Friday, February 04, 2005

AP Wire | 02/04/2005 | Couple accused of profiting from untested baby formula
Associated Press
"FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Palm Beach County couple was accused of using untested baby formula to persuade people to buy stock in their company. Brian Bishop, 57, and his wife, Patricia Bishop, 58, with addresses in Lighthouse Point and West Palm Beach, have been charged with 75 counts including mishandling food in interstate commerce, securities fraud, and money laundering. The couple appeared in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday. Brian Bishop will be detained until his hearing next week because he's considered a flight risk. Patricia Bishop is set to be released on a $150,000 bond. They did not say anything on their behalf and did not have defense attorneys present..."
The Telegraph Online
Mothers’ milk
By JESSIE SALISBURY, Telegraph Correspondent
Published: Friday, Feb. 4, 2005
"LYNDEBOROUGH - Jennifer Connel always assumed she would breast-feed her babies. “Breast-feeding is something only mothers can do,” she said recently while cuddling her second son, 6-week-old Preston. “It is the bonding time between you, and your child is getting the nutrition he is supposed to have.” But as fate would have it, Connel can’t breast-feed her sons. In 2002, Connel was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. “I wasn’t married, but I knew I wanted children and I knew I wanted to breast-feed,” she said. “That was the most depressing thing about the cancer - I wouldn’t be able to.” A year later, married to Brandon Connel and expecting son Grayson, now 13 months old, she began searching for sources of human milk...."
BBC NEWS | Health | Babies 'overfed on formula milk'
Last Updated: Friday, 4 February, 2005, 12:34 GMT
By Ania Lichtarowicz
BBC World Service health reporter
"Many babies are being overfed in the first few months of life, says the World Health Organization. New data show growth charts have over-estimated how much weight babies should gain - leading to over-use of formula feed. A second study suggests we need to boost our physical activity levels. Both studies were discussed at a meeting organised by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the International Obesity Task Force...."