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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.
Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Archaeologist discovers 800-year-old genomes from bacterial infection in Byzantine skeleton

Eight hundred years ago, in a hardscrabble farming community on the outskirts of what was once one of the fabled cities of the ancient world, Troy, a 30-year-old woman was laid to rest in a stone-lined grave. [More]
Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

Modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA, study shows

A new study by researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Research Institute shows that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases. [More]
Study highlights lack of nutritional standards for premixed infant cereals in lower-income countries

Study highlights lack of nutritional standards for premixed infant cereals in lower-income countries

For parents around the world, premixed infant cereals--also known as complementary foods--can be a vital source of the solid food needed for healthy child growth after six months of age, when infants outgrow the nutrients provided by breast milk alone. [More]
Experts confirm high risk of famine in northeast Nigeria

Experts confirm high risk of famine in northeast Nigeria

Multiple experts, including Action Against Hunger, have validated new analysis confirming an elevated risk of famine in Nigeria's Borno State among populations cut off from humanitarian assistance due to the Boko Haram insurgency. [More]
Research consortium receives funding to assess new ways to help severely malnourished children

Research consortium receives funding to assess new ways to help severely malnourished children

Almost half of child deaths around the world involve malnutrition, with the highest mortality for severe acute malnutrition (SAM). [More]
New report shows way to secure adequate healthy food for world's growing population

New report shows way to secure adequate healthy food for world's growing population

Challenges in securing adequate healthy food for the world's growing human population can be met in part by adopting agricultural practices that feed the soil, according to a report published in Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology which has won the monthly Elsevier Atlas Award. [More]

Rensselaer receives additional support to address childhood stunting in developing nations

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a grant of $993,384 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for continuing work on a novel data visualization platform that will harness and accelerate the analysis of vast amounts of data for the foundation's Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge Integration initiative. [More]
Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

Simple nutrition care program in hospitals could help reduce patient stays and readmission rates

While proper nutrition is vital to staying healthy, its importance becomes more critical for patients recovering in the hospital. [More]
UTHealth receives generous gift to support first-of-its-kind nutrition education program

UTHealth receives generous gift to support first-of-its-kind nutrition education program

Laura Moore, M.Ed., R.D., L.D., and her husband Don Sanders have donated $1 million to support a first-of-its-kind nutrition education program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. [More]
Women with dementia receive less health monitoring than men, UCL research reveals

Women with dementia receive less health monitoring than men, UCL research reveals

Women with dementia have fewer visits to the GP, receive less health monitoring and take more potentially harmful medication than men with dementia, new UCL (University College London) research reveals. [More]
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]
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