lead to Less Psychosis in Kids?
TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 -- Investigators say they've found an unanticipated but welcome twist in a decades-long effort to reduce birth defects by boosting folate levels among pregnant women. Beyond protecting against serious defects such as spina... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 3, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

mSakhi Is Changing Everything for This Community Health Worker and Her Clients in Rural India
June 25, 2018Digital health  empowers Lalita to provide better antenatal care—and to keep up with her children.Lalita Chauhan starts her day early to the sound of an alarm from her phone. A couple of years ago, she could not have imagined starting her day in such a high-tech way, much less owning a smartphone.As an ASHA (or accredited social health activist) in rural India, Lalita and other community health workers are benefitting from the country ’s Digital India initiative, whereby the national government is transitioning paper-based services to digital platforms to make public services more accessi...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Should we all take folic acid to prevent a heart attack?
The body needs a regular supply of folate (about 200mcg a day for an adult) to produce healthy red blood cells, and most people get what they need from their diet. But could more save your life? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few High-Risk Mothers in Boston Took Folic Acid Before Pregnancy
MONDAY, June 4, 2018 -- Among an urban, low-income minority population, few women started folic acid supplementation before pregnancy, according to a study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Public Health. Tina L. Cheng, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Folic acid supplements can reduce the risk of stroke by 73% in hypertensive patients
(Natural News) Expectant mothers are quite familiar with the importance of ensuring they get enough folic acid to help prevent birth defects like spina bifida, but it turns out that there’s another group who can benefit greatly from this vitamin: adults with hypertension. According to a study published in the Journal of the American College... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Poor Women Miss Out on Folic Acid Supplements During Pregnancy
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- Even though folic acid supplements are known to lower the risk of birth defects, poorer women rarely take them before or during pregnancy, a new study shows. " The findings are concerning because they show that public... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news