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…

Day care centres: Reduced hours affecting disabled adults, carers say
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Day care centres: Reduced hours affecting disabled adults, carers say

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58560861     By Nelli Bird BBC Health News   About one thousand people have signed a petition to fully reopen day centres for disabled adults.       Sian Thomas, 40, who is mentally and physically disabled, has been visiting Brooklands day centre in Risca five days a week…

People seeking NHS weight loss help heavier than those before COVID new study finds
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People seeking NHS weight loss help heavier than those before COVID new study finds

This article was taken from: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/09/people-seeking-nhs-weight-loss-help-heavier-than-those-before-covid-new-study-finds/         By NHS News     People seeking NHS help to lose weight during the pandemic are on average five pounds heavier than those starting the programme during the previous three years, new NHS research has revealed.         Extra weight, gained as people…

NHS to diagnose thousands of people with rare diabetes
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NHS to diagnose thousands of people with rare diabetes

This article was taken from: https://www.england.nhs.uk/2021/08/nhs-to-diagnose-thousands-of-people-with-rare-diabetes/     By NHS England     Genetic testing on the NHS will spot a rare form of diabetes in thousands of people unaware they are living with the disease, alongside a new training scheme for staff.       The test being rolled out across England can also…

UK orders 35 million more Pfizer vaccine doses
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UK orders 35 million more Pfizer vaccine doses

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-58307215     By: BBC Health News     The UK has ordered 35 million more doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which will be delivered in the second half of 2022.       The government said it was preparing for a programme of Covid boosters to protect the most…