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Supplemental Calcium Intake Rising Among Women

Some adults in the US who use supplements to get their daily requirement of calcium are taking higher doses than necessary, a recent study suggests. Researchers examined nationally representative survey data on dietary habits and vitamin and supplement use collected between 1999 and 2014 from 42,038 adults.

Rugby players and Concussion

Concussion is one of the biggest problems facing both rugby union and league. Rates of the traumatic brain injury in rugby union have been rising since the 2012/13 season, going from one concussion every 3.2 matches, to one concussion every 1.2 matches in the 2015/16 season.

Community-Based Management of Acute Malnutrition

The intervention studied in this article is an adaptation of the CMAM approach that was designed for integration with ICDS growth monitoring activities at the Anganwadi centers. The intervention was implemented by the Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action (SNEHA), in partnership with ICDS, in urban informal health settlements of Mumbai, India, to reduce the prevalence of wasting among children under age 3.

The article reports on a quantitative evaluation of wasting prevalence in intervention communities along with a qualitative study of stakeholders who identified salient features that contributed to the success of the program.