SUTD researchers develop simple method to 3D print milk products
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) Additive free, multimaterial 3D printing is achieved for milk-based products without temperature control (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Should mother's milk be produced in the lab?
Human milk grown from mammary cells could liberate breastfeeding women – but it’s a controversial sellOne of the saddest things about being diagnosed with breast cancer a few years ago (it was fortunately treatable) was having to stop breastfeeding my 10-month-old baby. Unceremoniously she was shunted on to an early diet of pure solid food, which I reasoned was probably just as nutritious as infant formula and the best solution in the absence of donor milk from a breast-milk bank, which is reserved for premature and ill babies, and dispensed by prescription.Baby Agnes thrived, but what if there were another opt...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 13, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Zo ë Corbyn Tags: Science Breastfeeding Parents and parenting Family Breast cancer Health & wellbeing Society Life and style Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Comparing dairy milk and plant-based beverages
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Since I was a kid, I've been drinking milk with breakfast and dinner as my primary beverage. But looking in the grocery store coolers these days, there are so many options other than cow's milk. Are plant-based milks like soy or almond milk healthier options? ANSWER: Dairy (cow's) milk and plant-based beverages like [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 13, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

South Africa: UCT-Built App to Support Babies in Need of Breast Milk
[UCT] What began with a University of Cape Town (UCT) lecturer donating her breast milk to Milk Matters has resulted in a lasting relationship that has seen UCT students conducting research on and for the milk bank, as well as the development and upgrade of an app. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Could Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy for Babies?
Title: Could Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy for Babies?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/8/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/9/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - September 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Could Antibiotics Make Breast Milk Less Healthy for Babies?
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Mom's breast milk can be altered by antibiotics in ways that might harm an infant's health, according to a new study. The Canadian researchers were particularly concerned with an increase in bacteria that can be harmful,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Arthritis treatment: Drinking this type of milk may slow down your symptoms
ARTHRITIS afflicts millions of people in the UK and the most common type is osteoarthritis. If the condition is causing you grief, drinking a particular type of milk may help to slow its advancement. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Taxation of the fat content of foods for reducing their consumption and preventing obesity or other adverse health outcomes
ConclusionsWe did not find enough reliable evidence to find out whether a tax on the fat content of foods resulted in people eating less fat, or less saturated fat.We did not find any evidence about how a tax on the fat content of foods affected obesity or overweight.The results of our review will change when further evidence becomes available.Discussing the findings of this review, lead author Stefan Lhachimi said, “A tax on saturated fats could be in principle a good approach to reduce the consumption of so-called junk foods, a group of food products which is fiendishly tricky to define in legal terms. By taxing a ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - September 7, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Long-term observational study on 6223 survivors of arsenic poisoning due to contaminated milk powder during infancy - Liu R, Tabuchi T, Kitamura T, Miyashiro I, Sobue T.
This study aimed to assess the mortality and cancer incidence risk among Japanese individuals who were poisoned durin... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Frank brand milk chocolate covered raisins recall warning issued
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is recalling the snack sold at Canadian Tire stores because there may be undeclared traces of peanut in it. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Antibiotics affect breast milk microbiota in mothers of preterm infants: University of Toronto study
(University of Toronto) A team led by researchers at the University of Toronto and The Hospital for Sick Children has found that mothers of preterm babies have highly individual breast milk microbiomes, and that even short courses of antibiotics have prolonged effects on the diversity and abundance of microbes in their milk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study tracks human milk nutrients in infant microbiome
(Cornell University) A new study in mice helps explain why gut microbiomes of breastfed infants can differ greatly from those of formula-fed infants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Appears Unlikely to Pass Through Breast Milk SARS-CoV-2 Appears Unlikely to Pass Through Breast Milk
Breast milk is an unlikely source of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 from mothers to infants, according to data from case reports and breast milk samples from 18 women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

COVID Unlikely to Be Transmitted by Breast Milk
No cases of an infant contracting COVID-19 from breast milk have been documented, but questions about the potential risk remain. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Not Likely to Be Transmitted by Breast Milk: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2020 -- Breastfeeding mothers are unlikely to transmit the new coronavirus to their babies via their milk, researchers say. No cases of an infant contracting COVID-19 from breast milk have been documented, but questions about the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 28, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

COVID-19 Not Likely to Be Transmitted by Breast Milk: Study
Title: COVID-19 Not Likely to Be Transmitted by Breast Milk: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/28/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/28/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The " gold " in breast milk
(University of Bonn) Breast milk strengthens a child's immune system, supporting the intestinal flora. These facts are common knowledge. But how does this work? What are the molecular mechanisms behind this phenomenon? And why is this not possible the same way with bottle feeding? The reasons were unknown until a team from the RESIST Cluster of Excellence at Hannover Medical School (MHH) recently discovered how alarmins are that mechanism in a project involving the University of Bonn. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may reduce risk of diabetes in women
According to a study published in Diabetes, breastfeeding may reduce the risk of diabetes in women by increasing the insulin sensitivity of organs that supply sugar and fat for milk production.Science Daily (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 26, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

COVID-19 human milk studies should continue without stopping breastfeeding
(Washington University in St. Louis) It is not easy to conduct human milk research during a pandemic. Yet despite the consistent lack of quality evidence for transmission of viral RNA from breast milk, some leaders are pushing ahead by altering public health and clinical practice guidance, according to E.A. Quinn, associate professor of biological anthropology in Arts& Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Is 'fake' milk fit for drinking? 
Supermarket chiller cabinets are awash with new products to pour into your coffee and over cereal. But are these 'new' non-dairy milks any better for you? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation for SARS-CoV-2 in Breast Milk From 18 Infected Women, JAMA (published 19th August 2020)
Letter describes 18 women with SARS-CoV-2, one of whom had SARS-CoV-2 RNA in milk sample, but viral culture was negative, suggesting SARS-CoV-2 RNA does not represent replication-competent virus and thus reassuringly, breast milk may not be a source of infection for infant. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flavoured ice cubes of breast milk of women who have had Covid-19 could help fight off the infection
Breast milk could be used for the most vulnerable people in the event of a second Covid-19 wave, Dutch researchers claimed. They found antibodies in the breast milk of 30 mothers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Drink this milk every day to lower ‘bad’ cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol can hike your risk of having a heart attack so it is imperative to avoid it. If you are looking to reduce harmful cholesterol levels, drinking this milk may help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to lose visceral fat: Want to lose belly fat? Drink two cups of this milk every day
HOW TO lose visceral fat: There is no greater incentive to lose weight than the fear of early death. Visceral fat, also known as belly fat, poses such a threat but there are ways to combat it, including drinking a particular type of milk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists launch study to find out if babies can get COVID-19 from their breast milk
Washington State University is launching a national study to determine if the novel coronavirus can be transmitted through breast milk or if it contains antibodies that can protect babies from the virus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is COVID-19 transmitted through breast milk? Study suggests not likely
(University of California - San Diego) A recent study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine suggests transmission of COVID-19 through breast milk is not likely. The infectious virus was not detected in 64 samples of breast milk tested. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 19, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Decline in milk consumption by children in school lunch programs may affect future health
(Elsevier) Fluid milk consumption among children is vital, as adequate consumption of dairy products, especially during childhood, has beneficial health outcomes later in life. These benefits include reduced risk of osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, and cancer in adulthood. Milk consumption among children has been declining for decades, so understanding and fulfilling the needs of children is crucial to reverse the decline. In an article appearing in the Journal of Dairy Science, scientists studied key contributors to increasing milk consumption among children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists make 'healthy' milk chocolate by adding antioxidant-rich peanut skins and coffee grounds 
US Department of Agriculture scientists in search of uses for edible food 'waste' added peanut skins, rich in antioxidant phenolic compounds to milk chocolate with tasty, nutritious results. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human milk based fortifiers improve health outcomes for the smallest premature babies
(University of Missouri-Columbia) More than 380,000 babies are born prematurely in the United States each year, according to the March of Dimes. 'Preemies' can be severely underweight babies and struggle to get the nutrients they need from breast milk alone, so neonatal intensive care units provide an additional milk fortifier, either in the form of cow's milk or manufactured from donor breast milk, to keep them healthy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tea, milk and other drinks to help you sleep (and some that will hurt)
We know to avoid coffee and chocolate before bedtime since both contain caffeine and can keep you awake at night. But what to replace those delicious options with? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know When Buying or Using a Breast Pump
Breast pumps are medical devices regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They can be used to extract milk, maintain or increase a woman's milk supply, and relieve engorged breasts (among other indications). But, to protect mothers and their babies, there are important safety considerations to know before using one. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - August 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

South Africa: No Link Identified Between Covid-19 and Breastfeeding
[SAnews.gov.za] The novel Coronavirus cannot be passed on to babies through breast milk, says Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 5, 2020 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Is milk good for you? Depends on your age, health and sex, studies say
Cow's milk may or may not be good for you, studies say, depending on your age, sex and overall health status, as well as what you eat and drink in place of it. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Donor milk programme for very low birth weight infants: better outcomes, lower cost
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - August 1, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Plastics, pathogens and baby formula: What's in your shellfish?
(University of California - Irvine) The first landmark study using next-generation technology to comprehensively examine contaminants in oysters in Myanmar reveals alarming findings: the widespread presence of human bacterial pathogens and human-derived microdebris materials, including plastics, kerosene, paint, talc and milk supplement powders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dark Chocolate and Milk Allergies
FDA is releasing more information about its study finding that some dark chocolate products contain varying amounts of milk. And you can't always tell that's the case simply by reading the food label. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - July 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

NIST expands database that helps identify unknown compounds in milk
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have recently doubled the size of a reference library that includes examples of a certain type of carbohydrate found in milk from humans and several other animals. The expansion of the library will help scientists identify the unknown compounds in their own milk samples. The researchers published their new findings in Analytical Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

FNS: National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates
Announces the annual adjustments to the federal and state funding levels and reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs, and the reimbursement rates for institutions participating in the Special Milk Program for Children. Updated rates are effective from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 22, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

The Risks Of Using Milk To Soothe Tear-Gassed Eyes; An Expert Says Use Water Instead
As protestors face continued tear-gassing, a warning about how to soothe burning eyes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Marla Milling, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Source Type: news

First in-depth insights into parturition in rhinos
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Scientists from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research together with zoo veterinarians closely monitored 19 pregnant white rhinos in six European zoos and recorded timelines for pre-birth development, milk production, hormone levels, gestation length and documented the onset of parturition, different stages of labour and foetal position at birth. These data significantly improves the knowledge base for birth management and obstetrics in rhinos. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Approved by U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the First Selective Interleukin (IL)-23 Inhibitor for Active Psoriatic Arthritis
HORSHAM, PA, July 14, 2020 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved TREMFYA® (guselkumab) for adult patients with active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), a chronic progressive disease characterized by painful joints and skin inflammation.[1],[2] TREMFYA is the first treatment approved for active PsA that selectively inhibits interleukin (IL)-23, a naturally occurring cytokine that is involved in normal inflammatory and immune responses associated with the symptoms of PsA. The safety and efficacy of TREMFYA in PsA have b...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Non-organic cow's milk found to contain TOXIC chemicals like pesticides and growth hormones
(Natural News) Lots of people are waking up to the dangers of conventional produce and sticking to organic varieties, but a recent study serves as a reminder of why it’s also important to go organic when it comes to cow’s milk too. The study, which was published in the Public Health Nutrition journal, found that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Drink this type of milk to improve your cholesterol levels
HIGH cholesterol can lead to life-threatening heart problems if left untreated. Fortunately, certain dietary decisions can improve your cholesterol levels, including a particular type of milk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heifer Nepal Farmers Persevere During COVID-19 Pandemic
Harabhara Cooperative is finding ways to sell their milk during the pandemic. Photo from Heifer Nepal.By Heifer InternationalJul 10 2020 (IPS-Partners) For nearly three months, the government of Nepal implemented a strict lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. And while it slowed the spread of the virus, it also put a tremendous economic burden on many families nationwide. As of June 15, the country transitioned to a “soft lockdown,” easing some restrictions such as allowing private vehicles to operate on an odd/even-day scheme. But the economic effect is already being seen. At the onset of pandemic, the m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Heifer International Tags: Economy & Trade Health Humanitarian Emergencies Source Type: news

Raw Milk Can Harbor Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
FRIDAY, July 10, 2020 -- If you're a fan of raw milk, keep it chilled. Leaving raw milk at room temperature can release antimicrobial-resistant genes, a new study suggests. Also, bacteria that have antimicrobial-resistant genes can transfer them to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mom and baby share 'good bacteria' through breast milk
(University of British Columbia) A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Manitoba has found that bacteria are shared and possibly transferred from a mother's milk to her infant's gut, and that breastfeeding directly at the breast best supports this process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Disrupted Big Agriculture. Here ’s What That Means for the Planet
On April 12, a meat-processing plant in Sioux Falls, S.D., owned by Smithfield Foods shut down after hundreds of employees contracted coronavirus. The closure was hardly unique. Food-processing plants are tinderboxes for infection because employees work in close proximity and often need to shout, spraying droplets that can be laced with the virus. Cargill, Tyson and other major industry players closed about two dozen poultry-, pork- and beef-processing centers over the following weeks as workers fell ill. In April and May, more than 17,000 industry workers tested positive for COVID-19 and 91 died, according to the U.S. Cen...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Barone Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Food & Drink Magazine Source Type: news

Study Suggests Pregnant Women Can Pass The Coronavirus To Their Fetus
A small study of 31 women with COVID-19 in Italy found signs of the virus in samples of umbilical cord blood, the placenta and, in one case, breast milk. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 9, 2020 Category: Science Source Type: news

COVID-19 Linked Hunger Could Cause More Deaths Than The Disease Itself, New Report Finds
Disruption to food production and supplies due to COVID-19 could cause more deaths from starvation than the disease itself, according to an Oxfam report published today. The report found that 121 million more people could be “pushed to the brink of starvation this year” as a result of disruption to food production and supplies, diminishing aid as well as mass unemployment. The report estimates that COVID-19 related hunger could cause 12,000 deaths per day: the peak global mortality rate for COVID-19 in April was 10,000 deaths per day. “COVID-19 is the last straw for millions of people already struggling w...
Source: TIME: Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mélissa Godin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news