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I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Ate My Own Placenta And Didn't Feel Any Different
After sailing through my first and second trimesters of my first pregnancy, I felt pretty in the dark about what it would actually be like to give birth. So my husband and I signed up for a pre-birth class run by a local doula. It was an intimate experience ― just four couples sitting in our instructor’s living room each week and eating snacks served on her dining room table. She was welcoming and reassuring. She also had a side business: placenta encapsulation. The placenta ― the organ that grows inside a pregnant woman’s uterus in order to nourish the baby ― can be dehydrated, ground up, ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

'This Is Mastitis' Post Sheds Light On Breastfeeding Struggle
A U.K. mom’s Instagram post is shedding light on the reality of mastitis. On May 1, Remi Peers shared a photo of herself in the hospital, along with a powerful caption about her breastfeeding struggles. This is mastitis. After hitting the 1 year breastfeeding mark last Sunday I felt compelled to share my story. Breastfeeding did NOT come easy for me. My milk came in after 5 days. I wasn't aware that it could take that long, I didn't even necessarily know what "milk coming in" meant. (Nobody ever taught me.) I was the only mother breastfeeding on my ward. One women did try to breastfeed, bu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reality Star Opens Up About The Shame Of Stopping Breastfeeding
Emily Maynard is familiar with the shame mothers often feel when it comes to feeding their babies. In an interview with People, the former “Bachelor” contestant and “Bachelorette” star opened up about her breastfeeding experience. Maynard is mom to 11-year-old Ricki, 22-month-old Jennings and 7-month-old Gibson. “Breastfeeding is really hard,” she said. “I breastfed Ricki, I breastfed Jennings for a while and then Gibson, it’s so hard with other kids running around. And then I got mastitis which is like the worst, worse than childbirth I feel like.” mommies and their ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Photo Series Shows How Two Moms Tandem Nurse Their Triplets And Toddler
When Dublin-based photographer Johanna King set out to document breastfeeding mothers, she came across a family with a rather unique story. Last year, King photographed around 10 breastfeeding mothers and their families in their natural environments. One such family was Cliona and Sue, a married lesbian couple who both breastfeed their toddler daughter and infant triplets ― a boy and two girls. A breastfeeding mother herself, King came across Cliona and Sue’s story through a parenting and breastfeeding support group called Cuidiu. When she reached out about photographing them in their home, they were delighted to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Reasons To Spend More Time Naked
Early on in my marriage, my husband and I used to joke about having “naked” days at home. We were young back then, so don’t judge us too much! Nakedness was still a novelty. We would joke about spending whole days in our birthday suits, making pancakes, lounging about, and doing what married couples do. Looking back, I can’t help but laugh at our idea of wedded bliss. After almost 10 years of marriage and four kids, our “naked” days look a little different than they used to. But no matter your age, marital status, or gender, it’s still a good idea to spend more time naked. Here are...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Officials To Decide If The U.S. Should Get 3 MMR Shots Instead Of 2
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It’s Like To Be A Mom Who Produces Too Much Breastmilk
Before she gave birth to her first child, Brittany worried about not producing enough milk to feed her baby. But that ended up not being an issue with her first, who is now 4-and-a-half. Nor was it a problem with her 2.5-year-old or her 7-month-old. On the contrary, Brittany’s breasts practically overflowed with the stuff, like two small firehoses she couldn’t turn off. “My kids would all start choking,” explained the 31-year-old, who lives in Kansas. “They’d pull off and when it’s very forceful like that, it’s like a sprinkler going off. It’s like, ‘Get me a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Passionate Post Is For Every Mother Who Has Struggled To Breastfeed
After welcoming her daughter seven weeks ago, a Nashville mom learned nursing is a lot more than photos on social media of “blissfully breastfeeding” mothers. Leah, the mom behind the Instagram account The Nashville Bump, posted a breastfeeding photo on Jan. 24. In the caption, she wrote about the many unanswered questions moms face while nursing. “You truly don’t know what’s going on down there,” she wrote. “Too much? Too little? Too intense? Not enough hindmilk? Not enough time? Plugged duct? Mastitis?” Ok, I'm going to say it for us all. Breastfeeding is har...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacterial infection: illustrated
Presentations of infections including an infected sebaceous cyst, tonsillitis, a dental abscess, mycoplasma pneumonia and mastitis. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - November 28, 2016 Category: Primary Care Tags: Infections and infestations Source Type: news

Antibiotics could be cut by up to one-third, say dairy farmers
Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new British survey say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost a third in dry cow therapy and a fifth in clinical mastitis. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Antibiotics could be cut by up to one-third, say dairy farmers
(University of Bristol) Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RADBF) say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost one-third in dry cow therapy and one-fifth in clinical mastitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 6, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antibiotics could be cut by up to a third, say dairy farmers
Nine in 10 dairy farmers participating in a new survey from the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RADBF) say that the farming industry must take a proactive lead in the battle against antibiotic resistance. Those questioned also think that over the next five years they could cut their own antibiotic use by almost a third in dry cow therapy and a fifth in clinical mastitis. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - October 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Veterinary Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Symptoms: What You Need to Know
By Stacy Simon An important way to keep up with your breast health is to be aware of how your breasts normally look and feel, and know what changes to look for. Finding breast cancer as early as possible gives you a better chance of successful treatment. But knowing what to look for is not a substitute for screening mammograms and other tests, which can help find breast cancer in its early stages, even before any symptoms appear. Benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions are much more common than breast cancer, but it is important to let your health care team know about any changes in your breast so they can be checked out ...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - September 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Breast Cancer Prevention/Early Detection Source Type: news

Prepping for USMLE Step 2? Here ’s a commonly missed question
The United States Medical Licensing Examination ® (USMLE®) Step 2 is a formidable test, soAMA Wire® is providing frequent expert insights to help you prepare for it. Take a few minutes here to work through another of the most-missed USMLE Step 2 test prep questions and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kaplan Medical. Once you ’ve got this question under your belt, be sure to test your knowledge with other posts in this series. Ready. Set. Go.This month ’s question that stumped most students: A 27-year-old immigrant from El Salvador has a 14 x 12 x 9-cm mass in her left bre...
Source: AMA Wire - August 20, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

A Cow's Life: It Isn't All Clover
Review: Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture, and Environment, by Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2015). "Beef production is undermining the entire natural world--squeezing out wild animals, shredding ecosystems, slashing biodiversity." -- Denis Hayes & Gail Boyer Hayes Grass-fed organic steers grazing in Penticon, British Columbia. In the great tradition of American muck-raking (pun intended), this brilliantly written book on the cattle industry ropes you in with its folksy, down-to-earth tone and wry humor....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

39 Breastfeeding Portraits That Celebrate Nursing Mamas
When photographer Melina McGrew posted a breastfeeding self-portrait on Facebook, she was surprised by some of the negative responses. The Brooklyn-based photographer and mom of three took the photo when her second child was starting to wean. "I wanted to have a tangible memory of those cherished moments," she told The Huffington Post. "This self portrait encapsulates love and motherhood in all the little details I want to remember. But more importantly, it stands for strength and perseverance in the name of challenges."  According to McGrew, one woman commented on the photo, "I wou...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Government of Canada announces simultaneous approval with the United States of veterinary drug Imrestor
Health Canada and the United States Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine today announced a simultaneous approval of the veterinary drug Imrestor. Access to this drug will provide Canadian dairy farmers with an innovative product to reduce the incidence of clinical mastitis, a significant infectious disease that affects approximately 15% of dairy cattle. (Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada)
Source: Government of Canada News - Health Canada - March 25, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: Health Canada Source Type: news

Mum who delayed chemo to have baby announces her newborn daughter has died
Heidi Loughlin discovered she had a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer after falling pregnant with her third child (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - December 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: chemotherapy mastitis breast cancer Heidi Loughlin Source Type: news

Humans carry more antibiotic-resistant bacteria than animals they work with
(Elsevier Health Sciences) One of the most common and costly diseases faced by the dairy industry is bovine mastitis, a potentially fatal bacterial inflammation of the mammary gland. Widespread use of antibiotics to treat the disease is often blamed for generating antibiotic-resistant bacteria. However, researchers investigating staphylococcal populations responsible for causing mastitis in dairy cows in South Africa found that humans carried more antibiotic-resistant staphylococci than the farm animals with which they worked. The research is published in the Journal of Dairy Science®. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 24, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Mastitis, the agonising infection that proved breast isn't always best:
Joanna Franks, one of Britain’s leading female breast surgeons,has warned that persevering with breastfeeding – even if it becomes painful – is putting mothers at risk of mastitis - breast infection. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Native Valve Endocarditis
Lactococcus garvieae is regarded as a veterinary pathogen, causing hemorrhagic septicemia in fish (1) and mastitis in cows (2). The organism has also been recovered from a variety of dairy products, such as unpasteurized milk (3) and cheese (4–6), as well as various meat products (5,6). L. garvieae is an uncommon cause of human infection, with only a limited number of cases reported worldwide (7–20). Most infections involve either native (7–11) or prosthetic (12–15) heart valves, but cases of osteomyelitis (16–17), hepatic abscess (18), and septicemia (19) have also been documented. (Source: C...
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - November 9, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Russell A. Rawling, Paul A. Granato Tags: Case Report Source Type: news

Everything You Need to Know About Mastitis
Women who are breastfeeding may experience breast pain and lumpiness -- and feel panic. It may be mastitis, a benign breast infection that is treated with antibiotics and simple home remedies. Read more to learn about mastitis. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - May 12, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Mastitis – Benign Breast Infection
Women who are breastfeeding may experience breast pain and lumpiness -- and feel panic. It may be mastitis, a benign breast infection that is treated with antibiotics and simple home remedies. Read more to learn about mastitis. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - April 26, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Mastitis – Benign Breast Infection
Women who are breastfeeding may experience breast pain and lumpiness -- and feel panic. It may be mastitis, a benign breast infection that is treated with antibiotics and simple home remedies. Read more to learn about mastitis. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - March 25, 2014 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Pharmapex's Novel Mastitis Treatment Offers Hope to World Farmers
Efficient feed-based mastitis treatment boosts livestock health with unique microencapsulated technology.(PRWeb February 06, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11556048.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 8, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Urinary Tract Sepsis Caused by Lactococcus garvieae
This report describes the first case of bacteremia caused by the organism as a complication of urological surgery. (Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter)
Source: Clinical Microbiology Newsletter - February 7, 2014 Category: Microbiology Authors: Joe Dylewski Source Type: news

Poultry Lab Not Chicken About Developing Vaccine for Cattle
The Poultry Science Lab for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, run by Billy Hargis, has already developed vaccines to battle several diseases in poultry. Now, Hargis says, a pharmaceutical company recently contacted him about producing a vaccine to combat mastitis in cattle. Mastitis is a potentially fatal udder disease in dairy cows. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - December 9, 2013 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Badgers? They're killable as well as cute | Melissa Kite
Controversy over the badger cull underscores Britain's hypocrisy and anthropomorphic confusion over animalsDuring the last bovine tuberculosis crisis in May 2004, without realising what was to hit me, I blithely wrote an article about the need to cull badgers. Headlined "TB or not TB" (you see what they were doing there), the piece outlined the scientific evidence, of which there was plenty, in favour of culling to stop the spread of disease in cattle, and wondered at the strangely intense political battle that was raging about it then – as it is again now.The next decade saw my inbox clogged up w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 28, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Kite Tags: Comment The Guardian Bovine tuberculosis Farming Rural affairs Animal welfare Animals UK news Badgers Environment Agriculture Science Wildlife Comment is free Source Type: news

Innate immunity system of sheep and goat herds against viral infections clarified
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) Biology and Biochemistry graduate, Paula Jáuregui Onieva, has undertaken research for her PhD thesis on the factors of restriction of innate immunity present in sheep and goats. In concrete, she investigated if these factors had antiviral activity so that, pending further studies, they could be used in preventing certain diseases of these animals, such as mastitis, arthritis, pneumonia and/or encephalitis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 26, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Inflammatory Breast Cancer: What You Should KnowInflammatory Breast Cancer: What You Should Know
This rare but deadly disease can be misdiagnosed as mastitis. Dr. Naoto Ueno discusses critical steps in diagnosis as well as emerging strategies in the treatment of inflammatory breast cancer. Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Expert Interview Source Type: news