Growing sales of breast milk online amid warnings about risks
Exclusive: Human breast milk can contain harmful bacteria, drugs and viruses, say health expertsExperts have sounded the alarm over a growing trend for selling human breast milk online, warning that it can contain harmful bacteria, drugs and viruses including HIV.The concerns prompted eBay to remove listings from its platform, saying it had updated its automatic filters to stop breast milk being sold on the site in future.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Health Pregnancy Science Family & wellbeing Parents and parenting Society Source Type: news

High cholesterol: The best milk to help lower high cholesterol – and other 'small swaps'
AN EXCESS of cholesterol settling along the artery walls restricts blood flow to vital organs, such as the brain and heart. Without an adequate supply of oxygen, heart or brain cells begin to die. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 16, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FNS: Child Nutrition Programs: Income Eligibility Guidelines
Notice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) announcing the adjusted income eligibility guidelines for free and reduced-price meals and free milk through the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program. These guidelines are applicable from July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - February 16, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What ’s the Best Nondairy Milk Alternative?
Soy milk, nut milks and other products may offer unique benefits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Egan Tags: Dairy Products Milk Diet and Nutrition Content Type: Service Source Type: news

“There’s something down there…”
Discussion: Breast tissue develops from “milk lines” of the ectoderm that extend along the anterior abdominal wall from the axilla to the labia majora. While normal breast development occurs on the upper chest, breast tissue can develop anywhere along these lines. [Fallat, Greydanus] Polythelia is the presence of an accessory nipple, and is found in 1-2% of the population, and is slightly more common in males. [Greydanus] Removal can be done for cosmetic reasons should the patient desire. Polymastia or accessory breast tissue may be found as well, but is less common than polythelia alone. Like normal breast tissue, ect...
Source: EPMonthly.com - February 1, 2022 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jeffrey Lyles Source Type: news

Evidence-based Discharge Nutrition to Optimize Preterm Infant Outcomes
Despite abundant research comparing postdischarge hospital diets for preterm infants, the ideal clinical approach has not been determined. Dilemmas persist because randomized controlled trials of preterm versus term infant formula have yielded equivocal results and because the predominant postdischarge diet for preterm infants has shifted from formula-based to a combination that includes maternal milk and increasingly includes a plan for breastfeeding. As the investigation of the influence of the post –hospital discharge diet on preterm infant outcomes evolves, factors to consider include the infant’s oral feeding abil...
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - February 1, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

'Living' cells in breast milk may provide clues to cancer risk, researchers say
Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England have harvested living cells from human breast milk that could be used identify those at risk for developing breast cancer, they said. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Newly Published Network Meta-Analysis (NMA) Found TREMFYA ® (guselkumab) Ranked Highest for Overall Level of Skin Clearance and Provided Positive Joint Efficacy Among Active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) Therapies
Conclusions (i.e., comparable) are based on an overlap of pairwise 95 percent credible intervals.1c. PASI 90 is defined as at least 90 percent improvement from baseline in the PASI score. The PASI score grades the amount of surface area on each body region that is covered by PsO plaques and the severity of plaques for their redness, thickness, and scaliness.13 PASI 90 was not a controlled endpoint in DISCOVER-1 or -2.8,9d. TREMFYA q4w dosing is not currently FDA-approved.2e. The PsA-modified vdH-S score combines erosion and joint space narrowing scores derived from radiographs of joints in body regions impacted by PsA.14 T...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - January 26, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

What Are Common Gastrointestinal Polyposes in Children?
Discussion Bloody stools or blood in the diaper is a relatively common complaint in general pediatrics. For most patients it is often a minor concern. Commonly it is a transient problem (e.g. rectal fissure caused by constipation or trauma) or often not blood (e.g. urate crystals in the diaper, food, menses, etc.). Real blood does occur with an identifiable cause such as long distance running or heavy exercise, or milk protein allergy/sensitivity that improves with a milk-restricted diet. Many more serious causes are associated with heavier or more recalcitrant bleeding, increased defecation, abdominal pain, poor eating an...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 24, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Olivia Munn Gets Candid About Breastfeeding Struggle After Welcoming Baby With John Mulaney
Olivia Munn discussed her breastfeeding challenges with her 2.8 million Instagram followers, saying that providing milk to her son can be "hard, especially if you have low supply." #oliviamunn #johnmulaney (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding mothers don ’t pass COVID to infants, study suggests
In the largest study to date on COVID-19 and breast milk, a UCLA-led research team found no evidence that the virus is transmitted from mothers to children through breastfeeding.The study,published today in the journal Pediatric Research, analyzed breast milk samples taken from 110 lactating women between March and September 2020. Of these women, 65 had tested positive for COVID-19, 36 were symptomatic but were not tested and nine had symptoms but tested negative.While researchers initially found some COVID-19 genetic material, or RNA, in seven of the samples belonging to the 101 women who either tested positive or were sy...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 19, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

My 1950s school was a topsy-turvy world | Brief letters
Eating upside down | Riding the Gypsy Queen | School mottos | Big dogs | Letters that divided BritainI remember being taught in biology class in our 1950s grammar school in Manchester that peristalsis works both ways (Dairylea cheese ad showing child eating while upside down banned over choking risk, 19 January). Under teacher supervision, two of us held a boy upside down by his ankles while he drank half a bottle of milk through a straw. We all survived the demonstration.Dr Roger MerryKeynsham, Somerset• Lovely to hear the history behind the Gypsy Queen (Letters, 17 January). My housemates and I were still riding the Gy...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Biology Schools Education Brexit BBC Conservatives Boris Johnson Source Type: news

Easy wins: better than a warm cup of milk, read for six minutes before bed for good sleep
Committing to six minutes of reading a night before bed sounds easy – and it is. Not only can it improve sleep and reduce stress, but you’ll be better read tooWe ’re all on a never-ending pursuit to perfect the art of good shuteye. Theories abound, so it is easy to find yourself in a maze of advice, mindfulness techniques and mum’s advice about the magic of a cup of warm milk at night.But one tactic I found ticked all my boxes: reading for just six minutes before you go to sleep. Relaxing your brain in a way that Netflix before bed just can ’t, this simple trick has both improved my sleep and put an end to my rea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 19, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Maddie Thomas\ Tags: Sleep Books Life and style Psychology Australian lifestyle Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Breast Milk Contains Covid Genetic Material But Infected Mothers Won ’t Transmit Virus Through Breastfeeding, Study Finds
Researchers found "no evidence" breastfeeding was a risk for Covid-19 transmission. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 19, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news