Nutrition https://scidev.net/global/health/nutrition/ News, analysis, multimedia and resources, including facts & figures, about nutrition for global development. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:48:15 GMT en Açaí fruit can transmit Chagas disease https://scidev.net/global/health/news/a-a-fruit-can-transmit-chagas-disease.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/a-a-fruit-can-transmit-chagas-disease.html Drinking artisan juice made with the fruit could be a source of parasitic infection. Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:48:15 GMT Fish protein wafers to ease acute malnutrition in children https://scidev.net/global/health/news/fish-protein-wafers-to-ease-acute-malnutrition-in-children-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/fish-protein-wafers-to-ease-acute-malnutrition-in-children-1x.html Wafers made of fish protein could save thousands of severely malnourished Asian children. Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:16:00 GMT Q&A: Nutrition solutions lie beyond health https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/supported-content/q-a-nutrition-solutions-lie-beyond-health.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/supported-content/q-a-nutrition-solutions-lie-beyond-health.html Nutrition policy needs to target areas where food isn’t the only challenge, says Zulfiqar Bhutta. Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Keeping animals out of home key to improved nutrition https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/keeping-animals-out-of-home-improve-nutrition.html Children whose parents keep animals at home have worse health outcomes and are more likely to be stunted, a study has found. Mon, 12 Nov 2018 11:55:34 GMT Brazil suspects leprosy spreads through armadillos https://scidev.net/global/health/news/brazil-suspects-leprosy-spreads-through-armadillos.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/brazil-suspects-leprosy-spreads-through-armadillos.html Hunting and eating armadillo is common in the Amazonian state of Pará Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:07:44 GMT Software helps cut Indian cows’ methane emissions https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/livestock/news/software-helps-cut-indian-cows-methane-emissions-1x.html A software tool sets diets for millions of cattle in India to cut methane emissions by 15 per cent. Mon, 02 Jul 2018 13:49:35 GMT Cancers linked to obesity to double by 2025 in Brazil https://scidev.net/global/health/news/cancers-linked-to-obesity-to-double-by-2025-in-brazil.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/cancers-linked-to-obesity-to-double-by-2025-in-brazil.html The rise in body mass index and associated cancers is linked with a ‘nutritional transition’. Fri, 18 May 2018 14:06:40 GMT Vitamin D3 boost helps treat child malnutrition https://scidev.net/global/children/news/vitamin-d3-boost-helps-treat-child-malnutrition-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/children/news/vitamin-d3-boost-helps-treat-child-malnutrition-1x.html Results of Pakistan trial are ‘a first’, showing benefit of high doses given over regularly prescribed treatment. Tue, 15 May 2018 16:55:14 GMT Course grains better than rice for health, environment https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/news/course-grains-better-than-rice-for-health-environment-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/news/course-grains-better-than-rice-for-health-environment-1x.html Rice is not only deficient in nutrients but its cultivation releases methane, a major greenhouse gas, says study. Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:02:12 GMT New test promises quick anaemia detection in the field https://scidev.net/global/health/news/new-test-promises-quick-anaemia-detection-in-the-field.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/new-test-promises-quick-anaemia-detection-in-the-field.html Anaemia status test that can be done quickly and without laboratory support is due to be reviewed by the WHO. Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:53:36 GMT GM crop delays mean Africa loses benefits https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/gm-crop-delays-mean-africa-misses.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/gm-crop-delays-mean-africa-misses.html Lives and economic benefits are lost as African governments grapple with adoption of GM crops, a study suggests. Fri, 25 Aug 2017 15:37:00 GMT Jordan’s Syrian refugees to get food aid in cash https://scidev.net/global/aid/news/syrian-refugees-food-aid-in-cash.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/aid/news/syrian-refugees-food-aid-in-cash.html World Food Programme plans to revise its aid mechanism after field study finds clear preference for cash-based aid. Thu, 10 Aug 2017 16:55:00 GMT Virulent Salmonella strain spotted in Brazil https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/salmonella-strain-spotted-in-brazil.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/salmonella-strain-spotted-in-brazil.html Seen outside Sub-Saharan Africa for the first time, the strain causes severe infection but has no drug resistance. Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:33:00 GMT HIV patients ‘getting old before their time’ https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/feature/hiv-patients-old-ageing-disease.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/hiv-aids/feature/hiv-patients-old-ageing-disease.html Research indicates that HIV infection makes changes to immune system that could lead to age-related conditions. Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:21:01 GMT Cowpea mulled as soy substitute in Egypt https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/news/cowpea-substitute-soya-bean-egypt-food.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/news/cowpea-substitute-soya-bean-egypt-food.html A burger made with the addition of cowpeas is healthier than pure meat and popular with consumers. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:32:13 GMT Roach milk inspires food supplement https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/news/roach-milk-food-supplement.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/nutrition/news/roach-milk-food-supplement.html Milk produced by a roach species is the inspiration for the making of energy-rich food supplements. Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:59:44 GMT Growing reliance on foreign crops threatens diversity https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/growing-reliance-foreign-crops-diversity.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/growing-reliance-foreign-crops-diversity.html Introducing crops can improve people’s nutrition, but a paper says it can also push out local varieties. Wed, 08 Jun 2016 13:00:00 GMT Fisheries policies urged to prioritise nutrition goals https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/fisheries-policies-nutrition-goals-worldfish.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/fisheries/news/fisheries-policies-nutrition-goals-worldfish.html Study bats for nutrition-sensitive fisheries policies to improve health outcomes especially for the poor. Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:22:00 GMT Climate change to force deadly diet shift https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/climate-change-deadly-diet-shift.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/food-security/news/climate-change-deadly-diet-shift.html Fall in global harvests will bring unhealthier eating that could kill 529,000 people by 2050, study estimates. Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:46:00 GMT Antibiotics benefit few malnourished kids https://scidev.net/global/children/news/antibiotics-malnourished-kids-health-who.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/health/nutrition/nutrition_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/children/news/antibiotics-malnourished-kids-health-who.html The WHO recommends giving the drugs to undernourished children at home, but study in Niger finds no impact. Tue, 23 Feb 2016 06:00:00 GMT