Earlier introduction of ‘agüitas’ is associated with higher risk for stunting among infants and toddlers in the Western Highlands of Guatemala

submitted by: cmdoak
Background: In many cultures, simple herbal infusions, thin gruels or sweetened water (‘agüitas’ in Guatemalan parlance) are given to infants and toddlers. Formative research shows the use of agüitas in early child feeding to be deeply embedded in Guatemalan culture. Objective: To examine the prevalence and timing of introduction of agüitas during early life in a low-income population of metropolitan Quetzaltenango in relation to child stunting. Design: Responses from 456 mothers of...
Authors: Colleen M. Doak, Robine E. van der Starre, Ilse van Beusekom, Maiza Campos Ponce, Marieke Vossenaar, Noel W. Solomons

Improving the University's Instruction through Game Systems

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation on the UPLB Centennial Professorial Lecture on "Improving the University's Instruction through Game Systems" by Prof. Jon Paul F. Maligalig, Assistant Professor, College of Development Communication held on December 12, 2012 at the CDC Lecture Hall

Does transportation mode modify associations between distance to food store, fruit and vegetable consumption, and BMI in low-income neighborhoods?

submitted by: fuller.daniel
Background: A consistent body of research has shown that the neighborhood food environment is associated with fruit and vegetable (F&V) consumption and obesity in deprived neighborhoods in the United States. However, these studies have often neglected to consider how transportation can moderate associations between food accessibility and diet-related outcomes. Objective: This study examined associations between distance to primary food store, fruit and vegetable consumption, and BMI...
Authors: Daniel Fuller, Steven Cummins, Stephen Matthews

SWIB-12 panel discussion

submitted by: SWIB

panel discussion
Panel Discussion: Standards, Services and Tools for Building a LOD Ecology – What We got & What We Need

African American women less likely to receive improved surgical procedure for breast cancer

submitted by: mdanderson
African American women with early stage, invasive breast cancer were 13 percent less likely than Caucasian women with the same diagnosis to receive a minimally invasive technique, axillary sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy, years after the procedure had become the standard of surgical care, according to research from MD Anderson Cancer Center. The older technique, axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), is associated with a higher rate of lymphedema and worse outcome. Dalliah Black, M.D.,...

Strengthening Capability of State Universities on Vulnerability Assessment to Enhance their Role in CC Adaptation for Agricultur

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Presentation by Dr. Amparo M. Wagan, University Extension Specialist, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Philippines. Delivered during the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation for Food and Environmental Security, November 21-22, 2012 at SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna, Philippines.