Wednesday Mar 19
Medical News Today
UK abortion charity urges that ministers act to reduce avoidable birth defects
The British Pregnancy Advisory Service is urging the UK's health ministers to implement recommendations to fortify flour with the vitamin folic acid to reduce cases of neural tube defects like spina bifida and anencephaly in pregnancy.
Lack of foods rich in folic acid to blame for birth defects rise
An unexpected rise in birth defects such as spina bifida may be linked to households cutting back on foods which naturally contain folic acid.
Spike of birth defects in central Washington still a mystery
Still no answers about a mysterious cluster of rare birth defects in central Washington, but the anxiety is growing and so is the criticism about the way the state is handling the investigation.
Increase of rare birth defects in Washington State has experts stumped
According to a report in Counsel and Heal, the odd development was brought to light in 2012 by Sara Barron, a nurse at a hospital in rural Washington.
"Bizarre" Cluster Of Birth Defects Stumps Experts
A mysterious cluster of severe birth defects in rural Washington state is confounding health experts, who say they can find no cause, even as reports of new cases continue to climb.