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Published Unsafe feeding methods spiked during infant formula shortage (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A survey finds nearly half of parents who rely on formula for their babies resorted to potentially harmful feeding methods during the infant formula shortage.
Published Dads are key in supporting breastfeeding, safe infant sleep (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Fathers can make a huge difference in whether an infant is breastfed and placed to sleep safely, according to a recent survey of new fathers.
Published New study links contraceptive pills and depression (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Women who used combined contraceptive pills were at greater risk of developing depression than women who did not, according to a new study. Contraceptive pills increased women's risk by 73 per cent during the first two years of use.
Published New genetic target for male contraception identified (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Discovery of a gene in multiple mammalian species could pave the way for a highly effective, reversible and non-hormonal male contraceptive for humans and animals. Researchers identified expression of the gene, Arrdc5, in the testicular tissue of mice, pigs, cattle and humans. When they knocked out the gene in mice, it created infertility only in the males, impacting their sperm count, movement and shape.
Published Beneficial bacteria in the infant gut uses nitrogen from breast milk to support baby's health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A nutrition scientist who has spent his career studying breast milk has demonstrated how beneficial microbes in the gut of infants use nitrogen from human milk to support pediatric nutrition and development.
Published Study finds similar association of progestogen-only and combined hormonal contraceptives with breast cancer risk (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
There is a relative increase of 20% to 30% in breast cancer risk associated with both combined and progesterone-only contraceptives, whatever the mode of delivery, though with five years of use, the 15-year absolute excess incidence is at most 265 cases per 100,000 users, according to a new study.
Published High infant mortality rates and global human population rise (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research showing high infant mortality rates are contributing to an incessant rise of the global human population supports arguments for greater access to contraception and family planning in low- and middle-income nations.
Published On-demand male contraceptive shows promise in preclinical study (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
An experimental contraceptive drug temporarily stops sperm in their tracks and prevents pregnancies in preclinical models. The study demonstrates that an on-demand male contraceptive is possible.
Published Early tastings shorten breastfeeding (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The earlier infants begin to taste small samples of solid food, the earlier they eat more food and stop breastfeeding. This is shown in a new study, in which the mothers of 1,251 infants from all over Sweden participated. Almost half of the infants received tastings at the age of four months.
Published Challenging guidelines on pregnancy interval following miscarriage or abortion (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Conception within three months of a miscarriage or an abortion is not associated with increased risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to new research. The study suggests that, contrary to current advice, women could attempt pregnancy after a previous miscarriage or induced abortion without elevated perinatal risks and reassures those who want to try again sooner than guidelines recommend.
Published How hormonal birth control may affect the adolescent brain (via sciencedaily.com)
One aspect of hormonal contraceptives' effect on the teenage body remains a mystery -- whether and how they modify the developing brain. New research in young rats links synthetic hormones found in birth control pills, patches and injections with disordered signal transmission between cells in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that continues to develop throughout adolescence.
Published Tiny molecules in breast milk may protect infants from developing allergies (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study finds that small molecules found in most humans' breast milk may reduce the likelihood of infants developing allergic conditions like atopic dermatitis and food allergies.
Published Model shows where women lost access to abortion after Dobbs (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A third of American women of reproductive age now face excessive travel times to obtain an abortion, according to a new geospatial analysis by researchers in San Francisco and Boston that is one of the first to model the effects of the Supreme Court's recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision.
Published COVID-19 pandemic may have decreased breastfeeding (via sciencedaily.com)
The COVID-19 pandemic has had many health impacts on families. While exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Centers for Disease Control for its benefits to immunity, bonding and health, mothers were less likely to breastfeed during the pandemic, according to new research.
Published Research finds link between poor health, low breast milk production (via sciencedaily.com)
New research shows that poor metabolic health parameters are linked to low breast milk production.
Published Continued access to fertility preservation critical for adolescent and young adult cancer patients, following SCOTUS decision, experts say (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New findings show more than 32,000 newly diagnosed adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer patients may lose or face compromised fertility preservation care each year due to legislation that has been enacted or is expected to be enacted in some states.
Published Combined birth control pill linked with increased risk of blood clots in obese women (via sciencedaily.com)
Obese women who use oral contraceptives containing estrogen and progestin have a 24-fold increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) compared with non-obese women not using the drugs, according to a new article.
Published Body posture affects how oral drugs absorbed by stomach (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A common method of administering drugs is orally, by swallowing a pill or capsule. But oral administration is the most complex way for the human body to absorb an active pharmaceutical ingredient, because the bioavailability of the drug in the gastrointestinal tract depends on the medication's ingredients and the stomach's dynamic physiological environment. Researchers have now employed a biomimetic in-silico simulator based on the realistic anatomy and morphology of the stomach -- a 'StomachSim' -- to investigate and quantify the effect of body posture and stomach motility on drug bioavailability.
Published Abortion ban may mean denial of effective drugs for women with MS, migraine, epilepsy (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The dissolution of Roe v. Wade is expected to lead to abortion bans or severe restrictions in as many as 28 states. These new restrictions may have life-changing and even life-threatening consequences in these states for women of childbearing age with conditions like migraine, multiple sclerosis (MS) and epilepsy.
Published Women achieving childbearing desires drives contraception use (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The increased use of contraception in many countries is not because more women at any moment want to delay pregnancy or have no further children. Instead, it is because contraception is helping more women achieve their childbearing goals, according to a new study.