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This was possible because of existing infrastructure and institutions that are in short supply in Africa, such as a system of roads or public seed companies that made seeds available. The New York Times. Many parts of the world have access to a surplus of non-nutritious food, in addition to increased sedentary lifestyles. Calorie counts on restaurant menus have customers ordering less September 13, Bye-bye artichoke dip. O; Kranz, S; Brain, C. Over , neonatal death have occurred because of deficient growth of the fetus in the mother's womb.
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In those with diarrhea, once an initial four-hour rehydration period is completed, zinc supplementation is recommended. Daily zinc increases the chances of reducing the severity and duration of the diarrhea, and continuing with daily zinc for ten to fourteen days makes diarrhea less likely recur in the next two to three months. In addition, malnourished children need both potassium and magnesium. For a malnourished child with diarrhea from any cause, this should include foods rich in potassium such as bananas, green coconut water, and unsweetened fresh fruit juice.
The World Health Organization WHO recommends rehydrating a severely undernourished child who has diarrhea relatively slowly. The preferred method is with fluids by mouth using a drink called oral rehydration solution ORS. The oral rehydration solution is both slightly sweet and slightly salty and the one recommended in those with severe undernutrition should have half the usual sodium and greater potassium.
Fluids by nasogastric tube may be use in those who do not drink. Intravenous fluids are recommended only in those who have significant dehydration due to their potential complications.
These complications include congestive heart failure. This switch from type of fluid to amount of fluid was crucial in order to prevent dehydration from diarrhea. Breast feeding and eating should resume as soon as possible. To prevent dehydration readily available fluids, preferably with a modest amount of sugars and salt such as vegetable broth or salted rice water, may be used.
The drinking of additional clean water is also recommended. Once dehydration develops oral rehydration solutions are preferred. As much of these drinks as the person wants can be given, unless there are signs of swelling. If vomiting occurs, fluids can be paused for 5—10 minutes and then restarting more slowly. Vomiting rarely prevents rehydration as fluid are still absorbed and the vomiting rarely last long.
For babies a dropper or syringe without the needle can be used to put small amounts of fluid into the mouth; for children under 2, a teaspoon every one to two minutes; and for older children and adults, frequent sips directly from a cup.
After the first two hours of rehydration it is recommended that to alternate between rehydration and food. Malnourished children have an excess of body sodium. Hypoglycemia , whether known or suspected, can be treated with a mixture of sugar and water. If the child is conscious, the initial dose of sugar and water can be given by mouth. If seizures occur after despite glucose, rectal diazepam is recommended. Blood sugar levels should be re-checked on two hour intervals.
To prevent or treat this, the child can be kept warm with covering including of the head or by direct skin-to-skin contact with the mother or father and then covering both parent and child. Prolonged bathing or prolonged medical exams should be avoided. Warming methods are usually most important at night. The figures provided in this section on epidemiology all refer to undernutrition even if the term malnutrition is used which, by definition, could also apply to too much nutrition.
There were million undernourished people in the world in Malnutrition, as of , was the cause of 1. Mortality due to malnutrition accounted for 58 percent of the total mortality in In protein-energy malnutrition resulted in , deaths down from , deaths in According to the World Health Organization, malnutrition is the biggest contributor to child mortality , present in half of all cases.
Poor or non-existent breastfeeding causes another 1. Other deficiencies, such as lack of vitamin A or zinc , for example, account for 1 million.
Malnutrition in the first two years is irreversible. Malnourished children grow up with worse health and lower education achievement. Their own children tend to be smaller. Malnutrition was previously [ when? This helps their communities have more balanced diets and become more resilient to pests and drought. Finger millet is very high in calcium, rich in iron and fiber, and has a better energy content than other cereals.
These characteristics make it ideal for feeding to infants and the elderly. Some organizations have begun working with teachers, policymakers, and managed food service contractors to mandate improved nutritional content and increased nutritional resources in school cafeterias from primary to university-level institutions. Health and nutrition have been proven to have close links with overall educational success. Undernutrition is an important determinant of maternal and child health, accounting for more than a third of child deaths and more than 10 percent of the total global disease burden according to studies.
The World Health Organization estimates that malnutrition accounts for 54 percent of child mortality worldwide,  about 1 million children. As underweight children are more vulnerable to almost all infectious diseases, the indirect disease burden of malnutrition is estimated to be an order of magnitude higher than the disease burden of the direct effects of malnutrition. Researchers from the Centre for World Food Studies in found that the gap between levels of undernutrition in men and women is generally small, but that the gap varies from region to region and from country to country.
Intra-country variation also occurs, with frequent high gaps between regional undernutrition rates. Studies on nutrition concerning gender bias within households look at patterns of food allocation, and one study from suggested that women often receive a lower share of food requirements than men.
Within the household, there may be differences in levels of malnutrition between men and women, and these differences have been shown to vary significantly from one region to another, with problem areas showing relative deprivation of women. Women in some societies are traditionally given less food than men since men are perceived to have heavier workloads. Women have unique nutritional requirements, and in some cases need more nutrients than men; for example, women need twice as much calcium as men.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women must ingest enough nutrients for themselves and their child, so they need significantly more protein and calories during these periods, as well as more vitamins and minerals especially iron, iodine, calcium, folic acid, and vitamins A, C, and K.
Frequent pregnancies with short intervals between them and long periods of breastfeeding add an additional nutritional burden. According to the FAO, women are often responsible for preparing food and have the chance to educate their children about beneficial food and health habits, giving mothers another chance to improve the nutrition of their children. Malnutrition and being underweight are more common in the elderly than in adults of other ages.
Rates of malnutrition tend to increase with age with less than 10 percent of the "young" elderly up to age 75 malnourished, while 30 to 65 percent of the elderly in home care, long-term care facilities, or acute hospitals are malnourished.
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Quality of Life Research. O; Kranz, S; Brain, C. Children are the most unprotected victims of this situation and the data of World Health Organization WHO have confirmed the fact: Identification of malnourished children is essential to start programmes of therapeutic and supplementary feeding urgently. NutriInfo aims to support the daily work of medical staff of rural communities by using nutritional status of children. NutrInfo is application software that captures data of weight and height using a remote bascule.
The collected information is stored in a mobile device that provides more reliable data and updates the nutritional status of children in less time than using the conventional system paper records. The NutrInfo application is developed in Java programming language. It works with Android 2. This tool needs a remote bascule, similar to "Will Balance Board", a mobile device and a computer with the "Anthro" programme of the WHO.
In this way, a proper control of children can be carried out with growth and development standards up to five- year-old children. This application is designed for medical staff of rural communities and, in general, for health staff responsible for measurement and weight of children as well as their growth monitoring. New tool for early detection of language disorders. Please sign in to add a comment.
Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Economic growth will not feed the hungry, say researchers December 4, Medical Xpress —New research on India's rural poor has revealed that the country's impressive economic growth has not made a significant dent in its low levels of adult and child nutrition. Food supplements have little effect on the weight of malnourished children September 18, Providing energy dense food supplements within a general household food distribution has little effect on the weight of children at risk of malnutrition.
Researchers invent a mobile guide for the blind July 12, A research group at the University of Alicante has developed an application for smart phones designed for the blind to overcome aerial obstacles such as branches or awnings, which cannot be done with guide dogs or walking Obesity found to be higher in preschoolers suspected of being maltreated October 10, Obesity rates among preschoolers who have been investigated by child protective services for alleged maltreatment are nearly three times as high as children in the general population, a new study by researchers at the University