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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,...

2010-05-13 11:27:30

Is breast milk so different from infant formula? The ability to track which genes are operating in an infant's intestine has allowed University of Illinois scientists to compare the early development of breast-fed and formula-fed babies. They say the difference is very real. "For the first time, we can see that breast milk induces genetic pathways that are quite different from those in formula-fed infants. Although formula makers have tried to develop a product that's as much like breast milk...

2010-01-28 16:51:00

Quick International Courier donates its services for fast delivery NEW YORK, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, International Breast Milk Project (IBMP) and Quick International Courier delivered close to 500 ounces of donor breast milk for premature, sick and orphaned infants aboard the USNS Comfort's Medical Treatment Center stationed outside Haiti. The ship is equipped with a neonatal intensive care unit and medical staff to provide emergency care to the youngest victims of the...

2009-10-01 13:55:14

The levels of the components in breast milk change every 24 hours in response to the needs of the baby. A new study published in the journal Nutritional Neuroscience shows, for example, how this milk could help newborn babies to sleep. Breast milk contains various ingredients, such as nucleotides, which perform a very important role in regulating babies' sleep. The new study confirms that the composition of breast milk changes quite markedly throughout the day. The scientists looked for three...

2009-06-30 09:56:45

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies.The ingredient called pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, or PSTI, is found at its highest levels in colostrum - the milk produced in the first few days after birth.The lining of a newborn's gut is particularly vulnerable to damage as it has never been exposed to food or drink. The new study* highlights the importance of...

2009-05-15 10:05:35

Marijuana-smoking mothers who breastfeed pass the drug to their babies through the milk, U.S. health experts said. There is a higher concentration of marijuana in breast milk than in the mother's bloodstream so these babies are getting a fair amount of marijuana, said Sarah Kabalka, a registered nurse who specializes in addiction. Marijuana, which is nearly three times stronger than it was two decades ago, also can result in gynecomastia, or enlarged breasts, and lower sperm motility, Dr....

2009-02-03 10:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- UpSpring Baby(TM) today announced that its Milkscreen(TM) home test for alcohol in breast milk is now available for purchase over-the-counter at over 6,000 Walgreens drugstores across the U.S. Walgreens is the nation's largest drugstore chain and the first brick and mortar drugstore to carry the Milkscreen home test. Milkscreen is also available for purchase through other leading national retailers and independents. The American Academy of...

2008-07-13 12:00:00

The evidence just keeps mounting that breast-feeding a newborn, even over the short term, provides some benefits that can't be gained in any other way, according to a pair of experts who fielded calls Saturday during the Deseret News/ Intermountain Healthcare Hotline. Short-term means at least the first three months of a baby's life, according to Dr. Peter Lindgren, a pediatrician in Intermountain's Memorial Clinic in Salt Lake City. Tracy Karp, neonatal nurse practitioner at Intermountain...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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