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2014-02-06 12:28:06

Best Practices Shed Light on How to Help Moms Provide Breastmilk to Premature Babies MCHENRY, Ill., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medela today announced the winning neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for their compelling breastmilk programs helping to improve infant health by facilitating and increasing human milk consumption in the NICU. Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., was recognized as the first place winner, and the Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, University Hospitals Case...

2014-02-04 11:26:55

Study shows fetal sex can influence milk production A new study, co-authored by a Harvard scientist, offers the first-ever evidence that fetal sex can affect the amount of milk cows produce, a finding that could have major economic implications for U.S. dairy farmers. The study, which examined 2.4 million lactations by nearly 1.5 million dairy cows in the U.S., found that cows which gestated back-to-back daughters produce as much as 1,000 pounds more milk than those that give birth to...

2014-01-31 23:34:05

The rate of infant and maternal mortality for Blacks is twice the rate for Whites in the U.S., so it is important to address barriers to care that Black women face. To celebrate Black History Month, Praeclarus Press and the Simkin Center at Bastyr University offer a webinar that teaches nurses, midwives, physicians, and lactation consultants how to make their practices welcoming to African American women, thereby addressing disparities in infant and maternal mortality. Amarillo, Texas...

2014-01-30 23:34:30

Aeroflow Healthcare adds eCommerce site in response to growing need for new mothers to obtain breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories through insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 30, 2014 Aeroflow Healthcare launched an eCommerce site on January 24, 2014 in response to the growing need of obtaining breastpumps and breastfeeding accessories through insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Through their site, http://www.breastpumps.aeroflowinc.com,...

2014-01-28 12:24:47

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Nurse Purse Unveils New Line of Breast Pump Bags to Make Breastfeeding Easier for Working Moms (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140128/MN53894) With statistics showing breastfeeding on the rise, and the Affordable Care Act guaranteeing free breast pumps, Nurse Purse fills a void not previously met by the market NEW YORK - With statistics showing breastfeeding on the rise, and the recently-implemented Affordable Care Act guaranteeing...

2014-01-23 23:22:17

Leading Lady will be cheering on pro golfer Danah Bordner as she represents the Loving Moments by Leading Lady team as an official spokesmom and breastfeeding advocate. Bahamas (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Pro golfer and Loving Moments by Leading Lady spokesmom Danah Bordner will take a swing at 2014 starting with the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic competition. Held in the Bahamas, this second-year event is the perfect tropical stage for Bordner to start off this year’s tour with a strong...

Through The Stomach Is The Way To A Chimpanzee's Heart
2014-01-16 13:38:29

Max Planck Institute Chimpanzees who share their food with others have higher levels of the hormone oxytocin in their urine The ability to form long-term cooperative relationships between unrelated individuals is one of the main reasons for human’s extraordinary biological success, yet little is known about its evolution and mechanisms. The hormone oxytocin, however, plays a role in it. Researchers of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany,...

2014-01-16 08:27:34

Common misconceptions should not influence the decision to have breast augmentation, says Atlanta breast augmentation specialist ATLANTA, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When considering breast augmentation, one of the common concerns that young women have is what effect pregnancy may have on the results of the procedure or on their ability to breastfeed after the surgery. Dr. David Brothers, a board certified plastic surgeon, explores several misconceptions about the relationship...

2014-01-14 23:03:36

UVA researchers, collaborators ID cause of oral vaccine failure. Charlottesville, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and their collaborators have identified why oral vaccinations for polio and rotavirus are far less effective in the developing world than in the West. The culprits: malnutrition, diarrhea and abbreviated breastfeeding. Polio vaccines given orally to children in the developing world are only about half as effective as in...

2014-01-10 12:25:39

DUBLIN, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/64kkgr/breast_pumps) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Breast Pumps Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Breast pumps are medical devices that help in expression and storage of breast milk for future use, so that the baby is not...


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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