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Antenatal Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders Antenatal Nutrition and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Might maternal nutritional supplementation with multivitamins, iron, and folic acid reduce the risk of autism spectrum disorders in offspring?The BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Folic Acid Injection (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - October 24, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Folate (folic acid)
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention
New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancy (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention
New survey finds too few are taking folic acid before pregnancySource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Folic Acid, Health Disparities, Neural Tube Defects (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Falling Short on Birth Defect Prevention
FRIDAY, Oct. 13, 2017 -- Only a third of women are taking a multivitamin containing folic acid -- a nutrient known to prevent serious birth defects -- before they know they're pregnant, a new survey has found. The poll, conducted by the March of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Maternal Multivitamin Use Tied to Lower Risk of Child ASD
Lower odds of offspring autism spectrum disorder with or without additional iron or folic acid (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Folic acid found to reduce risk of autism
(Natural News) A study that was conducted by researchers at the University of California (UC) Davis and which was published in Environmental Health Perspectives on Friday, September 8 showed that children whose mothers had an intake of 800 or more micrograms (mcg) of folic acid – the amount that is usually found in most prenatal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Folic Acid Injection (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - September 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Pregnant moms who take folic acid cut autism risk from pesticides
(Reuters Health) - Children whose mothers took folic acid supplements early in their pregnancies were less likely to develop autism, even when the pregnant moms were exposed to pesticides linked to the neurodevelopmental disorder, a new study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Slow Medicine: Rethinking Folic Acid Guidelines
(MedPage Today) -- Supplementation not necessary for all women of reproductive age (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 14, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Does folic acid prevent obesity in kids?
There's no question that women of childbearing age should take?folic acid?because it reduces a baby's risk of being born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect. New research shows there may be another good reason for expectant mothers to take the mineral: It may prevent?obesity in children.?Dr. Alva Roche Green, a Mayo Clinic family physician, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 13, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Folic acid may decrease autism risk linked to pesticides
By taking folic acid around the time of conception, mothers-to-be may reduce their child's risk of pesticide-related autism, a new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?
Prenatal supplements may help reduce harms of pesticide exposure, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Folic Acid, Pesticides (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Folic Acid Fight a Cause of Autism?
FRIDAY, Sept. 8, 2017 -- By taking folic acid around the time of conception, mothers-to-be may reduce their child's risk of pesticide-related autism, a new study suggests. " We found that if the mom was taking folic acid during the window around... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Folic acid may mitigate autism risk from pesticides
(University of California - Davis Health System) Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have shown that mothers who take recommended amounts of folic acid around conception might reduce their children's pesticide-related autism risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B3 found in Marmite not proven to prevent miscarriage
Conclusion This early-stage laboratory research has pinpointed two potential genes that might be responsible for some miscarriages and birth defects. As well as identifying a problem, the researchers also managed to find a solution: the effect of these genes can be combatted by increasing vitamin B3 intake. But treating a very specific and uncommon cause of birth defects in mice is certainly not a sure-fire solution to "significantly reduce the number of miscarriages and birth defects around the world". We need future research to see if the same effect would happen in humans. Also, three of the four children inc...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can You Have a Healthy Vegetarian or Vegan Pregnancy?
A plant-based diet is healthful for pregnant women, as long as there ’ s appropriate planning. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CATHERINE SAINT LOUIS Tags: Diet and Nutrition Pregnancy and Childbirth Vegetarianism Veganism Iron (Nutrient) Folic Acid Vitamins Source Type: news

Mitochondria targeting anti-tumor compound
(Kumamoto University) Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have found that the compound folic acid-conjugated methyl-BETA-cyclodextrin (FA-M-BETA-CyD) has significant antitumor effects on folate receptor-ALPHA-expressing (FR-ALPHA (+)) cancer cells. The compound significantly reduced ATP production while simultaneously increased the production of reactive oxygen species. Side effects in animal models were minimal but further testing is still required to determine its safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

How to Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer ’s
A few weeks ago, Big Pharma giant Merck canceled the clinical trial for its latest “promising” Alzheimer’s drug. Why? It was a total flop. The same thing happened four months ago with a drug that Eli Lilly was testing. The reality is that more than 99% of Alzheimer’s drugs fail in development. This proves that mainstream medicine has no clue what causes this brain-wasting condition. So what’s really going on? A big part of the problem is in the very air we breathe. And the closer you live to a major roadway or urban center, the worse it is&hel...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Brain Health Nutrition Alzheimer's cognitive decline pollution toxins Source Type: news

Niferex (Ferrous Asparto Glycinate, Iron, Ascorbic Acid, Folic Acid, Cyanocobalamin, Zinc, Succinic Acid, and Intrinsic Factor Tablets) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - June 15, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Folic acid supplements: Can they slow cognitive decline?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Care Reform And Women: A Comparison Of The ACA And The AHCA
By Susan Blumenthal, M.D. and Alexandrea Adams The recent commemoration of National Women’s Health Week provided an important time to mark the progress that has been made in advancing women’s health over the past two decades and to highlight what more needs to be done to achieve women’s health equity in America. Historically, women have experienced discrimination in health care despite making 80 percent of health care decisions for their families, using more medical services than men, and suffering greater disability from chronic disease. Before the mid 1990’s, women were often excluded as subjects ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Our Environment Can Induce Allergies Even Before We're Born
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Adult Problems Can Start with Fetal Undernutrition?
Discussion Developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) is a scientific hypothesis that proposes that fetal nutrition has permanent effects on growth, metabolism, and structure. These changes, or biological programming, are felt to occur at critical periods in fetal development “…when developmental changes in the organism towards increasing complexity, greater plasticity, and more efficient functioning occurs rapidly and may be most easily modified either in favorable or unfavorable directions.” Fetal undernutrition has been studied more than overnutrition, and various nutritional components (prot...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pregnant women advised to take folic acid supplements
University of Ulster researchers found there was an advantage for children whose mothers had taken folic acid for verbal IQ and reasoning compared to those who did not take the folic acid. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological benefits for kids when moms keep taking folic acid
Taking folic acid supplements throughout pregnancy may improve psychological development in children, new research suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paternal nutrition affects offsprings' mental fitness, laboratory study shows
The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. Scientists have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin B12, their progeny do not perform well in memory tests. This suggests that the intake of high concentrations of such methyl donors could also have side effects in humans, for example, if they consume excessive amounts of energy drinks or folic acid pills. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Laboratory study shows that paternal nutrition affects offsprings' mental fitness
(DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) The father's lifestyle affects the cognitive skills of his offspring -- at least in mice. DZNE scientists have now shown that if male rodents are fed a diet rich in folic acid, methionine and vitamin B12, their progeny do not perform well in memory tests. This suggests that the intake of high concentrations of such methyl donors could also have side effects in humans, e.g. if they consume excessive amounts of energy drinks or folic acid pills. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How to Boost Your Stem Cells
A California man named Kris Boesen was completely paralyzed after breaking his neck in a terrible car crash last March. But now he can brush his teeth and hug his family again… He's even started to regain sensation in his legs. And it's all because of a simple procedure he underwent about a month after his accident: stem cell therapy. During Kris' procedure, researchers at the University of Southern California injected 10 million stem cells into his spinal cord. Within two weeks, he could wiggle his fingers. Three months later, he was able to feed himself, write his name and operate his wheelchair. His r...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Prenatal DHA supplements don ’t improve children’s IQ
Evidence shows it fails to bring benefits for children ’s IQ by age 4 or age 7 Related items fromOnMedica Vitamin D supplements in pregnancy don ’t boost babies’ bone strength UK failure to fortify flour with folic acid has caused 2,000+ cases of neural tube defect Drinking during pregnancy affects child ’s intelligence Breastfeeding for longer linked to higher IQ claim Iodine supplements in pregnancy ‘would save NHS cash’ (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Fatal folic acid toxicity in humans - Devnath GP, Kumaran S, Rajiv R, Shaha KK, Nagaraj A.
Folic acid is B-9 vitamin. Folic acid is prescribed commonly for pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus, patients under chemotherapy, pernicious anemia and to reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. Acute or chronic ingest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Folic acid levels in pregnancy linked to children's blood pressure
Research shows high levels of folic acid taken during pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids from High Blood Pressure
If mothers have heart disease risk factors, nutrient benefits children, study suggests Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Folic Acid, High Blood Pressure, Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children
Babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during pregnancy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 8, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

More Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Protect Kids From High Blood Pressure
WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 -- Higher folic acid levels during pregnancy may reduce the risk of high blood pressure in children if their mothers have heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests. " Our study adds further evidence on the early life... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 8, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

High folic acid level in pregnancy may decrease high blood pressure in children
(Oxford University Press USA) A new article published in the American Journal of Hypertension finds that babies born to mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors were less likely to develop high blood pressure if their mothers had higher levels of folate during pregnancy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 8, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Shift work and heavy lifting may make it harder to get pregnant
Conclusion Many factors affect a couple’s ability to get pregnant, and the numbers of mature eggs produced by the woman is one of them. This study seems to have found a link between physically demanding work, shift work, and egg production. However, the study has many limitations. All the women were seeking IVF treatment, so already knew they had a fertility problem. The numbers of mature eggs, used in the study to calculate the women’s potential for fertility, were counted after extraction during IVF treatment. It’s not clear whether these findings would have applied to women releasing eggs naturally (e...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Folvite (Folic Acid) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 18, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Use Folic Acid Supplements to Prevent Neural Tube Defects
On Jan. 10, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force published its final recommendation statement and evidence summary on folic acid supplementation to prevent neural tube defects. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 16, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

U.S. panel recommends folic acid supplements for young women
(Reuters Health) - Women who may get pregnant - whether planned or unplanned - should take a daily folic acid supplement to prevent neural tube defects like spina bifida, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

New guidelines reaffirm prenatal folic acid to curb birth defects
HealthDay News In a recommendation that reaffirms previous guidelines, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

USPSTF Reaffirms Recommendation on Folic Acid Supplementation (FREE)
By the Editors The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that all women who are planning or capable of pregnancy take a multivitamin with folic acid … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 10, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Daily folic acid supplementation remains important for prevention of birth defects
Despite the mandatory addition of folic acid to enriched grain products in the United States, many women still do not consume adequate amounts of this important vitamin, according to a new editorial. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Folic Acid Reaffirmed to Curb Birth Defects
Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Daily supplement of folic acid recommended to prevent birth defects
New state-issued report recommends a daily supplementary intake of folic acid to women capable of being pregnant in order to prevent neural tube defects. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects
Women of childbearing age should take 400 to 800 micrograms daily, task force recommends Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Folic Acid, Neural Tube Defects, Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Guidelines Reaffirm Prenatal Folic Acid to Curb Birth Defects
TUESDAY, Jan. 10, 2017 -- In a recommendation that reaffirms previous guidelines, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said that folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects. As it advised in 2009, the independent panel of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 10, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Announcement: National Birth Defects Prevention Month and Folic Acid Awareness Week — January 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 5, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth Defects
When consumed by women before and during pregnancy, folic acid, a B vitamin, may help prevent neural tube defects (NTDs). (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news