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Health benefits of training mothers in developing countries to breastfeed exclusively for 6 months
Reducing diarrhoeal disease among infants in less-developed countries could be assisted by the implementation of straightforward community-based health programmes to promote exclusive breastfeeding for six months after childbirth, conclude authors of a study in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2003-04-24)
Health benefits of training mothers in developing countries to exclusively breastfeed for 6 months
Reducing diarrhoeal disease among infants in less-developed countries could be assisted by the imple-mentation of straightforward community-based health programmes to promote exclusive breastfeeding for six months after childbirth, conclude authors of a study in the April 26th issue of The Lancet. (2003-04-24)
Home visits could benefit teenage mothers and their children
Authors of an Australian study in this week's issue of The Lancet suggest that postnatal home visits by nurses could have a positive impact on teenage mothers and their children by improving the health of infants and increasing mothers' future contraceptive use. (2003-03-13)
Breastfeeding rates unaffected by changes in hospital length of stay
New mothers' rates of breastfeeding remained unchanged despite two policy reversals regarding hospital length of stay within an eastern Massachusetts HMO, according to a study by Harvard Medical School researchers published in the journal Pediatrics on March 3. (2003-03-03)
Baby milk manufacturers are violating international marketing code
Manufacturers of formula milk are violating the international code of marketing of breast milk substitutes in west Africa, say researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-16)
Breast feeding can relieve pain during medical procedures
Breast feeding during a painful procedure reduces the response to pain in newborn infants, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2003-01-02)
Breastfeeding does not protect against asthma and allergic diseases
A longitudinal study in this week's issue of The Lancet provides compelling evidence that breastfeeding does not protect against asthma and atopy in childhood and early adulthood--authors of the study suggest that breastfeeding may actually increase the risk of these diseases. (2002-09-19)
Reduced breastfeeding in western countries makes major contribution to incidence of breast cancer
Small family size and short-duration or no breastfeeding in Western populations substantially increases the risk of breast cancer, conclude authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-07-18)
Breastfeeding associated with lower risk of childhood obesity
Authors of a research letter in this week's issue of THE LANCET conclude that breastfed infants could have a 30% reduced risk of childhood obesity compared with children who were given formula milk in infancy. (2002-06-06)
'I think I can' helps shed pounds after giving birth
Overweight mothers who lose weight after the birth of their first child have a (2002-05-23)
Study finds full breastfeeding for six months boosts baby's resistance to respiratory illnesses
Babies who are fully breastfed for six months are less likely to suffer from respiratory illnesses than babies fully breastfed for only four months, according to research conducted by investigators at UC Davis Children's Hospital, the University of Rochester and the American Academy of Pediatrics, Center for Child Health Research. (2002-05-06)
Strange signals from breastfeeding
Childless women pick up unexpected signals from breastfeeding women and newborns. (2002-04-24)
Antiretroviral therapy around childbirth reduces risk of mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission
Antiretroviral therapy given to women before, during, and after childbirth could be beneficial in reducing mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission in the first few weeks after delivery, suggest authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2002-04-04)
Undersize infants score higher on IQ tests if breast fed exclusively
Full-term infants who are born small score an average of 11 points higher on IQ tests if they are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life compared to those who are given formula or solids early on, according to findings published in the March Acta Paediatrica. (2002-03-20)
Exposure to toxin in certain foods could cause testicular cancer
A Wake Forest University cancer researcher has proposed that a compound found in certain foods may be a cause of testicular cancer in young men (2002-02-01)
Benefits of government-mandated folic acid fortification greater than expected
A study released today in the Journal of Nutrition shows that efforts to reduce the incidence of neural tube defects in infants by fortifying grain products with folic acid are paying off -- and the dividends are even greater than expected. (2001-12-06)
Early exposure to farming environment reduces risk of childhood asthma
Early and sustained infant exposure to a farming environment could provide a strong protective effect against the development of asthma and other allergic diseases, suggest authors of a study in this week's issue of THE LANCET. (2001-10-05)
Breastfeeding for less than 3 months may affect a child's intelligence
Breastfeeding for less than 3 months may affect a child's intellectual development, with these children more likely to score below average for mental skills at 13 months and total intelligence at 5 years than children breastfed for six months or more. (2001-08-21)
Research studies miss key information that could encourage breast-feeding
Breast-feeding children for longer periods can improve their health, and researchers have carried out dozens of studies to promote that practice and discourage early termination of breastfeeding. (2001-08-06)
Polyunsaturated fats implicated in rise in asthma in pre-school children
A diet high in polyunsaturated fats seems to double the risk of asthma, reveals research in Thorax. (2001-07-18)
Breast feeding rates in Scottish mothers improve but will fail to hit Government targets
In 1994 the Scottish Office set a target that by 2005, half of all mothers should still be breastfeeding when their babies are six weeks old. (2001-05-31)
Aggressive treatment may be warranted in some newborns with jaundice
In a small fraction of newborns with jaundice, aggressive medical treatment may be necessary to avoid long-term neurological injury, say researchers from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. (2001-05-06)
UC Davis study finds breastfeeding may protect bones in teen-age mothers
Teen-age mothers are in no danger of sacrificing their own nutritional health if they choose to breastfeed their babies, according to a study by UC Davis School of Medicine and Medical Center pediatricians. (2001-04-30)
Why mothers in underserved populations stop breastfeeding
A Yale study shows that most mothers in underserved populations stop breastfeeding far short of the recommended first year of life because they lack confidence in continuing beyond a few months. (2001-04-24)
Breast cancer risk reduced by 50 percent by breastfeeding for two or more years
Breastfeeding for two or more years reduces a woman's risk of developing breast cancer by 50 percent, according to a study conducted by a Yale researcher among women in China. (2001-01-24)
Physicians have seen a rise in the number of infants suffering from rickets
In the past 10 years, physicians have been seeing an increase in the number of infants diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency rickets, a disease once considered to be virtually nonexistent, according to an article in the August edition of the Journal of Pediatrics. (2000-08-10)
Rickets making comeback among breastfed infants, especially blacks, N.C. doctors find
North Carolina researchers have discovered new evidence that nutritional rickets, a bone-weakening condition in infants and children caused by too little vitamin D, is making a comeback, especially among breastfed black children. (2000-08-09)
Inexpensive AIDS drug still reduces HIV transmission from mother to child after one year
A team of scientists from the United States and Uganda reported today that the inexpensive AIDS drug nevirapine, when given to both mother and child around the time of birth, greatly reduces mother-to-infant transmission of HIV up to a year after the medicine was given. (2000-07-12)
Multifaceted intervention program helps prevent asthma in high-risk infants
An intervention program resulted in a modest but significant reduction in the risk of possible or probable asthma and rhinitis without apparent colds at the age of 12 months in high-risk infants. (2000-07-12)
Study: Shorter hospital stays not reducing breastfeeding
Shorter hospital stays following childbirth have raised concerns, including the possibility that new mothers may be less likely to breastfeed their infants. (2000-05-15)
OHSU researchers show premature infants benefit from formula enriched with fatty acids
OHSU researchers show that infant formula enriched with two fatty acids, DHA and AA, can improve the visual and neurolgical development in preterm infants. (2000-04-13)
Breastfeeding reduces infectious disease infant mortality
The observation of mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 through breastfeeding has resulted in policies that recommend avoidance of breastfeeding by some HIV-1 infected women. (2000-02-02)
Warming babies' bottles in boiling water increases risk of scalding in young children
Using a bowl of boiling water to heat a baby's bottle increases the risk of scalds in young children, say a team of plastic surgeons and a paediatrician in a (2000-01-20)
Zinc reduces pneumonia by 41%, and diarrhea by up to 25%
Pneumonia and diarrhea claim the lives of millions of children each year. (1999-12-06)
Study finds HIV breastfeeding risk highest in early months after birth
An infant's risk of becoming infected with the AIDS virus through breastfeeding is highest during the first few months of life, according to a new study conducted among HIV- infected mothers and their babies in the African nation of Malawi. (1999-08-24)
Researchers identify a simple, affordable drug regimen that is highly effective in preventing HIV infection in infants of mothers with the disease
A joint Uganda-U.S. study has found a highly effective and safe drug regimen for preventing transmission of HIV from an infected mother to her newborn that is more affordable and practical than any other examined to date. (1999-07-14)
New Findings On Asthma And Breastfeeding, Obesity And Asthma And Snoring And Pre-eclampsia At ALA/ATS Meeting
New findings on breastfeeding and asthma, obesity and asthma and snoring and high blood pressure in pregnancy were discussed here today by an expert panel at the American Lung Association/American Thoracic Society International Conference. (1999-04-26)
Effects Of Anesthesia On Labor And Delivery On Breastfeeding
The use of general anesthesia or pain-relief agents given during labor, delivery or the postpartum period should not interfere with breastfeeding, says a Penn State researcher. (1998-10-20)
Baby Milk Manufacturers Are Breaking The Rules
Baby milk manufacturers are breaking the international code of marketing breast milk substitutes, adopted by the World Health Assembly in 1981 says Anna Taylor, Interagency Group on Breastfeeding Monitoring. (1998-04-10)
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
Breast-fed babies experience fewer and less serious incidences of disease and allergy than formula-fed babies. (1997-07-31)
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