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Up to one in six older people living at home face malnutrition risk

As many as one in six people who took part in a study of older people who live at home were under-nourished and at risk of malnutrition, according to the May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing . Researchers at Linkoping University, Sweden, found an overall malnutrition risk of 14.5 per c...

Focus on treating malnutrition in cancer patients, researchers say

Cancer patients who are malnourished experience significantly greater levels of psychological distress than those who are more adequately nourished, according to new results reported at the European Society for Medical Oncology's Symposium on Cancer and Nutrition (Zurich, 20-21 March 2009). Ma...

PepsiCo Foundation Announces Grant to Save the Children to Address Malnutrition in Developing Nations

PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The PepsiCo Foundation today announced a three-year, $5 million grant to Save the Children to help ensure the survival and well-being of children living in rural India and Bangladesh, which together are home to 40 percent of the world's malnourished children...

$5.5 million from Gates Foundation funds major study of childhood malnutrition

March 31, 2009 -- Scientists who first established a link between obesity and the trillions of friendly microbes that live in the intestine now are investigating whether the organisms can contribute to the converse: severe malnutrition. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in...

"Alarming" Malnutrition Among Kenya Refugees: UN Agencies

Three United Nations agencies on Tuesday launched an appeal for 32 million dollars (23.5 million euros) to help combat "alarming levels" of malnutrition amongst Somali and Sudanese refugees based in camps in Kenya. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the World Food Programme (WF...

MPs Vow to Fight Malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior, Leaders of various political parties along with activists and film personalities have expressed concern for millions of malnourished children// in Madhya Pradesh and have vowed to fight it. Around 78,000 children in the state are suffering from acute malnutrition and half of them may...

Treating Severe Malnutrition in Children

The World Health Organization has said that, if its treatment guidelines are followed, the death rate in children admitted to hospital// can be kept as low as 5%, but it is more common for 20% or over to die. Severe malnutrition is a major contributing factor in the deaths of 1.5 million children e...

Tribals in the Brink of Extinction due to Malnutrition and Diseases

In Kumbaribill, a neglected village nestled near the Similipal wildlife sanctuary in Orissa's Mayurbhanj district, deaths due to malnutrition and diseases are// frequent. "We are dying of government apathy," lamented a villager. "We are poor and helpless because we are locked inside the fores...

Drive Against Malnutrition Among Children In MP Gets Kicked Off

Madhya Pradesh's drive against the malnutrition among the children gets kicked off, with the government starting health fairs in villages where around 80,000 malnourished children will be weighed and provided nutrition diet. // The month-long fairs, organised under the Bal Sanjivani Abhiyan (...

MP Government Keen On Eradicating Malnutrition Among Children

The Madhya Pradesh government Friday unveiled a scheme to eradicate malnutrition among children, the state's Minister for Public Health// and Family Welfare Ajay Vishnoi said. The 'Bal Shakti Yojana' - strong child scheme - is to be implemented jointly by the public health and the women and c...

Food Grains Project To Tackle Malnutrition In India

In an attempt to provide a solution to the nationwide prevalent malnutrition, 13 premier research institutions in India have decided to work in collaboration to ensure adequate supply of value added food grains. // This strategy is poised to mark a major shift in the national food policy by 2...

UK Spends £7.3 Billion Annually On Malnutrition Cost

The British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) has revealed that malnutrition costs the country over £7.3 billion annually. This is more than twice the cost incurred on obesity. In spite of this, the Government gives a low priority to malnutrition, according to BAPEN. Malnutri...

Many Senior Citizens in the Grips of Malnutrition

Malnutrition appears to be a common condition among the senior lot in Australia. This is not a good sign as it can slow their recovery process from an illness or accident. A study of 102 patients recuperating at Sydneys Prince of Wales Hospital showed that almost 80 per cent were malnouris...

Crusade Against Malnutrition

Around one of every three children is chronically malnourished in Haiti, which has earned the sobriquet of being the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.// Some typical signs of malnutrition include swollen bellies, orange hair, listlessness and dull eyes. Patricia A. Wolff, M.D., assoc...

Children In Slums Of Mumbai Might be Suffering From Malnutrition

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Health Committee had on Monday and Tuesday organized a medical team and conducted health camps// Chamunda Nagar and Shyam Nagar areas of Bhandup where cases of malnutrition have been reported. Their report has concluded that the children were healthy. ...

Understanding World Hunger and Malnutrition

"Viewpoint” an article published in The Lancet, Rainer Gross, PhD, UNICEF's chief of nutrition, and Patrick Webb, PhD, dean for academic affairs// at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, have debated five important pointers about world hunger, malnutrition in chi...

Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition

Preventable diseases and malnutrition have been responsible for killing up to half a million Ethiopian children every year. Severe acute malnutrition// is a life-threatening condition and includes children who are 70 percent or less of the median in terms of weight and height measurements. Mal...

Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition

In its December issue Heart has carried a study on maternal malnutrition in the first trimester of pregnancy and how it causes coronary heart diseases in the newborn. Dr. Tessa .J. Rosé boom of the university of Amsterdam and her team have studied the occurrence of coronary heart diseases in childr...

U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Jenna Bush Hager Announce Next Generation Initiative to Improve Lives of Children Around the World

... a changing list of projects. Their first endeavor focuses on the issue of malnutrition in Latin America by championing the use of a product known as Sprinkles . ... use in Guatemala is scaled up. To help reach our goal to combat malnutrition and reduce the number of daily deaths to zero, please visit www.unicefusa...

Number of Underweight Kids in U.S. Continues to Fall

...United States decreased from 5.1 percent in 1971-1974 to 3.3 percent in 2003-2006, says a U.S. government study. Being underweight can be caused by malnutrition or underlying health problems. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics analyzed ...

Number of Underweight Kids in U.S. Continues to Shrink

...United States decreased from 5.1 percent in 1971-1974 to 3.3 percent in 2003-2006, says a U.S. government study. Being underweight can be caused by malnutrition or underlying health problems. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics analyzed ...

Variants of 'umami' taste receptor contribute to our individualized flavor worlds

... acids are the building blocks of protein, an essential macronutrient. Commenting on clinical implications of the work, Breslin says, "Protein-energy malnutrition is one of the leading causes of death in children worldwide. Increased understanding of amino acid taste receptors may help nutritionists target the a...

Upstate HomeCare Expands, Adds Pharmacies

... and caregivers on effective use of medical equipment, proper medication dosage and the importance and value of proper nutrition. Statistics show that malnutrition in hospitalized cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy generally exceeds 25%. Upstate HomeCare has developed a full nutrition management program . T...

Deploying the Power of Music to Save Lives West Africa's Most Beloved Singer Raises His Voice to End Malaria

...f Feeding, Nutrition and Child Survival, National Health Information and Health Education Service (SNEIPS), Nutritional Enhancement Program (PRN), and malnutrition Control Cell (CLM). Press Contact: Emily Bergantino, Malaria No More 646-884-7419 / emily.bergantino@malarianomore.org ...

Americans Say Maintain or Increase Funding for Global Health and Development, But Take Care of Problems at Home First in the Recession

...ost likely to say improving access to clean water (61%), increasing childhood immunizations against diseases like polio (61%), and reducing hunger and malnutrition (60%). Many See Assistance As "Right Thing To Do," But Are Wary Of Corruption Abroad When asked what the "most important" reason is for th...

Video: CREON(R) (Pancrelipase) Delayed-Release Capsules First and Only Pancreatic Enzyme Product to Receive FDA Approval Under New Guidelines

.../37345/ "Left untreated, EPI causes maldigestion, malabsorption and malnutrition and can ultimately be life-threatening," said Virginia Stallings, M.D., Dir...absorption of food and nutrients, improve outcomes for patients and prevent malnutrition and growth faltering in children and weight loss in adults. Pancreatic enzy...

Nestle Launches Major Initiatives in Nutrition, Water and Rural Development

...ing such schemes to over 100 countries where it operates. This new global programme addresses some of the world's most complex challenges today - both malnutrition and increasing obesity rates, particularly among school-age children. Nestle currently supports education programmes that reach over 10 million childr...

Nu Skin Child Hunger Relief Effort Surpasses 150 Million Meals

...ndividual sacrifice and generosity that have accomplished this tremendous good." About Nourish the Children Every six seconds a child dies of malnutrition and more than 800 million people suffer from hunger. To help address this desperate situation, Nu Skin has developed nutrient-dense VitaMeal and for ...

Targeting oxidized cysteine through diet could reduce inflammation and lower disease risk

...g and alcohol consumption are also linked with higher levels of oxidized cysteine. In addition, Jones and Ziegler have found that critical illness and malnutrition are associated with oxidative stress and oxidized cysteine in the blood. Working with Jones, graduate student Smita Iyer and immunologist Mauricio ...

USAID Provides $3.7 million to Assist with Global Food Security in Senegal

... (OFDA) is providing more than $3.7 million in assistance to lower rates of malnutrition and increase food security of families in Senegal. Of this $3.7 millio... provide viable alternatives to increase self-sufficiency and lower overall malnutrition rates in vulnerable households." The American people, through the U...

Malnutrition risk underappreciated in laryngeal cancer patients

...(48%) received irradiation on the neck nodes. The researchers found that these patients were more than four-times as likely to become malnourished. malnutrition has been linked to a wide range of physical and clinically relevant side-effects in cancer patients, including an impaired response to treatment, adve...

New data on link between cancer and nutrition discussed at European symposium

...presentations will include new data on topics such as: Childhood nutrition and later breast cancer risk The anti-tumour effects of green tea malnutrition and patient distress in cancer Possible anti-tumour effects of soy extracts in mice Estrogens in beef and cancer risk ...

New edition of the Tobacco Atlas catalogues catastrophic toll of tobacco worldwide

...ngladesh alone, if the average household bought food with the money normally spent on tobacco, more than 10 million people would no longer suffer from malnutrition and 350 children under age five could be saved each day. "The Tobacco Atlas is crucial to understanding the nature of the most preventable global ...

NutraCea, FedEx and Feed The Children Team Up to Provide Food Aid to Families in Need in Brazil

...e cost with NutraCea of producing the NutraSolve for this initiative. We are convinced that stabilized rice bran is a food that can positively impact malnutrition throughout the world, and NutraCea, with the collaboration of strategic partners, is focused on addressing this important issue," Edson added. "F...

Smokers' Homes More Likely to House Hungry Kids

... and social problems," Weitzman said. "Food insecurity" is a concept that was developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the 1990s to study malnutrition in developed countries such as the United States. "It is a standardized scale measuring how many times a household cannot give children the food they ...

Kidney Patients More Susceptible to Sudden Cardiac Death

... Study found inflammation, malnutrition raised risk in this group FRIDAY, Oct. 31 (HealthDay News) -- S... leading cause of death among kidney failure patients, and inflammation and malnutrition are major risk factors for fatal heart attacks in these people, Johns Hopki...

American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) President's Press Conference, Nov. 1, 2008 in San Francisco

...of the causes of abnormal energy and protein metabolism in cirrhosis, while evaluating new nutritional and pharmacologic strategies in vivo to correct malnutrition in chronic liver disease. AASLD is the leading medical organization for advancing the science and practice of hepatology. Founded by physicians in 1...

Harvard University recipient of Global Health Nutrition grant

...y, and Global Health and Population. "In many of these countries, rapid transition in nutrition and lifestyle, has led to a broadening of the scope of malnutrition to include over-nutrition which leads to higher risks of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, and stroke," said Fawzi . The...

Liver Transplant Program Established At Montefiore

...ancer are treated annually at Montefiore. "We have found there is a greater rate of alcohol use, intravenous drug use and confounding variables like malnutrition and diminished access to health care here in the Bronx," said Paul Gaglio, M.D., a nationally known liver expert and medical director of Montefiore's ...

Nestle Juicy Juice Kicks Off Summer Promoting Nutritious, Active Lifestyle Choices Among Latino Children, Families

...promote a healthy lifestyle this summer. A recent article published by EFE world news shows that the world's obesity/overweight rates are surpassing malnutrition and hunger for the first time in history, with 1.7 billion people who are overweight (out of which 300 million are obese) vs. 850 million people who a...
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