Breastfed babies score higher on cognitive tests at age 10, study finds
Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Centre analysed thousands of cognitive tests to determine whether children's scores could be linked to whether or not they were breastfed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Proposal of new universal nomenclature for oxytocin and vasotocin genes
(University of Barcelona) Oxytocin and arginine vasopressin are two hormones in the endocrine system that can act as neurotransmitters and regulate -in vertebrates and invertebrates- a wide range of biological functions, such as bonding formation, breastfeeding, birth or arterial pressure. Biochemists in the pregenomic era, named these genes differently in different species, due to small protein coding differences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers find breastfeeding linked to higher neurocognitive testing scores
(University of Rochester Medical Center) New research from the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study finds that children who were breastfed scored higher on neurocognitive tests. Researchers in the Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) analyzed thousands of cognitive tests taken by nine and ten-year-olds whose mothers reported they were breastfed, and compared those results to scores of children who were not. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New clues to the conundrum of mother-to-child HIV transmission
(Weill Cornell Medicine) Each year over 150,000 infants worldwide are infected with HIV in the womb, at birth, or through breastfeeding. Why transmission occurs in some cases but not others has long been a mystery, but now a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and Duke University scientists has uncovered an important clue, with implications for how to eliminate infant HIV infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Showed First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Provided Durable Complete Skin Clearance Through Five Years in Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis (PsO) and Robust Joint Symptom Improvement Through 52 Weeks in Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA)
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, April 23, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced new Phase 3 data which showed TREMFYA® (guselkumab) sustained durable, complete skin clearance rates in a majority of adults with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (PsO) through five years (252 weeks), a and improved disease activity and axial symptoms in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) through one year (52 weeks).1,2,3 These data are being presented at the American Academy of Dermatology Virtual Meeting Experience 2021, where Janssen will present a total of 22 abstracts. TREMF...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine Phase 3 Data Published in New England Journal of Medicine
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 21, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of primary data from the Phase 3 ENSEMBLE clinical trial for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen). The publication of the primary analysis follows the topline efficacy and safety data announced in January, showing the trial met all primary and key secondary endpoints, and found that the Johnson & Johnson single-dose COVID-19 vaccine prevented hospitalization and death across all study participa...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

UBCO research shows a mother's fat intake can impact infant infectious disease outcomes
(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A team of UBC Okanagan researchers has determined that the type of fats a mother consumes while breastfeeding can have long-term implications on her infant's gut health.Their study suggests that the type of fat consumed during breastfeeding could differentially impact an infant's intestinal microbial communities, immune development and disease risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 14, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Newborns Won't Get COVID Through Infected Mom's Breast Milk
A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborns Won't Get COVID Through Infected Mom's Breast Milk: Study
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- A new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus -- even though most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Dietary Advice Poor for Mothers Breastfeeding Infants With Food Allergies
FRIDAY, April 9, 2021 -- Physician recommendations to mothers providing breast milk to children with immunoglobulin (Ig)E-mediated food allergies are inconsistent, according to a study recently published in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study investigates link between lactation and visceral, pericardial fat
(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center) As demonstrated by multiple studies, women who breastfeed have a lower risk for developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes, though the mechanisms by which these risks are reduced for lactating women are still not fully understood. Duke Appiah, Ph.D., from the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a team of collaborators recently completed a study to see if the presence of excess fat, specifically visceral and pericardial fat, could help explain this finding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vaccinated Mothers Are Trying to Give Babies Antibodies via Breast Milk
Multiple studies show that there are antibodies in a vaccinated mother ’s milk. This has led some women to try to restart breastfeeding and others to share milk with friends’ children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Murphy Tags: Breastfeeding Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Antibodies Immune System Research Source Type: news

For breastfeeding moms, COVID-19 vaccinations may also protect babies
(Washington University School of Medicine) Nursing mothers who receive a COVID-19 vaccine may pass protective antibodies to their babies through breast milk for at least 80 days following vaccination, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The breakout star of March Madness? A coach 'representing moms' and pumping breast milk at halftime
Adia Barnes outcoached the brightest minds in women's basketball all while breastfeeding and taking care of her 6-month-old daughter. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Prerequisite for Exclusive Breastfeeding in Multiple Births
[This Day] As mothers with multiple births in Lagos communities continue to live with the challenge of exclusively breastfeeding their babies, experts recommend sustained expressing and proper positioning of babies, as well as patience as a prerequisite. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Sharing Is Caring - Kenya's Only Breast Milk Bank Expresses Care for Vulnerable Newborns
[Nigeria Health Watch] Esther Wawire, 23, delivered her daughter at Kenya's Punwani Hospital two weeks ago, but was unable to breastfeed due to complications arising from the delivery. "I had high blood pressure, so my baby was born earlier than expected, weighing 800 grams," she said. "My pressure didn't go down immediately, and I was bleeding excessively, so I was transferred to another hospital for admission and my baby was taken to the nursery." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 30, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination Protects Fetus, Infants Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination Protects Fetus, Infants
Pregnant and breastfeeding women who receive an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine develop a strong immune response and produce antibodies that can transfer to the fetus/newborn through the placenta and breast milk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant Women Pass on COVID Vaccine Protection to Newborns
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 -- In some good news to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows that pregnant women and new breastfeeding moms have a strong immune response to COVID-19 vaccines and can transfer that immunity to their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pregnant women show robust immune response to COVID vaccines, pass antibodies to newborns
(Massachusetts General Hospital) In the largest study of its kind to date, researchers have found the new mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to be highly effective in producing antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus in pregnant and lactating women. They also demonstrated the vaccines confer protective immunity to newborns through breastmilk and the placenta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 25, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

These Moms Work as Doctors and Scientists. But They ’ve Also Taken On Another Job: Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation Online
Last March, friends and neighbors began stopping Emily Smith in her town outside of Waco, Texas, with questions about the coronavirus. An epidemiologist at Baylor University, Smith knows all too well how viruses are transmitted. But as the wife of a pastor and as a woman of faith, she also holds a trusted position in her community, and she would speak to those who asked about why she personally thought social distancing was a moral choice. As the weeks wore on, the questions kept coming: “What does flatten the curve mean?” “Is it safe for my child to kick a soccer ball outside with a friend?” So she...
Source: TIME: Health - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eliana Dockterman Tags: Uncategorized feature Magazine Misinformation & Disinformation Source Type: news

'Mother's own milk' for premature infants: Minority mothers need effective strategies
(Wolters Kluwer Health) For premature infants who can't breastfeed on their own, " mother's own milk " (MOM) is by far the best nutrition. There's an urgent need for effective ways to increase the relatively low rates of MOM feeding for preterm infants born to Black and Hispanic mothers. But so far, research has offered little or no specific guidance, concludes an evidence-based review in Advances in Neonatal Care, official journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Covid vaccine and breastfeeding: Can you breastfeed after having the Covid vaccine?
COVID vaccines in the UK have been being administered for months now as nearly half the adult population has received at least a first dose. But can you breastfeed after having the Covid vaccine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Support and guide parents on infants problems with home visits and a focus on maternal mental health
Studies have determined that infant regulatory problems can affect parenting quality and childhood attention problems. They emphasised using some sleep interventions and supporting mothers'breast feeding.1 –3 The purposes of this study were to improve health providers'knowledge on regulatory problems from birth to 11 months of age and to assess the influence of any problems on maternal mental health and the parent –child relationship. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaccinated mothers pass covid antibodies to babies in utero and through breastmilk, early studies show
Pregnant women who receive a coronavirus vaccine may transfer antibodies to their fetuses through umbilical cord blood and to their newborns through breastmilk, early research shows. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Bever Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Parliament Launches Breastfeeding Facility for Sitting Legislators
[263Chat] The Parliament of Zimbabwe has launched a breastfeeding facility for lactating legislators to nurse their babies during sittings as a move to promote breastfeeding at work scheme for women. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 19, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces U.S. FDA Approval of PONVORY ™ (ponesimod), an Oral Treatment for Adults with Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis Proven Superior to Aubagio® (teriflunomide) in Reducing Annual Relapses and Brain Lesions
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – (March 19, 2021) – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved PONVORY™ (ponesimod), a once-daily oral selective sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1P1) modulator, to treat adults with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.1,2,3 PONVORY™ offers MS patients superior efficacy in reducing annualized relapse rates compared to an established oral therapy and a proven safety profi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Cambodian policewoman showered with gifts after being shamed for breastfeeding at work
Sithong Sokha received $2,500 from the wife of Prime Minister Hun Sen after being forced to apologise for her breastfeeding social media post. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Phase 3 Data Show First-in-Class TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Achieved Complete Skin Clearance and Favorable Joint Efficacy in Adult Patients with Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Through Two Years
SPRING HOUSE, PENNSYLVANIA, March 16, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced long-term data from the Phase 3 DISCOVER-2a study showing that the skin clearance, joint symptom relief, and safety of TREMFYA® (guselkumab) previously demonstrated through 24 weeks and one year (Week 52) in adults with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA) continued through two years (Week 112).1,2 These findings also confirmed that the robust efficacy TREMFYA demonstrated in patients at Week 24 on physical function, physical aspects of health-related quality of life, and resolution of enthesitis...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Unexpected death of an infant suffocated in the course of breastfeeding when the mother fell asleep - Nya S, Abouzahir H, Belhouss A, Benyaich H.
We report a case of sudden infant death following accidental suffocation due to breast overlaying during breastfeedin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Moms Get Mixed Messages When Baby Has an Allergy
WEDNESDAY, March 10, 2021 -- Breastfeeding mothers whose babies have food allergies often get conflicting advice from doctors on whether they should change their eating habits, according to a new study. " We found that guidance from health care... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Moms Get Mixed Messages When Baby Has an Allergy
Title: Breastfeeding Moms Get Mixed Messages When Baby Has an AllergyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Allergies General)
Source: MedicineNet Allergies General - March 10, 2021 Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: news

Breast feeding mothers do not transfer COVID through milk
(University of Rochester Medical Center) A study conducted by researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) - in collaboration with several other universities - indicates that breastfeeding women with COVID-19 do not transmit the SARS-CoV-2 virus through their milk, but do confer milk-borne antibodies that are able to neutralize the virus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New research shows marijuana THC stays in breast milk for six weeks
(Children's Hospital Colorado) In a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics, researchers at Children's Hospital Colorado (Children's Colorado) have found that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana, stays in breast milk for up to six weeks, further supporting the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine to abstain from marijuana use during pregnancy and while a mother is breastfeeding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 8, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Janssen Announces 96-week Results of Phase 3b Study Demonstrating the Continued Safety and Efficacy of Long-acting HIV Treatment of Rilpivirine and Cabotegravir
CORK, IRELAND, March 6, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today presented positive long-term data from the global Phase 3b trial of the first complete, long-acting (LA), two-drug injectable regimen (consisting of Janssen’s rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir) for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in adults. The 96-week findings of the Antiretroviral Therapy as Long-Acting Suppression Every 2 Months (ATLAS-2M) trial confirmed the primary endpoint, met at Week 48, and met the secondary endpoint, showing efficacy of both month...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Moms need guidance on what to eat when their breastfeeding infant has a food allergy
(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that more than 28% of surveyed women were given no guidance on whether they could eat the same food their breastfeeding child was allergic to. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pregnant Asylum-Seekers Needed Help at the Border. Inside the Program That Provided Care —and Community
Xiomara was already having labor pains when she presented herself to U.S. Border Patrol officials to make a claim for asylum. She had fled gang violence in El Salvador six months earlier, working under the table in Mexico to afford bus tickets for her and her three young children to make it to the border. When she finally arrived, nine months pregnant and feeling contractions, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) offered to take her to a hospital. But she had heard about family separations and was worried about losing her kids if she were hospitalized, so instead she was sent back to the streets of Ciudad Juárez...
Source: TIME: Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jasmine Aguilera Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Immigration Magazine Women in Crisis Source Type: news

Alternatives to Breastfeeding
For whatever reason, sometimes breastfeeding isn’t the best option for new moms. Find out what alternatives are available to you for your baby. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trisha Goddard health: Talk show host discusses HIV fears from breastfeeding
TRISHA GODDARD health: Back in the day, Trisha was the face of British daytime television. Recently, the former journalist spoke about her shocking health worry. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for Breastfeeding: What I Wish I Knew
Does it come naturally? Is it easy? Will my nipples hurt? How do I know if I’m doing it right? Learn what to expect when breastfeeding. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission of Supplemental New Drug Application to U.S. FDA by ViiV Healthcare for Expanded Use of CABENUVA (rilpivirine and cabotegravir) as an HIV Treatment for Use Every Two Months
TITUSVILLE, N.J., February 24, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) has been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by ViiV Healthcare for the expanded use of CABENUVA (consisting of Janssen’s long-acting rilpivirine and ViiV Healthcare’s cabotegravir). The sNDA seeks to expand the CABENUVA label to include administration every two months for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in virologically suppressed adults (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per mL) on a sta...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - February 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Breastfeeding Mom Among 12 Arrested Opposition Officials
[New Zimbabwe] A BREASTFEEDING mother is one of the 12 MDC Alliance officials who were Saturday arrested by armed police at the opposition party's Chinhoyi offices for holding a meeting in defiance of Covid-19 lockdown regulations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflets, PHE (updated 20th February 2021)
These easy-read guides provide information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination.Recent updates: 20th February 2021 - added easy-read leaflets and HTML pages for'What to expect after COVID-19 vaccination'and'Women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby'. 13th February 2021 - added revised leaflet with changes to guidance on severe asthma and main carers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fantastic beasts, but where to find them? | Letters
Neanderthals | Royal family | Unicorn shortage | Grace Dent | CrosswordsThefanciful painting used to illustrate the print version (19 February) ofyour article discussing possible reasons for the demise of the Neanderthals offers yet another explanation. There appears to be just one identifiable female individual shown, breastfeeding a baby. Though the painter has modestly covered all genital areas, it ’s obvious to the viewer that the other 14 or so are intended to be male. No wonder they died out.Maggie JonesBlackheath, London• Try telling the nurses and carers in the NHS, the refuse collectors, teachers, volun...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 21, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Folklore and mythology Science History Nursing Care workers Prince Harry Monarchy Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex Brexit Bereavement Crosswords Teaching Volunteering Society Rail travel Transport Transport policy Rail indus Source Type: news

A new mom, she expected breastfeeding to be a sweet experience. Yet every time she nursed, she was hit with sudden terror or sadness.
A poorly understood and uncommon condition, D-MER causes intense and upsetting “attacks” while nursing, pumping or leaking milk. It can last until a baby is weaned. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Friedlander Source Type: news

Promoting and protecting human milk and breastfeeding during COVID-19
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) With stressors mounting daily on the health care system due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a de-prioritization of the childbearing family has been noted. Their care has changed, resulting in mothers forced to go through labor and birth without their partners, parents barred from NICU visitation, and discharge of mothers and newborns early without enough expert lactation care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

“Why Was I Ever Born” – Righting the Wrong
The US announcement revoking the previous administration's terrorist designation of Yemen’s Houthi movement, formally known as Ansar Allah, will provide “profound relief” to millions in the country, who depend on international assistance and imports for their survival, the UN Spokesperson said on February 7, 2021. Credit: WFP/Reem NadaBy Alon Ben-MeirNEW YORK, Feb 17 2021 (IPS) The bombing continues unabated. The explosions are heard in the distance. A family with seven children is cowering in fear in a corner of their shack, not daring to step out, dreading instant death from shrapnel or a sniper’s...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - February 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alon Ben-Meir Tags: Armed Conflicts Featured Gender Gender Violence Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies Middle East & North Africa Peace TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Breastfeeding mothers with COVID-19 do NOT pass the virus to their babies, study finds
Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York found nearly two-thirds of breast milk samples contained two antibodies specific to the coronavirus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and 7 other things you should know
People should get vaccinated. That ’s the message experts from UCLA Health want everyone to know.The two current vaccines against COVID-19 have been tested and approved by the U.S Food and Drug Administration and have been shown to be both safe and highly effective.While about 43 million Americans have already received at least one dose of the vaccine, arecent poll showed that about 1 out of 4 are  hesitant about getting vaccinated.Hesitancy is understandable. This is a new and unfamiliar situation. But medical experts and public health officials are concerned that it is misinformation about the vaccines, rather...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 11, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Depressed moms who breastfeed boost babies' mood, neuroprotection and mutual touch
(Florida Atlantic University) Feeding method and affectionate touch patterns in depressed and non-depressed mothers and babies as well as infant's EEG activity showed that mother-infant affectionate touch differed as a function of mood and feeding method (breastfeeding and bottle-feeding). Infants in the depressed and bottle-fed group reduced touch toward their mothers while breastfeeding had a positive effect on both mother and baby. Infants of depressed and breastfeeding mothers showed neither behavioral nor brain development dysregulation previously found in infants of depressed mothers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social an...
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-infected mothers separated from their babies affects breastfeeding outcomes
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) It may be safe for COVID-infected mothers to maintain contact with their babies. Keeping them apart can cause maternal distress and have a negative effect on exclusive breastfeeding later in infancy (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news