Tag: "malnutrition" at medical news
Obesity linked to hyperparathyroidism in chronic kidney disease
...er PTH levels in patients who also showed signs of malnutrition
and inflammation," says Dr. Kovesdy. "This findin...ay also be important for prognostic reasons, since malnutrition
and inflammation are among the major complications responsible for poor outcomes in CKD." Parathyr...
Millennium development goals: Are we on track?
...products for treating malnutrition, and preventing malnutrition
by enhancing behaviors and choices that lead to im...ovel approaches to the treatment and prevention of malnutrition
in emergencies have shown that quick gains are possible. Making such gains sustainable means scalin...
UCLA pediatrician honored with prestigious achievement award
...on of profound T-cell defects in children with the malnutrition
conditions known as kwashiorkor and marasmus, and transmission of HIV infection through breast milk. In the early days following the initial discovery of AIDS, Stiehm was a leader in the recognition of AIDS in children and in efforts to prevent t...
New standards could cut number of malnourished children on feeding programs
...etween the cut-offs used for defining severe acute malnutrition
from the WHO standards and NCHS reference data. Under the z score calculation, children were more likely to be diagnosed as severely malnourished, but under the median method calculation, children were less likely to be diagnosed as malnourished. ...
Nutrition specialist says approach to treating severe malnutrition still fails millions of children
is a major contributing factor in the deaths of 1.5 million children every year. 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 i...
Researchers examine why food tastes bad to chemotherapy recipients
...an 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 by oncologists," said Andrea Dietrich, Virginia Tech professor of civil and environmental engineering (...
Reversing malnutrition a spoonful at a time
...ess and dull eyes -- these are the traits of child malnutrition
in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemis...en back to health. MFK works to combat childhood malnutrition
and related diseases in northern coastal Cap Haitien, Haiti's second-largest city, by giving Ready-t...
Challenges to improving adolescent nutrition in Bangladesh and Tanzania
... of research has been conducted on child and adult malnutrition
in developing countries, there are only a handful ...ity, and colleagues address problems of adolescent malnutrition
in developing countries and assess seminal efforts undertaken by Bangladesh and Tanzania to improve ...
Five surprising facts about starvation that could change the international agenda
...resent 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 belief, Africa does not have the most children suffering from wasting. "Although in the past 10 years, every...
Sound nutrition for children is an unmet human right
...Symposium to address the dual global challenges of malnutrition
and obesity. The event marked the first time that ... to understand that nutrition and the treatment of malnutrition
is in itself one of the key elements of resolving deaths." "We are making progress, but there are s...
People who restrict calories have 'younger' hearts
...n the other hand, calorie restriction coupled with malnutrition
accelerates aging and causes severe diseases. Therefore, eating half a hamburger, half a bag of French fries and half a can of soft drink is not healthy caloric restriction and is harmful," he said. "It is important to note that the caloric-restricti...
Iron-rich rice improves iron status of women
... universities and agencies to reduce micronutrient malnutrition
by breeding nutrient-dense staple foods. One of the first crops to be biofortified under this initiative is rice, which is a staple food of some 3 billion people, many of them among the world's poorest. Now that researchers know that the biofortifie...
New studies gauge knowledge, attitudes and preferences of patients with irritable bowel syndrome
...veloping into other conditions, including colitis, malnutrition
and cancer. This survey found IBS patients were most interested in learning about foods to avoid (60 percent), causes of IBS (55 percent), medications (58 percent), coping strategies (56 percent), and psychological factors related to IBS (55 percent...
Prenatal exposure to famine increases risk of schizophrenia
... developing countries where severe protein-calorie malnutrition
is common certainly a matter of enormous public health and humanitarian concern in its own right. If the latter, the implications extend to developed and developing countries alike," writes Dr. Neugebauer....
HSPH student Kevin Chan awarded Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
...issues, Dr. Chan began more than a decade ago with malnutrition
work in Malawi that inspired a career-long effort to bring medical aid and a better quality of life to those stricken by poverty, especially children. "My life has been committed to helping the less fortunate, from the poorest reaches of sub-Saharan ...
Discovery may prevent life-threatening wasting disease in patients with chronic kidney disease
... therapeutic strategy to combat cachexia -- severe malnutrition
and physical wasting away -- in children and adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The study is published in the June issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. Although the exact cause of cachexia -- a common life-threatening complication o...
Nutritional advice improves health of children in developing countries
...intervention prevented stunting, a form of chronic malnutrition
that occurs in more than 15% of infants in this population. Research is needed to determine the sustainability of the intervention in Trujillo, and the generalisability of the intervention strategy to similar settings in Peru and elsewhere." In an ac...
Nanotechnology's miniature answers to developing world's biggest problems
... fertility and crop production, and help eliminate malnutrition
- a contributor to more than half the deaths of children under five in developing countries. Nanotech materials are in development for the slow release and efficient dosage of fertilizers for plants and of nutrients and medicines for livestock. Other...