July 24, 2011

They Got the Message

1 Milk Producers to Stop Making Fun of PMS

California milk producers are pulling ads from a campaign that pokes fun of premenstrual syndrome or PMS. The milk board is hinting that women should drink more milk to help with symptoms of PMS, but women were offended by the ads that suggested men have to put up with very unreasonable behavior from their wives or girlfriends with PMS. Examples of headlines include: "I"m sorry I listened to what you said and not what you meant" and "I apologize for not reading between the right lines." MSNBC reports that the original campaign, "Everything I Do Is Wrong," sent men to a website with a color-coded "current global PMS level." The milk folks have replaced that website with got discussion?, which invites milk drinkers everywhere to share their views on the campaign that's been labeled sexist.

More at MSNBC | Posted 6 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Stress Raises PMS Risk

Tags: Got Milk, Sexist Milk Ads, Sexism Advertising, California Milk Producers Yanking PMS Ads, Making Fun of PMS

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Only Mom's Milk for Six Months

2 Longer Breastfeeding Time Lowers Asthma Risk

A study involving 500,000 Dutch children found that exclusively breastfeeding for at least six months lowered their risk of developing asthma-like symptoms by their fourth birthday. Symptoms such as dry cough, shortness of breath, wheezing and persistent phlegm were seen more often in kids not exclusively breast-fed and in those who were never breastfed. Studies have shown this protective effect but this one demonstrates that the length of time a child was breastfed affects the risk. Infections and other allergic diseases had no impact on the risk. Researchers want to encourage exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life in industrialized countries and future studies will determine if breastfeeding reduces the chance of developing asthma beyond childhood.

More at Yahoo! HealthDay | Posted 6 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Study Shows Breastfeeding Reduces SIDS Risk

Tags: Asthma, Benefits of Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Infants and Childhood Asthma Risk, Exclusive Breastfeeding, Asthma Prevention

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