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  1. 'It broke me': Bereaved mum's campaign to help parents who have lost a twin babyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 24 | Surreycomet.co.uk

    A CHESSINGTON mother who gave birth to twin girls, knowing one of them would die shortly after being born, has created a butterfly logo to display on hospital beds to let other new parents know that a baby has not survived. Twelve weeks into her pregnancy, Miss Smith and partner Lewis Cann, 25, learnt that Skye had anencephaly, a condition where the skull does not properly form leaving the brain exposed, and she died a few hours after being born.

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  2. 'Being cared for at home would have made losing Luke less scary'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 23 | Independent.ie

    ... maternity services in Cork University Hospital. During a scan at 12 weeks, however, it emerged that her baby had anencephaly - a condition which means a baby is missing a skull and part of their brain. "Taking that in wasa like a load on your chest ...

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  3. The Kids Aren't Alright: Idaho Has No Means to Adequately Track Birth DefectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 19, 2014 | Boise Weekly

    The babies were born without brains and no one knew why. Between 2010 and 2014, dozens of infants in three central Washington counties died of anencephaly, a typically rare birth defect.

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  4. The incredible story of a baby born with his brain outside his head ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Daily Mail

    ... a genetic component to the condition, meaning it often occurs among families with a history of spina bifida and anencephaly. Some researchers also believe that certain environmental exposures before or during pregnancy might be causes, but more ...

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  5. Butterfly effect - how a mother's loss opened the conversation on baby deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jun 21 | Newsday

    Twelve weeks into her pregnancy, Millie discovered one of her babies had anencephaly - a condition where the skull does not properly form, leaving the brain exposed.

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  6. Adding Folic Acid to Corn Masa Flour May Prevent Birth DefectsRead the original story

    Monday Jun 13 | US Food and Drug Administration

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). NTDs are birth defects of the brain, spine and spinal cord, such as anencephaly and spina bifida. The FDA has moved to help protect these women and their children by approving the addition of folic acid to ...

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  7. How God Can Make You Whole AgainRead the original story

    Friday Jun 10 | KGFT-FM Colorado Springs

    ... writing these pages just five months after losing my daughter to a condition I didn't even know existed, called anencephaly, I have already had three people stop by my table and ask with genuine concern, "How are you really doing, Christa?" When ...

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  8. New study may contribute to ongoing debate on fortification programRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Medical News

    ... at Stanford. Lower levels of folic acid intake are known to increase the risk for neural tube defects, including anencephaly, in which a baby's brain does not develop, and spina bifida, in which the tube enclosing the spinal cord is open at birth. ...

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  9. Folic acida s impact in preventing birth defects in doubtRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Monterey County Herald

    Stanford >> Adding folic acid to foods like cereal and bread - long considered one of the most successful public health interventions to prevent birth defects - may be a less effective strategy than once thought, according to a provocative new study from Stanford University. In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required folic acid, a B-vitamin, to be added to cereal grain products to prevent neural tube defects, which can cause spina bifida, anencephaly, cleft palate and other devastating congenital abnormalities.

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  10. Study looks at birth defects before and after adding folic acid to foodsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | The Campbell Reporter

    Adding folic acid to foods like cereal and bread -- long considered one of the most successful public health interventions to prevent birth defects -- may be a less effective strategy than once thought, according to a provocative new study from Stanford University. In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required folic acid, a B-vitamin, to be added to cereal grain products to prevent neural tube defects, which can cause spina bifida, anencephaly, cleft palate and other devastating congenital abnormalities.

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  11. Less Decline Than Expected in Rate of Brain, Spine Defects After Folic Acid Fortification ProgramRead the original story

    May 20, 2016 | Newswise

    ... at Stanford. Lower levels of folic acid intake are known to increase the risk for neural tube defects, including anencephaly, in which a baby's brain does not develop, and spina bifida, in which the tube enclosing the spinal cord is open at birth. ...

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  12. USPSTF Reiterates Call for Folic Acid Supplements in PregnancyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | American Academy of Family Physicians

    ... by a neural tube defect are outside the scope of the recommendation. The two most common neural tube defects are anencephaly and spina bifida, with an estimated combined average annual prevalence of 6.5 cases per 10,000 live births. "The task force ...

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  13. Study Of Birth Defects, Folic Acid In Foods Finds More Questions Than AnswersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 20, 2016 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Adding folic acid to foods like cereal and bread - long considered one of the most successful public health interventions to prevent birth defects - may be a less effective strategy than once thought, according to a provocative new study from Stanford University. In 1998, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration required folic acid, a B-vitamin, to be added to cereal grain products to prevent neural tube defects, which can cause spina bifida, anencephaly, cleft palate and other devastating congenital abnormalities.

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  14. Should you be taking a folic acid supplement?Read the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | WTOP-FM Washington

    ... deficiency of folic acid during this critical time period can increase the risk of neural tube defects, such as anencephaly and spina bifida. In anencephaly, the brain doesn't completely form, so the baby is born not being able to move, hear, think ...

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  15. Folic Acid Fortification Doesn't Reduce Brain, Spine DefectsRead the original story

    May 19, 2016 | Scientific Blogging

    ... at Stanford. Lower levels of folic acid intake are known to increase the risk for neural tube defects, including anencephaly, in which a baby's brain does not develop, and spina bifida, in which the tube enclosing the spinal cord is open at birth. ...

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  16. New Stanford study raises questions about effect of folic acid supplementation on birth defectsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Stanford

    ... were based on research demonstrating that women with low folate levels are at risk for pregnancies affected by anencephaly , in which the baby's brain does not develop properly, and spina bifida , in which the tube around the spine doesn't close ...

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  17. Less decline than expected in rate of brain, spine defects after...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | Stanford

    ... at Stanford. Lower levels of folic acid intake are known to increase the risk for neural tube defects, including anencephaly, in which a baby's brain does not develop, and spina bifida, in which the tube enclosing the spinal cord is open at birth. ...

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  18. Less decline than expected in brain, spine defects after folic acid fortification programRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... at Stanford. Lower levels of folic acid intake are known to increase the risk for neural tube defects, including anencephaly, in which a baby's brain does not develop, and spina bifida, in which the tube enclosing the spinal cord is open at birth. ...

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  19. Down syndrome the reason for 40 abortions by Irish women in UKRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2016 | Independent.ie

    ... disability. Fatal foetal abnormalities included 13 unborn babies diagnosed with Edward's syndrome and seven with anencephaly, the annual statistics from the UK's Department of Health revealed. Overall, the official number of Irish women who had ...

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  20. Low vitamin B9 levels in pregnant women can lead to birth defectsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Tri-cityherald.com

    ... a potentially fatal birth defect of the brain. Another birth defect that affects brain development is anencephaly, a lethal neural tube defect where babies are born without a major portion of the brain and skull. In Benton, Franklin and Yakima ...

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