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2010-09-01 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq: DEST), the world's leading maternity apparel retailer, announced today a new and improved return policy in all of its Destination Maternity®, A Pea in the Pod®, and Motherhood Maternity® stores. Effective today, customers of Destination Maternity, A Pea in the Pod, and Motherhood Maternity can return merchandise for a full refund within thirty days of...

2010-08-31 10:06:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Mothers who did not breastfeed their children have significantly higher rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than moms who breastfed, report University of Pittsburgh researchers. "We have seen dramatic increases in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes over the last century," Eleanor Bimla Schwarz, M.D., M.S., assistant professor of medicine, epidemiology, and obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, was quoted as saying....

2010-08-24 09:00:00

Carole Brite brings decade of commitment to Planned Parenthood, 25 years of financial and management experience to new role CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Planned Parenthood of Illinois (PPIL) announced today that it has appointed Carole Brite as its new President and Chief Executive Officer. Brite most recently served as interim CEO of PPIL. She served as Board Treasurer for more than 10 years. Prior to joining the staff at Planned Parenthood, she...

2010-08-03 03:32:00

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, August 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Special Issue and Other Select Articles to be Made Freely Available Online In support of World Breastfeeding Week 2010, Elsevier - the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services - is pleased to open access to selected articles related to breastfeeding from the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Midwifery and the Journal of Pediatric Health Care....

2010-06-24 13:44:44

Childcare use and inequalities in breastfeeding: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study online first Babies who are looked after by relatives, friends, and neighbors while their mothers are at work, are less likely to be breastfed, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. This applies to both full time and part time care, and all strata of society, the research indicates. The findings are based on 18,050 infants, who were part of the UK Millennium...

2010-05-27 14:17:00

NEW YORK, May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International human rights organization Equality Now welcomes the AAP's decision to withdraw its ill-conceived revised policy statement on female genital mutilation (FGM) issued on April 26, 2010. The new policy statement essentially promoted Type IV FGM, as categorized by the World Health Organization (WHO), and suggested that federal and state laws might be more effective if they "enabled pediatricians to reach out to families by offering a...

2010-05-12 06:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Labor Commissioner Angela Who: Bradstreet Denise Padres, Deputy Chief, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement Wendy Wright, Lactation Consultant and Founder of Lactation Navigation, LLC What: Seminar & Networking Event Thursday, May 13 - three events When: throughout the day 8:00 -9:00 12:00 Noon...

2010-05-10 06:00:00

MCHENRY, Ill., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of National Women's Health Week, Medela today announced the availability of resources and services to help employers create a supportive workplace for nursing mothers. With corporations now required to provide nursing mothers breaks to express breastmilk under the new Patient Protection and Affordability Act signed by President Obama, Medela's Corporate Lactation program offers companies direction on setting up a successful program to...

2010-04-26 08:36:48

Breastfeeding is best, but what happens when something goes wrong? And why do so many women struggle with this "natural" process even after carefully following all the well-meaning advice they've gotten from their health care providers? Not surprisingly, some women have more difficulty than others and there are many factors associated with experiencing breastfeeding problems "“ especially in the first week after birth. For example, being African-American, having less than a high school...

2010-02-22 12:14:06

Since the end of apartheid, land reforms have been one way of righting the wrongs to which the black South African majority was previously subjected. But many black women have little or no opportunity to own land, due to the customary laws that still govern ownership rights in rural South Africa. This is explored in a new thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Annika Rudman has studied the relationship between legislation, customary law and opportunities for development in relation...


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