Cobalamin and haptocorrin in Human Milk and Cobalamin-related variables in mother and child: A 9-mo longitudinal study

submitted by: Eva Greibe
BACKGROUND:Measurement of milk cobalamin is hampered by the high content of the cobalamin-binding protein haptocorrin, and limited data are available relating trustworthy measures of milk cobalamin to cobalamin status in healthy mothers and their children. OBJECTIVES:The objectives were to explore the concentration of cobalamin and haptocorrin in foremilk and hindmilk during the first 9 mo of lactation and to relate these results to biomarkers of an impaired cobalamin status of mother and...
Authors: E Greibe, D Lildballe, S Streym, P Vestergaard, L Rejnmark, L Mosekilde, E Nexo

Prepregnancy adherence to dietary patterns and lower risk of gestational diabetes mellitus

submitted by: dtobias
Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous studies observed inverse associations of adherence to the alternate Mediterranean (aMED), Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), and alternate Healthy Eating Index (aHEI) dietary patterns with risk of type 2 diabetes; however, their associations with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) risk are unknown. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess usual prepregnancy adherence to well-known dietary patterns and GDM risk. DESIGN: Our study included 21,376...
Authors: Deirdre Tobias, Cuilin Zhang, Jorge Chavarro, Katherine Bowers, Janet Rich-Edwards, Bernard Rosner, Dariush Mozaffarian, Frank Hu

Early participation in prenatal food supplementation program ameliorates the negative association of food insecurity with quality of maternal-infant interaction

submitted by: afrith
Food insecurity is detrimental to child development, yet little is known about the combined influence of food insecurity and nutritional interventions on child development in low-income countries. We proposed that women assigned to an early invitation time to start a prenatal food supplementation program could reduce the negative influence of food insecurity on maternal-infant interaction. A cohort of 180 mother-infant dyads were sampled (born between May and October 2003) from among 3267 in...
Authors: Amy Frith, Ruchira Naved, Lars Ake Persson, Kathleen Rasmussen, Edward Frongillo

Intake of artificially sweetened soft drinks and risk of preterm delivery:a prospective cohort study in 59,334 Danish pregnant women

submitted by: thih45
BACKGROUND: Sugar-sweetened soft drinks have been linked to a number of adverse health outcomes such as high weight gain. Therefore, artificially sweetened soft drinks are often promoted as an alternative. However, the safety of artificial sweeteners has been disputed, and consequences of high intakes of artificial sweeteners for pregnant women have been minimally addressed. OBJECTIVE: We examined the association between intakes of sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened soft drinks and...
Authors: Thorhallur Halldorsson

Making a Difference

submitted by: bccdc
Like Sign In or Sign Up now! making a difference1.mp4 From: thebccdc | July 12, 2010 | 6 views Loading...Active since 2004, the Vietnam HIV/AIDS/STI Community Clinics Network (HCCN) Project has been a leader in public health development innovation in Vietnam by introducing a etiologic approach to the management of sexually transmitted infections and developing a network of clinics in three Mekong provinces and Hi Chi Minh City. The project has made an impact targeting vulnerable...

ASPIRE: An International Women's Initiative

submitted by: bccdc
ASPIRE is an international women's health initiative aims to save thousands of lives by implementing a scalable and affordable integrated cervical cancer screening program in Eastern Africa using self-collection for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The ASPIRE program is community-driven and will undertake education and information campaigns to increase knowledge and capacity among healthcare providers. For more information visit www.aspireafrica.ca

Rape with Extreme Violence: the new pathology in eastern DR Congo

submitted by: nangini
Rape with extreme violence characterizes the deliberate and mutilating assaults on women in girls by militia in eastern DR Congo. Through the lens of the Panzi Hospital in South Kivu, we discuss the medical and socioeconomic impact of REV, and highlight some of its underlying factors. Dr. Mukwege, short-listed for the Nobel Peace prize for the second time this year, offers powerful first-hand experience as as founder and director of the Panzi Hospital. "We don't lose hope...I know that with...

San Diego Science Festival -- Nifty Fifty -- Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor

submitted by: sdscienccefestival

Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor discusses epidemics with students at Montgomery Middle School.

Food Insufficiency Is Associated with High-Risk Sexual Behavior among Women in Botswana and Swaziland

submitted by: jeveleth
Background Both food insufficiency and HIV infection are major public health problems in sub-Saharan Africa, yet the impact of food insufficiency on HIV risk behavior has not been systematically investigated. We tested the hypothesis that food insufficiency is associated with HIV transmission behavior. Methods and Findings We studied the association between food insufficiency (not having enough food to eat over the previous 12 months) and inconsistent...
Authors: Sheri d Weiser, Karen Leiter, David r Bangsberg, Lisa m Butler, Fiona percy-de Korte, Zakhe Hlanze, Nthabiseng Phaladze, Vincent Iacopino, Michele Heisler