Folic acid to be added to UK flour to help prevent birth defects
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Folic acid to be added to UK flour to help prevent birth defects

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58615838 By  Mary O’Connor BBC News   Women are advised to take the B vitamin – which can guard against spina bifida in unborn babies – before and during pregnancy, but many do not.     It is thought that adding folic acid to flour could prevent up to 200 birth defects…

Fathers’ stress during pregnancy leads to child behavioural problems, study finds
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Fathers’ stress during pregnancy leads to child behavioural problems, study finds

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/08/05/fathers-stress-pregnancy-leads-child-behavioural-problems-study/ By Henry Bodkin, science correspondent Fathers who are stressed during pregnancy are more likely to have children with emotional and behavioural problems, a new study has found. Infants tended to show increased spitefulness and restlessness, as well as having more temper tantrums than those whose fathers’ wellbeing had been healthy before birth. Previous…

NHS to offer mums-to-be new blood test for pre-eclampsia
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NHS to offer mums-to-be new blood test for pre-eclampsia

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47771688 By BBC Health News Pregnant women in England will be able to get a new type of blood test to check for the potentially life-threatening condition pre-eclampsia. NHS England is making PLGF testing more widely available as evidence suggests it speeds up diagnosis which could save lives. Mums-to-be who develop…