More states allow fentanyl test strips as a tool to prevent overdoses
With time running out in the 2022 legislative session, Georgia lawmakers took up a bill to regulate raw milk. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conscious spending: The finance approach that's smart and fun
When you think of money, do you feel like living in the moment and being responsible are mutually exclusive? Does guilt eat at you when you go out for lunch or a $7 oat milk latte? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: WHO Reveals Shocking Extent of Exploitative Formula Milk Marketing
[WHO] The second report in a series detailing exploitative marketing practices employed by $55 billion baby formula industry, shows parents, particularly mothers, are being insidiously and persistently targeted online (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Walmart unveils activewear line with fashion and fitness couple Michelle Smith and Stacey Griffith
The brand is another sign of the big-box retailer's efforts to become known as a place where shoppers can find stylish clothing along with milk and bananas. #bigboxretailer #michellesmith #walmart #staceygriffith (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infant Formula Makers Are Using Social Media to Undermine Breastfeeding, the WHO Says
Infant-formula makers use social media and influencers to target women and boost sales, undermining efforts to increase breastfeeding rates, according to a new study by the World Health Organization. Companies use personalized content through apps, paid influencers and advice forums to reach consumers, the WHO report said, adding these are often not recognizable as advertising. The results build on the WHO’s largest ever study on infant formula marketing, and come at a challenging time for infant-formula makers. The pandemic has led to lower birth rates just as competition from local rivals has become more intense in...
Source: TIME: Health - April 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corinne Gretler / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition overnight wire Source Type: news

Facebook whistleblower and director of ‘The Social Dilemma’ talk about social media’s impact
Though Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels have connected relatives and  long-lost friends, provided platforms for oppressed voices, helped people explore their identities and see perspectives and parts of the world removed from their day-to-day lives, there have also been negative consequences.Recently, two leading critics of social media sat down with Ramesh Srinivasan, a professor at the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies, to explore the potential harms the popular platforms can cause.  Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistleblower who testified before Congress that the social media giant s...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 26, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Afghan Moms Receive a Fresh Start in the United States
Credit: UNHCRBy Lori Silberman BraunerTEANECK, New Jersey, Apr 26 2022 (IPS) It was a long, harrowing road for Freshta and Shabaneh, two mothers (their names are pseudonyms) who fled Kabul, Afghanistan, late last summer before eventually settling in the southern New Jersey township of Hamilton. Shabaneh, 30, the mother of three boys who was then between four and five months pregnant, recalls her flight out of Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport on a U.S. army plane under less-than-optimal conditions. Whatever seats had been in place had been removed from the plane to accommodate all the passengers, and she had n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lori Silberman Brauner Tags: Aid Armed Conflicts Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Education Gender Headlines Health Human Rights Labour TerraViva United Nations IPS UN Bureau Source Type: news

Skincare Products With Goat Milk Linked to New-Onset Food Allergy Skincare Products With Goat Milk Linked to New-Onset Food Allergy
A new case series from Australia links goat-milk allergy to previous use of skincare products containing goat milk.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - April 22, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Women and girls in South Sudan battle mounting sexual violence amid conflict and climate crises
BENTIU, South Sudan– “I used to collect firewood, make charcoal, and sell fresh milk to help meet our family's needs,” Nyachar Gatneay Rial, 38, told UNFPA. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 20, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Midwives urged to avoid using proper words for anatomy to avoid upsetting trans patients
Midwives have been advised not to say 'vagina' or 'breast milk' under new guidelines issued by the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust. The move is said to support trans patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What milk should I use?
Experts recommend that Americans use milk products that fill gaps in their personal nutritional profile. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t Say You ‘Can’t Imagine’ the Grief of Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones. Ask Them to Tell You Their Stories
“Wow, I just can’t imagine.” That’s what people emailed, texted, and uttered after my parents died. They couldn’t imagine losing a mother to a violent car accident or a father, a mere four years later, to a heart attack in the middle of the night while he was traveling abroad. I was 34 and felt truly alone, and while talking to someone about my grief would have helped immeasurably, “I can’t imagine” felt like the opposite of an invitation—it felt like a warning. Don’t even try to share, I won’t get it. But if my grief was too hard for me, and it was to...
Source: TIME: Health - April 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Soffer Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 freelance nationpod Source Type: news

EU: Salmonella outbreak in chocolate eggs due to bad milk
European health officials investigating an outbreak of salmonella linked to chocolate Easter eggs that has sickened at least 150 children across the continent say they suspect it is due to bad buttermilk in a Belgian factory (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

How to sleep: Malted milk shown to 'reduce sleep interruptions' for a good night's sleep
SLEEP is essential yet too many Britons are starved of it. If you're struggling to get enough shuteye, research recommends drinking malted milk before bed. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists confirm breast cancer screening could be done via blood test in future
BREAST cancer screening could be done via a blood test in future. Scientists say a new set of protein biomarkers was identified by studying human breast milk - meaning a test for all ages could one day be possible and consign mammograms to history. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news