Care of children with chronic constipation should include consideration of sensory issues and possible referral to occupational therapy, according to US researchers, who claim their findings are “revolutionary”.
Standard tests used to identify dehydration do not work for older people in care homes, according to a new study which says health professionals should stop relying on them.
A diet rich in vegetables and fish is associated with a lower risk of a woman developing high blood pressure and the related condition of pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy, suggest researchers.
Efforts to boost health professionals’ knowledge of nutrition and ensure they feel confident talking to patients about sensitive topics like weight are among steps designed to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis set out in the long-term plan for the NHS in England.
Encouraging pregnant women to take omega-3 supplements could be an “effective strategy” for preventing preterm birth, according to the authors of a review of research on the issue.
Former foreign secretary David Miliband has called for a more joined up way of tackling child malnutrition around the world, with a greater use of community health workers as well.
A vegan diet may be best for keeping type 2 diabetes in check, according to a review of research evidence that found munching fruit, veg and nuts was good for both mental and physical health.
For centuries the painful condition of gout has been associated with a rich diet but a new study that suggests genetics may be more to blame could help shatter long-held misconceptions, say researchers.
Taking fish oil supplement during pregnancy is linked to an increase in infant lean and bone mass by the age of six years, according to Danish and UK researchers.
The object in question resembles a toddler’s drinking cup. It’s plastic and there’s a lid from which protrudes a wide, circular spout. But you won’t find a Thomas the Tank Engine logo on it, as this receptacle – the plastic spouted beaker – is what many older patients in care homes and some NHS wards are given to drink from.