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Although rotavirus vaccination programs are now widespread, rotavirus-associated diarrhea persists in many developing countries and rotavirus continues to be a major viral pathogen in areas where vaccination is not common.

Higher zinc levels in the blood may be linked to a lower risk of cardiovascular disease for those with diabetes, says a review that also exposes holes in existing evidence.

Prenatal exposure to malnutrition can lead to diseases such as hypertension in adulthood, but the effects can be reduced or even reversed in postnatal life, according to a Chinese study.

The types of fruit juices that appear to offer the most help in tackling cardiovascular disease and aiding weight management have been highlighted in a new academic review.

A recent systematic literature review has investigated potential sociodemographic, physical, mental, and social factors that may cause breastfeeding mothers to stop breastfeeding before infants reach 6 months of age.

A diet high in cholesterol, fat and sugar may influence the development of Alzheimer’s disease in people who carry the ApoE4 gene, a leading risk factor for the memory-erasing disease, a new USC study indicates.

A new study covering 195 countries over a period of 25 years has reported that global overweight and obese constitute nearly 2 billion adults and children and these individuals suffer several health related problems.

Examining data collected from over 300,000 participants across 18 studies, researchers from the University of Surrey identified increased arterial damage and enhanced likelihood of pre diabetes in participants who were obese in childhood.

An expert panel sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, issued clinical guidelines today to aid health care providers in early introduction of...

A shortlist of environmental factors that may contribute to the risk of developing dementia has been drawn up by experts. The list includes exposure to air pollution and a lack of vitamin D, although researchers warned that there are not...

Omega-3 fatty acids in fish and dietary supplements are associated with lower odds of heart disease even in people already at elevated risk because of excessive levels of fats or bad cholesterol in their blood, a research review suggests.

Improving mothers' nutrition before and during pregnancy is pivotal to reducing child stunting in developing countries, researchers said on Tuesday, as a new study showed poor child growth often starts in the womb.

Babies born to women with either diabetes or gestational diabetes - diabetes that arises during pregnancy - are at greater risk for complications at birth, a new study suggests. Those complications can be serious and include low blood sugar...

Dementia is estimated to affect around 47.5 million people worldwide, and this number is expected to more than triple by 2050. But according to new research, there is one simple thing older adults can do to help reduce their risk of...

ou are what you eat, the old saying goes, but why is that so? Researchers have known for some time that diet affects the balance of microbes in our bodies, but how that translates into an effect on the host has not been understood.

It’s that time of year again when the Nestlé Nutrition Institute invites young health professionals to apply for one of its Fellowships, giving them the chance to further their nutrition training and research.

Supplement of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids may improve reading skills of mainstream schoolchildren, according to a new study from Sahlgrenska Academy, at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Children with attention problems

Currently, scientists think the major contributors to insulin resistance are excess weight and physical inactivity, yet ground-breaking new research by an EU funded European-Chinese team of investigators called MetaHit have discovered that...

Humans may have the most complex breast milk of all mammals. Milk from a humanmother contains more than 200 different sugar molecules, way above the average 30-50 found in, for example, mouse or cow milk.