• Top of the Morning: Breastfeeding Lowers Risks for Childhood Leukemia, Study Finds

    New research finds more benefits to breastfeeding babies
  • 1. Breastfeeding linked to lower risk for this kind of cancer

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    Another benefit from nursing your baby: Children who were breastfed for six months or longer have a lower risk for childhood leukemia compared to other kids who were breastfed for a shorter time or weren't breastfed at all, according to a new study. While the researchers didn't exactly pinpoint the correlation, their findings showed a 19-percent lower risk for childhood leukemia in kids who were breastfed for at least six months.The study was published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. (time.com)


    2. Preschoolers more likely to sit than run around
    University of Washington researchers found that preschoolers today have fewer opportunities for active play and are often sedentary. Researchers spent an average of seven hours a day for at least four days at 10 preschools in Seattle, U.S., to observe kids, who had wearable tracking devices on to measure movement. On average, the kids were only active for about only 48 minutes in their day and this is usually spent for playtime -— way below the recommended 120 minutes of physical activity for children their age. The findings were published in the journal Pediatrics. (nytimes.com)


    3. Chad Michael Murray, Sarah Roemer welcomes first child
    The "Agent Carter" actor and "One Tree Hill" alum and his wife welcomed their first child. He announced the great news on Twitter last May 31, while apologising for missing a charity event by former Buffalo Bills (he's a fan!) quarterback Jim Kelly. The couple met while filming "Chosen" and secretly wed last year. It was only in January this year that they announced their union and a baby on the way. Congratulations! (usmagazine.com)


    4. Children's cancer treatments more gentle, more effective
    New research shows that more kids survive cancer treatments as these are now more gentle and have less long-term complications. While chemotherapy and radiation have a high success rate against cancer, kids' young and fragile bodies sometimes couldn't handle it without long-term trade-offs. New data shows that kids are getting reduced treatment and therapy and yet the survival rate continues to increase. The study, which tracked 34,000 childhood cancer survivors, was presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology conference in Chicago. (yahoo.com)


    5. Model Marisa Miller welcomes second son
    The pregnant model who posed nude for PETA recently and husband Griffin Guess welcomed their second child, son Grayson Lee Bazyl Guess. She said, “My son Grayson is healthy and such a sweet baby. I feel so blessed and excited to see both my boys grow up together." The two are already parents to Gavin Lee, 2. Congratulations! (people.com)

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