Breast or Bottle and More

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Thursday, August 02 2007 Aug 2, 2007 Thursday, August 02, 2007 4:57:23 PM CDT August 02, 2007 in News

New York City health officials recently took what many see as a drastic step. It's one of the touchiest turf battles in parenting: Bottle vs. breast, and it's gaining new steam.

"We're trying to do everything we can to promote breast feeding." On Tuesday, New York City health officials announced a ban on the use and promotion of baby formula in all eleven of its public hospitals in favor of an across the board breast feeding initiative.

"Because the evidence is so clear that there are significant health benefits to mother and child," said Alan Aviles from Health and Hospitals Corporation.

"We don't believe it's appropriated for government to make this decision for moms. It should be the moms who are making the decision based on the best available information that is out there," argued Marti Mountford, a spokeswoman for the formula industry. Currently, about 24 percent of women who deliver at New York City public hospitals breast feed exclusively. Officials want to triple that number by the year 2010. They are putting what many view as a personal decision onto a very public stage.

"I think it has to be a choice, but it should be an educated choice," said Nisha Bhandari, a new mother.

South Korean Doctor Reaches Stem-Cell Goal

A new analysis says that a disgraced South Korean scientist actually did reach a long sought-after goal. A Korean doctor admitted to fabricating data that went into a landmark paper on stem-cells. The doctor falsely claimed to have been the first to clone a human embryo using a process called "somatic cell nuclear transfer" in scientific papers published two and three years ago.A new study says the doctor and his team produced stem cells, not through cloning as they had contended, but through a different process where females produce eggs that develop without fertilization.

Prosthetics Help Iraq Veterans

Modern technology continues to help Iraq war veterans who have lost their arms or legs.MIT researchers have developed a powered ankle-foot prosthesis that puts less strain on the other leg. Researchers say it comes close to how a real ankle works.This is a research prototype - not yet ready for the public.

More News

Grid
List
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis-based company is offering free test-preparation classes for high school students in... More >>
2 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 2:25:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Curbside recycling was not collected Monday due to "severe collection staff shortages," the city said. There was... More >>
3 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 1:28:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
MILLER COUNTY - A man pleaded guilty Monday to child molestation, prosecutors said. Dillon J. Robertson pleaded guilty to... More >>
3 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 1:12:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Interim Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones will officially remove the interim label from his job title at Monday... More >>
4 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 12:47:00 PM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Adults who never received a high school diploma will soon have a second chance to go back to... More >>
7 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 9:27:00 AM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A family of four is getting help from the Red Cross after a fire forced them from... More >>
12 hours ago Monday, September 16 2019 Sep 16, 2019 Monday, September 16, 2019 4:32:00 AM CDT September 16, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The River City Habitat for Humanity housed more than 1 million nails over the weekend. Mid... More >>
18 hours ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:31:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The mother of one of the victims in Columbia's two weekend homicides described her daughter as "a really... More >>
19 hours ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 10:05:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in News
To start this climate conversation, we have to begin somewhere. So, let's start with the basics: the difference between weather... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:45:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in Weather
JEFFERSON CITY - Three people died in a crash Sunday afternoon in Cole County while a driver fled from police... More >>
20 hours ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:39:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - Interim Police Chief Geoff Jones will officially make the switch to permanent police chief in a swearing-in Monday.... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 3:40:00 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in News
BOONVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The family of a South Dakota woman who was found shot to death in Missouri last... More >>
1 day ago Sunday, September 15 2019 Sep 15, 2019 Sunday, September 15, 2019 2:39:29 PM CDT September 15, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Officers have taken a man into custody in relation to a shots fired incident on Sept. 3... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 14 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:51:00 PM CDT September 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Officers responded to reports of a car crashing into a home in the 900 block of Sardonyx... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 14 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:45:00 PM CDT September 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A truck crashed into the Ventura Townhome complex Saturday morning in relation to a domestic assault, according... More >>
1 day ago Saturday, September 14 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 5:20:00 PM CDT September 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The 4th annual Tunnel to Towers 5K was held at the Governor's Garden on Saturday. This... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, September 14 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 4:29:00 PM CDT September 14, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Police Department announced its participation in the National Child Passenger Safety Week enforcement campaign... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, September 14 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:37:00 PM CDT September 14, 2019 in News
NEW LEBANON - For one group, New Lebanon's bicentennial celebration was a unification decades in the making. While researching her... More >>
2 days ago Saturday, September 14 2019 Sep 14, 2019 Saturday, September 14, 2019 3:07:00 PM CDT September 14, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 91°
6pm 89°
7pm 84°
8pm 81°
9pm 78°