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Folic acid - vital pill for early pregnancy

A recent study by Irish doctors based in UCD and the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has found an increasing number of babies born with neural tube defects (NTD) such as spina bifida, anencephaly, and encephalocoele. Although NTDs are very rare, folic acid intake reduces the risk by promoting the development of a healthy spinal cord. It is a worry that almost 15 per cent of new mums had never taken folic acid. The study also found that only 14 per cent of women had taken folic acid pre-conception and nearly a half of women had only started to take folic acid after conception. It seems timely to get the message back out there.

Mayo wheelchair user skydives for hungry children

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A Mayo man has undertaken a tandem skydive to raise money for his favourite charity, Mary’s Meals.  Brave Padraig Keogh took the plunge last Sunday, April 6, at Clonbullogue Airfield in Offaly.  Padraig celebrated his 45th birthday the following day.

Moate meeting to establish spina bifida support group

Those with spina bifida and their families and friends are encouraged to attend a start-up meeting aimed at establishing a Midlands branch of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI).


If you have any condition that impacts on your mobility, for example multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons, arthritis, stroke, motor neuron disease, spina bifida, or have a sensory disability, ie, visual or hearing, please feel free to contact the Irish Wheelchair Association.

Information evening on spina bifida in the city

An information evening for people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, their families and carers will take place on Monday April 23 at the Menlo Park Hotel at 8pm.

Spina Bifida Ireland launches one day local fundraising campaign

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) is launching its Torc Pin Campaign in Kilkenny on October 21, to coincide with International Spina Bifida Awareness Month. The aim of the campaign is to raise much needed funds for the vital work of SBHI in Kilkenny, and to raise awareness of spina bifida and hydrocephalus throughout the month.

Spina bifida fundraising campaign in Mayo

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) is launching its Torc Pin Campaign in Mayo on October 21 to coincide with International Spina Bifida Awareness Month.

Westmeath daredevils encouraged to take the leap

Irish charity Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) is calling on thrill-seekers in Westmeath to take the plunge at their charity bungee jump with Bungee Ireland this May.

Take a leap for charity

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) is hosting a fundraiser with a difference on Saturday May 7 at the Point Village. The bungee jump will be kicking off at 9.30am and finishing at 6pm and everyone is welcome.

Calling all Galway daredevils to take leap

All Galway thrill-seekers are encouraged to take part in a charity bungee jump in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBHI) which will be taking place during a fundraiser on Saturday May 7.

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