Mothers Who Rely on Federal Food Aid Struggle to Get Groceries Safely During the Covid-19 Outbreak
Every time she has to buy groceries lately, Lily Marquez gets worried. She lives in a two-bedroom apartment in San Francisco with her two young children, her husband, her chronically ill mother-in-law, and her husband’s grandmother. Both of the older women are at high-risk of becoming severely ill if they get COVID-19, and she doesn’t want to be the one to infect them. But while many Americans have switched to online grocery shopping to avoid crowded spaces during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, that’s not an option for Marquez—or the millions of other low-income women and children who rely on th...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Countries failing to stop harmful marketing of breast-milk substitutes, warn WHO and UNICEF, WHO
Agencies encourage women to continue to breastfeed during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new report by WHO, UNICEF, and the International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) reveals that despite efforts to stop the harmful promotion of breast-milk substitutes, countries are still falling short in protecting parents from misleading information. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: WHO, Unicef Urge Mothers to Sustain Breastfeeding Despite COVID-19 Fears
[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation and its sister agency, UNICEF, have encouraged women to continue to breastfeed during the pandemic, even if they have confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - May 29, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease
 Health guidance suggests that reducing the amount of saturated fat we eat, by cutting down on animal fats, is good for our health.In the process of updating this review the authors wanted to know whether following this advice leads to a reduced risk of dying or getting cardiovascular disease (heart disease or stroke). They assessed the effect of replacing animal fats and hard vegetable fats with plant oils, unsaturated spreads or starchy foods, for at least two years, on health outcomes including dying, heart disease and stroke. They only looked at studies of adults (18 years or older). They included men and women wi...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 28, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

The use of the apron and disaster baby carriers to improve the exclusive breastfeeding self-efficacy of mothers in disaster-affected zones in Indonesia - Sarimin DS, Ponidjan TS, Wanda D.
Disasters have psychological effects on breastfeeding mothers due to the high potential to reduce the production of breast milk, which may affect the ability of breastfeeding mothers to provide nutritious food to their babies. The stress from natural disas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Pregnant and lactating women with COVID-19: Scant clinical research
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Pregnant and breastfeeding women have been excluded from clinical trials of drugs to treat COVID-19, and as result, there is no safety data to inform clinical decisions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 18, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Is intimate partner violence a barrier to breastfeeding? An analysis of the 2015 Indian National Family Health Survey - Metheny N, Stephenson R.
Women in India experience high rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) and low rates of adherence to World Health Organization (WHO) breastfeeding guidelines, contributing to poor maternal and child health outcomes. However, there is little evidence for h... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

As Part of Uganda ’s COVID-19 Response, Local Health Volunteers Are Saving Lives
By Jane Amago; Irene Mirembe, Knowledge management manager, IntraHealth International In Uganda, communities have years of experience with epidemics like Ebola and HIV, and can draw on their rich shared history to support their families and communities in this crisis. Patrick ’s service to his community is a symbol of Ugandan resilience. Photo by Irene Mirembe for IntraHealth International.May 13, 2020Wiasana Patrick Were is a case manager at Busolwe Hospital in Butaleja district, Uganda, where new lockdowns due to COVID-19 have resulted in travel restrictions. That me...
Source: IntraHealth International - May 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: COVID-19 Source Type: news

It ’ s the start of National Women ’ s Health Week! If you are an expecting or new mom, check out @FDAWomen for information on safe medicine, breastfeeding, food safety and more! http://www.fda.gov/pregnancy   #NWHW #FindYourHealthpic.twitter.com/VQQbyjyQnm
It’s the start of National Women’s Health Week! If you are an expecting or new mom, check out @FDAWomen for information on safe medicine, breastfeeding, food safety and more! http://www.fda.gov/pregnancy  #NWHW #FindYourHealth pic.twitter.com/VQQbyjyQnm (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - May 12, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

How Much Breast Milk Does a Lactating Woman Make?
Discussion Each person needs to eat the right about of healthy foods to maintain a healthy body. This varies based on gender, age, activity, healthy problems, or health status. Healthy women who are moderately active and not pregnant or lactating need about 1800-2000 calories/day. Pregnant women are advised to keep the calories the same in the first trimester (about 1800 calories/day), increase ~200-300 (about 2200 calories/day)in the second trimester, and then increase ~300-400 in third trimester (about 2400 calories/day). The increase in calories should be met by a normally balanced and varied diet. When pregnant or br...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 11, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Family integrated care in single family rooms for preterm infants and late-onset sepsis: a retrospective study and mediation analysis
Conclusion(s): SFRs were associated with decreased incidences of LOS and shorter length of hospital stay. The positive effect of SFRs on LOS was mainly mediated through a decreased use of PN in SFRs. Impact: Family integrated care (FICare) in single family rooms for preterm infants was associated with less late-onset sepsis events during hospital stay and a shorter length of hospital stay after birth.FICare in single family rooms was associated with less use of peripheral or central venous catheters and parenteral nutrition.Mediation analysis provided insights into the mechanisms underlying the effect of FICare in single f...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding May Help Guard Against Diabetes
TUESDAY, May 5, 2020 -- Breastfeeding is good for more than babies: New research suggests it may protect new mothers from developing diabetes for years after they give birth. The study included 85 women who breastfed and 99 who did not. They were... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gates grant funds U of I, U of Rochester team testing human milk for novel coronavirus
(University of Idaho) Research teams from the University of Idaho and University of Rochester are recruiting breastfeeding women who recently tested positive for COVID-19 to submit milk samples to study whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus is present. The project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation seeks samples from 50 women across the U.S. The findings expected by late summer will help CDC, WHO and American Academy of Pediatrics officials advise breastfeeding mothers. More information is at www.uidaho.edu/breastmilk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 5, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Eva Wickham obituary
My wife, Eva Wickham, who has died aged 76, worked for the Inner London Education Authority in Lambeth as an educational psychologist for two decades from 1971. When Ilea was abolished in 1990, she moved to Wandsworth ’s educational psychology service, where she remained until her retirement in 2006.She had a deep aversion to doing nothing and in retirement she soon found herself chairing the governing body of a local primary school. Throughout her adult life Eva was involved in various charity projects, usually involving children. She was a trustee for Cave, a literacy project in Clapham, worked as a volunteer breas...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Graham Wickham Tags: Teaching Psychology Source Type: news

Care for Breastfeeding Women: Interim Guidance on Breastfeeding and Breast Milk Feeds in the Context of COVID-19
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/28/2020. This interim guidance is intended for healthcare providers who care for breastfeeding women and infants who receive breast milk in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is based on what is currently known about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and the transmission of other viral respiratory pathogens. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding moms' exposure to nicotine linked to infant skull defect
This study tested the effects of nicotine alone on head and face development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is it safe to vape while breastfeeding?
(Experimental Biology) Findings from a new animal study suggest that maternal nicotine exposure during breastfeeding could be linked to problems with skull and face development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Submission of Two Applications to U.S. FDA Seeking Approval of SIMPONI ARIA ® (golimumab) for the Treatment of Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis and Juvenile Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PA, April 24, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the submission of two supplemental Biologics License Applications (sBLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking approval of SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) for the treatment of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (pJIA) and juvenile psoriatic arthritis (jPsA), in patients two years of age and older in combination with methotrexate. If approved for these indications, SIMPONI ARIA would be the first anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha biologic agent administered by intravenous infusion av...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Breastfeeding Guidance Post Hospital Discharge for Mothers or Infants with Suspected or Confirmed SARS-Co V-2 Infection
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Published: 4/23/2020. This guidance was developed to support pediatricians providing direct care for breastfeeding families after discharge from the newborn hospital stay during the COVID-19 pandemic. Post-discharge guidance and education are essential to support families, ensure the health of mothers and infants, and ensure mothers are able to reach their breastfeeding goals. (Text) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 - guidance for neonatal settings, RCPCH (Modified 21st April 2020)
Updates in this version (published 21 April): Neonatal team attendance in labour suite: link added to new RC UK NLS resources Term or late preterm baby born in good condition: second bullet point amended with the addition of'routinely'. PPE required for suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 being cared for within neonatal services: Addition in'note'of'Passing a nasogastric tube is not an AGP'. NNU Intensive and high Dependency Care: decontamination added to'sessional use'section. NNU Low Dependency areas and Post-natal wards: amendments to final paragraph (beginning'If an infant is in a lower dependency area ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AAFP Issues COVID-19 Guidance on Breastfeeding, Medications
To help guide family physicians in providing optimal patient care, the AAFP recently issued a policy on prescribing medications for COVID-19, as well as a statement on breastfeeding and COVID-19. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 21, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Breast Milk May Help Shield Infants From Dangerous Viruses
MONDAY, April 20, 2020 -- New mothers have long been told that breast milk is best for their baby, and now there's more evidence that breastfeeding helps protect babies against potentially harmful viruses. With the coronavirus pandemic on... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding May Lower Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Nursing for three months was associated with an 18 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer, and for more than a year with a 34 percent lower risk. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Ovarian Cancer Breastfeeding Source Type: news

Are Taste Preferences Genetic?
Discussion Taste or gustation is the sensation of taste and is a primary human sense. There are 5 basic tastes currently accepted including sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami or savory. There is also some data for distinct tastes of fats (called oleogustus) or complex carbohydrates. Taste buds in the oral cavity are the primary chemoreceptors of whether or not to allow a substance into our bodies. Taste receptors are also found in the gastrointestinal tract and are involved in gut sensing. Flavor and taste are not the same although in general everyday language people use them interchangeably. Flavor is “… t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Breastfeeding benefits during COVID-19
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) While the current coronavirus pandemic continues to affect all people, families will still give birth and bring new life into the world. During the COVID-19 crisis, breastfeeding and the provision of human milk to infants is recommended by national and international organizations because it is effective against infectious diseases: it strengthens the immune system by directly transferring antibodies from the mother. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 16, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may lead to fewer human viruses in infants
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Even small amounts of breastmilk strongly influences the accumulation of viral populations in the infant gut and provides a protective effect against potentially pathogenic viruses, according to researchers who examined hundreds of babies in a study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New moms can successfully start and maintain breastfeeding during #COVID19, with some recommended precautions. Resources and answers about breastfeeding and #COVID can be found here: http://ow.ly/Siip50zcMCe   pic.twitter.com/wOkhXTQNuA
New moms can successfully start and maintain breastfeeding during #COVID19, with some recommended precautions. Resources and answers about breastfeeding and #COVID can be found here: http://ow.ly/Siip50zcMCe  pic.twitter.com/wOkhXTQNuA (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - April 14, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at healthychildren) Source Type: news

Antirheumatic Medications in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Antirheumatic Medications in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
When it comes to the risks and benefits of antirheumatic medications during pregnancy, what do rheumatologists need to know?Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Breastfeeding May be Associated with Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer
The findings presented in this study suggest the breastfeeding may be a potentially modifiable factor that could lower risk of ovarian cancer independent of pregnancy alone. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 13, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Hannah Slater Source Type: news

Hospital in Thailand Gives Newborn Babies Tiny Face Shields as Protection From Coronavirus
Even amidst a pandemic, life goes on. That’s certainly the case at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, where on Thursday, two newborn babies were given tiny face shields to help protect them from COVID-19 — the diseased cased by the novel coronavirus — while they traveled home from the hospital. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP—Getty ImagesThis photo taken through a glass window at a maternity ward shows a nurse holding a newborn baby wearing a face shield, in an effort to halt the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok on April 9, 2020. In a statement to TIME, th...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeleine Carlisle Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Should infants be separated from COVID-19-positive mothers?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) In a new commentary, Alison Stuebe, MD, President of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, addresses the risks and benefits of separating infants from COVID-19-positive mothers following birth. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q & amp;A podcast: Pregnancy during the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Because SARS-CoV-2 is a novel coronavirus, researchers are still learning how the virus affects the body. And this raises questions for pregnant women. Can COVID-19 affect pregnancy? Is breastfeeding safe? How can a pregnant woman protect herself from the disease? On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 10, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Big Changes Needed to Recruit and Retain Young Nurses, in Kenya and Beyond
By Arush Lal, Member, Global Health Workforce Network Youth Hub ; Samantha Rick, Deputy director, Frontline Health Workers Coalition Nursing students Catherine Kimeu (left) and Samuel Kamau Kuria (center) care for a client in a health facility in Kenya. Like nurses all over the world, they face gender-related stereotypes and barriers at work. Those challenges keep many young people from pursuing much-needed nursing careers. Photo by Patrick Meinhardt for IntraHealth International.April 08, 2020What does gender inequality look like for nurses in Kenya? How does it affect nurses every day at work? And what does it mean...
Source: IntraHealth International - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: COVID-19 Education & Performance Policy Advocacy Private-Sector Approaches World Health Day World Health Worker Week Key Issues Gender Equality Global health security Health Financing Health Workforce Systems Youth Nurses Source Type: news

Mothers with COVID-19 can breastfeed, Canadian Paediatric Society says
New mothers with COVID-19 can still breastfeed their babies, advises the Canadian Paediatric Society. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Should You Breastfeed if You Have the Coronavirus?
Here ’s how to navigate the emerging guidance on breastfeeding in a pandemic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Parenting Breastfeeding Babies and Infants Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Pregnancy and Childbirth Source Type: news

Protecting, Promoting and Supporting IYCF (Infant and Young Child Feeding) During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Source: Johns Hopkins University. Published: 4/6/2020. This one-hour, 35-minute webinar provides an overview of the latest global and evidence-based recommendations related to infant and young child feeding (IYCF) and COVID-19. It includes suggestions and reflections around communication about breastfeeding with healthcare providers and caregivers, as well as suggestions for IYCF programming adaptation in the context of COVID-19. (Video or Multimedia) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - April 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Results from Expert Delphi Consensus Survey on Treatment of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) with Oral Prostacyclin Pathway Agents (PPAs) Published in CHEST Journal
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 3, 2020 – Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson, today announced that CHEST, the official publication of the American College of Chest Physicians, published results from an expert Delphi consensus survey that help provide additional insights for physicians to advance the care of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).The Prostacyclin International Expert Panel developed the consensus opinions based on common clinical scenarios in which they considered adding oral prostacyclin pathway agents (PPAs), including UPTRAVI®...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What Pregnant Women Should Know About Coronavirus
The risks, so far, seem no greater than for anyone else, but the research is thin and only applies to later stage of pregnancy. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Apoorva Mandavilli Tags: Women and Girls Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Babies and Infants Quarantines Epidemics Swine Influenza Vaccination and Immunization SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) Breastfeeding American College of Obstetric Source Type: news

Study: Breastfeeding may reduce risk for ovarian cancer by 24%
Women who breastfeed their children may reduce their risk for ovarian cancer later in life by as much as 24 percent, a new study has found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exclusive Breastfeeding for First Three Months May Cut Allergy Risk
TUESDAY, March 31, 2020 -- Exclusive breastfeeding for the first three months of life may cut the risk for allergy and asthma later in childhood, according to a study published March 3 in Acta Paediatrica. Galya Bigman, Ph.D., from the University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Landmark Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD Study of XARELTO ® (rivaroxaban) Plus Aspirin Shows Significant Benefit in Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) after Lower-Extremity Revascularization
RARITAN, NJ, March 28, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced the VOYAGER PAD study met its primary efficacy and principal safety endpoints, demonstrating the XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) vascular dose (2.5 mg twice daily) plus aspirin (100 mg once daily) was superior to aspirin alone in reducing the risk of major adverse limb and cardiovascular (CV) events by 15 percent in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization, with similar rates of TIMI[1] major bleeding. VOYAGER PAD is the only study to show a significant benefi...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Current and emerging treatments for neonatal sepsis
Breastfeeding is beneficial against sepsis. Knowledge of the neonatal immune system is indeed too limited to effectively strengthen immune response by exogenous interventions, especially in preterm and low-birth-weight infants. Awareness of this limitation should pave the way for future studies (e.g.gender- and omics-based) aimed at better characterizing the infant immune system and promoting a more tailored approach. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frontline staff need more training to recognise cases of domestic violence
Maxillofacial surgeons warn many cases go unreported and that coronavirus lockdown could lead to increase in incidents Related items fromOnMedica Home Office woes The future for our students GPs to consult via social media and take on more roles Integrated mental health care cuts demand for GPs Domestic violence victims less likely to breastfeed (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 26, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What Causes Tachycardia?
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Can Coronavirus Affect Pregnancy or Newborns? Here ’s What the Experts Say
More than 130 million women give birth around the world each year. During pregnancy, changes in the immune system make women generally more susceptible to respiratory infections. And this year, pregnant women also have to worry about COVID-19, a virus that can affect a person’s lungs and airways. The U.K. government announced on Monday that pregnant women were at an increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19). Speaking at a press conference, Public Health England chief medical officer Chris Whitty said people in the “high risk” category should stay at home for 12 weeks. (That includes pe...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline Roache Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Explainer Londontime Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Health Canada Approval of CABENUVA ™, the First Long-Acting Regimen for the Treatment of HIV
Cork, Ireland, March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that Health Canada has approved CABENUVA™ (cabotegravir and rilpivirine extended release injectable suspensions), the first and only once-monthly, long-acting regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults. CABENUVA™ is indicated as a complete regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults to replace the current antiretroviral regimen in patients who are virologically stable and suppressed (HIV-1 RNA less than 50 copies per milliliter [mL]). CABENUVA™, a co-packaged kit with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Janssen Highlights Continued Commitment to Cardiovascular & Metabolic Healthcare Solutions with Late-Breaking Data at the First Fully Virtual American College of Cardiology Scientific Session
RARITAN, N.J., March 20, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today that it will unveil late-breaking data from its leading cardiovascular and metabolism portfolio during the virtual American College of Cardiology’s 69th Annual Scientific Session together with the World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) on March 28-30, 2020. Notably, four late-breaking abstracts for XARELTO® (rivaroxaban) will be presented, including data from the Phase 3 VOYAGER PAD study in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) after lower-extremity revascularization.Click to...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - March 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: 71% of Nigerian Children Not Breastfed Exclusively - Report
[Vanguard] Despite the fact that Nigeria made progress in the reduction of infant mortality among others in the 2018 National Demographic Health Survey, NDHS, only 29 per cent of Nigerian children are exclusively breastfed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - March 20, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

'Breastfeeding gap' exists among Mexican-origin women living in Texas
(University of Texas at Austin) Mexican women born and educated in Mexico who now live in Texas breastfeed longer than those born and educated in the United States. That's the finding from new research from the Texas Policy Evaluation Project (TxPEP) at The University of Texas at Austin, which points to a 'breastfeeding gap' among some Mexican-origin women living in Texas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news