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Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of stroke later in life

Breastfeeding linked to reduced risk of stroke later in life

Health
Stroke is the third-leading cause of death for women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study from the American Heart Association (AHA) says breastfeeding may be added to the list of ways to reduce the risk of stroke later in life. Several risk factors (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and smoking) and protective factors (such as controlling blood sugar and blood pressure and exercising), have been identified for stroke by the American Stroke Association. To find this new protective factor, researchers from the University of Kansas looked at data from 80,191 women from The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study, which tracked the health habits and medical outcomes for women between 1993 and 1998. At this time, the average age of ...
Dwayne Johnson feeds breastfeeding girlfriend in new photo

Dwayne Johnson feeds breastfeeding girlfriend in new photo

Entertainment
June 11 (UPI) -- Dwayne Johnson shares a sweet moment with girlfriend Lauren Hashian and their newborn daughter in a new photo. The 46-year-old actor helped out Hashian on Sunday by feeding her dinner as she breastfed the couple's 8-week-old daughter, Tiana Gia. "I'll handle this business," Johnson captioned the picture. "Mama @laurenhasianofficial has her hands full nursing/feeding Baby Tia, so I'm feedin' mama her dinner. My pleasure." "So much respect to her and all mamas out there holding it down and running things," he said. "Just landed and good to get all my girl's settled in. Now, I gotta go satisfy my own appetite.. Iron Paradise, here I come." Johnson is parent to Tiana and 2-year-old daughter Jasmine with Hashian, and to 16-year-old daughter Simone with Dany Garcia. Hashian ga...
Breastfeeding for two months cuts risk of SIDS in half

Breastfeeding for two months cuts risk of SIDS in half

Health
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The benefits of breastfeeding are well known, but now a new study has found that breastfeeding for two months cuts the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in half.A new study, published in the October edition of Pediatrics, found that breastfeeding for at least two months cuts the risk of SIDS in half.Previous studies have shown the benefits of breastfeeding for not just the baby but the mother as well. A study in February of more than 4,700 Korean women found a link between longer duration breastfeeding and a lower risk of metabolic syndrome in the mother.Researchers from the University of Virginia School of Medicine analyzed eight international studies of 2,259 cases of SIDS and 6,894 controls for the study."Breastfeeding for just two months reduces the risk of SIDS by ...