Nutrition in the News

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Cranberry Harvest underway in USA

It's cranberry harvest time across parts of the northern USA and Canada. Eating raw cranberries is probably the most nutritious way to consume these healthful bright red berries. Dried cranberries,...

05 Oct | Cranberries (fruit) | USA & Canada

The higher prevalence of hypertension in black compared with white Americans has been linked with fried and highly processed food

Diet plays a significant role in the increased risk of hypertension in black compared with white Americans according to research 1 recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Associat...

05 Oct | Food & Nutrition | USA

Total retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017

The total value of retail sales of herbal supplements in the USA exceeded $8 Billion in 2017, an increase of 8.5% over the total sales in 2016. The latest American Botanical Council (ABC) annual ma...

13 Sep | Herbal Supplements | USA

It's a bumper blueberry season

July is National Blueberry Month in the USA. Many parts of the country are reporting a bumper crop of blueberries. Here's a brief summary of some of the reported health benefits of this delicious f...

13 Jul | Blueberries (fruit) | North America & Europe

Child undernutrition in Mali

The latest 'Cost of Hunger in Africa' report indicates the urgency of increasing efforts to end the distress and economic consequences of child undernutrition in the west African country of Mali. T...

05 Jul | Malnutrition | Mali

U.S. FDA takes steps to advance health through improvements in nutrition

The health benefits of positive dietary decision making is the reason for a major initiative by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to advance health through improvements in nutrition. The ag...

27 Jun | Nutrition | USA

New portable test for and vitamin A and iron deficiencies

A new device to enable health workers to detect deficiency of vitamin A and iron in just 15 minutes has been announced by scientists at Cornell Univ, USA. It is hoped that this will assist with hum...

06 Dec '17 | Malnutrition

How much whole grain is needed in a healthy diet?

According to a recent online survey there remains much confusion about the sources, benefits and recommended amounts of dietary whole grains. Ways to increase personal consumption of whole grains a...

14 Nov '17 | Nutrition

Food aid distributed to thousands affected by flash floods in Nepal

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributions to 180,000 people in response to the Nepal floods. To prevent malnutrition, WFP, along with the Government of Nepal and its par...

25 Aug '17 | Food Aid | Nepal

Violence putting children at risk in the Greater Kasai, DRC

Ongoing violence in the Kasai Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has lead to the closure of many health centers and schools, hampering humanitarian efforts to support the nutritiona...

Health uses of the drumstick tree (India)

The drumstick tree thrives in India and also grows in the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan, among other places. The many and various uses of the bark, sap, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of the ...

02 May '16 | Moringa oleifera | India

No significant benefit from routine use of antibiotics for malnourished children

According to a recent MSF study, routine use of antibiotics to treat severe acute malnutrition has only a very small effect on the prospect of recovery. This research, which was conducted in Niger,...

08 Feb '16 | Antibiotics and Malnutrition | Niger

AMA endorses 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines (USA)

The AMA welcomes 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines, a report detailing recent nutritional advice for Americans. Described on health.gov as an essential resource for health professionals and policymakers...

08 Jan '16 | Nutrition | USA

Eating peanut during infancy can prevent development of peanut allergy

Although peanut allergy is one of the most common food allergies, recent research suggests that introducing peanut into the diet of an infant within the first 11 months of life might reduce the lik...

24 Feb '15 | Food Allergies | Southampton

Food products free of colourings associated with hyperactivity (UK)

UK FSA updates its list of food product ranges that do not contain the six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young children, specifically E110, E104, E122, E129, E102 and E124....

02 Apr '14 | Nutrition | United Kingdom

Humanitarian supplies reach remote areas of South Sudan

Food, vaccines, nutrition supplements and other vital supplies are finally being supplied to Akobo, Jonglei State (South Sudan), near the border with Ethiopia. Aid agencies have also set up emerge...

28 Mar '14 | Humanitarian Aid | South Sudan

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