Medical research

Malnutrition links kidney disease, weaker muscles

End-stage kidney disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) often struggle with malnutrition and sarcopenia, a form of musculoskeletal atrophy that amplifies mortality. Untangling the long-suspected relationship ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Afghanistan faces raging measles outbreak: WHO

A raging measles outbreak has sickened thousands and killed nearly 100 in crisis-ravaged Afghanistan this year, the World Health Organization said Friday, warning that many more would die without urgent action.

Health

Hunger study predicts 168,000 pandemic-linked child deaths

Economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has set back decades of progress against the most severe forms of malnutrition and is likely to kill 168,000 children before any global recovery takes hold, according to a study ...

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Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a general term for a medical condition caused by an improper or inadequate diet and nutrition. A number of different nutrition disorders may arise, depending on which nutrients are under or overabundant in the diet.

The World Health Organization cites hunger as the gravest single threat to the world's public health. Malnutrition is, by far, the biggest contributor to infant and child mortality, present in half of all cases. Malnutrition, in the form of iodine deficiency, is the most common cause of mental impairment, reducing the world's IQ by an estimated billion points. Improving nutrition is widely regarded as the most effective form of aid.

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