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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 18 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:790

Relief agencies told to use enriched foods: Médecins Sans Frontières has called for donors and United Nations agencies to urgently speed up and expand the use of nutrient dense ready to use food to reduce the five million annual deaths worldwide related to malnutrition in children under 5. Only 3% of the 20 million children with acute malnutrition will receive therapeutically enriched food in 2007, the charity estimates.

Netherlands considers banning sale of magic mushrooms: The Dutch health minister, Ab Klink, proposes banning the …

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