Women who breastfeed their babies can see their risk of developing diabetes later in life cut by almost half, research suggests. A study tracking mothers over 30 years found those who breastfed even for a short while were 25 per cent less likely to get Type 2 diabetes than women who had never breastfed. And for those who persisted for more than six months the risk dropped 47 percent.
Going through an early menopause raises a woman’s risk of heart disease and stroke, research found. Experiencing the condition before 47 increased the danger of a heart attack by 29 per cent and stroke by 42 per cent. Scientists believe this may be because the hormone oestrogen has a significant protective effect on the heart. The menopause, which occurs on average at the age of 51, happens when the body stops naturally producing oestrogen and other sex hormones.
Death counts have spiked by more than 7,000 in the midst of the worst winter health crisis seen for years. Official figures show the number of deaths in England and Wales this winter are up 6 per cent compared to the average seen over the last five years. The data shows 125,800 people died of any cause between October 1 and December 22 - compared to 118,700 for the same period in previous years. It means 7,100 more people died in those three months than did in previous years.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".