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Women on antidepressant medication are more successful at breastfeeding

Women on antidepressant medication are more successful at breastfeeding

University of Adelaide researchers have found that women on antidepressant medication are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, compared with women who quit antidepressants because of concerns about their babies' health. [More]
Brown University researchers awarded USAID grant to test community-based breastfeeding support initiative

Brown University researchers awarded USAID grant to test community-based breastfeeding support initiative

Kenya's government has made significant progress recently in developing programs to promote breastfeeding among mothers who deliver at the hospital but about 60 percent of the nation's babies are born outside a health care facility. [More]
Study shows link between breast-feeding and risk of child developing obesity

Study shows link between breast-feeding and risk of child developing obesity

Many studies have focused on the influence of breast-feeding on child health. From analysis of data from the ELANCE cohort, Marie Fran-oise Rolland-Cachera, former researcher at Inserm and her co-workers in the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team (EREN) have shown that breast-feeding has a protective effect on the risk of obesity at 20 years of age. [More]

Medolac Laboratories opens new center of operations in Lake Oswego, Oregon

Many local and state dignitaries, investors, employees, donors and media, participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 27, 2014 to help christen Medolac Laboratories' flagship center of operations in Lake Oswego, Oregon. [More]

Toxicologists reveal new methods for estimating infants' exposure to POPs

Toxicologists are revealing new methods and models for estimating infants' exposure to persistent organic pollutants (POPs) today at the Society of Toxicology (SOT) 53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Phoenix, Ariz. [More]
FDA approves Xolair for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria

FDA approves Xolair for treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Xolair (omalizumab) for the treatment of chronic idiopathic urticaria, a form of chronic hives. [More]

Orexo signs multi-year agreement with OptumRx and UnitedHealth Group

Orexo AB, the manufacturer of ZUBSOLV® (buprenorphine and naloxone) sublingual tablets (CIII), announced a multi-year agreement with UnitedHealth Group® and OptumRx® providing preferred coverage and reimbursement of ZUBSOLV®. [More]
Professor receives $17M NIH grant to support IMPAACT Network

Professor receives $17M NIH grant to support IMPAACT Network

Grace Aldrovandi, MD, CM, principal investigator at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, has been awarded $17 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. [More]
Tips to maintain heart-healthy lifestyle for kids and adolescents

Tips to maintain heart-healthy lifestyle for kids and adolescents

It's never too early for you to start taking care of your heart. [More]
Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Support from lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months-long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. The results of the trials were published online today in American Journal of Public Health. [More]
Physicians study mothers' breast milk to determine correct amounts of nutrients for premature infants

Physicians study mothers' breast milk to determine correct amounts of nutrients for premature infants

Physicians in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the Maxine Dunitz Children's Health Center launched a pilot study in which mothers' breast milk is analyzed to determine whether premature infants are receiving the correct amounts of nutrients they need to thrive. [More]
Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

Periodic meetings with lactation consultant improves chances of breastfeeding

In two separate clinical trials, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have found that periodic meetings with a lactation consultant encourages women traditionally resistant to breastfeeding to do so, at least for a few months—long enough for mother and child to gain health benefits. [More]
Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen receives complete response letter for canagliflozin/metformin FDC therapy for type 2 diabetes

Janssen Research & Development, LLC (Janssen) today announced it has received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a complete response letter regarding its New Drug Application (NDA) for a fixed-dose combination (FDC) of canagliflozin and immediate-release metformin to treat adults with type 2 diabetes. [More]

Infants likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances via PCPs

Through lotions, shampoos and other personal care products (PCPs), infants and toddlers are likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult women in the U.S., researchers have reported. [More]
Population Council partners with USAID to introduce new line of contraceptive rings

Population Council partners with USAID to introduce new line of contraceptive rings

The Population Council was awarded a cooperative agreement from the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Population and Reproductive Health, "Delivering a Family of Contraceptive Vaginal Rings." Included in this agreement is support for two innovative, Population Council-developed contraceptive vaginal rings: a one-year contraceptive vaginal ring that can be used by women to plan their pregnancies and a three-month vaginal ring that can be used by breastfeeding women. [More]

New findings on effects of epilepsy on mother and child

New research pertaining to the latest findings on the effects of epilepsy on both the mother and child were presented at the American Epilepsy Society's 67th Annual Meeting in Washington DC. These studies explore folic acid use, the effect of surgery with intractable focal epilepsy, and antiepileptic drug exposure during breastfeeding. [More]

UNICEF, WHO support breastfeeding to avoid illness and deaths of children in Philippines

UNICEF and WHO today called on those involved in the response to the Philippines' Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote and protect breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children. [More]
WHO releases new treatment guidelines for children suffering severe acute malnutrition

WHO releases new treatment guidelines for children suffering severe acute malnutrition

WHO today released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition. [More]
FDA approves OLYSIO (simeprevir) for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection

FDA approves OLYSIO (simeprevir) for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection

Janssen Therapeutics, Division of Janssen Products, LP, announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved OLYSIO (simeprevir), an NS3/4A protease inhibitor, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection as part of an antiviral treatment regimen in combination with pegylated interferon and ribavirin in genotype 1 infected adults with compensated liver disease, including cirrhosis. [More]

Research: Introducing solid food with breast milk could reduce food allergies in babies

Introducing solid food with breast milk after the 17th week of birth could reduce food allergies in babies, according to University of Southampton research. [More]