Nutrition in the News

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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

Goats' milk formula not the answer for infants allergic to cows' milk

The UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a warning that it considers goats milk infant and follow-on formula unlikely to be suitable for infants with a cows' milk protein allergy. This is beca...

27 Mar '14 | Nutrition | UK

Updated FDA rules for infant formula to maintain quality standards

The US FDA has published an interim final rule to safeguard the health of infants fed infant formula in the USA. The rule sets standards for manufacturers to produce safe infant formula that suppor...

06 Feb '14 | Child Nutrition | USA

Mediterranean diet linked with lower risk of heart disease

Promoting Mediterranean-style diets could have significant health benefits for young, working populations - according to recent study involving the diets of American firefighters.

04 Feb '14 | Nutrition

Survey gives key insights into child nutrition and its effects (Sudan)

Data about child nutrition and its effects has been collected as part of the Sudan S3M survey, that took place across Sudan. This is providing valuable information about the difference in performan...

Dietary fibre and risk of heart disease

Recent research (Dec 2013) indicates that greater dietary fibre intake is associated with lower risk of both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and coronary heart disease (CHD). This is yet another study...

20 Dec '13 | Nutrition

FDA defines Gluten-Free for food labeling

The FDA has published a regulation defining the term gluten-free for voluntary food labeling. This will provide a standard definition to help up to 3 million Americans who have celiac disease, an a...

02 Aug '13 | Nutrition | USA

Nutrition situation in Gao

The nutrition crisis in Gao, Northern Mali is particularly affecting the vulnerable and children under the age of five years. Current high malnutrition rates are explained partly by the survey cove...

23 Jul '13 | Nutrition | Mali

FDA proposes action level for arsenic in apple juice

The U.S. FDA has proposed a so-called action level for arsenic in apple juice, the level to be set at 10 parts per billion (ppb) for inorganic arsenic in apple juice, i.e. the same level as that se...

12 Jul '13 | Food Safety | USA

Focus on reduction of child undernutrition and stunting

The Nutrition for Growth event in London on 8 Jun 2013 concentrated on reducing stunting and other effects of undernutrition worldwide. UNICEF pledged to continue its investment in strengthening nu...

08 Jun '13 | Child Undernutrition | International

Fish oil might delay the effects of junk food on the brain

Consumption of fish oils appears to reduce the detrimental effects of some of the processes triggered in the brain by high-fat diets including foods commonly referred to as junk food. This has been...

14 May '13 | Nutrition

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