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Abbott to Re-Open Baby Formula Plant on June 4

Abbott to Re-Open Baby Formula Plant on June 4WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Beginning June 4, Abbott Nutrition will restart producing baby formula at a shuttered factory that's been central to the ongoing shortage of infant formula in the United States, the company announced on Tuesday. The factory in Sturgis, Mich., has been closed since February for what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration called "insanitary conditions." In the first three months of the year agency inspectors detected Cronobacter sakazakii bacteria in several locations inside the plant, CNN reported.However, the recent infant formula shortage has led to a push to quickly clean and re-open the plant. A federal judge in May issued a consent decree that outlined steps Abbott needed to take to resume production, and after fulfilling those steps the...

Another Study Finds Kids of Same-Sex Parents Do Just Fine

25 May 2022
Another Study Finds Kids of Same-Sex Parents Do Just FineWEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Children raised by same-sex parents are just as well-adjusted as kids raised by different-sex parents, researchers say.In the new study, the researchers compared 62 Dutch children (aged 6 to 16 years) whose parents were the same sex with 72 kids whose parents were different sexes. The investigators considered prosocial behavior, hyperactivity, peer problems, emotional adjustment and general behavioral problems. "The new findings clearly show that same-sex families have strong resilience strategies to protect their children from prevailing legal hurdles and societal rejection. For example, parents create an environment in which their children receive appreciation and recognition from others and where other same-sex families provide positive...

Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk for Blood Clots

25 May 2022
Prostate Cancer May Raise Risk for Blood ClotsWEDNESDAY, May 25, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors need to be aware that prostate cancer raises a man's risk of serious and potentially deadly blood clots by about 50%, researchers say. All cancer patients are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a dangerous but treatable blood clot in the veins that is a leading cause of death in cancer patients. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in middle-aged and older men. Previous research has suggested that men with prostate cancer are two to three times more likely to develop VTE than those without cancer, the researchers noted in their study, published May 24 in the online journal BMJ Open. In light of significant improvements in prostate cancer care over the last decade, researchers wanted to reassess the...

U.S. Births Rose in 2021 for First Time in 7 Years

24 May 2022
U.S. Births Rose in 2021 for First Time in 7 YearsTUESDAY, May 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) – It may not qualify as a baby boom, but U.S. births were up in 2021 for the first time in years.New federal government data show a 1% increase in births from 2020, with more than 3.6 million births last year. It was the first increase in seven years. The general fertility rate for 2021 also rose 1%, with 56.6 births for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. That slight bump upwards marks at least a turnaround from the "baby bust" of the first pandemic year: Both the fertility rate and number of births declined a significant 4% between 2019 and 2020, the report's authors noted.However, “we’re still not returning to pre-pandemic levels,” Dr. Denise Jamieson, chair of gynecology and obstetrics at Emory University School of...

Emergency Shipment of Baby Formula Arrives From Europe

23 May 2022
Emergency Shipment of Baby Formula Arrives From EuropeMONDAY, May 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A 35-ton shipment of hypoallergenic baby formula from Switzerland arrived in the United States on Sunday, the first delivery in what the Biden administration is calling "Operation Fly Formula" to deal with a nationwide shortage.The 132 pallets of formula arrived in Indianapolis on a military C-17 cargo plane from Germany, and will be fed to babies intolerant of the protein supplied by cow's milk, CNN reported.The shipment of Nestle Health Science formula is expected to provide enough formula for 9,000 babies and 18,000 toddlers for one week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said as he greeted the delivery in Indianapolis."It is a large shipment of very specific and specialized formula. Formula for moms and dads who have children who have...

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