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2011-12-19 06:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela announced today the winning neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) from its Virtual Human Milk (breastmilk) Collection Campaign in honor of prematurity awareness and the 500,000 families impacted by premature births each year. In support of the March of Dimes' National Prematurity Awareness Month, several thousand participants across the U.S. voted for their preferred NICU to win Medela products for their facility. Each of the six following...

2011-12-12 15:01:00

QINGDAO, China and ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYUT), ("Synutra" or the "Company"), which owns subsidiaries in China that produce, market and sell nutritional products for infants, children and adults, today announced the planned relocation of the Company's R&D, customer service, call-center, and training facilities into a new corporate campus in Beijing by the end of December, 2011. The new Synutra Campus is located in the...

2011-12-05 11:35:00

Organization calls on US mothers to donate milk for next shipment NEW YORK, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- [MEDIAGLOBAL NEWS] The US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience and Quick International Courier in a joint humanitarian effort delivered 10,000 ounces (2,500 bottles) of donor breast milk to be utilized by premature, sick and orphaned infants in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa. The Cape Town and Durban based non-profits, Milk Matters and...

2011-11-17 15:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health today received an $822,739 federal bonus for improving breastfeeding rates among mothers enrolled in Pennsylvania's Women, Infants and Children, or WIC, program. Breastfeeding is known to provide lasting health benefits to babies. "Breastfeeding rates in the Pennsylvania WIC Program have risen from 29 percent in 1995 to 50 percent in 2011," said Dr. Eli Avila, Secretary of Health, during a visit today to the...

2011-11-10 10:59:00

BAAR, Switzerland, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The theory developed in 2007 by scientists at the University of Western Australia (UWA) that breastmilk contains stem cells has been taken to a higher level with the latest discovery by one of the team's newer members. UWA Ph.D. candidate Foteini Hassiotou has proven that stem cells from breastmilk can now be directed to become other body cell types such as bone, fat, liver and brain cells. Could this finally be the answer to ethically and...

2011-11-07 09:01:00

Plans to Layoff Highly Experienced RNs & Outsource Care to Non-Nurses No Other Like-Sized Hospital in the State Allows Non-Nurse to Provide This Care WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just weeks after the Centers for Disease Control had issued a call for hospitals to improve maternity care practices to better support breastfeeding for mothers and babies, UMass Memorial Medical Center has made a decision to significantly degrade its own breastfeeding...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

BEIJING and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Feihe International, Inc. (NYSE: ADY; "Feihe International" or the "Company"), (formerly known as American Dairy, Inc.), one of the leading producers and distributors of premium infant formula, milk powder and soybean, rice and walnut products in China, today announced that it plans to release third quarter 2011 financial results on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, after the market closes. The Company will also hold a...

2011-10-31 07:00:00

BEIJING and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Feihe International, Inc. (NYSE: ADY; "Feihe International" or the "Company"), (formerly known as American Dairy, Inc.), one of the leading producers and distributors of premium infant formula, milk powder and soybean, rice and walnut products in China, today announced that the Company paid $16.3 million to Sequoia Capital China Growth Fund I, L.P. and certain of its affiliates (collectively, "Sequoia") in redemption of...

2011-10-21 07:00:00

BEIJING and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire Asia-FirstCall/ -- Feihe International, Inc. (NYSE: ADY; "Feihe International" or the "Company") (formerly known as American Dairy, Inc.), one of the leading producers and distributors of premium infant formula, milk powder and soybean, rice and walnut products in China, today announced it received authentication for China's Credit Management System (CMS) for the food industry. China's Credit Management System for the food industry was...

2011-10-20 10:22:49

Weaning can be a stressful time, but new research published in the Oct. 19 edition of the online journal PLoS ONE shows that the presence of familiar flavors in food, or even in the surrounding air, has positive effects on piglet growth, food uptake, and behavior upon weaning, suggesting reduced stress. In the study, pregnant sows were fed anise-flavored food for about two weeks before birth and three weeks after. The piglets were then weaned and also exposed to the anise flavor, either...