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August 3, 2017 3:00 AM Zim mothers stop breastfeeding too early

A PALTRY 14% of Zimbabwean mothers breastfeed their babies up to the recommended two years, with the majority of mothers rushing to wean off their babies below the stipulated cut-off point, the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has observed. The United Nations agency raised the concern yesterday in a statement to mark commemorations of World Breastfeeding 59

August 2, 2017 11:38 PM First safe repair of disease-causing human embryo gene

New laboratory research suggests scientists have made a big step towards preventing a list of inherited diseases. In a groundbreaking step, researchers have safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes - a big step towards one day preventing a list of inherited diseases. In a surprising 77

August 2, 2017 10:01 PM Baby Formula Industry Spends More On Marketing Than Governments Do Supporting Breastfeeding Moms

Advertising promoting formula as the "gold standard" is a major reason breastfeeding rates lag behind global targets. Research continues to show that breastfeeding is the ideal nutrition option for babies. Yet worldwide breastfeeding rates still fail to meet global targets ― and a big reason has to do with governments’ unwillingness to support nursing 98

August 2, 2017 9:52 PM Breastfeeding Moms In Developing Nations Have It Even Harder Than In Canada

Do you ever feel like there is so much going on with your body that you don't understand? Especially as women, there are so many things that researchers just haven't figured out about our complex systems. This World Breastfeeding Week, I'm reminded of how difficult it can be for women to find information on an important aspect of so many of our lives 78

August 2, 2017 8:54 PM First embryo gene-repair holds promise for inherited disease

Altering human heredity? In a first, researchers safely repaired a disease-causing gene in human embryos, targeting a heart defect best known for killing young athletes — a big step toward one day preventing a list of inherited diseases. In a surprising discovery, a research team led by Oregon Health and & Science University reported Wednesday that embryos 80

August 2, 2017 7:28 PM GPs should promote breastfeeding, says Labour

Party proposes measures to counteract Ireland’s ‘formula feeding culture’ GPs should be made responsible for outlining the importance of breastfeeding to pregnant women, a new Labour Party policy has proposed. Former Labour chairwoman Loraine Mulligan breastfed her son Dylan as she chaired an event to launch Senator Kevin Humphreys’s policy, which also calls 56

August 2, 2017 5:45 PM End of genetic diseases? Congenital heart disease removed from embryos for the first time

INHERITED illnesses from cancer to cystic fibrosis could be wiped out after congenital heart disease was removed from embryos for the first time. Mutations were corrected by a biological version of 'cut-and-paste' - a groundbreaking technique set to revolutionise medicine. Known as CRISPR it's a new method of changing genes by snipping away illness triggering 86

August 2, 2017 5:09 PM Scientists Precisely Edit DNA In Human Embryos To Fix A Disease Gene

The first sign of successful in vitro fertilization, after co-injection of a gene-correcting enzyme and sperm from a donor with a genetic mutation known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Scientists have been tinkering with the DNA in humans and other living things for decades. But one thing has long been considered off-limits: Modifying human DNA in any way that could 136

August 2, 2017 5:03 PM First human embryo editing experiment in U.S. ‘corrects’ gene for heart condition

Scientists have successfully edited the DNA of human embryos to erase a heritable heart condition, cracking open the doors to a controversial new era in medicine. This is the first time gene editing on human embryos has been conducted in the United States. Researchers said in interviews this week that they consider their work very basic. The embryos 51

August 1, 2017 11:18 AM Teach pupils about breastfeeding, say Royal College doctors

Schoolchildren should be taught about the importance of breastfeeding, doctors say. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health says the UK has one of the lowest rates of the practice in Europe - with just a third of babies receiving breast milk at the age of six months. The Royal College recommends the subject is covered in personal, social and health 71