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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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’ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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