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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.
Scurvy is still found in Canada

Scurvy is still found in Canada

WHO spells out most urgent health issues for the next 10 years

WHO spells out most urgent health issues for the next 10 years

Poor diet among infants' mothers linked to rise in Congenital Zika Syndrome cases

Poor diet among infants' mothers linked to rise in Congenital Zika Syndrome cases

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

Poor early life environment leaves permanent mark on adult brain

Poor early life environment leaves permanent mark on adult brain

Maternal microbiota is a source of newborn immunity, shows study

Maternal microbiota is a source of newborn immunity, shows study

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study

Loss of stress hormone is a hallmark of pancreatitis, shows study

The WHO calls for more funding to help curb world’s worst measles outbreak

The WHO calls for more funding to help curb world’s worst measles outbreak

Bacterial exposure is a potential environmental risk factor in developing coeliac disease

Bacterial exposure is a potential environmental risk factor in developing coeliac disease

Edematous severe acute malnutrition linked to DNA modification

Edematous severe acute malnutrition linked to DNA modification

Poorest countries have high levels of both obesity and malnutrition

Poorest countries have high levels of both obesity and malnutrition

More than one-third of poorer countries have overlapping forms of malnutrition

More than one-third of poorer countries have overlapping forms of malnutrition

More than a third of low- and middle-income countries face double burden of malnutrition

More than a third of low- and middle-income countries face double burden of malnutrition

New project aims to investigate food availability, security among indigenous populations in Australia

New project aims to investigate food availability, security among indigenous populations in Australia

Study finds African children are growing better because of America’s Feed the Future program

Study finds African children are growing better because of America’s Feed the Future program

Immune cells repair damaged gut in children with IBD

Immune cells repair damaged gut in children with IBD

Typhoid conjugate vaccine proves its worth in the field

Typhoid conjugate vaccine proves its worth in the field

Global calorie requirements likely to increase in future

Global calorie requirements likely to increase in future

Changes in placenta could mean males born to older mothers more prone to heart problems

Changes in placenta could mean males born to older mothers more prone to heart problems

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health

Eating disorder can affect pregnancy outcome and offspring’s health