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2012-04-23 23:18:35

The benefits of breast milk are well known, but why breastfeeding protects against various forms of cancer remains a mystery. A new study in the Journal of Human Lactation (published by SAGE) found high levels of cancer-fighting TNF-related apoptosis inducing ligand (TRAIL) in human milk, which might be one source of breast milk's anticancer activity. Researchers took samples of colostrum, the first milk available to newborns, and of mature breast milk from new mothers. Researchers then...

2012-04-21 23:03:16

The First Step, When Eyes Feel Dry and Dehydrated, Should Be to Make Sure Your Tear Film Has Enough Water, Says Bio-Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 20, 2012 In a recent interview, eye health and water advocate Sharon Kleyne noted that the delicate tear film covering the eyes' exposed portions is 99% water. When dry eye symptoms are experienced, according to Mrs. Kleyne, the initial steps should always be to make sure you drink enough water and are...

2011-09-07 19:55:41

An excess of a natural molecule can bring about the devastating ℠water on the brain´ condition in mice and blocking its action can prevent the effect Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found what may be a major cause of congenital hydrocephalus, one of the most common neurological disorders of childhood that produces mental debilitation and sometimes death in premature and newborn children. The research appears in the September 7, 2011, issue of the journal...

2011-08-10 16:21:00

Vulnerable premature babies will have access to life saving donor milk NEW YORK, Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major humanitarian effort, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Quick International Courier and Prolacta Bioscience(®) carried and delivered 5,000 ounces of donor breast milk from Monrovia, California to Cape Town, South Africa, today. The shipment, the fifth so far to Cape Town, and the first of two this year, will be given to...

2011-01-21 16:07:23

The levels of environmental contaminants in a mother's body decrease during breast-feeding. After a year of lactation, the levels of a number of environmental contaminants in breast milk drop by 15 "“ 94 per cent, according to a recent study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. There has been little study into this topic previously. Breast milk is nutritionally the best food for infants and contains all the substances a child needs for optimal growth and development. However,...

2010-12-13 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A recently published University of Nevada study indicates that both breast milk and infant formula should be protected from the air to reduce the impact of oxidation on essential nutrients, including vitamins A and E. An earlier phase of the study showed similar impacts on Vitamin C. The study, "Decreasing retinol and [alpha]-tocopherol concentrations in human milk and infant formula using varied bottle systems," has been published in the...

2010-10-30 00:00:41

Local company collects more than 500 liters of human saliva every year St. Louis (PRWEB) October 29, 2010 Cities all over the world are known for their industry, Detroit is the "Motor City", Pittsburgh is the "Steel City" and now St. Louis is the "Spit City." The self proclaimed title is in response to the 500 liters of human saliva collected each year by local biological material provider, Lee BioSolutions. "We are a major collector of saliva and the only company in the world that I know...

2010-10-28 11:55:13

Nurses lead patient education program for mothers of newborns Pediatric researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe a successful program in which nurses helped mothers attain high rates of breast-feeding in very sick babies--newborns with complex birth defects requiring surgery and intensive care. Many of these highly vulnerable newborns immediately experience a paradoxical situation. Their mother's milk helps to fend off infection and provides easily digestible,...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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