Mom and baby share ‘good bacteria’ through breast milk

A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of Manitoba has found that bacteria are shared and possibly transferred from a mother’s milk to her infant’s gut, and that breastfeeding directly at the breast best supports this process. The research, published today in Cell…

Mindfulness may be a balm for breast cancer patients

(HealthDay)—Women with advanced breast cancer might find mindfulness can ease their pain, anxiety and depression, a new study suggests. Mindfulness is the ability to keep your mind focused on the present moment. “Mindfulness helps us relate to our thoughts, emotions and physical symptoms in a different way,” said study author…