Impact of COVID-19 on food security and diet quality in Chilanga District, Zambia
CONCLUSION: The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on food security and dietary diversity in Chilanga district. This is particularly relevant in the low-income communities that we surveyed, which had pre-existing challenges with food security. Additional resources must be invested in Chilanga District and similarly affected areas to address this gap in access to food and promote national equity. Trial Registration N/A.PMID:38360811 | PMC:PMC10868044 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00523-5 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shela Sridhar Janella Kang Joyce Makasa Sally Bell-Cross Isabel Madzorera Ethan Zulu Davidson H Hamer Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 on food security and diet quality in Chilanga District, Zambia
CONCLUSION: The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on food security and dietary diversity in Chilanga district. This is particularly relevant in the low-income communities that we surveyed, which had pre-existing challenges with food security. Additional resources must be invested in Chilanga District and similarly affected areas to address this gap in access to food and promote national equity. Trial Registration N/A.PMID:38360811 | PMC:PMC10868044 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00523-5 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shela Sridhar Janella Kang Joyce Makasa Sally Bell-Cross Isabel Madzorera Ethan Zulu Davidson H Hamer Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 on food security and diet quality in Chilanga District, Zambia
CONCLUSION: The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on food security and dietary diversity in Chilanga district. This is particularly relevant in the low-income communities that we surveyed, which had pre-existing challenges with food security. Additional resources must be invested in Chilanga District and similarly affected areas to address this gap in access to food and promote national equity. Trial Registration N/A.PMID:38360811 | PMC:PMC10868044 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00523-5 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shela Sridhar Janella Kang Joyce Makasa Sally Bell-Cross Isabel Madzorera Ethan Zulu Davidson H Hamer Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 on food security and diet quality in Chilanga District, Zambia
CONCLUSION: The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on food security and dietary diversity in Chilanga district. This is particularly relevant in the low-income communities that we surveyed, which had pre-existing challenges with food security. Additional resources must be invested in Chilanga District and similarly affected areas to address this gap in access to food and promote national equity. Trial Registration N/A.PMID:38360811 | PMC:PMC10868044 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00523-5 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 15, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shela Sridhar Janella Kang Joyce Makasa Sally Bell-Cross Isabel Madzorera Ethan Zulu Davidson H Hamer Source Type: research

Utilization of early postnatal care services and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in the last 12 months in South Gondar Zone District, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION: Compared with those of other studies, the overall prevalence of early utilization of postnatal care services was low. Improving mothers' knowledge of early postnatal care visits is very important for enhancing quality of life and minimizing neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality.PMID:38355683 | PMC:PMC10867985 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00524-4 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 14, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tigist Seid Yimer Wassie Yazie Ferede Fillorence Ayalew Sisay Source Type: research

Utilization of early postnatal care services and associated factors among mothers who gave birth in the last 12 months in South Gondar Zone District, Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION: Compared with those of other studies, the overall prevalence of early utilization of postnatal care services was low. Improving mothers' knowledge of early postnatal care visits is very important for enhancing quality of life and minimizing neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality.PMID:38355683 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00524-4 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 14, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tigist Seid Yimer Wassie Yazie Ferede Fillorence Ayalew Sisay Source Type: research

Association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality among US adults with prehypertension: a prospective cohort study
CONCLUSION: Severe serum 25(OH)D deficiency among prehypertensive adults was associated with increased risk of mortality from all causes as well as from CVD. Our work suggests that supplementing with vitamin D may prevent premature death in severely deficient individuals with prehypertension.PMID:38321509 | PMC:PMC10848370 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00515-5 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 6, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Yongmei Zhou Yu Chen Fuli Chen Gang Li Long Zhou Source Type: research

Happiness and air quality: microdata analysis in Indonesia
CONCLUSION: The study finds that air pollution could lower happiness, while better health increases happiness. Therefore, it is important to meet the target of IKU and to improve public health. Some good practices can be adopted to achieve this goal.PMID:38321575 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00517-3 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 6, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Novilya Limayani Erwin Tanur Source Type: research

Nutrition self-efficacy intervention to improve nutritional status of Iranian older adults
CONCLUSION: This current study provided a basis to examine in the effectiveness of such intervention using a properly powered randomized controlled study. Therefore, it can be concluded that self-efficacy interventions are a promising approach to improving the nutritional behaviors of the older adults.TRIAL REGISTRATION: IRCT20160619028529N9.PMID:38308332 | PMC:PMC10837981 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00519-1 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 3, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Seyedeh Belin Tavakoly Sany Hamideh Ahangari Amir Rasoulifar Mitra Salimi Jamshid Jamali Hadi Tehrani Source Type: research

Simplified treatment protocols improve recovery of children with severe acute malnutrition in South Sudan: results from a mixed methods study
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides evidence that few children were excluded when weight-for-height criteria were suspended. LoS was shortest when only MUAC was used for entry/exit but dosing and visit frequency were unchanged. Significantly shorter LoS with simplified dosing and visit frequency vs. under the standard protocol indicate that protocol adaptations may lead to shorter recovery and program enrollment times. Findings also suggest that good recovery is achievable with reduced visit frequency and simplified dosing.PMID:38308364 | PMC:PMC10835937 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00518-2 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 3, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Emily Lyles Sule Ismail Maya Ramaswamy Aly Drame Eva Leidman Shannon Doocy Source Type: research

Nature's therapeutic power: a study on the psychophysiological effects of touching ornamental grass in Chinese women
J Health Popul Nutr. 2024 Feb 3;43(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s41043-024-00514-6.ABSTRACTThe health of city residents is at risk due to the high rate of urbanization and the extensive use of electronics. In the context of urbanization, individuals have become increasingly disconnected from nature, resulting in elevated stress levels among adults. The goal of this study was to investigate the physical and psychological benefits of spending time in nature. The benefits of touching real grass and artificial turf (the control activity) outdoors with the palm of the hand for five minutes were measured. Blood pressure and electroenceph...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 3, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ahmad Hassan Zhang Deshun Source Type: research

Association of dietary fats with ischemic heart disease (IHD): a case-control study
CONCLUSION: It was found that DHA may reduce the risk of IHD, whereas there was no significant association between other types of dietary fats with the odds of IHD. If the results of this study are confirmed in future research, a higher intake of DHA in diet can be recommended as a strategy to prevent IHD events.PMID:38303014 | PMC:PMC10832209 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-023-00489-w (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 2, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Zeinolabedin Amini Sabegh Maryam Ladaninezhad Khadijeh Abbasi Mobarakeh Anahita Hoshiar-Rad Soheila Shekari Seyed Ali Askarpour Naeemeh Hassanpour Ardekanizadeh Mina Esmaeili Morteza Abdollahi Saeid Doaei Sara Khoshdooz Marjan Ajami Maryam Gholamalizadeh Source Type: research

Association between dietary carotenoid intakes and abdominal aortic calcification in adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2014
CONCLUSION: α-carotene, β-carotene, β-cryptoxanthin, lycopene, lutein with zeaxanthin and total carotenoids were inversely associated with the risk of severe AAC in adults.PMID:38303096 | PMC:PMC10835982 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00511-9 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - February 2, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Weidong Chen Yuanqing Li Min Li Hai Li Caifang Chen Yanzhao Lin Source Type: research

Disparities in healthcare access experienced by Hispanic chronic kidney disease patients: a cross-sectional analysis
CONCLUSIONS: Hispanic CKD patients have limited healthcare access compared to White populations showing existing care access disparities experienced by them. Improved programs and policies are required to enhance kidney health among Hispanics and promote equity in CKD.PMID:38297384 | PMC:PMC10832131 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00508-4 (Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition)
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - January 31, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Sadia Anjum Ashrafi Rifat Binte Alam Alicia Kraay Babatope Ayokunle Ogunjesa Andiara Schwingel Source Type: research

The effect of macronutrient and micronutrient supplements on COVID-19: an umbrella review
CONCLUSION: Individuals without malnutrition had a reduced risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe disease. The administration of Vitamin D is effective in reducing the morbidity and mortality of COVID-19 patients. Patients with vitamin D deficiency were more prone to experience severe infection, and they were at higher risk of morbidities and mortality. Other micronutrients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin B, and Zinc also showed some benefits in patients with COVID-19. Vitamin C showed no efficacy in COVID-19 management even in intravenous form or in high doses.PMID:38287379 | PMC:PMC10826055 | DOI:10.1186/s41043-024-00504-8 (...
Source: Journal of Health, Population, and Nutrition - January 30, 2024 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: SeyedAhmad SeyedAlinaghi Ramin Shahidi Hengameh Mojdeganlou Fatemeh Khajeh Akhtaran Seyed Farzad Maroufi Seyede Parmis Maroufi Pegah Mirzapour Amirali Karimi Sepideh Khodaei Mehrzad Mohsseni Pour Esmaeil Mehraeen Omid Dadras Source Type: research