Nutrition

Nutrition disorders can be caused by an insufficient intake of food or of certain nutrients, by an inability of the body to absorb and use nutrients, or by overconsumption of certain foods. Examples include obesity caused by excess energy intake, anaemia caused by insufficient intake of iron, and impaired sight because of inadequate intake of vitamin A. http://www.who.int/topics/nutrition_disorders/en/

Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) Lessons Learned

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May 14, 2018
This document highlights key operational lessons learned from four country programs—Bangladesh, South Africa, India and Nigeria—that implemented the Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA) approach.

Baseline Motivation Type as a Predictor of Dropout in a Healthy Eating Text Messaging Program.

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Sep 30, 2016

BACKGROUND: Growing evidence suggests that text messaging programs are effective in facilitating health behavior change. However, high dropout rates limit the potential effectiveness of these programs.

Usabilty Evaluation of a Prototype Mobile App for Health Management for Persons Living with HIV.

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Jun 23, 2016

Mobile health (mHealth) applications (apps) have the potential to support self-management and improve health outcomes in persons living with HIV (PLWH). In this paper, we report on the final step in a three-stage user-centered design process for the development of a mHealth app for PLWH.

Impact of an mHealth Platform for Pregnancy on Nutrition and Lifestyle of the Reproductive Population: A Survey.

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May 28, 2016

BACKGROUND: Poor nutrition and lifestyle behaviors exert detrimental effects on reproduction and health during the life course. Therefore, lifestyle interventions during the periconceptional period can improve fertility, pregnancy outcome, and health of subsequent generations.

Delivery of Dietary and Lifestyle Interventions in Pregnancy: is it Time to Promote the Use of Electronic and Mobile Health Technologies?

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Jun 21, 2016

Fifty percent of women who enter pregnancy are overweight or obese, increasing complications for both the mother and the infant, along with significant burden on individuals and the health care system.

Telemedicine in Oncology.

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Jan 23, 2016

For patients who have difficulty traveling to a clinic or doctor's office because of living in a remote location or lack of transportation, increasing opportunities exist to access health care remotely.

Preferred Tone of Nutrition Text Messages for Young Adults: Focus Group Testing.

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Jan 20, 2016

BACKGROUND: Young adults are a particularly hard to reach group using conventional health promotion practices as they do not see nutrition messages as personally relevant to them.

Text Messaging for Exercise Promotion in Older Adults From an Upper-Middle-Income Country: Randomized Controlled Trial.

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Jan 08, 2016

BACKGROUND: Mobile technology to promote exercise is effective; however, most evidence is from studies of younger groups in high-income countries.

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