Healthcare providers support vaccinations based on emotions; Study explores racial disparity in access to breastfeeding information;

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> Healthcare providers base their positions on vaccines on their emotions and personal experiences, rather than scientific and analytical knowledge, according to a new study by the School of Public Health at the University of Haifa. Study announcement

> Despite the well-documented benefits of breastfeeding, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that hospitals are less likely to encourage black mothers to breastfeed their children. Study

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