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Researchers team up to provide new hope for childhood hunger

... physician-scientists with a vision of eradicating malnutrition throughout the developing world today announced ... Manary, M.D., a leader in the field of childhood malnutrition who is the Helene B. Roberson Professor of ... food (RUTF) for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition has consistently resulted in 90% recovery rates ...

Thousands of starving children could be restored to health with peanut butter program

... University School of Medicine in St. Louis. malnutrition affects 70 percent of all Malawian children with ... therapy." Traditional treatment of moderate malnutrition in Malawi involves feeding children a corn-based ... Manary said. "Mothers in Malawi know that malnutrition is the single biggest threat to their children's ...

Powerful nutrient cocktail can put kids with Crohn's into remission

... to that of traditional steroid-based drugs, but without side effects like malnutrition and growth retardation. Dr. Shamir recently reported his research in ... Like an Astronaut Dr. Shamir's research was inspired by the problem of malnutrition and growth retardation in children battling IBD. Steroids and other ...

Domestic violence associated with chronic malnutrition in women and children in India

... journal. "This is strong evidence that domestic violence is linked with malnutrition among both mothers and children. In India, the withholding of food is a ... for children. The data suggest a relation between domestic violence and malnutrition among women and children in India. The authors note that preventing ...

MU researchers create drought conditions to unearth solutions

... cause of crop failure. Droughts increase consumer costs, kill livestock, reduce crop yields, and trigger wildfires and dust storms, which lead to malnutrition and famine, social unrest and political instability. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural ...

Food security: It starts with seed

... of seed composition. Among the wide range of cutting-edge topics that this book covers are the pursuit of grains that could eradicate global malnutrition and the potential growth of vaccines. This book provides valuable, science-based insights for researchers and practitioners in disciplines ranging ...

Teeth of Columbus' crew flesh out tale of new world discovery

... also exhibit evidence of scurvy, a common affliction of 15th century sailors who lacked vitamin C on their long voyages, as well as signs of malnutrition and physical stress. Chronicles of the voyage noted that most of the Europeans, including Columbus himself, fell sick shortly after landfall on ...

Nutritional supplementation program helps prevent weight loss among children in African country

... and colleagues assessed the effect of a 3-month distribution of RUTF to nonmalnourished children in a region with traditionally high levels of child malnutrition and evaluated the effectiveness of a distribution of RUTF delivered at the village rather than the individual level. "The primary hypotheses were ...

Extreme nausea and vomiting varies among pregnant women from different countries

... some degree of nausea and vomiting, whereas 0.5 to 2 percent have hyperemesis gravidarum. Due to dehydration, loss of important electrolytes, malnutrition and weight loss, hyperemesis gravidarum could be life-threatening for mother and baby if left untreated. In the USA it is the commonest cause for ...

Cummings School receives Rockefeller Foundation grant

... disease outbreak, the worlds poorest people, who largely depend on animals for their livelihoods, are hit the hardest with threats of disease, malnutrition and economic destitution. At the same time, we see a divide between the fields of veterinary health and human health leading to poor communication ...

Breakthrough research turns the tide on water-borne pathogen

... MACryptosporidium parvum is a tiny yet insidious waterborne parasite that wreaks havoc worldwide. This parasite is a major cause of diarrhea and malnutrition in small children in developing countries, and causes severe disease in AIDS and other immune compromised patients in the developed world. ...

Hungry mothers risk addiction in their adult children

... the human brain that is involved in addictive behaviour. He further comments that the research findings point up the adverse influence of maternal malnutrition on the mental health of the adult offspring, and give rise to great concern about the possible future consequences for the hunger regions in our ...

Gates funding to help poor rice farmers

... hunger and malnutrition. The development and distribution of new rice varieties tolerant of these environmental stresses can help avert hunger and malnutrition while improving livelihoods for millions of farmers and their families. With minimal access to irrigation and fertilizer, these farmers, who own ...

Rising food prices threaten world's poor people

... will also have a negative impact on food production, compounding the challenge of meeting global food demand, and potentially exacerbating hunger and malnutrition among the worlds poorest people. Economic growth has helped to reduce hunger, particularly when it is equitable, added von Braun. But unfortunately, ...

3 out of 4 hospital patients suffer from malnutrition regardless of their pathology

... Nutrition and Dietetics at the hospital Virgen de las Nieves (Granada, Spain) of 817 patients, showed that 75% of hospitalised patients suffer from malnutrition regardless of their pathology. The study, which was carried out in patients older than 18 in all the departments of the hospital except Psychiatry ...

Diet support helps chronic kidney patients

... need support with their diets," she said. "When their kidneys function at less than 30 per cent they often lose their appetites, which can lead to malnutrition and compound their health problems." Dr Campbell said the participants in the study ranged for 40 to 80 years old and their kidney conditions had ...

Plant studies reveal how, where seeds store iron

... discovery for scientists working to improve the iron content of plants. Their research helps address the worldwide problem of iron deficiency and malnutrition in humans. The team found that iron is stored in the developing vascular system of the seed of Arabidopsis, a model plant used in research. In ...

Plant studies reveal how, where seeds store iron

... discovery for scientists working to improve the iron content of plants. Their research helps address the worldwide problem of iron deficiency and malnutrition in humans. The team found that iron is stored in the developing vascular system of the seed of Arabidopsis, a model plant used in research. In ...

Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients

... and beverages to have a foul metallic flavor, according to a medical study. In general, more than 40 percent of hospitalized patients suffer from malnutrition due to taste and smell dysfunction. "Unfortunately, these problems that impact nutrition and quality of life are underestimated and understudied ...

Bacterial protein shows promise in treating intestinal parasites

... Many of the nearly two billion people worldwide infected with these intestinal parasites are children, who are at particular risk for anemia, malnutrition and delayed growth. The UCSD-Yale team found that a protein produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, given orally to laboratory ...

Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda

... child mortality rates and child wasting rates. Based on their assessment of the data, the authors present five surprising facts about severe children malnutrition and argue that such conditions must be resolved in non-emergency settings to prevent future public health crises. First, contrary to popular ...

Human albumin from tobacco plants

... in operating theatres being almost a daily occurrence. It is used for haemorrhages, burns, surgical operations or when the patient shows symptoms of malnutrition or dehydration, chronic infections and renal or liver illnesses. The annual consumption in Spain is about 10 tons but, at a worldwide level, the ...

Study finds that nutritionally enhanced rice reduces iron deficiency

... through nutritional supplements. In these areas, commercially fortified foods also have difficulty making it into the mouths of the hungry and so malnutrition persists. "The fact that biofortified foods can have an impact on nutritional status in humans is an enormously exciting breakthrough," Zeigler ...

Six million Africans face famine because of locusts, drought

... cattle and other livestock have plummeted. Children younger than 5 in Mauritania, Mali and Niger are suffering from rapidly spreading malnutrition and in Niger many villagers have been feeding themselves with wild plants, it said. ...

A frog's life is food for thought

... Starvation, malnutrition and re-feeding can have deadly consequences for humans and most animals but not Australia's green-striped burrowing frog. PhD student Rebecca ...
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