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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...

2010-01-27 09:23:44

Ethnicity and number of previous births are factors that can predict the length of time a woman will breastfeed her child. A new study published in the open access journal BMC Pediatrics has examined the effects of maternal factors and hospital infant-feeding practices on breastfeeding. This is particularly important since the UK has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates worldwide. The UK Government recommends that infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life based...

2010-01-25 14:48:00

Local Broadcasts in Creole Urge New Mothers to Nourish Infants Through Breast Milk; Cautions Against Baby Formula Made with Dirty Water PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The global humanitarian organization Save the Children is supporting efforts to promote breastfeeding among new mothers in Haiti to ensure the protection of the youngest and most vulnerable survivors of the devastating January 12 earthquake. The agency has translated internationally recognized...

2010-01-04 15:45:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year since 2002 Women's eNews has held a gala to celebrate the achievements of 21 people who have bettered the lives of women and girls worldwide. Why 21 Leaders? The fact that 21 is the smallest number we could use says so much about the vitality of women's movement worldwide, whittling the nominations down that much is such a hard task! During the autumn, Women's eNews asks its readers and previous nominees to nominate leaders committed...

2009-12-01 14:30:00

RED BANK, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- A national survey reveals the majority of mothers know breastfeeding is ideal for their babies and themselves but at the same time want the right to decide what works best for them and their families. See video from HealthyWomen at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/IFC_37156/ The survey of mothers of children aged 12 months and younger found that most mothers (83%) made their infant feeding decision prior to going to the hospital to give birth. The vast...

2009-11-24 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Motherhood Maternity® revealed today the first pieces of the Spring/Summer 2010 collection, presenting an assortment of trendy, affordable maternity fashions. The line sees a return to easy femininity that simplifies and softens the dramatic themes of Fall 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091124/PH16285 ) Cool colors are important as the weather heats up. Blue emerges as the key color range of the season: from...

2009-11-23 09:37:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representative Patrick J. Kennedy's support for women's reproductive justice is strong - and he stands in solidarity with Catholics across the United States. He is one of many Catholic politicians who stand by both the courage of their convictions and their consciences to support women's reproductive choices. Bishop Thomas Tobin's recent statement that Representative Kennedy (D-Rhode Island) should not take Communion puts Bishop Tobin in the...

2009-11-17 10:51:00

Eight-Year Worldwide Study Finds U.S. Lacking Compared to Other Nations on Paid Sick Days, Paid Paternal Leave, Breastfeeding, Other Worker Supports WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study by researchers at Harvard and McGill Universities - the largest ever to look at working conditions worldwide - finds the United States far behind other economically successful nations in terms of adopting policies that support workers and families. The new study finds that 14...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.