The right mix of gut microbes could help the recovery of malnourished children—who often fail to thrive even after therapy, suggest 2 new studies published in Science.  

“It is not the time and place to be pessimistic,” says Jean Chrysostome Gody, director of the Central African Republic’s only pediatric hospital. His core contribution: As years of fighting left the country in tatters, Gody stayed behind and designed a program that just…

People in North Korea face “appalling” levels of hunger and have been driven to bribery to access health care, food, housing and jobs. Meanwhile, huge sums are devoted to the country’s military capabilities, including an army of some 1 million men and women, according to a…

Low birthweight takes an alarming toll worldwide, according to the first roundup of global progress on the problem.

Traditional Egyptian eating practices focus on seasonal ingredients, communal eating and avoiding waste—but a new set of habits is taking over, contributing to the scourge of stunting in the country. In this arid region rising food costs send Egyptians searching for cheaper…

Yemen’s unrelenting humanitarian crisis is putting unborn children and their mothers at risk, with more than a million pregnant and lactating women acutely malnourished. As medical specialists flee the country, overstretched hospitals are recruiting unlicensed new graduates…

No African country is on course to meet the UN’s 2030 deadline for ending malnutrition, found a robust study that sheds new light onto variations within countries.

Venezuela’s economic collapse has led to a scourge of malnutrition that has killed scores of children, concealed by a “near-total blackout of health statistics.”The New York Times’ 5-month probe into 21 public hospitals found 2,800 child malnutrition cases in the last year…

The waters of South Asia’s devastating floods are receding, but the nightmare isn’t over for the thousands in Nepal and Bangladesh suffering from outbreaks of diarrhea, malaria and dengue.In the aftermath of the region’s worst floods in a decade, about 13,000 people in…

Citing “precious access,” Medicins Sans Frontiers (MSF) is taking advantage of face time with Nigerian refugees to distribute food alongside medical care. 2.6 million Nigerians have been displaced across the nation and to neighboring countries since 2009 because of the…