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High levels of anxiety, feelings of guilt and loneliness leave some new parents feeling overwhelmed. New data from leading child health and nutrition experts the Infant & Toddler Forum (ITF) highlights the vital role GPs can play in supporting parents through that important first year.

An unknown proportion of adults and children with coeliac disease are offered an annual review. Within the NHS it will depend on where they live, and what it consists of varies greatly.

New HyFIBER, the low volume, liquid high fibre supplement with fructooligosaccharides (FOS) that contains 12g soluble fibre in each 30ml sachet is winning friends daily as health professionals discover its benefits with their patients.

Nutrinovo are delighted to announce a further extension to their ProSource Jelly range with the launch of a great tasting blackcurrant flavour variant.

New research* finds that family and friends are grappling with a range of challenges as they help older and disabled loved ones to stay well-nourished and hydrated.

Vitamin D supplements may promote weight loss and reduce risk factors for future heart and metabolic disease in overweight and obese children, according to research presented at the 57th Annual European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology Meeting, in September 2018. These findings indicate that simple vitamin D supplementation may be part of an effective strategy to tackle childhood obesity and reduce the risk of serious health problems, such as heart disease, in adulthood.

Scientists at the University of Roehampton are seeking an ONS manufacturer to provide a suitable ONS for a randomised controlled trial of nutritional support for recovering substance use disorder (SUD) sufferers.

No need to avoid in kids with asthma, cystic fibrosis, or common cold, says expert.

Mothers diagnosed with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) have an elevated risk of developing postpartum depression symptoms, according to a new Finnish study.

PINNT, the national charity for Patients on Intravenous and Nasogastric Nutrition, has received European recognition for its Medical Tag patient resource at the 40th European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress, held in Madrid Spain, with the presentation of a Poster 'A practical patient resource for people on home artificial nutrition; infusing artificial nutrition in 'normal' environments'.

Taking high dose folic acid supplements in later pregnancy (beyond the first trimester) does not prevent pre-eclampsia in women at high risk for this condition, finds a randomised controlled trial published by The BMJ.

Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th of November 2018 • Royal College of Physicians, London NW1 4LE

A study of 523 travellers to countries with an intermediate to high risk of diarrhoea found that taking the prebiotic Bimuno® (a galactooligosaccharide mixture also known as B-GOS®) resulted in an overall reduction of 33% (P=0.03) in the incidence of diarrhoea in the 334 individuals who adhered strictly to the protocol.Furthermore, travellers in this group who had been taking the product for more than 7 days, experienced an even higher reduction in the incidence of diarrhoea of 45% (P=0.02). For optimal protective effect, Bimuno® should be started 7 days before travel and travellers encouraged to stick to the protocol to get the full benefits. The exact mechanism of protection is not yet clear, but Bimuno® has been shown in other research to increase the number of beneficial bacteria in the gut, especially an important species called Bifidobacterium, known to be linked to human health.

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