Monday, December 01, 2003

Love's Legacy Saved Many From AIDS
"December 01, 2003

- Steve Sternberg
"It was his mother's obsession. Nothing mattered more to Elizabeth Glaser and the two close friends who helped her launch the Pediatric AIDS Foundation 15 years ago this past week. Jake, 4, was HIV-positive. Glaser, the wife of actor/writer/director Paul Glaser, knew her son was living on borrowed time. Her 7-year-old daughter, Ariel, had died of AIDS three months earlier. ..."
Vital Signs: Disparities: New Findings on Breast-Feeding
New York Times
Published: December 2, 2003
A new study finds little evidence, despite some earlier reports, that breast-feeding reduces a child's risk of high blood pressure in adulthood. 'Our analysis suggests that any effect of breast-feeding on blood pressure is modest and of limited clinical or public health importance,' the study's authors wrote in a report in BMJ, the British medical journal...."