Some people credit the foul-tasting supplement kratom with weaning them off opioids and relieving chronic pain and mood disorders. Kratom is derived from a leaf native to Southeast Asia, used since the 19th century as a mood booster and pain reliever—and its popularity is…

If Bill Gates could solve one problem, it would be malnutrition. And with the the latest scientific advancements, it can be done in the next 20 years, Gates writes in The Telegraph, ahead of his Hawking Fellowship lecture at Cambridge University today.

DAKAR—Senegal’s bustling capital—one of West Africa’s biggest cities, with nearly 2.5 million people—is surprisingly calm and quiet in the early hours of the morning.

In Bangladesh, some businesses go to dangerous lengths to ensure turmeric’s signature yellow hue—adding lead chromate, according to research led by the

A new analysis questions the benefits of cutting back on red and processed meats, enraging nutrition experts who say the findings fly in the face of well-established research, Reuters reports.  

The International Life Sciences Institute, an American nonprofit, has been slowly making its move on Asia and Latin America, seeking to influence food and nutrition decision-makers.     But health advocates charge ISLI is basically a front group for its 400 corporate…

Improved nutrition could save 3.7 million lives by 2025, according to a new WHO report. Investing in ideal nutrition for each life stage helps address malnutrition's double burden: underweight/stunting in some populations, and obesity and cancer in others.

Fish used to be Yemen’s second biggest export, behind oil. But since 2015, ongoing conflict has crushed the industry with a $6.9 billion loss.   Violence spills into coastal areas and airstrikes hit boats and markets; mines were set in the sea. Fishing tools and fuel are…

In August 2015, an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant salmonella in Washington state sickened nearly 200 people and hospitalized 29. Officials traced the illnesses from restaurants and pig roasts back to a slaughterhouse.   But the next step—collecting samples from farms that…

UNICEF and the World Food Programme provide food and nutrition aid to North Korean children—but a lack of funds, fueled by political tension and the US-led strategy of pressure and isolation of North Korea, have limited their reach. The country’s most vulnerable children…