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Safe motherhood incentives showing positive results: Azad


August 1st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Around 11 million women in India had their deliveries in hospitals or healthcare institutions last year as a result of a scheme to provide cash ... Read more...

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Folic acid supplements contribute to breast cancer risk: Study


February 12th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): A new study has found that the offspring of rats that took folic acid supplements before conception, during pregnancy and while breast-feeding have breast cancer rates twice as ... Read more...

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Meta-analysis shows folic acid supplements not beneficial for heart


October 12th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A new meta-analysis has shown that the use of folic acid supplements does not appear to be associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events, cancer or death over ... Read more...

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Supplements can raise asthma risk


November 5th, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 5 (IANS) Researchers have identified a link between folic acid supplements taken in late pregnancy and allergic asthma in children aged between 3 and 5, suggesting that the timing of ... Read more...

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Intake of folic acid supplements in late pregnancy could cause asthma in kids


November 4th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Folic acid supplements taken by mothers in late pregnancy could lead to allergic asthma in their children at the age of 3 to 5 years, according to a ... Read more...

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Drugs that block folic acid in pregnancy double birth defects risk


October 14th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): A new study, conducted by researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, has warned that taking medications that reduce or block the actions of folic acid during the ... Read more...

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Lifestyle could be hurdle to fertility: study


July 6th, 2009 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 6 (IANS) Many people link obesity, smoking, drugs and stress with infertility problems, but lifestyles could also come in the way of conception for many couples. A University of Adelaide ... Read more...

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Multivitamins reduce mums’ risk of having underweight babies


June 9th, 2009 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): A new study, including an Indian-origin boffin, has suggested that taking multivitamins during pregnancy can reduce women's risk of having underweight babies.The study by Canadian researchers challenges the ... Read more...

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Folic acid ‘prevents congenital heart defects’


May 15th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): While fortifying grain products with folic acid has been found to be effective in preventing neural tube defects in Canada, scientists have now found that this form of ... Read more...

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Taking folic acid supplements may help reduce premature birth risk


May 12th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A new study has suggested that taking folic acid supplements for at least a year before conception may help reduce the risk of premature birth.Babies born prematurely ... Read more...

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Vitamin B9 good for treating allergies, asthma


May 2nd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Folic acid, or vitamin B9, essential for the health of red blood cells and known to reduce the risk of spinal birth defects, may also suppress allergic reactions ... Read more...

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Folic acid ‘helps treat allergies, asthma’


April 30th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 30 (ANI): Folic acid, or vitamin B9, may suppress allergic reactions and lessen the severity of allergy and asthma symptoms, according to new research from the Johns Hopkins Children's Center.Folic ... Read more...

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Immigrant mums ‘at higher risk of having babies with birth defects’


April 17th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Immigrant mothers are less likely to take folic acid supplements before pregnancy to prevent birth defects, a new study has found.The study, led by a St. Michael's Hospital ... Read more...

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Folic acid supplements raise prostate cancer risk


March 11th, 2009 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Men who take daily folic acid supplements are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer, warns a new study.According to researchers at the University of Southern ... Read more...

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Hairspray exposure raises birth defect risk


November 22nd, 2008 - 11:38 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 22 (ANI): Women who are exposed to hairspray during the early stages of pregnancy are more than twice as likely to give birth to a son with the genital ... Read more...

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Folic acid-fortified bread may not cut death risk for heart patients


August 20th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): Fortifying bread with folic acid may not help reduce the risk of death among patients with heart disease, according to a news study. The new finding disproves ... Read more...

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Folic acid supplements can ‘dramatically lower’ blood arsenic levels


November 14th, 2007 - 2:03 am ICT by admin
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