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Monday, March 17, 2008

News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms March 17, 2008

News for Mommies-Come-Lately:

Halle Berry gives birth to first child
Halle Berry, 41, joined the Celebrity Mommy-Come-Lately Club on Sunday. Her publicist announced she gave birth to a daughter. The father is 32-year-old model Gabriel Aubrey.

Breastfeeding may curb type-2 diabetes later
Breast-fed babies appear to be less likely to develop type 2 diabetes when they reach adolescence, according to findings published in the medical journal Diabetes Care.

If pregnant women stop smoking, babies are happier
British reseachers reported that mothers who stop smoking while pregnant tend to have cheerier, more adaptable babies. Meanwhile, babies of women who continued to smoke while pregnant were notably grumpy.

Drinking plus hormones may up breast cancer risk
New research suggests even moderate drinking may raise the risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women on hormone replacement therapy.

Glass baby bottles making a comeback
Concerns about a chemical in hard plastic makes old-fashioned new again. Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a manmade chemical used in polycarbonate plastic, the material used to make most baby bottles and other shatterproof plastic food containers. Americans are widely exposed to BPA, but opinions on its safety are mixed.
Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a manmade chemical used in polycarbonate plastic, the material used to make most baby bottles and other shatterproof plastic food containers. Americans are widely exposed to BPA, but opinions on its safety are mixed.
Some pediatricians advise families to use alternatives to polycarbonate bottles to be on the safe side.

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