News tagged with milk

High levels of DDT in breast milk in South Africa

The highest levels ever of DDT in breast milk have been measured in mothers living in malaria-stricken villages in South Africa. The values lie well over the limits set by the World Health Organization. DDT has been used ...

Sep 03, 2012
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Add hurricane menu to your storm prep, experts say

(HealthDay)—As Isaac bears down on the U.S. Gulf Coast, nearby residents should think ahead and look beyond batteries and flashlights when making their hurricane emergency plans, experts say.

Aug 28, 2012
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What's best for very low birth weight babies

While the health benefits of breast feeding baby are well known, a new study published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Pediatrics finds that, for very low birth weight (VLBW) babies, a small amount of fortification can im ...

Aug 16, 2012
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Explainer: why mothers should breastfeed

(Medical Xpress) -- Breast milk is one of the most important components of infant care. It provides complete nutrition and helps to prevent and fight infections. And it’s also safer – in much of ...

Aug 02, 2012
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Cancer-causing toxin found in Chinese baby formula

A Chinese dairy has been ordered to suspend production after a cancer-causing toxin was found in its infant formula, China's quality watchdog said Monday, in the country's latest milk scare.

Jul 23, 2012
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