Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Africa:The Role of Family Planning in Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
[Wellbeing Women] Women continue to bear a disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, with women accounting for more than half of the number of people living with HIV/AIDs worldwide.   A 2013 UNAIDS report showed that an estimated 1.5 million women living with HIV gave birth to children, and 240,000 children worldwide acquire HIV yearly -- the majority of whom contract the disease from their mothers during pregnancy, labor, delivery, or breastfeeding, and it is described by the terms "vertical transmis (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 20, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Why new mothers shouldn't be scared to breastfeed
Professor Amy Brown, researcher at Swansea University and infant feeding expert, explains most women should be able to breastfeed without worrying about pain or not producing enough milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women who breastfeed for at least five months have more kids
(Cornell University) Cornell University professor of sociology Vida Maralani found in new research that women who breastfeed their first child for five months or longer are more likely to have three of more children, and less likely to have only one child. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultra runner Sophie Power on breastfeeding during a 103-mile race
An ultra runner mother on why she breastfed her baby during a 103-mile marathon race. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Displaced but Determined in Borno - Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Midst of a Humanitarian Crisis
[Nigeria Health Watch] The Bakassi Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camp in Maiduguri is home to over 30,000 people. It is one of several IDP camps in Borno State where victims of the Boko Haram conflict, forced to abandon their homes, have taken refuge. As a result of this conflict, the longest (since 2009) and one of the deadliest Nigeria has ever witnessed, thousands have lost their lives and millions have been displaced, creating a large-scale humanitarian crisis reported to be one of the worst on the African continent in (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Breast milk is the BEST protection against bacterial infections in nursing babies
(Natural News) Babies need to be breastfed because breast milk contains antibodies that can help them fight off various illnesses. According to a study, breast milk can also help nursing infants fight off bacterial infections. Data from the study, which involved researchers from Vanderbilt University, revealed that this is possible due to a complex mixture of fats, proteins, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CHI Franciscan Health and Virginia Mason partner on new obstetrics program as birth rate climbs
The new birth center will have private birthing suites, a special care nursery, a doula program, breastfeeding support with lactation consultants, and midwifery services. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jasmine Spearing-Bowen Source Type: news

Opioid Resources Unveiled for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women, Health...
Following White House Proclamation, MotherToBaby Offers One-Stop for Latest Information about Opioid Effects on Developing Babies(PRWeb September 17, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/opioid_resources_unveiled_for_pregnant_and_breastfeeding_women_health_providers/prweb15766976.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to use Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding?
Although researchers are still unsure whether Pepto-Bismol passes into a woman's breast milk, most health authorities recommend avoiding it while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety and risks of taking Pepto-Bismol while breastfeeding. Also, find out about safe alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Overweight mothers are more likely to give up breastfeeding within the first week
A quarter of overweight mothers - who have a BMI of over 25 - give up after just seven days, scientists at the London School of Economics and the University of Auckland found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you take NyQuil while breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding women may worry about the effects that taking NyQuil to relieve cold and flu symptoms might have on the baby. Some products are safe to use but others may require caution depending on their ingredients, such as those containing alcohol. Learn more about the impact of using NyQuil while breastfeeding. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know
Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby's health. Also, discover why breastfeeding may trigger flare-ups, and get some tips for managing them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psoriasis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you eat sushi while breastfeeding?
While many women know that they should avoid sushi during pregnancy, they may wonder whether or not sushi is safe to eat while breastfeeding. There is no reason to avoid eating sushi from a reputable source while breastfeeding. Some types of fish may have health benefits for the woman and baby. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Maternal Holding With Glucose or Breastfeeding Best Analgesic
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- Maternal holding of newborns, combined with oral glucose and in breastfeeding, is associated with the greatest analgesic effect in infants, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Stefano... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statement attributable to Dr Ahmed Al Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern ...
7 September 2018 – The scale of human suffering and health needs in Yemen today is unprecedented. An entire country and its health infrastructure has been brought to its knees. People who have survived more than three and a half years of war now find themselves facing additional threats of hunger and disease.  Malnourished mothers are unable to breastfeed their equally malnourished babies. Parents have lost their children as entire families are afflicted by cholera and repeatedly infected with other diseases. People thrown into extreme poverty due to the war are unable to buy food for their families, ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - September 6, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Breastfeeding mum forced to stand on rush hour train
Commuters failed to offer Kate Hitchens a seat as she struggled to feed her six-month-old son. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New ESC Guideline on Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy New ESC Guideline on Cardiovascular Disease in Pregnancy
The document endorses a pregnancy heart team for care, advises inducing labor at 40 weeks, and provides a table on safety of cardiovascular drugs during pregnancy and breastfeeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best positions for breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding is a skill that takes time for both a woman and baby to learn. The best breastfeeding positions may change over time as the woman gains confidence and the baby grows. Learn about the best breastfeeding positions for comfort, a good latch, and reduced risk of muscle strains and nipple injuries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: HPV and breastfeeding: What to know
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a widespread sexually transmitted infection. It does not usually cause severe symptoms, but some strains can increase the risk of certain cancers. Can you breastfeed if you have HPV? In this article, we look at the safety and risks to help breastfeeding women make an informed decision. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to do about clogged milk ducts
Clogged milk ducts can occur during breastfeeding if the baby does not fully drain the breasts. Clogged ducts can cause intense pain, swelling, and itching. In this article, learn more about the causes and symptoms of clogged milk ducts and how to treat them at home. We also cover prevention and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Yes, Cuddles Can Help Ease Babies' Pain From Needle Sticks Yes, Cuddles Can Help Ease Babies' Pain From Needle Sticks
Babies have long been offered a bit of sugar water or breastmilk to comfort them during needle sticks, and a new study suggests these methods of pain relief may work even better when babies are also nestled in their mothers'arms.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Tips to mothers on how to manage breast feeding while at work
Pumping at work can take a lot of dedication, planning, and well … plenty of work. For working moms who don’t have the flexibility or regular break times, it can be a bit challenging. Trying to find a place to pump may sometimes be easier said than done. But many mothers are turning their frowns into smiles and working out unusual schedules every day. Beth A llen, a registered nurse and lactation consultant and women’s services manager at Northside Hospital, and Tammy Thompson, a registered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Northside Hospital Source Type: news

Tips to mothers on how to manage breast feeding while at work
Pumping at work can take a lot of dedication, planning, and well … plenty of work. For working moms who don’t have the flexibility or regular break times, it can be a bit challenging. Trying to find a place to pump may sometimes be easier said than done. But many mothers are turning their frowns into smiles and working out unusual schedules every day. Beth A llen, a registered nurse and lactation consultant and women’s services manager at Northside Hospital, and Tammy Thompson, a registered… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 1, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Northside Hospital Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to take Pepto-Bismol during pregnancy?
Stomach upset, diarrhea, and heartburn are common during pregnancy. But which medications are safe to take? There is little research to suggest that the drug Pepto-Bismol is good or bad during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Here, we look at the evidence and suggest other drug groups that people may want to try. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes itchy nipples while breastfeeding?
Itchy nipples are a common complaint, especially in the initial weeks of breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the causes of itchy nipples and breasts while breastfeeding, including thrush, a bad latch, contact dermatitis, and the let-down reflex. We also cover how to get relief at home and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to take ibuprofen while breastfeeding?
Many doctors recommend that women avoid taking ibuprofen when they are pregnant, so people may wonder if this drug is safe to take while breastfeeding. In this article, learn about the safety, risks, and considerations of taking ibuprofen while breastfeeding. We also discuss other pain relievers and natural treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Ethics dumping: the exploitative side of academic research | Doris Schroeder
A new EU code makes equitable partnerships in resource-poor settings a condition for fundingThough many consider it to be a thing of the past, unethical and exploitative research persists in the 21st century. It is particularly worrying when this exploitation aligns with the old fault lines of colonialism. Researchers from high-income countries travel to resource-poor settings to undertake research that would not be allowed at home. The European commission calls this type of research “ethics dumping”.Ethics dumping can take many forms. Sometimes it is wilful exploitation:researchers avoid local ethics approval,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Doris Schroeder Tags: Higher Education Network Academics Research Science Lecturers Global development Source Type: news

Yes, cuddles can help ease babies' pain from needle sticks
(Reuters Health) - Babies have long been offered a bit of sugar water or breastmilk to comfort them during needle sticks, and a new study suggests these methods of pain relief may work even better when babies are also nestled in their mothers' arms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding: implications for neonatal and childhood outcomes - Ryan SA, Ammerman SD, O'Connor ME.
Marijuana is one of the most widely used substances during pregnancy in the United States. Emerging data on the ability of cannabinoids to cross the placenta and affect the development of the fetus raise concerns about both pregnancy outcomes and long-term... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Mom charged after drugs in breast milk killed baby
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prosecutors are arguing that 30-year-old Samantha Jones killed her 11-week-old son, R.J., by breastfeeding while using drugs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom charged after drugs in breast milk killed baby, prosecutors say
In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, prosecutors are arguing that 30-year-old Samantha Jones killed her 11-week-old son, R.J., by breastfeeding while using drugs. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes lactation when not pregnant or breastfeeding?
Women usually begin lactating after giving birth or sometimes during pregnancy. However, some women and men may produce a milky discharge from the nipples without being pregnant or breastfeeding. Doctors call this condition galactorrhea. In this article, learn about the possible causes of lactating when not pregnant. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Endocrinology Source Type: news

CDC: Most Babies Born in 2015 Started Out Breastfeeding
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 29, 2018 -- Most infants born in 2015 started breastfeeding, but many stopped earlier than recommended, according to a report card published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC compiled data on... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Marijuana use by breastfeeding mothers and cannabinoid concentrations in breast milk - Bertrand KA, Hanan NJ, Honerkamp-Smith G, Best BM, Chambers CD.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Marijuana is the most commonly used recreational drug among breastfeeding women. With legalization of marijuana in several US states and a 1990 study in which authors documented psychomotor deficits in infants breastfed by mothers... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Tanzania:Breastfeeding Campaign Targets Secondary School Students
[Daily News] ACTIVISTS in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and development partners in Zanzibar see that breast-feeding campaigns in secondary schools through organized public debates would give better results. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Pediatricians put it bluntly: Motherhood and marijuana don’t mix
More and more people consider smoking marijuana harmless or even beneficial, but mounting research suggests women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid it. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Photo of a cancer survivor breastfeeding her son while displaying her mastectomy scar goes viral
Bo Smith, 32, from Sugar Land, Texas, posted the powerful photo of her with 10-day-old son James on Facebook. She was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer in 2015. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding Mothers Should Avoid Marijuana, Pediatricians Say
A new study showed that chemical traces of marijuana can be detected in breast milk up to six days after use, highlighting the need for research into the effect of pot on babies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMIE TSANG Tags: Marijuana Breastfeeding Pediatrics (Journal) American Academy of Pediatrics Law and Legislation Babies and Infants Parenting Pregnancy and Childbirth Christina D. Chambers Source Type: news

Pediatricians Warn Pregnant And Nursing Moms To Avoid Marijuana
BOSTON (CBS) – Marijuana has been touted as a remedy for morning sickness so more women are using it while pregnant and even while breastfeeding, but the nation’s leading group of pediatricians is sounding an alarm saying not enough is known about the effects of the drug on a child’s developing brain. It is estimated that 1 in 20 women use marijuana while pregnant and in some places where the drug is legal, almost 20 percent of women use it while breastfeeding. A small study found that THC, the ingredient in marijuana which causes the so-called “high”, does show up in the breast milk of nursin...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Marijuana Pregnancy Source Type: news

Pediatricians Advise Against Use of Marijuana in Pregnancy
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- Due to the potential adverse effect of marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, pediatricians should recommend against marijuana use, according to a clinical report published online Aug. 27 in Pediatrics. Sheryl A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study raises concerns about pot smoking by breastfeeding mothers
Findings indicate possibility it could hinder brain development but scientists agree much more research needed and point to conflicting findings (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Warn of Rising Use of Pot While Pregnant, Breastfeeding
MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 -- More and more pregnant or breastfeeding women are using marijuana, and U.S. pediatricians are pushing back against the notion that the drug is " safe. " There's evidence that exposure to marijuana compounds might harm the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

A blunt warning from pediatricians: Pot and pregnancy don't mix
Marijuana may be losing its image as a dangerous drug, but mounting research suggests women should steer clear of it if they are pregnant or breastfeeding, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.The advice comes as more than half of the states, including California,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Gold Source Type: news

Marijuana use is rising among pregnant patients. Not so fast, doctors warn
Marijuana may be losing its image as a dangerous drug, but mounting research suggests women should steer clear of it if they are pregnant or breastfeeding, according tonew recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics.The advice comes as more than half of the states, including California,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 27, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Gold Source Type: news

Marijuana can live in breast milk for up to 6 days, study finds
Doctors are getting a better understanding of how using marijuana can affect a breastfeeding mother's milk supply -- and for how long. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 things you may not know about breastfeeding
When it comes to breastfeeding, it seems everyone has advice, tips and an opinion or two to offer new moms. Here are a few recent developments you may have missed. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news