When It Comes to Breastfeeding, This Is Why Women Never Feel Like They ’re Right

There may be nobody as vulnerable to manipulation as a mother worried about her child’s health. The question of whether we’re doing right by our kids cuts straight to the maternal heart. The problem is that in this age of marketing vs. activism, we’re overwhelmed and paralyzed by the debates about what’s best. It’s not surprising, then, that there was an uproar when the New York Times reported on July 8 that the Trump Administration had tried to dilute a resolution at the World Health Assembly this spring that called on all nations to “protect, promote and support breastfeeding.” The effort failed, but the U.S. delegation was accused of favoring the interests of formula companies over the health of children when it objected to that seemingly mild language as well as restrictions on marketing breast-milk substitutes to mothers. As we’ve seen in the debates over abortion or plastic surgery or pregnancy nutrition, everyone has an opinion about what women should and should not do with their bodies–even if they don’t inhabit a female body themselves. And that is especially true when there’s a $45 billion global business like infant formula at stake. Standing in opposition to that revenue number are the health advocates who have fought for decades to increase breastfeeding everywhere and decrease misleading infant-formula marketing practices, particularly where lack of access to uncontaminated water can make using p...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized breast milk breastfeeding Trump Administration WHO Source Type: news

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CONCLUSION: Arterial hypertension and elevated diastolic blood pressure are associated with a risk for AS requiring surgery in subjects below 60 years of age. Strict blood pressure control in this group is strongly advocated to avoid other cardiovascular diseases correlated to hypertension. If hypertension and elevated diastolic blood pressure are risk factors for developing AS requiring surgery need further investigations. Notably, elevated fasting glucose levels were related to AS requiring surgery in older adults without concomitant CAD. PMID: 31109205 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
2019 has become the year when antiabortion politicians make clear that their ultimate agenda is banning abortion outright, at any stage in pregnancy and for any reason.
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 21 May 2019Source: Journal of Environmental PsychologyAuthor(s): Emmy van Esch, Robert Minjock, Stephen M. Colarelli, Steven HirschAbstractA growing number of organizations are re-designing workplaces to give employees greater exposure to natural views, which frequently improve well-being. But what is it about views of nature that produce these benefits? Is it the overall view or the particular features within a view? If it is features, what features have the greatest effects on well-being, and are these features particular to natural settings or might they generalize to built settings? W...
Source: Journal of Environmental Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research
Authors: Perugi G, Pallucchini A, Rizzato S, Pinzone V, De Rossi P Abstract INTRODUCTION: ADHD is characterized by a developmentally inappropriate level of inattentiveness, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. In adults, the disorder is frequently accompanied by Emotional Dysregulation (ED), associated to a variety of related psychiatric comorbidities, complicating its recognition and treatment management. Areas covered: This paper reviews randomized active comparator-controlled or placebo-controlled trials evaluating the use of pharmacotherapy in adults with ADHD and ED, other neurodevelopmental disorders, Bipolar Di...
Source: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Pharmacother Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 May 2019Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Francesco Martino, Eliana Martino, Paolo Versacci, Tarcisio Niglio, Cristina Zanoni, Paolo Emilio PudduAbstractLifestyle habits including indoor and outdoor activities among community school children, adherence to the Mediterranean diet and awareness about total cholesterol blood levels represent determinant factors in cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention. The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between adherence to the Mediterranean diet, total cholesterol blood levels, body composition and ho...
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
This study evaluated the effect of cottonseed extracts, anti-nutritional gossypol and endotoxin lipopolysaccharides (LPS) on HuR gene expression in mouse macrophages. Mouse RAW264.7 macrophages were treated with multiple concentrations of glanded and glandless cottonseed extracts, gossypol and LPS for 2–24 h. qPCR assay showed that cottonseed extracts and LPS had minor effect on HuR gene expression. However, gossypol increased HuR mRNA levels 16 fold in cells treated for 24 h. Immunoblotting confirmed that gossypol increased HuR protein in macrophages. These results showed that gossypol is a strong stimulator of ...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 59Author(s): Nadège Adouard, Junji Fujimoto, Kaihei Oki, Takuya Akiyama, Yasmina Belaïnoussi, Christèle Tison, Lolita Maufoux, Rémi Brazeilles, Biliana Lesic-Arsic, Raphaël Moriez, Kenji Oishi, Sophie Legrain-RaspaudAbstractSince the viability throughout the human gastro-intestinal (GI) tract is a key metric to select new probiotics, we aimed to develop an evolutive and robust semi-dynamic model, named Gastro-Intestinal Digestive Simulator (GIDS), mimicking pH variations of the upper GI tract and based on the latest Info...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Journal of Functional Foods, Volume 59Author(s): Bernadetta Lis, Beata OlasAbstractSince ancient times, dandelion (Taraxacum officinale L.) has been consumed in various forms as a valuable source of nutrients, minerals and vitamins which can also have beneficial effects on various complex diseases. It is described as a nontoxic herb with exceptional biological activity. The aim of this review is to present the multidirectional activity of various dandelion products whose dietary intake may help to prevent, or reduce the risk of, the development of a range of diseases, including cancer, ...
Source: Journal of Functional Foods - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Conclusions: Glucose fluctuation aggravates mesangial cell apoptosis, which may be partly induced by activating oxidative stress and inhibiting the AKT signaling pathway. PMID: 31110541 [PubMed]
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
This study compares the effects of rFSH only, rLH + rFSH, and HMG + rFSH administration on in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes for patients in three different yearly follow-up cycles. Material and methods: This retrospective, single-center cohort study was conducted from January 2001 to June 2016 at Istanbul Memorial Hospital, Artificial Reproductive Technology Center. From a total of 27,024 IVF cycles in women aged 18 to 45 years (17,536 rFSH only; 2147 rLH + rFSH; 7341 HMG + rFSH), the results of 2,147 cycles receiving a treatment of rLH + rFSH over the 3-year evaluation and 2,081 total cycles in which rLH + rFSH w...
Source: Archives of Medical Science - Category: General Medicine Tags: Arch Med Sci Source Type: research
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