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2014-04-16 11:14:10

Youngest children from most vulnerable populations benefit most Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, finds a study published on bmj.com today. The results suggest that the youngest children from the most vulnerable populations benefit most in terms of clinically relevant growth gains, particularly for weight. Poor nutrition in early childhood has both short and long term health effects and underlies around a third of...

2014-03-18 23:28:39

The Levin, Papantonio law firm has filed a Benicar lawsuit on behalf of a Texas man who suffered sprue-like enteropathy while using the blood pressure medication Benicar. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 A Texas man has filed a Benicar lawsuit with the Levin, Papantonio law firm after he allegedly developed a rare gastrointestinal condition known as sprue-like enteropathy while taking the blood pressure medication Benicar (Olmesartan medoxomil). According to the complaint filed by...

2014-03-02 23:00:28

Gilda keeps getting sick and soon learns she has gluten sensitivities in ‘Gilda the Gluten-Free Mouse.’ Sandown, N.H. (PRWEB) March 02, 2014 For author Patricia Teague, living gluten-free has been a way of life for two of her three children were diagnosed with celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder set off by foods with gluten, which damages the small intestine. In her new book, “Gilda the Gluten Free Mouse: A Story About Living Gloriously With Celiac Sprue Disease”...

2014-02-11 08:33:44

BALTIMORE, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alba Therapeutics Corporation announced today the positive results of their Phase IIb trial evaluating its investigational product, larazotide acetate, a first-in-class tight junction regulator, intended for the treatment of patients with celiac disease (CeD). The study met its primary endpoint and, based on these results, Alba has initiated planning for Phase III clinical trials for the definitive assessment of the oral peptide's efficacy and...

2014-01-17 23:02:48

VMP Nutrition Foundation sets out on ambitious mission to provide nutritional supplements to areas around the world to make an impact against malnutrition. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 17, 2014 Every 6 seconds, a child under the age of 5 will die from malnutrition. The problem is overwhelming and global, but a new organization with a simple and focused solution has set out to make a difference for children and families across the world. VMP Nutrition Foundation was established to wage a...

2014-01-13 08:26:12

Medical and Wellness Pioneer Dr. Myron Wentz to Fund Meals for Malnourished Children LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hunger Fund has partnered with microbiologist and immunologist Dr. Myron Wentz to fund "Cargo of Hope," a new initiative to deliver life-sustaining nutrition to orphans and malnourished children around the globe. These food shipments will provide a minimum of 11 million meals for hungry children in villages and slum communities, as...

2014-01-08 23:24:51

Proprietary Renal Nutrition Supplement Approved Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 In a move to expand its geographic reach to international markets and further implement the strategic growth plan of the company, Pentec Health, Inc. today announced that it has been awarded a patent by the Intellectual Property Office of Australia for its specialty pharmacy compounded prescription renal formulation, PROPLETE®. Proplete® is a proprietary Intradialytic Parenteral Nutrition...

2014-01-07 23:04:15

Today, Nutrex Hawaii announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit the market. The 1,000 mg three per day formula offers the same nutritional benefits as regular Hawaiian Spirulina in a tablet with a minty fresh taste. Kailua-Kona, HI (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Today, Nutrex Hawaii announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit...

2013-12-18 23:26:45

When visiting elderly parents or other loved ones this holiday season, look for signs of malnutrition and loss of mobility. Physician assistant and nutritionist Dianna Malkowski says early identification and treatment can help a senior get back on track. Neenah, Wis. (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 When seniors experience changes in eating habits and loss of mobility, it’s common to hide problems from family members out of fear of being forced to move to a nursing home, says Dianna Malkowski,...

2013-12-04 12:27:23

"Give Childhood" Aims to Raise Awareness for the Problem of Undernutrition and the Simple Cost-Effective Way Americans Can Help SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Smiling with glee at the tickle of a toe, flying paper airplanes in the wind and jumping rope in the schoolyard are all signs of a happy and healthy childhood. Vitamin Angels believes every boy and girl deserves the chance to have a healthy childhood and it's that belief that has inspired the global...