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Correlation found between spina bifida and folic acid intake

A professor in Ireland recently stated that approximately 40 babies a year would be protected from spina bifida if women take folic acid before conceiving, the Irish Times reported on June 26. UCD Professor Michael Turner recently told health officials in Oireachtas that spina bifida prevention through folic acid supplement would also save costs, as treatment of this […]

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7K people with spina bifida in NJ affected by reduced funding

Over 7,000 individuals with spina bifida in Flemington who rely on a state-funded organization are at risk of having their benefits reduced, My Central Jersey reported on June 14. Starting next month, the Spina Bifida Resource Network (SBRN) funding with the state will be terminated. SBRN has been providing spina bifida patients with specialized services for over […]

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Baby with spina bifida in UK treated inside the womb

A baby girl in the UK diagnosed with spina bifida underwent a new corrective surgical procedure while inside the womb, an article on Mail Online stated November 17. Reports said Gina Beddoe was notified during her 20th week of pregnancy that her baby Frankie Lavis had a serious case of spina bifida, the congenital defect […]

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Spina bifida sufferers may be helped with pre-natal surgery

According to the Center of Disease Control, nearly 1,500 babies are born with Spina bifida each year and although there are some possible prevention methods, the cause of this condition is not known. Recently, researchers have been studying a pre-natal surgery that may be able to help babies that suffer from this life-long condition. According […]

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