Tag: "famine" at medical news
Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia
People born during a famine
in China have an increased risk of schizophrenia, ...y to test the hypothesis that prenatal exposure to famine
would increase the rate of schizophrenia in adult life by examining people who lived through a massi...
Livelihoods under siege in Darfur
...ces, has created a situation in which "region-wide famine
appears inevitable," according to the authors. "Food aid," says Young, "can help address crop and livestock production failures, but cannot address other issues, particularly the underlying conflict." In their report, Young and her colleagues cover s...
Sound nutrition for children is an unmet human right
..., Pakistan and Bangladesh. not conflict zones, not famine
zones. This reflects a failure of development policy. We have to challenge the invisibility of malnutrition," Webb continues. "Terms like 'forgotten emergencies' and 'hidden hunger' speak volumes about the invisibility of the problem." Webb paints...
Harsh famine ahead for NHS, warn experts
...ng comes to an end, we need to prepare for a harsh famine
ahead, warn health economists in this week's BMJ. ...ed in. So what needs to be done to prepare for the famine
years ahead? Rather than yet another reorganisation, they suggest that NICE needs a wider remit, sta...
Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda
...condition that is not simply caused by conflict or famine
alone. Gross and Webb conclude that "effective, targeted actions are needed as part of the development agenda." Third, HIV does not appear yet to contribute substantially and directly to severe wasting in children, although the authors state that "a...
Scripps research scientists test anti-obesity vaccine
...that ghrelin evolved as a response to the feast or famine
conditions of early humans. Those who were genetically predisposed to eat heartily and store fat efficiently during periods of plenty were more likely to survive the next round of scarcity and passed this trait onto the next generation. In recent yea...
Global warming and your health
...lth problems worldwide. In most years, drought and famine
cause more than half of all deaths from natural disasters. Already 1.8 million people, mostly children, die each year from diarrheal diseases caused by contaminated water. Climate change will just make this worse, Parker says. Another absolute and ...
Study shows that indigenous people are not genetically prone to diabetes
...ypothesis' which proposes that cycles of feast and famine
in indigenous societies created a gene that was very efficient at using nutrients. According to this hypothesis, such efficiency combined with a modern affluent and sedentary lifestyle leads to obesity and diabetes among indigenous people." "Althou...
A new direction: Integrating best-practices to improve food responses
...ore appropriate humanitarian response. Since the famine
in Sahel over 30 years ago, information systems have emphasized early warning before a crisis. This is important, but even if well-documented, early warning alone has proven inadequate to plan a response. Maxwell stresses the importance of continual ...