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Fewer U.S. Hospitals Send New Moms Home With Formula
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Read more...But CDC survey finds one-third continue the practice, which can undermine breast-feeding efforts
While the percentage of hospitals that send breast-feeding mothers home with formula packs has fallen dramatically during the last several years, about one-third of U.S. hospitals still do so, newly released data shows.
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Tips for Keeping Breast-Feeding Goals on Track
Tuesday, June 09, 2015

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New moms can use encouragement, support, expert says

Breast-feeding offers many benefits for new moms and babies, but some women experience problems and don't know where to get help, an expert says.

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Poor Sleep? Eating Less at Night May Make Next Day Easier
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Read more...Study found insomniacs who didn't eat after 10pm were more alert

Concentration and attention problems caused by sleep deprivation might be eased by eating less late at night, according to a new study.

The research included 44 volunteers, aged 21 to 50. For three days, they were given unlimited access to food and drink during the day. But they were only allowed to sleep four hours a night.

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Exercise May Blunt a Woman's Risk of Lung and Breast Cancer: Studies
Thursday, June 04, 2015
Read more...Experts say findings make sense, but note they are preliminary

Physical activity may reduce a woman's risk of lung or breast cancer, a pair of new studies suggest.

Women seem less likely to either develop or die from lung cancer if they engage in physical activity, and the benefits increase the more a woman stays on the move, Stanford University researchers found.
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Risk to Baby From Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy Is Small, Study Says
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Read more...Newborn circulatory condition rate similar whether mom's depression was treated or not

Babies born to mothers taking antidepressants in late pregnancy may be slightly more likely to develop a rare circulation disorder, a new study suggests.

However, the increased risk of the disorder -- known as persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) -- is small, and similar to the risk in women with untreated depression.

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