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One Health Headlines: Friday, January 27, 2012

This week’s One Health roundup has updates on H1N1 avian influenza research, new information on how prion diseases spread between species, a look at the health benefits of pets, and much more.

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Udderly amazing milk

Got milk? We already know milk is a great source of calcium, protein, vitamins and other minerals.  Well, now researchers have found that cow’s milk can help prevent blood infections in preemie newborns. Preemies given a combination of lactoferrin (a protein in cow’s milk) and probiotic bacteria (bacteria that help the gut stay healthy) were much less likely to develop blood infections than babies who did not get the combination.  Researchers are looking into finding ways to make lactoferrin readily available and help save preemies’ lives.

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