Changes in Erythrocyte Membrane Trans and Marine Fatty Acids between 1999 and 2006 in Older Americans.

submitted by: jpolreis
Over the last several years, national programs to lower the content of industrially produced (IP) C18:1 and C18:2 trans fatty acids in foods have been implemented, but whether this has resulted in lower blood trans fatty acid levels is unknown. Likewise, an increased perception of the health benefits of fish oils rich in EPA and DHA may have resulted in an increase in consumption and blood levels of these fatty acids. To explore these issues, we analyzed the changes in RBC fatty acid...
Authors: WS Harris, JV Pottala

Absorption of Iron from Ferritin Is Independent of Heme Iron and Ferrous Salts in Women and Rat Intestinal Segments.

submitted by: egoldsmith
Ferritin iron from food is readily bioavailable to humans and has the potential for treating iron deficiency. Whether ferritin iron absorption is mechanistically different from iron absorption from small iron complexes/salts remains controversial. Here, we studied iron absorption (RBC 59Fe) from radiolabeled ferritin iron (0.5 mg) in healthy women with or without non-ferritin iron competitors, ferrous sulfate, or hemoglobin. A 9-fold excess of non-ferritin iron competitor had no significant...
Authors: Elizabeth Theil, Huijun Chen, Constanza Miranda, Heinz Janser, Bernd Elsenhans, Marco Núñez, Fernando Pizarro, Klaus Schümann

Multisector Intervention to Accelerate Reductions in Child Stunting: An Observational Study from 9 Sub-Saharan African Countries

submitted by: Alison Rose
Background: In sub-Saharan Africa, ~40% of children <5 y old are stunted, with levels that have remained largely unchanged over the past 2 decades. Although the complex determinants of undernutrition are well recognized, few studies have evaluated strategies that combine nutrition-specific, health-based approaches with food system– and livelihood-based interventions. Objective: We examined changes in childhood stunting and its determinants after 3 y of exposure to an integrated,...
Authors: Roseline Remans, Paul M. Pronyk, Jessica C. Fanzo, Jiehua Chen, Cheryl A. Palm, Bennett Nemser, Maria Muniz, Alex Radunsky, Alem Hadera Abay, Mouctar Coulibaly, Joseph Mensah-Homiah, Margaret Wagah, Xiaoyi An, Christine Mwaura, Eva Quintana, Marie-Andree Somers, Pedro A. Sanchez, Sonia E. Sachs, John W. Mcarthur, Jeffrey D. Sachs

Saving Young Lives in Zambia

submitted by: busph
Anti-malarial drugs are being used inappropriately for sick children in Zambia -- a problem that can be addressed by arming community health workers with a simple rapid-diagnostic test and a supply of antibiotics, a study led by researchers at Boston University School of Public Health has found. Listen to Kojo Yeboah-Antwi, assistant professor of international health at BUSPH, and David Hamer, professor of international health at BUSPH, discuss the study. Learn more at...

Interdisciplinary Collaboration International Health- The Philippines: Part 5 of 5

submitted by: MCW_BBC

Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in the Philippines in anti-filarial drug discovery. In this final clip, Dr. Kron examines educational and research opportunities he has encountered while working in international health.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in International Health- The Philippines: Part 4 of 5

submitted by: MCW_BBC

Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in the Philippines in anti-filarial drug discovery. In this clip, Dr. Kron talks about the cultural and political factors that influence research opportunities.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in International Health- The Philippines: Part 3 of 5

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Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in anti-filarial drug discovery in the Philippines . In this clip, Dr. Kron continues discussing methods in drug discovery.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in International Health- The Philippines: Part 2 of 5

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Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in the Philippines in anti-filarial drug discovery. In this clip, Dr. Kron discusses environmental factors that influence research opportunities and anti-parasite drug discovery.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in International Health- The Philippines: Part 1 of 5

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(Part 1 of 5) Dr. Michael Kron, a Tropical Medicine Physician and Researcher at the Medical College of Wisconsin, discusses challenges and opportunities in international health, focusing on his work in drug discovery regarding Filariasis in the Philippines.

Combined iron/folic acid supplements and malaria prophylaxis reduce neonatal mortality in 19 sub-Saharan African countries

submitted by: christiana.titaley
Background: In nonmalaria regions, iron/folic acid supplementation during pregnancy protects newborns against preterm delivery and early neonatal death. Other studies from malaria-endemic areas have reported an adverse effect of iron supplements on malaria prevalence in pregnant women. Objective: We examined the association between iron/folic acid supplements and prenatal antimalaria prophylaxis on neonatal mortality in malaria-endemic countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Design: This...
Authors: Christine l Roberts, Michael j Dibley, Christiana r Titaley, Kingsley Agho