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developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:
Peanut, Other Nut Butter Products Recalled by NSpired Natural
Possible salmonella contamination has led NSpired Natural Foods
to recall peanut butter, almond butter and other nut butter
The recalled products include Arrowhead Mills peanut butters,
Maranatha almond butters and peanut butters, and nut butters sold
under the Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods and Trader Joes' brands,
A complete list of the recalled products can be found on the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration website. Consumers with these
products should throw them away and contact NSpired Natural Foods
for a replacement or refund.
The company issued the recall after routine testing showed a
possible connection between the products and four cases of illness,
Breast-Feeding Moms Have Lower Depression Risk: Study
Breast-feeding cuts new mothers' risk of depression by half, a
Researchers analyzed data from nearly 14,000 births in England
and found that risk of post-partum depression was 50 percent lower
among women who followed through on plans to breast-feed,
However, the risk of depression more than doubled among women
who planned to breast-feed, but were unable to do so, according to
the study in the journal
Maternal and Child Health.
"It is right to tell mothers it's right to breast-feed, there's so many benefits, but the thing we need to rethink is giving more support to those who did want to breast-feed and to recognize those who are unable to, are at substantially elevated risk and to make sure health visitors keep an eye on these women," Dr. Maria Iacovou, one of the researchers, told BBC News.
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