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Breast-feeding may lower risk for multiple sclerosis

July 21, 2017

Mothers who breast-feed for longer periods of time are less likely to develop multiple sclerosis compared with those who do not breast-feed at all or do so for shorter periods of time, according to findings recently published in Neurology.

According to a press release, women with multiple sclerosis (MS) have substantially fewer relapses during pregnancy or while they are breast-feeding exclusively.

CDC: Multicomponent interventions boost colorectal, breast, cervical cancer screening

July 21, 2017
Multicomponent interventions effectively increase colorectal cancer screening with colonoscopy or fecal occult blood testing, according to a CDC report. The CDC’s…
In the Journals

Maternal vitamin D level linked to adverse events in childhood development

July 20, 2017
Children born to mothers with inadequate vitamin D-serum 25(OH)D levels were more likely to have suboptimal gross-motor skills when compared with children born to…
In the Journals Plus

Genetic testing for breast cancer recommended for all Ashkenazi Jewish women

July 20, 2017
Women of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry who do not harbor one of the founder mutations in BRCA1 or BRCA2 may develop breast cancer because of a damaging mutation in another…
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