Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat Milk Is Overtaking Nuts as Top Food Allergy Threat
Cow's milk is in so many foods that it can be difficult to avoid yet it is the most common food allergy in young children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

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

Excellent Outcomes Found for Neonates Born to SARS-CoV-2-Postive Moms
TUESDAY, April 13, 2021 -- Neonates born to and separated from their severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2)-positive mothers at birth and fed unpasteurized expressed breast milk have no evidence of viral infection, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

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

Ben-Gurion University researchers developing probiotic yogurt-based drugs
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) " This is the first demonstration that virulence of human pathogenic bacteria can be mitigated by molecules secreted in probiotic milk products, such as yogurt or kefir, " said BGU Prof. Jelinek. " Our research illuminates the mechanism by which milk fermented probiotics can protect against pathogenic infections and aid the immune system. We look forward to administering these drug candidates to patients who are experiencing a cytokine storm due to COVID-19 infection, or people suffering from acute inflammatory bowel pathologies, such as Crohn's disea...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - April 12, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Spotting cows from space
(University of California - Santa Barbara) Cows don't seem to have a whole lot going on most of the time. They're raised to spend their days grazing in the field, raised for the purpose of providing milk or meat, or producing more cows. So when students in UC Santa Barbara ecologist Doug McCauley's lab found themselves staring intently at satellite image upon image of bovine herds at Point Reyes National Seashore, it was funny, in a " Far Side " kind of way. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

Study: COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe During Pregnancy And May Protect Baby, Too
Not only does the new research show the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are effective at protecting pregnant people, it also found that antibodies were present in umbilical cord blood and breast milk.(Image credit: Jamie Grill/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane Greenhalgh Source Type: news

Workers at baby formula plant claim harassment by managers
Employees at the Canada Royal Milk plant in Kingston, Ont., say management treated them like “minions” — denying them safety gear that fit, harassing employees by accusing them of being “overpaid” and less hardworking than workers in China and — in one case — unnecessarily touching a worker during a heated dispute. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 31, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Workers feared for safety at Ontario baby formula plant
When the Chinese firm Feihe International invested $332 million to build a milk formula factory in Kingston, Ont., it promised to create hundreds of jobs in Eastern Ontario. Some of the people who took those jobs are now warning the workplace isn't safe — and they're afraid someone could get killed. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

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

Milk monopoly: How the dairy "mafia" compromised their own industry
(Natural News) The milk industry is in trouble. As consumption declines and dairy farmers increasingly close up shop, many are pointing fingers at those within the industry for its current woes. The responsible parties have even been nicknamed the “milk mafia” to illustrate the control the Dairy Farmers of America, Dean Foods and big milk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for the liver: Milk thistle shown to remove toxic free radicals
THE LIVER is the size of a rugby ball that sits right above the stomach. This vital organ and gland carries out over 500 functions, so it's a good idea to look after it. Could a milk thistle supplement help? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Can the right probiotic work for breast milk-fed babies?
(University of California - Davis) A new study from researchers at the University of California, Davis, finds that in breast milk-fed babies given the probiotic B. infantis, the probiotic will persist in the baby's gut for up to one year and play a valuable role in a healthy digestive system. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Learn how to make milk thistle extract, the all-purpose remedy for preppers
(Natural News) Milk thistle is an herb that offers some benefits, such as promoting liver and heart health. While others consider the plant an invasive weed, preppers know that milk thistle is useful when turned into a potent extract. (h/t to SurvivalSullivan.com) Health benefits of milk thistle Some studies also suggest that milk thistle helps promote... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

THC Persists in Breast Milk 6 Weeks After Quitting Cannabis THC Persists in Breast Milk 6 Weeks After Quitting Cannabis
New data support national guidelines warning against marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation, and highlight the need for intensified prenatal counseling.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

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

High blood pressure: Certain yoghurt and milk products could reduce high blood pressure
HIGH blood pressure could be reduced by drinking fermented milk products, a study has suggested. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Uganda: Scientists Turn to Goat Milk to Curb HIV-Related Deaths
[Monitor] Scientists at the National Animal Genetic Resources Centre and Databank (NAGRC&DB) in Entebbe have said they will start making HIV/Aids treatment tablets from goat milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda: Uganda to Start Making HIV Tablets From Goat Milk
[Observer] The National Animal Genetic Resources Center and Databank (NAGRC&DB) has finalised plans to introduce highly-efficient and productive dairy goats for adoption by the livestock-rearing communities to avail milk rich in nutrients required for boosting the human immune system. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Butter, margarine and your heart
March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to take a look at butter, margarine and heart health. Butter is a dairy product, made from the milk or cream of cows. Margarine is made from vegetable oil. They may look similar and be used similarly for baking or cooking, but when it [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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

Nobody is more irritating when you are ill than your own family | Zoe Williams
My family treated my positive Covid test as exciting news, like they had been watching EastEnders for 17 years and finally something had happenedWhat I never noticed before I got Covid was the thriving black market in stories and speculation about the virus, the after-virus and the sheer unadulterated weirdness of the human body. The public sphere is, understandably, preoccupied with the disease at its most harrowing –“happy hypoxia”, ventilators, months of post-viral fatigue. I get that completely. If you ’re going to make a social effort to understand a disease, it’s most helpful to start wi...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Zoe Williams Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Medical research Microbiology Science World news Source Type: news

THC From Pot Lingers in Breast Milk for Weeks: Study
THURSDAY, March 11, 2021 -- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, remains in breast milk for up to six weeks and may be harmful to infants, a new study warns. The researchers said the finding supports recommendations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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

Milk prebiotics are the cat's meow, Illinois research shows
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) If you haven't been the parent or caregiver of an infant in recent years, you'd be forgiven for missing the human milk oligosaccharide trend in infant formulas. These complex carbohydrate supplements mimic human breast milk and act like prebiotics, boosting beneficial microbes in babies' guts. Milk oligosaccharides aren't just for humans; all mammals make them. New University of Illinois research suggests milk oligosaccharides may be beneficial for cats and dogs when added to pet diets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psychoactive ingredient in marijuana can stay in breast milk for six WEEKS after giving birth
A new study from the University of Colorado School of Medicine found that new mother had average levels of THC of 5.5 ng/mL, higher than needed to get charged with a DUI. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Pot-consuming pregnant women have THC in breast milk weeks later
Pregnant women who use marijuana products have high levels of the drug's psychoactive ingredient in their breast milk for up to six weeks after giving birth, a study published Monday by JAMA Pediatrics found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

David Mintz, Whose Tofutti Made Bean Curd Cool, Dies at 89
He set out to create an ice cream substitute for people who keep kosher. He created a phenomenon, also loved by vegans, diabetics and people with milk allergies. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Roberts Tags: Deaths (Obituaries) Tofu Tofutti Tofutti Brands Inc Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Kosher Foods and Products Mintz, David (1931-2021) Entrepreneurship Source Type: news

Antibodies For Covid-19 Found In Breast Milk After Vaccine
New study demonstrates that breast milk of vaccinated mothers will provide Covid-19 antibodies to infants. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Coronavirus Editors' Pick editors-pick Source Type: news

Providence finds coronavirus antibodies transmitted through breast milk of vaccinated mothers
The study suggests that infants may acquire some protection from Covid-19 from their lactating mothers who are vaccinated. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Milk teeth/S&P 500: a fairy exchange
Record payouts suggest the sprite engages in some complex asset-liability modelling (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - February 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Using neutron scattering to better understand milk composition
(Springer) A new paper published in EPJ E by Gregory N Smith, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, shows an example of neutron scattering in the area of food science. Smith uses neutron scattering to better investigate casein micelles in milk, with the aim of developing an approach for future research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 26, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

USDA grant seeks to enhance milk production and cow health
(Cornell University) A Cornell University animal scientist studying relationships between insulin and milk production in dairy cows has received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 25, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

'Good bacteria' in breast milk changes over time
(McGill University) The cocktail of beneficial bacteria passed from mother to infant through breast milk changes significantly over time and could act like a daily booster shot for infant immunity and metabolism. The research, conducted by scientists from Montreal and Guatemala and published in Frontiers in Microbiology, has important implications for infant development and health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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

Hospitalizations for Food Anaphylaxis Triple, but Deaths Down Hospitalizations for Food Anaphylaxis Triple, but Deaths Down
Cow's milk is the leading cause of fatal anaphylaxis among children, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 18, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

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

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

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

Gut bacteria can help fight the harmful effects of processed foods like cereals and pasta, scientists find
(Natural News) Research shows how a certain bacterium found in the human gut can break down a chemical commonly found in processed foods, such as ultra-pasteurized milk, pasta, chocolate and breakfast cereals. Published in Cell Host & Microbe, the findings generate invaluable insight into how gut microbes break down processed foods and lower the risk of health conditions often associated with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: FCT Police Probe Location of Human Milk Factory With 115 Young Mothers
[This Day] The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has launched an investigation into the alleged existence of a human milk factory that also harbours 115 young mothers in the nation's capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 10, 2021 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Breastfeeding mothers produce COVID-19 antibodies capable of neutralizing virus
(University of Idaho) Breastfeeding women with COVID-19 do not pass along the SARS-CoV-2 virus in their milk but do transfer milk-borne antibodies that are able to neutralize the virus, a multi-institutional team of researchers led by the University of Idaho reported. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing breastfeeding disparities for African American mothers
(University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing) An abundance of data underscore the importance of breastfeeding and human milk for the optimal health of infants, children, mothers, and society. But while breastfeeding initiation rates have increased to more than 80% in the US, a disparity exists for African American mothers and infants. In this group, breastfeeding is initiated only about 69% of the time. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news