Neural tube conditions

Neural tube conditions

Taking action

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Ruth St. Amand
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Vol 6, No.3
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Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1985
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Toronto, ON

Interview with Saskia Post, a mother who gave birth to a child with multiple deformities due to the chemical environment she was exposed to while working at English Plastics in Brampton Ontario. Saskia launched a law suit against her former employer. 

Evaluation of food fortification with folic acid for the primary prevention of neural tube defects: executive summary, 1997-2003

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Public Health Agency of Canada
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2003
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Ottawa, ON

Presents the results of a population based study to evaluate the effectiveness of the public health strategy of food fortification with folic acid and to determine possible adverse effects resulting from fortification.

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ISBN 0662386167

The use of folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects and other congenital anomalies

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English
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R. Douglas Wilson
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Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada
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2003
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Ottawa, ON

Provides information regarding the use of folic acid for the prevention of neural tube defects (NTDs) and other congenital anomalies.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Thinking about getting pregnant?: take folic acid

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Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
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1997
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Ottawa, ON

Outlines the dietary sources of folic acid and states that women who take folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) in their babies. Discusses NTD testing during pregnancy.

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Select Pregnancy and Babies, Look under the title Pregnancy for correct link

Pregnancy and nutrition: spina bifida and folic acid

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British Columbia Ministry of Health Planning
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2005
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Vancouver, BC

Describes the relationship between folic acid consumption by pregnant women and the prevention of spina bifida. Explains what neural tube defects are and why they happen.

Periconceptional use of folic acid for reduction of the risk of neural tube defects

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Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS)
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1997
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Ottawa, ON

Examines the incidence of neural tube defects in Canada and presents the Canadian Paediatric Society's position on folic acid fortification and supplementation. Includes references.

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National Workshop on the Primary Prevention of Neural Tube Defects: summary report

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English
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Health Canada
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2004
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Ottawa, ON

Presents recommendations on folic acid consumption by women before and during pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus.

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Folic acid fortification: what does it mean for patients and physicians?

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English
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Online
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Canadian Mendical Association
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1998
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Ottawa, ON

Discusses mandatory fortification of food with folic acid, potential risks of fortification, and new recommendations for physicians.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Folic acid: why all women who could become pregnant should be taking folic acid

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Health Canada
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2003
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Ottawa, ON

Stresses that folic acid supplements reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs). Provides recommendations for vitamin supplements and lists major dietary sources of folic acid.

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Folic acid and birth defects

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Health Canada
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2002
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Ottawa, ON

Describes neural tube defects (NTD) and explains how taking a daily vitamin supplement containing folic acid before conception and in the early weeks of pregnancy can reduce the risk of having a baby with an NTD.

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