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Sugars From Human Milk Could Help Treat, Prevent Infections In Newborns: Study

WASHINGTON — Blood infections, meningitis, and stillbirth in newborns are common causes of the bacteria known as group B Streptococcus (GBS). However, GBS infections can often be treated or prevented with antibiotics, and the bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant. The researchers have discovered that human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs), short strings of sugar molecules abundant in breast milk, can […]