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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.
Typhoon survivors in Tacloban vaccinated against measles and polio

Typhoon survivors in Tacloban vaccinated against measles and polio

Children in Tacloban – the city hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan – were vaccinated against measles and polio in the first phase of a mass campaign by the Government of the Philippines with support from UNICEF, the World Health Organization, and other partners. They also received Vitamin A supplements to help improve their immunity against infections. [More]
WHO releases new treatment guidelines for children suffering severe acute malnutrition

WHO releases new treatment guidelines for children suffering severe acute malnutrition

WHO today released new treatment guidelines for the almost 20 million children under-five worldwide who have severe acute malnutrition. [More]

Bangladesh outperforms Asian neighbours despite low spending on health care

Exceptional improvements in the survival of infants and children under 5 years of age, life expectancy, immunisation coverage, and tuberculosis control in Bangladesh are part of a remarkable success story for health in the South Asian country, according to a major new Series published in The Lancet. This is despite low spending on health care, a weak health system, and widespread poverty. [More]

Call to recognize lung diseases as leading causes of morbidity and mortality

Experts from the world's leading lung organisations have come together for the first time to call for a worldwide effort to improve healthcare policies, systems and care delivery to make a positive difference to the lung health of the world. [More]

Experts call for worldwide effort to make positive difference to the lung health

Experts from the world’s leading lung organisations have come together for the first time to call for a worldwide effort to improve healthcare policies, systems and care delivery to make a positive difference to the lung health of the world. [More]

People with food allergy may no longer have to avoid food entirely

Have food allergies? If you answered yes, you know the best way to prevent a severe allergic reaction is to totally avoid the offending food. But according to a presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), you may no longer have to avoid the food entirely. [More]
New study illustrates impact of oral nutrition supplement use in pediatric hospitalized patients

New study illustrates impact of oral nutrition supplement use in pediatric hospitalized patients

A new study has found that the use of oral nutritional supplements provided to pediatric patients during hospitalization was associated with a decrease in length of stay of 14.8 percent and a decrease in hospital stay costs of $1,768 per patient. [More]
Taking multivitamin daily may reduce incidence of cancer in men

Taking multivitamin daily may reduce incidence of cancer in men

Major diseases that stem from vitamin deficiencies are rare in the U.S., where food is abundant and rich in vital nutrients, explains David J. Park, DO, an AOA board-certified family physician in Henderson, Nev., during the American Osteopathic Association's (AOA) OMED 2013, the Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition taking place this week in Las Vegas. [More]
HOOKVAC consortium awarded grant to develop, test vaccine for human hookworm

HOOKVAC consortium awarded grant to develop, test vaccine for human hookworm

The HOOKVAC consortium, led by the Academic Medical Center at the University of Amsterdam, today announced it has been awarded a grant of six million Euros from the European Commission FP7 programme to expand the Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership’s (Sabin PDP) work to develop and test a vaccine for human hookworm, a disease that infects 600-700 million of the world’s poorest people. [More]
Sackler Institute to create Global Research Agenda to identify knowledge gaps in field of nutrition

Sackler Institute to create Global Research Agenda to identify knowledge gaps in field of nutrition

​With nearly two billion people suffering from malnutrition across the planet, scientists and public health experts came together under an unprecedented alliance spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences to create A Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science to identify the most critical knowledge gaps in the field of nutrition. [More]

HOOKVAC consortium to begin first clinical testing of human hookworm vaccine in West Africa

​The HOOKVAC consortium, led by the Academic Medical Center (AMC) at the University of Amsterdam, today announced it has been awarded a grant of six million Euros from the European Commission FP7 programme to expand the Sabin Vaccine Institute Product Development Partnership's (Sabin PDP) work to develop and test a vaccine for human hookworm, a disease that infects 600-700 million of the world's poorest people. [More]
Research on bone-derived hormone could lead to new treatments for memory loss, depression

Research on bone-derived hormone could lead to new treatments for memory loss, depression

​Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have found that the skeleton, acting through the bone-derived hormone osteocalcin, exerts a powerful influence on prenatal brain development and cognitive functions such as learning, memory, anxiety, and depression in adult mice. [More]
Higher calorie diets produce twice rate of weight gain for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia

Higher calorie diets produce twice rate of weight gain for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia

Higher calorie diets produce twice the rate of weight gain compared to the lower calorie diets that currently are recommended for adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, according to a study by researchers at UCSF Benioff Children-s Hospital. [More]
TreatFOOD research project develops food supplements to relieve malnutrition

TreatFOOD research project develops food supplements to relieve malnutrition

Thirty-three million children worldwide suffer from moderate acute malnutrition. It affects human development and generally, increases susceptibility to illness. Unfortunately, the nutritional supplements and aid that these children may receive today is based upon dated standards developed for adults or otherwise intended for children with severe acute nutrition. [More]

Qualitative data collected in Benin improves understanding of feeding practices of young kids

Qualitative data were collected in a study on infant and young child feeding in rural Benin in May 2013. This research aimed to improve understanding of complementary feeding practices of young children. It was conducted in the preparatory phase of the Work Package 4 in the FoodAfrica Programme. [More]
Many developing countries in Asia-Pacific region face twin burdens of under and overnutrition

Many developing countries in Asia-Pacific region face twin burdens of under and overnutrition

Asia and the Pacific's drive for food security has focused too narrowly on quantity, with a surge in obesity and still high levels of malnutrition in some countries highlighting the need for a new approach, says a new Asian Development Bank study. [More]
World Bank Group, IHME reports to help policymakers tackle health issues facing countries

World Bank Group, IHME reports to help policymakers tackle health issues facing countries

In the Middle East and North Africa, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes are causing a massive amount of premature death and disability. People in Latin America and the Caribbean are living longer on the whole, yet they face increasing threats from chronic diseases. Mortality has declined in many South Asian countries, yet the number of deaths by non-communicable diseases and self-harm has skyrocketed since 1990. [More]
New mechanism operates specific protein in brain to bring delay in aging

New mechanism operates specific protein in brain to bring delay in aging

Among scientists, the role of proteins called sirtuins in enhancing longevity has been hotly debated, driven by contradictory results from many different scientists. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may settle the dispute. [More]

New antibody drug shows positive results for treating Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis

Vedolizumab, a new intravenous antibody medication, has shown positive results for treating both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine. The findings, published in two papers, will appear in the August 22 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). [More]
Psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia caused by faulty 'switch' within brain

Psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia caused by faulty 'switch' within brain

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown that psychotic symptoms experienced by people with schizophrenia could be caused by a faulty 'switch' within the brain. [More]