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Proposed fortification of flour with folic acid

Proposed fortification of flour with folic acid

Dr Jonathan Sher of the Queen’s Nursing Institute Scotland has attacked the proposed UK policy for fortification of flour with folic acid (vitamin B9) as hopelessly inadequate.

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Mothers’ mood and babies’ language development

Mothers’ mood and babies’ language development

Communicating with babies in infant-directed-speech is considered an essential prerequisite for language development.

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An independent review into the cessation of maternity services provided by One to One Midwives

An independent review into the cessation of maternity services provided by One to One Midwives

Niche Health and Social care Consulting, 2022

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The need for a better folic acid fortification policy

The need for a better folic acid fortification policy

Neural tube defects (NTDs) are a group of relatively common fatal or severely disabling birth defects, including spina bifida and anencephaly.

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Pregnant women produce super antibodies to protect newborns

Pregnant women produce super antibodies to protect newborns

Scientists discovered years ago that newborn infants depend upon immune components transferred from their mothers to survive the onslaught of pathogens that begin invading their bodies as soon as they are born.

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New research challenges established ideas about infant crying

New research challenges established ideas about infant crying

Research project at Aarhus University provides a new understanding of what can be defined as normal and excessive crying among infants.

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Infant Brain Study Helps Make Case for a Universal US Paid Leave Policy

Infant Brain Study Helps Make Case for a Universal US Paid Leave Policy

Research suggests that infants whose mothers received paid family leave showed greater brain activity in their first three months.

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Antenatal education in Scotland during the pandemic

Antenatal education in Scotland during the pandemic

A newly published research report commissioned by Public Health Scotland and the Scottish Government describes how maternity care in Scotland has been experienced during the pandemic.

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NICE improves the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

NICE improves the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

NICE’s latest quality standard published 16 March 2022 sets out how health and care services can improve the diagnosis, assessment, and prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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Reading builds resilience among at-risk kids

Reading builds resilience among at-risk kids

 

New research from the University of South Australia shows that reading aloud can triple a child’s resilience at school, particularly for children at-risk.

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Paternal Alcohol Use Increases Frequency Of Fetal Development Issues

Paternal Alcohol Use Increases Frequency Of Fetal Development Issues

Michael Golding, an associate professor in the CVMBS’ Department of Veterinary Physiology & Pharmacology (VTPP), has spent years investigating the father’s role, specifically as it relates to drugs and alcohol, in fetal development.

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SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland

SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland

From the University of Edinburgh. Having an infection like coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) can have an impact on the health of a pregnant woman and her baby. The SARS-CoV-2 virus causes COVID-19 disease.

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