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The CDC Warns Moms about Cronobacter in Milk Formula


Date: June 21st, 2016

What is Cronobacter?

In a fresh warning this week, the government has discussed the Cronobacter contamination that the CDC reminded the person is often found in the powdered milk formulas, to a lower degree herbal teas, powdered milk and even starches. It was formerly known as the Enterobacter sakazakii, it is kind of germ that can be found in the environment that may survive in very dry places. The pathogen may also be risky for babies according to the report. The babies who are fed with a contaminated milk formula made from powders must be taken to the doctor right away if they have developed the signs of the infection. The Cronobacter has been found in different dry foods like the formulas, powdered milk, startches and teas. It has also been seen in some sewer system and that might be found in other places as well in accordance with the report of the CDC.

Is Aspirin Helpful in Preventing Cholangiocarcinoma?


Date: June 20th, 2016

Aspirin and bile duct cancer

Aspirin has been linked with 2 times to 3 times less risk in developing intrahepatic perihilar as well as distal cholangiocarcinoma; this is in accordance with the findings that have been published in Hepatology.  To this day, there has been some proof of the possible part for the aspirin in the preventive measures of the cancer of the bile duct. This is in accordance with the statement released by a doctor of a hospital in Thailand. He said that the study they had conduced will prove that it is true.  The doctor and his associates in studying and in making a research about aspirin and bile duct cancer includes a doctor specializing in gastroenterology as well as hepatology of the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.

Why Acid Reducing Drugs Are Still Being Given to Babies?


Date: June 19th, 2016

Newborns and GERD

The research has shown that histamine 2 receptor antagonists or H2RAs as well as the proton pump inhibitors or PPIs are usually prescribed to preterm neonates as well as those with congenital anomalies, even if there is a growing debate about its safety to the babies. There are some results from the reflective study that was published in a pedia journal online.  The prescription of the acid suppressing drugs like the H2RAs as well as the PPIs for neonates has become massive in the past years. On the other hand, some newborn studies and researchers have not shown any improvement in terms of the GERD that shares the signs after the treatment have been given with the 2 pills and the safety and efficiency of the stress ulcer propylaxis with the 2 pills have been doubtful.

The Weight of the Child Determined by the Weight of the Mother while Pregnancy


Date: June 18th, 2016

Pregnancy and being overweight of the mother

In news released on the 27th of April this year, 2016, babies with moms who were overweight before they had their pregnancy might be more likely to be overweight according to the study. The study has discovered that the moms who gained a lot of weight during pregnancy might be more prone in having overweight babies. There was a little bit of good news to all moms out there, because breastfeeding is said to be of help for the babies during their first 6 months of life and that can help in lessening the risk of the babies in becoming overweight.

The effect of obesity of the moms to the babies

Obesity among kids are also associated with adult obesity and in the long run, it will also branch out to some health concerns, which is the reason why it is essential to find out some factors that has something to do with too much weight during the early years of life, this is in accordance with the lead author of the research and evaluation board in South California. The study determines and points out the need of the people for more health related efforts to lessen the maternal obesity, suitable pregnancy weight gain and to also boost breast feeding, the author added.

The new research has indicated that more than 16,000 women in the southern part of California who gave birth in the year 2011. The researchers have checked the kid’s weight, by the time they reached their 2nd year of life. When you compare to women who were at their normal weight before they even got pregnant, the toddlers of the moms who were overweight before they get pregnant were more likely to be two times heavier. Those 2 years old with moms that were overweight before they even got pregnant were more likely to be overweight by only 50%, according to the study.

For the meantime, too much weight gain while pregnant is also linked with 23% rise in the odds of the toddlers to be overweight. According to the researchers, they have defined too much weight gain during pregnancy as a normal weight of the woman when gained more than thirty-five pounds, while an overweight woman who have gained more than twenty-five pounds and an obese woman will more likely to gain more than twenty pounds.  Breast feeding for more than 6 months was linked with twenty-four percent lower risk of a toddler being overweight, this is regardless if the mom weight before it gets pregnant, or gestational diabetes or too much weight gain during pregnancy, according to the author of the studies.

In the US Health Report Card, there is a Racial Ethnic Disparities that Persists?


Date: June 17th, 2016

Racial ethnic disparities in the US

In an interview conducted in Wednesday 27th of April in a Health News, the report card on the American’s health seeks that the racial as well as ethnic disparities continue, with all the important gaps in terms of overweight, dental care as well as C-section births. However, the advances were made in some essential places that include the death rate of the babies among smoking women and some numbers of uninsured; this is in accordance to the current report coming from the US Health Department and Human Services.

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