Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Americans infected with rare virus carried by rats > 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: Americans infected with rare virus carried by ratsHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Win R5 000 with the Health of the Nation Survey Diet and nutrition What's the omega-6 to omega-3 ratio all about? Lifestyle Internet surfing rife during university lectures Medical Indian court orders daily TB treatment for millions Medical Better safety measures may reduce catheter infections Medical Cervical cancer subtypes have different causes From our sponsors Cipla today announced the launch of its innovative inhaler called Synchrobreathe. Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.