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Malnutrition is a condition which occurs when there is a deficiency of certain vital nutrients in a person’s diet. The deficiency fails to meet the demands of the body leading to effects on the growth, physical health, mood, behaviour and other functions of the body. Malnutrition commonly affects children and the elderly.
Deprived patients with chronic lung disease more likely to face malnutrition risk

Deprived patients with chronic lung disease more likely to face malnutrition risk

Patients with chronic lung disease living in deprived areas are more likely to be malnourished than those from wealthier postcodes, a QUT study has found. [More]
Low-cost eye drops just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis, study reports

Low-cost eye drops just as effective as antibiotics in treating bacterial keratitis, study reports

Bacterial keratitis, an infection of the cornea often caused by contact lenses, malnutrition, or an injury, can lead to corneal scarring, one of the leading causes of blindness around the globe, according to the World Health Organization. It has blinded more than 400,000 children worldwide. [More]
MedUni Vienna creates physical training programme to reactivate older adults

MedUni Vienna creates physical training programme to reactivate older adults

According to recent studies, around 11% of people aged over 65 are "frail", and 41% are on their way to becoming so. [More]
Biologic drugs may help prevent progressive bone loss in patients with RA

Biologic drugs may help prevent progressive bone loss in patients with RA

A new review by the International Osteoporosis Foundation Chronic Inflammation and Bone Structure Working Group concludes that early and aggressive treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) with biologic drugs, specifically biological disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), may be most effective in halting progressive bone loss in patients with RA. [More]
New, low-cost device measures early stages of infant malnutrition

New, low-cost device measures early stages of infant malnutrition

Babies worldwide could benefit from a low-cost device designed by University of Sydney researchers to measures early stages of infant malnutrition. [More]
Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

Researchers identify potential new treatment for brain cancer by targeting genes linked to microcephaly

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have identified a potential new treatment for brain cancer by learning from a rare condition that can cause microcephaly. [More]
Many ulcerative colitis patients with anemia do not receive testing and treatment, study reports

Many ulcerative colitis patients with anemia do not receive testing and treatment, study reports

Many patients with ulcerative colitis don't receive recommended testing and treatment for the common problem of iron deficiency anemia, reports a study in the October issue of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, official journal of the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
WHO and health partners need support from international donors to control spread of cholera in Yemen

WHO and health partners need support from international donors to control spread of cholera in Yemen

The World Health Organization and health partners urgently require support from the international donor community to contain the spread of acute watery diarrhoea/cholera in Yemen. [More]
Study unravels how caloric restriction provides beneficial effects to the brain

Study unravels how caloric restriction provides beneficial effects to the brain

Studies of different animal species suggest a link between eating less and living longer, but the molecular mechanisms by which caloric restriction affords protection against disease and extends longevity are not well understood. [More]
Four CGIAR researchers win World Food Prize for improving nutrition and health

Four CGIAR researchers win World Food Prize for improving nutrition and health

Four CGIAR scientists, Dr. Howarth Bouis (HarvestPlus), Dr. Jan Low (CIP), Maria Andrade (CIP), and Robert Mwanga (CIP) will be awarded the World Food Prize tonight for their combined success in improving nutrition and health through biofortified crops. [More]
National Peruvian programme positively affects child development in rural and impoverished regions

National Peruvian programme positively affects child development in rural and impoverished regions

Scientists from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the Peruvian Instituto de Investigación Nutricional adapted the urban-based Peruvian National Early Child Development Programme and brought it to the doorstep of people living in the rural Cajamarca region. [More]
New HemaApp uses smartphone camera to screen for anemia

New HemaApp uses smartphone camera to screen for anemia

In the developing world, anemia -- a blood condition exacerbated by malnutrition or parasitic disease -- is a staggeringly common health problem that often goes undiagnosed. [More]
Nutrition could be cost-effective treatment to improve health in malnourished older adults

Nutrition could be cost-effective treatment to improve health in malnourished older adults

As a majority of older adults have two or more chronic conditions, finding new ways to improve their health and decrease the cost of care is vital to helping them live healthier, longer lives. [More]
QOL Medical to introduce new disease awareness-raising tool at WCPGHAN 2016

QOL Medical to introduce new disease awareness-raising tool at WCPGHAN 2016

QOL Medical, LLC announced today they will introduce a ground breaking hyper-targeted marketing tool at the 5th Annual World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, from October 5th-8th 2016 in Montreal, Canada. [More]
Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty

Social support, nutrition and exercise intervention can prevent malnutrition and frailty

A training program for the reactivation of older and frail people established by MedUni Vienna has achieved remarkable success. [More]
WHO works with Ministry of Health to ramp up disease surveillance, treatment efforts to prevent cholera outbreak

WHO works with Ministry of Health to ramp up disease surveillance, treatment efforts to prevent cholera outbreak

In a move to prevent a cholera outbreak from spreading, the Ministry of Health of South Sudan with support from the World Health Organization and health partners are ramping up disease surveillance and treatment efforts. [More]
New gene therapeutic approach could save people suffering from muscle wasting disease

New gene therapeutic approach could save people suffering from muscle wasting disease

A discovery by Washington State University scientist Dan Rodgers and collaborator Paul Gregorevic could save millions of people suffering from muscle wasting disease. [More]
Maternal antiretroviral treatment eliminates HIV transmission to infants during breastfeeding

Maternal antiretroviral treatment eliminates HIV transmission to infants during breastfeeding

For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their infants, according to results from a large clinical trial conducted in sub-Saharan Africa and India. [More]
Bad diet can affect immune system prior to weight gain, new research shows

Bad diet can affect immune system prior to weight gain, new research shows

Australian researchers have discovered that a bad diet has consequences on your immune system even before you notice an increase in body weight. [More]
High prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls in Nepal linked to undernourishment

High prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls in Nepal linked to undernourishment

A press release about new research in Nepal detailing how over half the population of Nepalese adolescent girls have anaemia, mostly due to undernourishment. [More]
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