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Folic acid

Google celebrates haematologist Lucy Wills’ 131st birthday with a doodle

Lucy Wills' work discovered the importance of folic acid for pregnant women.

May 10, 2019, 06:38 AM IST

Folic acid consumption in pregnancy may elevate risk of allergies

The neural tube develops in the first month of pregnancy; medical professionals typically recommend women take a folic acid supplement during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Dec 23, 2017, 16:47 PM IST

Beware fathers, your energy drinks intake can affect children's mental health

As per a new study, excessive consumption of some food supplements such as energy drinks or folic acid pills by the father may affect the cognitive skills of the child - at least in mice.


Apr 05, 2017, 16:12 PM IST

Mother's folic acid levels linked to blood pressure in children

The study showed that mothers with cardiometabolic risk factors - including hypertensive disorders, diabetes and pre-pregnancy obesity - were more likely to have children with higher systolic blood pressure.

Mar 09, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Campaign promotes use of folic acid to prevent birth defects

 With cases of birth defects in India rising, an awareness campaign has been launched to prevent their occurrence by promoting use of 'Folic Acid' among expectant mothers.

Aug 31, 2015, 11:53 AM IST

Easy home remedies to get rid of dandruff

Know which home remedies to apply to get rid of dandruff in this monsoon season.

Jul 07, 2015, 10:03 AM IST

Excessive intake of vitamins can lead to cancer

A new research has examined that excess use of vitamins and dietary supplements can increase the risk of cancer.

Apr 21, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

Folic acid helps elderly bare with heat waves

Folic acid supplements may be an inexpensive alternative for helping older adults to increase skin blood flow during heat waves and reduce cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke, suggests a new research.

Apr 01, 2015, 12:48 PM IST

B vitamins can`t prevent Alzheimer`s: Study

For millions who wished they could prevent Alzheimer`s disease by taking B vitamins, Oxford University researchers have bad news.

Jul 16, 2014, 15:11 PM IST

UV exposure lowers folic acid level in young women: Study

Women who are pregnant or planning for pregnancy may be at risk of losing folic acid through exposure to the sun, Australian researchers warned Wednesday.

Mar 19, 2014, 22:53 PM IST

Take folic acid before pregnancy to help prevent birth defects

A new study suggests that women who are trying to get pregnant are not consuming enough folic acid supplements to protect their unborn child from birth defects.

Feb 20, 2014, 16:58 PM IST

High folic acid may increase breast cancer risk

Folic acid supplements, if taken in high amounts, may increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

Jan 22, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

Diabetic women should monitor glucose levels before pregnancy

Women suffering from diabetes and wishing to start a family should monitor their blood glucose levels and take a daily high dose of folic acid before pregnancy to avoid risk to their baby`s health.

Nov 28, 2013, 13:31 PM IST

Vitamin B supplements may cut risk of strokes

A new study has suggested that taking vitamin B supplements may help reduce the risk of stroke.

Sep 19, 2013, 15:53 PM IST

Weekly iron, folic acid supplements for 10-19 year-olds

The government will launch a weekly iron and folic acid supplementation programme for adolescents across the country from July 17.

Jul 16, 2013, 12:33 PM IST

Vitamin B could help ward off Alzheimer`s

Vitamin B supplements can reduce brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer`s disease by up to 90 percent, a new Oxford study has claimed.

May 21, 2013, 16:57 PM IST

Expectant mums` use of folic acid can lower infants` autism risk

Women taking a folic acid supplement before and during pregnancy can halve the risk of having a child being diagnosed with autism later.

Mar 12, 2013, 12:35 PM IST

Folic acid supplements lower risk of autistic child

Folic acid supplements during early pregnancy could reduce risk of having a child with autism, says a study by Norwegian scientists.

Feb 13, 2013, 15:44 PM IST

Taking folic acid, vitamin B12 prevents birth defects

Mothers-to-be have been advised to take vitamin B12 to prevent their children developing birth defects such as spina bifida.

Oct 31, 2012, 21:15 PM IST

Folic acid halves brain tumour risk

Folic acid supplements taken by expectant mothers can reduce the risk of their babies developing a brain tumour during childhood by almost half

Oct 25, 2012, 10:05 AM IST