CDC – Breastfeeding Report Card 2016
Breastfeeding rates continue to rise in the U.S. Among infants born in 2013, 4 out of 5 (81.1 percent) started to breastfeed, over half (51.8 percent) were breastfeeding at 6 months, and almost one third (30.7 percent) were breastfeeding at 12 months. More than half of states (29 states, including D.C. and Puerto Rico) have already met the HP2020 objective of 81.9 percent ever breastfeeding. Despite high breastfeeding initiation rates and continued improvement in breastfeeding duration, most states are not yet meeting HP2020 breastfeeding duration and exclusivity targets. For infants born in 2013, 12 states met the HP2020 breastfeeding objective for 6 months duration (60.6 percent).
WebMD – Unhappy at work in 20s, unhealthy in 40s?
Millennials, take heed: Job dissatisfaction in your 20s or 30s can undermine your health by mid-life, new research suggests. But really rewarding work may pay health dividends. “Those who are, on average, very satisfied versus satisfied tend to have better health in their 40s,” said study lead author Jonathan Dirlam. He is a doctoral candidate in the department of sociology at Ohio State University. By their 40s, disenchanted workers had worse mental health.
CBS News – Pregnant women cope with fears of Zika virus in Florida
Two tourist areas in Miami-DadeCounty, Florida – the Wynwood neighborhood and South Beach, one of the most popular vacation spots in the world – are home to at least 37 locally transmitted Zika cases. There are 69 pregnant women in Florida who have been infected with Zika, which has been linked to babies born with microcephaly and can impact the size of a child’s head. The disease could potentially cause seizures, developmental delays, and additional mental and physical problems.
Medscape – FDA okays marketing of first cognitive testing devices for patients with head injury
Two medical devices for evaluating symptoms and cognitive function after a head injury have received marketing permission, according to an announcement today from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The computerized Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT) system and ImPACT Pediatric are both manufactured by the ImPACT Applications company.