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Folic Acid
If you are of child bearing age you need to know that an adequate intake of Folic Acid can help to prevent birth defects known as neural tube defects (NTD). Conditions such as spina bifida (open spine) anencephaly (open skull) and encephalocele (gap in the skull) are examples of neural tube defects. More...

Birth Defects to be monitored in Ukraine
Birth defects are a leading cause of infant mortality, as well as a main source of lifelong human disabilities. Mental retardation alone burdens at least 3% of human beings. Advances in genetics, environmental sciences, public health and other disciplines have impacted public perceptions. Thus, it is increasingly recognized that birth defects can be prevented and that the fate of those afflicted can be greatly ameliorated. More...



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