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Breast Milk Can be a Marker in Detecting Breast Cancer

How can a woman know if she is at a risk of breast cancer? In most cases, what a woman is usually advised is to self-examine her breasts regularly or get them clinically examined by a medical professional. Young women may go for an ultrasound, whereas mammography is advised only for women above 35 years of age. Objective detection of breast cancer in young women in the early stages is challenging as young females have dense breast tissue. These are often not effectively screened by mammography and imaging techniques. A…

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What to Do With Leftover Almond Milk?

Recent online special guests included Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough, who wrote about cooking with an Instant Pot. Here are edited excerpts from that chat. Recipes whose names are capitalized can be found in our Recipe Finder at washingtonpost.com/recipes. Q: I bought a quart of unsweetened almond milk because the soup recipe I have called for 1/3 cup. The soup is great, but any suggestions for what to do with the rest, other than drink it? A: Add it to smoothies, such as our Berry Almond Smoothie or Apple-Spice Smoothies….

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Raw Milk, Toned Milk and Other Types: Which One Does Your Family Need?

The world of milk is unclear. We were barely getting our head around the concept of full cream vs toned milk or whole vs pasteurized milk when the market was flooded with soy milk, almond milk and so many other varieties. And this left the consumer absolutely baffled. Here is an attempt to decode the world of milk and help you understand the various options available today. Benefits of MilkThat milk is healthy is common perception. But the benefits are not often fully understood. Every other day, new studies discover…

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Whole-Fat Milk May Make Kids Leaner: Study

Young children who drink whole-fat milk may be leaner and have higher vitamin D levels than those who consume low-fat or skimmed milk, a new study has claimed. Children who drank whole milk – with 3.25 per cent fat content – had a Body Mass Index (BMI) score that was 0.72 units lower than those who drank one or two per cent milk. That is comparable to the difference between having a healthy weight and being overweight, said lead author Jonathon Maguire, pediatrician at St Michael’s Hospital in Canada. He…

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Here’s how you should make turmeric milk

Here’s how you should make turmeric milk. (Getty Image) Much has been said about the benefits of drinking turmeric milk – or ‘Golden Milk’ as it is fondly called by the Orientals. It has been advocated by several schools of native medicine, including Ayurveda. A simple Web search on ‘turmeric milk’ will tell you about benefits ranging from decongestion to weight loss, so I am not going to delve into that much in this post. Instead, I want to share with you an authentic method of preparing it, which I…

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A Milk Dispensing ATM? Is it for Real?

Ever heard of an ATM dispensing milk? The idea materialised into reality when students at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, decided to set up machines dispensing human breast milk. The ATM kicked-off its service last week with an aim to nourish premature babies born at the institute. The milk bank is all set to guide and advice new mothers on breastfeeding as well. “We chose to call it Amudham Thaippal Maiyam (ATM); ‘Amudham’ means nectar in Tamil; ‘Thaippal’ stands for breastfeeding and ‘Maiyam’ means centre…

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