Only 6% mothers in India okay with public breastfeeding places, says survey
Breastfeeding in public is still a challenge in India, with only 6% of mothers finding designated areas to comfortably nurse their children, according to a pan-India survey by Momspresso.com.
In a five-minute, web-link based survey, 900 mothers were surveyed. Women have fed their babies in their own car (90%), public transport (78%), restaurants (56%), car parking (49%), trial rooms (47%),... read more
Youth leaders to share ideas with PAHO on improving adolescent health in the Americas
The Youth Leaders Initiative, to be created by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), will bring together people under the age of 25 to seek innovative ideas and solutions to address health problems that affect adolescents and young people in the Americas.
The Youth Leaders Initiative will consist of around 20 participants, representing the various subregions, genders, ethnic groups and other segments of communities in the Americas. They will participate voluntarily... read more
Social media use may harm teens' mental health by disrupting positive activities, study says
Social media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think.
The research, published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, found that social media may harm girls' mental health by increasing their exposure... read more
ESRD: Extreme Heat Tied to Risk for Hospitalization, Death
Even a single day of extreme heat is associated with an increased risk for same-day hospital admission and same-day mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), new research suggests.
Extreme heat events were found to be associated with a 27% increase in the rate of same-day hospital admission... read more
Superbug E. coli Strains in Healthy Women Raise Risk of Resistant UTIs
Fluoroquinolone-resistant (FQR) strains of Escherichia coli may persist in the gut of healthy women and subsequently invade the urinary system, researchers say.
FQR E. coli were found in feces of 8.8% of healthy adult women, with most bacteria belonging to pandemic multi-drug resistant ST131-H30R or ST1193 clonal groups, note Dr. Evgeni Sokurenko of the University of Washington in Seattle and colleagues.... read more