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Living cells of the cornea require a constant supply of amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients and thus are a good measure of general nutritional health. ©iStock/Ritter75

Cry baby: Infant tears reveal nutrient deficiencies

By Will Chu

Tears have been suggested as a reliable indicator of health as researchers have found the nutrient profile of this biofluid to be similar to blood, which may enhance the speed of deficiency diagnoses.

56% of the RUTF products UNICEF procured in 2016 came from suppliers in malnutrition programme countries, up from 38% in 2015. ©UNICEF US

‘We want to enable countries to look after their own children’

UNICEF goes local with RUTF products in war against malnutrition

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Gone are the days when the supply of humanitarian nutrition products relied on just a handful of western companies. UNICEF is pushing its supply of Ready to Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) into a more competitive future driven by local suppliers ready to...

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