Soy formula feeding during infancy associated with severe menstrual pain in adulthood

Washington, DC - New research suggests that infant girls fed soy formula are more likely to develop severe menstrual pain as young adults. The finding adds to the growing body of literature that suggests exposure to soy formula during early life may have detrimental effects on the reproductive system. The study appears online in the journal Human Reproduction.

More adults and children are using yoga and meditation

Washington, DC - Over the past five years, more Americans of all ages are rolling out their yoga mats and meditating. A large nationally representative survey shows that the number of American adults and children using yoga and meditation has significantly increased over previous years and that use of chiropractic care has increased modestly for adults and held steady for children.

Myo-inositol unlikely to reduce risk of eye complication in preterm infants

Washington, DC - Contrary to results from earlier studies, the vitamin-like substance myo-inositol does not appear to prevent a potentially blinding complication of preterm birth and may even reduce rates of survival among preterm infants, suggests a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

National Diabetes Awareness Month

Wellton, Arizona - In observance of National Diabetes Awareness Month, the Wellton Library will host presentations about diabetes on Thursday, November 8th and 15th, at 10:30 a.m. Hilda Juarez and Janet Lopez from the Sunset Community Health Center will discuss the disease, its consequences, and how it is impacted by physical activity and nutrition.

National Increase in Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Phoenix, Arizona - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted an increase in reported and confirmed Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM) cases in 2018. AFM is a rare but serious condition that affects the nervous system causing a sudden onset of arm and/or leg weakness.