Folic acid - the agony of ignorance
There is still widespread ignorance and misunderstanding in the UK about the role of folic-acid supplements in preventing neural tube defects such as spina bifida. Most women have now heard about folic acid, and 71% take it at some stage during pregnancy. However, most fail to take it at the most appropriate time, which is three months before conception until the end of the 12th week of pregnancy. There is likely to be no significant fall in the number of babies born with neural tube defects while between 35% and 50% of pregnancies remain unplanned.
Publication Name: The Independent
Subject: Retail industry
Study finds some schools lie to guides
A Wall Street Journal investigative report uncovered evidence that a large number of colleges and universities report inflated Scholastic Assessment Test scores and graduation rates to the publishers of guidebooks. The investigation found the discrepancies in figures reported to debt agencies.
Publication Name: Facts on File
Subject: Business, general
Fine detail imperative
The contents of the new guide to office specification produced by the British Council for Offices in June 2000 are considered, with focus on the need for detail in such publications.
Publication Name: Estates Gazette
Subject: Real estate industry
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