South Asia

Bangladeshi RCT to assess effectiveness of preventive nutrition combinations on childhood stunting

Bangladhesh has a 36% prevalence of childhood stunting. ©iStock

The International Centre for Diarrhoea Disease Research in Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) has begun a community-based RCT to determine the effectiveness of nutrition intervention strategies on childhood stunting.

Increases in cholesterol due to vitamin D supplements may be a health concern, claims Dr. Anuradha Khadilkar. ©iStock

Sunshine or supplements? Cholesterol concerns must be considered with vitamin D, says expert

Large-scale lunch provisions had the “potential to improve food security of workers” at a cost of less than US$1 per person, per day. ©iStock

Nutrient-tailored lunches could bolster health among garment workers: Cambodia study

"We are fast approaching the next stage in the development of the microbiome in healthcare," said Optibiotix CEO Stephen O'Hara.

Tata and OptiBiotix seal deal for India prebiotic expansion

The wild mushroom species is commonly known as reishi or ling zhi. ©iStock

Wild mushroom species exhibits functional food, commercial potential: Pakistani study

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

A lack of knowledge has led to athletes in India taking prohibited over-the-counter supplements. ©iStock

'Better education and tighter labelling laws' needed to stop sports doping in India

Bamboo shoots have great potential as a versatile health food, especially in North East India. ©iStock

Bamboo shoots hold ‘great promise’ as health food and economic driver: Indian study

A total of 122.5 metric tonnes of vitamin C was seized. ©iStock

Indian authorities thwart vitamin C-smuggling syndicate

Surveillance of non-communicable risk factors in India must be greatly improved. ©iStock

Non-communicable disease surveillance sorely lacking in India

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