Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

University of California Davis Researchers Discover Infant Microbiomes Lack B. Infantis in Developed Nations
Without the beneficial bacteria, infants can develop gut dysbiosis, which can lead to severe chronic diseases Another key insight into how the human microbiome performs essential functions has been discovered by a research team at the University of California, Davis (UCD). They have learned that nearly all babies born in developed nations no longer have […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 13, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology B. infantis Bifidobacterium Infantis breast milk Bruce German PhD clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Source Type: news

A2 Milk: Breakthrough of Science or Marketing? A2 Milk: Breakthrough of Science or Marketing?
A new dairy product's health claims cause debate.Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Article Source Type: news

Nigeria:Dr. Chinny Obinwanne - Babies Not Well Breastfed Are Exposed to Multiple Health Issues
[This Day] To commemorate the annual World Breastfeeding Week, Chiemelie Ezeobi spoke to Dr. Chinny Obinwanne, a medical doctor, lactation consultant, and member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Obinwanne, a nursing mother, is the founder of The Milk Booster, a company that produces lactation products that help increase breast milk supply. She also founded The Breastfeeding Doc, which is a company that provides evidence-based knowledge for healthcare professionals and breastfeeding mothers. In this interview (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Kenya:Govt Banks on Human Milk to Reduce Newborn Mortality
[VOA] Joshua Okumu's wife, Mary Mwanja, died during childbirth 18 years ago at Pumwani Maternity Hospital in Nairobi. But their daughter survived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 10, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

FNS: National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs, National Average Payments/Maximum Reimbursement Rates; Correction
Correction to aJuly 19, 2018 Federal Register notice from the USDA Food and Nutrition Service related to maximum reimbursement rates for the National School Lunch, Special Milk, and School Breakfast Programs. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 10, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Dairy alternatives: The good, the bad, and the ugly
(Natural News) Conventional dairy products are often one of the first substitutes a family makes when transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. It makes perfect sense, when you consider that conventional dairy is pasteurized (enzymes destroyed), tainted with GMOs, and infected with residual antibiotics and hormones that have been injected into the cows producing the milk. Is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Soya helps fight bone problems
BRITTLE bone disease can be staved off by adding soya to your diet, scientists have found. Foods tofu, tempeh, edamame, soya sauce and soya milk are rich in compounds that mimic the effect of oestrogen. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newborns dying where antibiotics no longer work
In a sweltering room in the corner of the Chatinkha nursery in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Lilian Matchaya is expressing milk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scourge of superbugs killing newborn babies
In a sweltering room in the corner of the Chatinkha nursery in Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, Lilian Matchaya is expressing milk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could edible chemotherapy encased in milk particles someday end infusions?
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) University of Colorado Cancer Center researcher uses drug delivery properties of mother's milk to naturally shepherd chemotherapy molecules into the bloodstream. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Relapses Like Demi Lovato ’s Are Common. Here’s Why They Can Be So Dangerous, According to Experts
More than a week after she was hospitalized for an apparent drug overdose, singer Demi Lovato has been released from Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is speaking out about the enduring struggle of addiction and relapse — an often dangerous cycle that can end in tragedy for many people who struggle with substance use. “I have always been transparent about my journey with addiction. What I’ve learned is that this illness is not something that disappears or fades with time,” Lovato, who had been sober prior to the incident, wrote in a statement Sunday. “It is something I must co...
Source: TIME: Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized onetime substance abuse Source Type: news

Uganda:Sensitise Women On Breastfeeding
[Monitor] As the Breastfeeding Week continues to be celebrated this week, statistics show that many mothers still grapple with learning how to help their child breastfeed, practicing exclusive breastfeeding until the child is at least six months, or expressing breast milk. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 7, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

At last, you can go full fat! Research shows that it's actually good for you  (in the right amount)
Many people choose skimmed or low-fat milk on the basis it ’s ‘healthier’ than full fat, but the latest evidence suggests we should think again. Here's why... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almond Milk Recalled Over Cow ’s Milk Concerns
The recall comes as the FDA considers whether nondairy beverages made from almond, soy, and other plant-based food can legally be called “milk.” (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UConn To Open Milk Depot For Newborns
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut’s John Dempsey Hospital is opening the state’s first milk depot. The center, which operates like a blood bank, will serve as collection point for the distribution of donated, pasteurized human milk to babies at neonatal intensive care units across the northeast. The hospital will be working with Mothers’ Milk Bank Northeast to find and screen breast milk donors in Connecticut. (Photo credit: Kristin Wallace/UConn Health) The donations will be accepted at the hospital and kept at UConn Health in a new freezer before being shipped to the Mothers&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News breastfeeding Local TV UConn Source Type: news

150,000 Containers of Almond Milk Have Been Recalled Because They May Contain Actual Milk
Almonds don’t lactate, in the famous words of Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb — but, at least right now, your almond milk may contain dairy anyway. Hood has voluntarily recalled almost 150,000 half-gallon containers of refrigerated Almond Breeze vanilla almond milk for fear that they may contain actual milk, the FDA announced Thursday. The beverages have been recalled since they could pose a risk to consumers with serious dairy allergies or sensitivities. “The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity,” according to an announcement from Hood. &...
Source: TIME: Health - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

Got milk? Vanilla Almond Breeze might, prompting recall
HP Hood LLC has recalled some half-gallon cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because they may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label, the US Food and Drug Administration said Friday. A single reported allergic reaction did not require medical treatment or hospitalization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almond Breeze recalls 145,000 cartons of almond milk over fears it may contain REAL dairy
Almond Breeze  voluntarily pulled half-gallon cartons of its vanilla-flavored milk in 28 states. Customers who have bought cartons of the product can return them for a refund or exchange. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almond milk recalled because it may contain real milk
So far, the FDA has received a report of one allergic reaction in connection with the recalled almond milk ​ (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deranged Democrats now insist America should PAY illegal aliens for crossing the border as a kind of reward system... seriously
(Natural News) A prominent Democrat from the People’s Republic of New York has announced that Americans aren’t doing enough to financially support illegal aliens who cross the country’s southern border illegally. It’s apparently not enough for Joe Crowley, who recently lost his House seat to a 28-year-old socialist, for many illegal aliens to milk the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HP Hood LLC Recalls Select Units of Half-Gallon Refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze Almond Milk due to Possible Milk Allergen
HP Hood LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of half-gallon (1.89 L) cartons of refrigerated Vanilla Almond Breeze almond milk because the product may contain milk, an allergen not listed on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe to consume unless you have a milk allergy or sensitivity. To date, there has been one report of an allergic reaction. Medical treatment or hospitalization was not required. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 2, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

'How do I prevent sore nipples?': The answers to the breastfeeding questions new mothers ask Alexa
EXCLUSIVE Figures released by Public Health England and Amazon reveal the most commonly asked question from new mothers to be 'is my child getting enough milk?' - and it's usually yes! (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding?
Is it safe to drink alcohol while breast-feeding? We explain how much alcohol enters breast milk and how long it takes for alcohol to metabolize out of the milk. Learn the recommendations and how to drink while breast-feeding without harming your baby. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Source Type: news

Enforcement agency's role is important to ensure there is no misuse of oxytocin: KAPL
The government has proposed a ban on private producers to curb the use of the drug illegally in livestock to increase milk production. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sweet Earth Foods Issues Allergy Alert for Undeclared Egg and Milk in Aloha BBQ Quesadillas Due to Mismatched Packaging
Sweet Earth Foods is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of 8-ounce packages of Sweet Earth Aloha BBQ Quesadilla due to mismatched packaging, resulting in undeclared egg and milk allergens. People who are allergic to eggs or milk could have a serious or life- threatening reaction if they consume this item. A UPC code of 016741000551 appears on the back of the package. The “best by” date of 6/28/19 and lot number of 8149 appears on the side of the package. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 1, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Desperate Women, Desperate Doctors and the Surprising History Behind the Breastfeeding Debate
For something that’s supposed to be a natural process, breastfeeding can be surprisingly complicated — and not only for new mothers literally struggling with the process. Breastfeeding debates can leave families feeling embattled from both sides, but controversy over who should breastfeed and for how long and where shows no signs of letting up. For example, in July, news broke that the United States had fought a seemingly uncontroversial resolution in support of breastfeeding at the World Health Assembly earlier this spring. But, though such controversies can seem like a distinctly modern problem, breastfeeding...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lily Rothman Tags: Uncategorized health onetime Source Type: news

Breastfeeding mothers should not drink any alcohol
Researchers from Macquarie University, Sydney, believe that alcohol may damage babies' brain cells or could make breast milk less nutritious, leading to deficiencies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No alcohol is safe while breastfeeding: 'Every extra drink' reduces babies ’ thinking skills later on
Researchers from Macquarie University, Sydney, believe that alcohol may damage babies' brain cells or could make breast milk less nutritious, leading to deficiencies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even 'healthy' people get blood sugar spikes after a bowl of cereal
New continuous blood glucose monitors revealed to Stanford University researchers that even 'healthy' people can have extreme blood sugar spikes - especially after a bowl of cereal and milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Livestock treatment may offer solution to antibiotics crisis, say scientists
Dosing animals with antibodies from their own immune systems could prevent illness and reduce the need for antibioticsUsing animals ’ own immune systems may provide a way to reduce theoveruse of antibiotics in farming, replacing the drugs with cheap farm byproducts and cutting the growing risk ofresistance to common medicines, new research has suggested.Natural antibodies, produced by the immune system without previous infection, in animals and humans, can protect the body against harmful bacteria. They are present in some usually unconsidered farm byproducts, such as the whey left over from milk production, and they...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent Tags: Farming Antibiotics Environment Society Science Farm animals Source Type: news

Is it safe for breastfeeding moms to drink alcohol?
New research examines whether exposure to alcohol in breast milk might affect infants' thinking and reasoning skills as they develop into early childhood (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even 'healthy' people experience dangerous blood sugar spikes after a bowl of cereal, study shows  
New continuous blood glucose monitors revealed to Stanford University researchers that even 'healthy' people can have extreme blood sugar spikes - especially after a bowl of cereal and milk. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol in breast milk may lead to lower cognition in kids
Higher maternal consumption of alcohol aligned with lower nonverbal reasoning in 6-and 7-year-olds who had breastfed. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Food Fight: So, What Is 'Milk'?
Strong opinions come from both sides of the debate. While nondairy milk sales increased by 61% from 2012 to 2017, overall sales of dairy milk fell 15% in the same period, according to industry statistics. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcohol In Breast Milk May Lead To Lower Cognition In Kids, Study Finds
(CBS Local/CNN)– Children’s exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. “This is the first study in which associations between alcohol exposure through breast milk and cognition in children are examined,” the researchers from Macquarie University in Australia wrote in the report. Previously Undisclosed TSA Program Tracks Unsuspecting Passengers The authors obtained data from a longitudinal study, a continuous study of data over a period of time, of 5,107 Australian infants who were...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News breastfeeding CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Alcohol in breast milk may lead to lower cognition in kids, study finds
Children's exposure to alcohol through breast milk may cause a comparable drop in their cognitive abilities, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists discover a dynamic cellular defense against breast cancer invasion
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) Johns Hopkins researchers report they have demonstrated in mouse tissue grown in the lab that the cell layer surrounding breast milk ducts reaches out to grab stray cancer cells to keep them from spreading through the body. The findings reveal that this cell layer, called the myoepithelium, is not a stationary barrier to cancer invasion, as scientists previously thought, but an active defense against breast cancer metastasis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Injectable trace minerals improve oxidative stress after aflatoxin challenge in dairy cows
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) When dairy cattle consume aflatoxin-contaminated feed, they are lethargic, their appetite wanes, they produce less milk, and their immune system goes awry. Some of those symptoms relate to oxidative stress, in which dangerous free-radicals bounce around, damaging cells. In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois investigated the potential of injectable trace minerals to reduce the damage and keep dairy cows healthier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Breast milk is no different to formula products, say two thirds of Britons
Two-thirds of people believe there is no difference between breast and formula milk, a study has found. The UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cash boost to help Scottish mothers breastfeed for longer
£2 million comes ahead of World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August Related items fromOnMedica UK lagging behind peers on child health Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Deprived areas get help with 5-a-day UK child health near bottom in Europe Warn parents not to buy breast milk online (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 30, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New Ventures to Study Infants and Young Children through National Survey
New questions on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) will address gaps in scientific knowledge in birth-24 month nutrition, including mixed feeding (formula and human milk), modes of feeding (bottle, nipple, cup), and introduction of food groups. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA to review plant products sold using the term 'milk'
The U.S. Food& Drug Administration is reviewing the use of the term milk in marketing for plant-based products, FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on Thursday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecules from breast milk and seaweed suggest strategies for controlling norovirus
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) New research from several universities in Germany, to be published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests that it may be easier than anticipated to find a compound that could be used as a food supplement to stop the spread of norovirus in children's hospitals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 26, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

AMPI Recalls Limited Amount of Dry Whey Powder Because of Possible Health Risk
Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) of New Ulm, Minn., is recalling dry whey powder packaged in 50-pound and 25-kg bags that were produced at the cooperative ’s Blair, Wis., dry whey plant from May 1-5, 2018; May 24-29, 2018; June 2-5, 2018; and June 7-14, 2018 due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. This is a precautionary recall. All products shipped to the marketplace tested negative for Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 25, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Even More Snacks Are Being Recalled Over the Salmonella Fears Affecting Goldfish and Ritz Crackers
Swiss Rolls and bread are the latest products disappearing from store shelves amidst a string of food recalls also affecting Goldfish and Ritz crackers. Due to possible salmonella contamination, Flowers Foods, Inc. is recalling Swiss Rolls sold under a variety of brand names nationwide, as well as Captain John Derst’s Old Fashioned Bread sold in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. It appears that Flower Foods uses the same potentially tainted whey powder, sourced from Associated Milk Producers Inc., that prompted Pepperidge Farm and Mondelez...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Recalls Source Type: news

BASF and UC Davis collaborating to unlock new potential in human milk oligosaccharides
(BASF SE) BASF and the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) announced a collaboration to unlock new benefits of human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs). The long-term objective of this strategic research partnership is to develop and validate second-generation HMO molecules as potent bioactive compounds that can influence the establishment and maintenance of the gut microbiome and provide benefits beyond the gastrointestinal tract, such as brain health, for infants, children and adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nonfiction: A History of Everything, Served in a Cold Glass of Milk
Mark Kurlansky ’ s latest history, “ Milk!, ” ranges wide, from breast-feeding to cr è me vichyssoise glac é e. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICH COHEN Tags: Books and Literature Kurlansky, Mark Milk! A 10,000-Year Food Fracas (Book) Breastfeeding Source Type: news

The 10 Best and Worst Oils For Your Health
Home cooks have plenty of options when it comes to choosing which type of oil to sauté, bake and drizzle with. Some, like olive oil, are well known, and others, like avocado or coconut oil, are less familiar. Which oil is right for you? That depends largely on the type of cooking you’re doing. An oil’s smoke point, which is the point when oil starts burning and smoking, is one of the most important things to consider. If you heat oil past its smoke point, it not only harms the flavor, but many of the nutrients in the oil degrade—and the oil will release harmful compounds called free radicals. If ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

The unique complex of protein and fats found in human breast milk KILLS over 40 types of cancer
(Natural News) Conventional cancer treatments like chemo and radiation therapy are known for causing an array of undesirable health effects. Even so, the cancer industry continues to parade their flagship products as the end-all be-all of cancer treatment. But many people believe that medicine shouldn’t hurt. Perhaps that’s why scientists continue to look for other,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news