Tag Archives: Development

Brickflow – the UK’s first online search engine for development finance – officially launches

Brickflow, the UK’s first online search engine for development finance loans, today announces its official launch to the market. Brickflow is a property technology platform which aims to revolutionise the property finance sector by digitally connecting borrowers and lenders in seconds. The company’s mission is to empower property developers by opening up the market and… Read More »

Prenatal Folate Increases Child Brain Volumes, Improves Cognitive Development 

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) unequivocally recommends that ALL WOMEN who are either planning or capable of pregnancy take a DAILY SUPPLEMENT containing 0.4 TO 0.8 mg (400-800 µg) OF FOLIC ACID.   While the most obvious benefit of prenatal use of folate is a significant reduction in risk of neural tube defects, other… Read More »

Perils of gender and geography hamper global development, report finds

LONDON, September 17 – (Reuters) – Despite steady development gains, a child’s birthplace is still the biggest predictor of its future health, and no matter which country you’re born in, life is harder if you’re a girl, a major report said on Tuesday. The analysis by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a leading philanthropic… Read More »

Opioid Exposure During Pregnancy, Long-Term Effects on Children’s Development

According to a recent analysis of national data by the Centers for Disease Control, the number of pregnant women with opioid use disorder (as documented at the time of delivery) more than quadrupled from 1999 through 2014.  Studies of opioid exposure in pregnancy suggest increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes including stillbirth, low birth weight,… Read More »