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...
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Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
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Source: BMC Geriatrics - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
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This study aimed to evaluate the impact of seat belt use and BMI on outcomes in adult trauma patients.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
lincRNA‑p21 inhibits the progression of non‑small cell lung cancer via targeting miR‑17‑5p. Oncol Rep. 2018 Nov 30;: Authors: Ao X, Jiang M, Zhou J, Liang H, Xia H, Chen G Abstract Non‑small‑cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is well established as one of the major subtypes of human lung cancer. NSCLC is characterized by a high incidence rate and poor patient prognosis. Previous studies have identified that long intergenic non-coding RNA (lincRNA) serves a key role in the development of tumor and malignant metastasis. However, the majority of the underlying mechanisms for lincRNA deregulation in vari...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
This study examined longitudinal trends in types of payers for adult heart transplantations in the United States.BackgroundIn the last decade, volume of heart transplantations in the United States has substantially increased, a trend that has coincided with Medicaid expansion and greater insurance coverage in the general U.S. population. Limited data are available characterizing the changes in payer mix supporting these recent increases in heart transplantation activity.MethodsDe-identified data were obtained from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network for heart transplantation recipients 18 to 64 years of ...
Source: JACC: Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Authors: Bragina EY, Goncharova IA, Garaeva AF, Nemerov EV, Babovskaya AA, Karpov AB, Semenova YV, Zhalsanova IZ, Gomboeva DE, Saik OV, Zolotareva OI, Ivanisenko VA, Dosenko VE, Hofestaedt R, Freidin MB Abstract Comorbidity, a co-incidence of several disorders in an individual, is a common phenomenon. Their development is governed by multiple factors, including genetic variation. The current study was set up to look at associations between isolated and comorbid diseases of bronchial asthma and hypertension, on one hand, and single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with regulation of gene expression (eQTL), on the...
Source: Journal of integrative bioinformatics - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: J Integr Bioinform Source Type: research
Authors: Drevytska T, Morhachov R, Tumanovska L, Portnichenko G, Nagibin V, Boldyriev O, Lapikova-Bryhinska T, Gurianova V, Dons'koi B, Freidin M, Ivanisenko V, Bragina EY, Hofestädt R, Dosenko V Abstract One of the most common comorbid pathology is asthma and arterial hypertension. For experimental modeling of comorbidity we have used spontaneously hypertensive rats with ovalbumin (OVA)-induced asthma. Rats were randomly divided into three groups: control group, OVA-induced asthma group; OVA-induced asthma + IL10 shRNA interference group. Target gene (IL10) was predicted by ANDSystem. We have demonstrated tha...
Source: Journal of integrative bioinformatics - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: J Integr Bioinform Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
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