What to do when aids take a toll on pregnant women and infants

AIDS: Awareness and care; pregnancy implications

AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome) is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), which attacks white blood cells or CD4+ cells. HIV symptoms gradually develop as and when white blood cells get destroyed. The initial stages of HIV are acute, showing symptoms…

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Food Sources of Folate

Food Sources of Folates

Folate is a water-soluble B vitamin. It is found naturally in foods. This vitamin cannot be stored in your body. You should eat folate-rich foods every day. Folate is important for everyone. It helps make red blood cells. If you…

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Folic acid supplements...

Folic acid Supplements…

What is Folic acid used for? Folic acid is a vitamin needed by the body to manufacture red blood cells. An insufficient amount of this vitamin causes diseases known as macrocytic or megaloblastic anaemia. These diseases are most likely to…

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Nutritional Requirements of Children

The 1-year-old child has several teeth, and the various digestive and metabolic systems are functioning at or near adult capacity. Thus, the earlier restrictions with respect to source of nutrients no longer apply. Indeed, by 1 year of age, most…

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