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22 January 2020 - The Guardian - The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants

When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people’s excrement - a fecal transplant - can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?


10 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Malnutrition linked with increased risk of Zika birth defects

The rise in cases of Congenital Zika Syndrome is linked to poor diet among the infants' mothers, say researchers.


23 December 2019 - Reuters - Nearly All U.S. Kids Eating Added Sugars Before Age 2

Nearly 85% of toddlers and infants in the United States eat foods containing added sugars and artificial sweeteners on any given day, researchers say.


16 December 2019 - The Guardian - Malnutrition and obesity now a global problem, say experts

One in three low- and middle-income countries affected as junk food and sugary drinks reach every corner of globe.


4 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Introducing peanuts and eggs early can prevent food allergies in high risk infants

Introducing certain foods to infants early on can prevent them from developing an allergy - study


3 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Probiotic may help treat colic in infants

Probiotic found to lessen symptoms of colic in babies, resulting in better sleep patterns.


3 December 2019 - Nutraingredients - Nutrition expert urges action on vitamin D deficiency in younger populations

A leading nutritionist is calling for greater awareness of vitamin D deficiency in younger healthy populations that are becoming susceptible to an increased diabetes risk as a result.


25 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents.


13 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - Cholesterol, fat profiles at birth linked to psychological health at age 5

Babies born with high levels of triglycerides and 'bad' cholesterol may face a heightened risk for social and psychological problems in childhood, says study.


6 November 2019 - Nutraingredients - Child nutrition experts make case for fatty acid rethink in infant formula

The European Academy of Paediatrics and the Child Health Foundation recommend that breast milk substitutes should contain equal amounts of omega 3 and omega 6.


1 November 2019 - MedScape - Rise of Obesity in America: Should We Be Alarmed?

In 2018, for the first time, more than 35% of adults in 9 mostly southern US states - Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, and West Virginia - were obese.


15 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - 1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face lifelong health problems as a consequence, according to a grim UN assessment of childhood nutrition.


15 October 2019 - MedicalXpress - School lunches keep Japan's kids topping nutrition lists

Japan manages a rare feat for a developed country when it comes to feeding its children - high scores for nutrition but very low obesity rates. One major key? School lunches.


25 September 2019 - The Guardian - How a pioneering study of child health has influenced a generation of parents

Prof Jean Golding has been tracking the ‘Children of the 90s’ for nearly 30 years, most recently finding a 50% increase in rates of prenatal depression.


18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Healthy drinks, healthy kids: First-ever consensus on recommendations for young children

Experts recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk in new, comprehensive beverage recommendations for young children. Sugary drinks, including milkshakes, and artificial sweetener-enhanced drinks - not to mention caffeine and energy drinks - are definitely NOT recommended.


18 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - Early maternal anemia tied to intellectual disability, ADHD and autism

The timing of anaemia - a common condition in late pregnancy - can make a big difference for the developing fetus, according to new study. Researchers found a link between early anaemia and increased risk of autism, ADHD and intellectual disability in children.


12 September 2019 - Science Daily - Projected declines in global DHA availability for human consumption as a result of global warming

By 2100, 96% of the global population may not have sufficient access to a naturally occurring essential brain-building omega-3 DHA fatty acid, according to a study.


23 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Probiotic helps breast-fed babies beat antibiotic-resistant germs, study says

It's possible to dramatically reduce the number of antibiotic-resistant germs in breast-fed newborns' intestines by giving them a daily dose of probiotic for just three weeks during their first month of life.


21 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?

Researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect.


19 August 2019 - MedicalXpress - 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency will be prevented by adding vitamin D to wheat flour

Adding vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent 10 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency in England and Wales over the next 90 years, say researchers.