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#Birth Defects

# birth-defects - Monday 27 May, 2019

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget
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# Birth Defects

Calls for free folic acid to be given to Irish women as minister considers it ahead of Budget

May 27th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,840 Views 42 Comments

Taking folic acid every day helps prevent your unborn baby from developing serious and possibly fatal conditions.

# birth-defects - Saturday 27 October, 2018

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so
# Folic Acid
# Folic Acid

Folic acid to be added to UK flour to reduce birth defects ... but no plans in Ireland to do so

Oct 27th 2018, 8:00 AM 11,398 Views 21 Comments

According to the HSE, folic acid is important because it can help the nervous system develop in the unborn.

# birth-defects - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Rory isn't willing to take the risk, but just how big a problem is the Zika virus?
# Birth Defects
# Birth Defects

Rory isn't willing to take the risk, but just how big a problem is the Zika virus?

Jun 22nd 2016, 2:53 PM 20,658 Views 59 Comments

Couples hoping to have a baby are being told to hold off for two-to-six months after travelling to infected areas.

# birth-defects - Sunday 8 May, 2016

A baby might be the last thing on your mind - but you still need to start taking folic acid
# Jagged Little Pill
# Jagged Little Pill

A baby might be the last thing on your mind - but you still need to start taking folic acid

May 8th 2016, 8:30 AM 28,105 Views 37 Comments

Ireland has some of the highest rates of neural tube defects in the world, but the mandatory fortification of food could reduce our rates by 30%.

# birth-defects - Friday 22 January, 2016

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women
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# Birth Defects

Zika virus: Travel warning issued for pregnant Irish women

Jan 22nd 2016, 9:54 PM 28,260 Views 5 Comments

A total of 19 countries are covered by the warning.

# birth-defects - Thursday 4 July, 2013

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies
# New Research
# New Research

Marrying your first cousin can double the risk of birth defects in your babies

Jul 4th 2013, 6:30 AM 16,439 Views 50 Comments

However a study published in The Lancet today says that the absolute risk of birth defects, such as down syndrome, is low.

# birth-defects - Saturday 1 September, 2012

Thalidomide makers issue first ever apology to victims
# Thalidomide
# Thalidomide

Thalidomide makers issue first ever apology to victims

Sep 1st 2012, 12:33 PM 6,473 Views 17 Comments

Campaigners born with serious physical disabilities because of the drug have described the apology as “meaningless” as the company has not admitted any liability.

# birth-defects - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Agent Orange clean-up launched in Vietnam decades after war ends
# Vietnam War
# Vietnam War

Agent Orange clean-up launched in Vietnam decades after war ends

Aug 9th 2012, 12:17 PM 10,678 Views 31 Comments

US and Vietnam are commencing a landmark project to remove dangerous defoliant sprayed by American forces to defoliate Vietnam’s forests.

# birth-defects - Friday 27 July, 2012

Thalidomide makers accused of ignoring birth defect warnings in Australian case
# Thalidomide
# Thalidomide

Thalidomide makers accused of ignoring birth defect warnings in Australian case

Jul 27th 2012, 9:16 AM 2,155 Views 0 Comments

Thalidomide survivor Lynette Rowe is suing German drug maker.