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Breastfeeding Can Help Protect Children In The Future From Cancer

About 60% of births in Armenia are currently breastfeeding, said Head of the Department of Maternal and Child Health Ministry of Health Karine Saribekian.


“According to 1994 in Armenia, about 20%, ie 20 out of 100 children, were breastfed for up to four months. Over the next three or four years, the number of such children has tripled and even quadrupled. After this index again fell slightly. Currently, about 60% of births in Armenia are breastfed, “- said Saribekian on Thursday at the parliamentary hearings on the issue of breast-feeding children in Armenia.


According to the head of department, breast-feeding not only helps to strengthen the health of both mother and child, but also creates a strong emotional bond between them.


As noted Saribekian, interesting practice doctors apply to women who want to abandon their children in the hospital. “They just give us feed the baby. After that, the vast majority of women take their children “- she said.


As informed Saribekyan, with mother’s milk the child absorbs and information stored at the level of genes. That is why, as stressed by the representative of the Ministry of Health of Armenia, should be encouraged breastfeeding at least six months.


Chairman of the Standing Committee on Health, Maternity and Childhood Ara Babloyan said that breastfeeding can help protect children in the future from such diseases as diabetes, cancer, and the mothers will prevent breast cancer  and ovarian cancer.


“Breastfeeding could save lives of millions of children around the world” – said Babloyan.

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2011 in cancer news

 

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Tips for avoiding high risk of pancreatic cancer

Tips for avoiding high risk of pancreatic cancer
19-Sep-2009
Written by: Andy Mac Laughlin

Many everyday items contribute significantly to vulnerability.

With the recent publicity given pancreatic cancer following the tragic death of Patrick Swayze, TulsaWorld.com has posted six ways to protect against the disease.

Among the top five leading cancers in the U.S., people suffering from diabetes, gall bladder disease, celiac disease and liver damage are particularly succeptible. Many household items increase the risk, and their list focuses on items that require note.

(1): Alcohol and hard liquor, which damage the liver and pancreas.

(2): Cigarettes, an environmental trigger for pancreatic cancer among predisposed patients.

(3): Soda, and foods that raise insulin blood levels, as pancreatic cancer is among the many disease risks for people with a high insulin blood level.

(4): Non-stick pots, some experts link these to the chemical PFOA, which has proved cancerous in animal studies.

(5): Soft plastics, many contain phthalates (teething rings, water bottles, etc.) which many research articles link to cancer.

(6): Animal and trans fats, as a study in June 2009 showed a direct relationship between pancreatic cancer and dairy or red-meat derived fats.

The warning is rather frightening, as many of the items are so commonplace. Forewarned is forearmed though, and better awareness may save lives.

 
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Posted by on September 20, 2009 in cancer news

 

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