The Antibiotic Apocalypse

I am hopeful that these ominous wake-up calls here and here from the BBC  will lead to policy change, especially related to policies that permit widespread use of antibiotics in livestock feed.  Consumers Union posted a policy summary here and the Center for Disease Control’s website gives a more in-depth look here.

Breastfeeding Improves Maternal Health Outcomes

Although studies of the benefits of breastfeeding to the child and the maternal-child bond abound, increasing data, such as that highlighted in this New York Times article, shows the benefits to breastfeeding moms as well.  This summarizes some of the recent findings about improved outcomes related to breast cancer and Type II diabetes.