Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Dagga now also being used on animals > Health-in-Motion 24 October 2016 Pregnant women are well aware of the benefits of folic acid supplements Pregnant women are well aware of the benefits of folic acid supplements, but did you know that this B vitamin may have positive health effects for the general population, too? New research based on a large amount of data shows that the consumption of food that has been artificially fortified with folic acid has lead to a significant reduction in the rates of various types of congenital heart disease in Canada. In 1998, the Canadian government made it mandatory for folic acid to be added to flour, enriched pasta and cornmeal. 0 More: Daily Dose: Dagga now also being used on animalsHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Testicular cancer survivor: 'My testicle doubled in size' Natural Health Why are biologics so expensive? Diet and nutrition It can take months to break bad eating habits Medical Childhood chemo may have lasting effects on memory Medical Back pain patients with depression get more opioids Mental health 'Rogue' genes may be the cause of some ALS cases From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.