Maternal & infant health

DuPont: Ageing Asia creating vast potential but infant formula 'challenging for manufacturers'

DuPont is developing concepts to serve both seniors and children in Asia. ©iStock

DuPont is targeting innovation at both ends of the age spectrum as it seeks to meet the vast needs of Asia's ageing societies, while also helping infant formula firms overcome considerable pricing and regulatory challenges.

More manufacturers in APAC are working on formula that mimics human breast milk. ©iStock

APAC's on trend infant formula ingredients revealed as manufacturers drive digestive health benefits

Lactobacillus supplementation was also found to weaken an oxidative stress marker in breast milk. ©iStock

Probiotic supplementation heightens breast milk antioxidant levels: RCT

The IAP has released guidelines on vitamin D and calcium supplementation for different age groups. ©iStock

Vitamin D and calcium supplementation 'vital from birth': New Indian Paediatrics Academy guidelines

Vitamin A deficiency during pregnancy affects learning and memory in adulthood. ©iStock

Prenatal vitamin A deficiency linked to cognitive dysfunction in adulthood: Chinese study

Image credit: Yoba - Fermented Food for Life Project. IDRC/Bartay

Yoba-For-Life leads the way for ‘generic’ probiotics for health & wealth in Africa

Despite previous studies linking vitamin D deficiency to TB, no strong evidence of this was found in young children. ©iStock

No proven link between vitamin D deficiency and latent TB in young children: Indonesian study

The treatment successfully cured children who had a peanut allergy. ©iStock

Cure for peanut allergy imminent thanks to Australian scientists

Newborns with jaundice could benefit from probiotic supplementation. ©iStock

Probiotics a possible treatment for jaundice in newborn babies: Chinese meta-analysis

Ensuring optimal nutrition in children with CLD can prevent the disease from progressing. ©iStock

Optimal nutrition vital to stopping progress of chronic liver disease in children

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