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Prenatal Exposure to Valproic Acid: ADHD and Other Deficits in Cognitive Functioning

Previous studies have shown that children exposed to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) during pregnancy may be at increased risk for neurodevelopmental disorders.  In a recent population-based cohort study from Denmark, researchers examined the prevalence of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in children with prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs).  The conort included all liveborn singleton children born between… Read More »

Will folic acid ever be added to UK flour?

After repeated calls by health experts, the government says it will consult on adding folic acid to flour to help prevent common birth defects in babies. Women are already advised to take the B vitamin before and during pregnancy, but many don’t. Mandatory fortification would mean everyone eating foods like bread in the UK will… Read More »