• Research shows Listeria warnings likely helping pregnant women in New Zealand

    One year ago - By Food Safety

    Food safety warnings for Listeria in New Zealand appear to be working according to a study on the burden of the pathogen in pregnant women and their babies.
    The research found low rates of the infection indicating the messages could be helping to prevent cases of miscarriage, still birth, and meningitis in babies infected in the womb. However, in those who contract the infection, 12 unborn babies died and more than 100 people were hospitalized during a two-decade period.
    About 20 to 40 cases of listeriosis are reported every year in New Zealand.
    The study by researchers at University of...
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  • Breastfed babies are more likely to be right handed

    One year ago - By News Medical

    Babies who are breast fed for a longer duration are more likely to be right handed finds a new study. The study titled, 'Breastfeeding and handedness: a systematic review and meta-analysis of individual participant data', by Philippe P. Hujoel of the University of Washington is published in the journal Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition.
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