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Breastfeeding: Some Strategies Used to Market Infant Formula May Discourage Breastfeeding; State Contracts Should Better Protect Against Misuse of WIC Name
GAO-06-282: Published: Feb 8, 2006. Publicly Released: Feb 8, 2006.
Millions of U.S. mothers and infants each year forgo the health benefits of breastfeeding and rely on infant formula. Infants who are breastfed are less likely to develop infectious diseases and chronic health problems, such as diabetes and asthma, while breastfeeding mothers are less likely to develop certain types of cancer. Recognizing the health benefits of breastfeeding for infants and mother...
Food Safety: The Agricultural Use of Antibiotics and Its Implications for Human Health
RCED-99-74: Published: Apr 28, 1999. Publicly Released: May 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on antibiotic resistance issues that may stem from the use of antibiotics in agriculture, focusing on the: (1) use of antibiotics in agriculture and the implications of that use for human health; (2) federal roles and responsibilities for overseeing the use of antibiotics in agriculture; and (3) issues surrounding the debate over whethe...
Welfare Programs: Ineffective Federal Oversight Permits Costly Automated System Problems
IMTEC-92-29: Published: May 27, 1992. Publicly Released: Jun 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the effectiveness of the Departments of Health and Human Services' (HHS) and Agriculture's (USDA) oversight of states' efforts to automate eligibility determinations for the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), Medicaid, and Food Stamp programs.GAO found that: (1) Congress authorized HHS and USDA to pay most of states' costs to acquire a...
Progress Made in Federal Human Nutrition Research Planning and Coordination; Some Improvements Needed
CED-82-56: Published: May 21, 1982. Publicly Released: May 21, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reported on the planning and coordination of federally supported human nutrition research.Considerable progress has been made within and among federal human nutrition research departments and agencies since Congress called for improved coordination in the Food and Agriculture Act of 1977. The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) has been a majo...