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Views on adding folic acid to flour to prevent birth defects sought

Health departments across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales are being asked for their views on adding folic acid to flour which could prevent up to 200 birth defects a year.

More training needed for Australian midwives to promote vaccinations

A study has shown many midwives receive little or no training at all when it comes to informing parents about the importance of maternal and childhood vaccinations.

Poorest mothers still not receiving quality maternal health care, says UNICEF

UNICEF says in its latest analysis more than 5 million families across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean spend over 40% of their non-food household expenses on maternal health services every year.

How strong relationships can improve infant mental health

By Victoria Joel STAND: The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) shares how they develop evidence-based approaches to design systems and services to improve infant mental health.

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