Francesco Burchi

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One of the World's greatest challenges is to secure sufficient and healthy food for all, and to do so in an environmentally sustainable manner. This review explores the interrelationships of food, health, and environment, and their role in addressing chronic micronutrient deficiencies, also known as "hidden hunger", affecting over two billion people(More)
This paper is a study of the determinants of the anthropometric status of preschool children in Mozambique. Using the 2003 Demographic and Health Survey, we provide insights into two main explanatory factors: the mother's schooling and the mother's nutrition knowledge. Rather than treating the mother's schooling as a black box, we analyze its interaction(More)
BACKGROUND The paper engages in the ongoing debate regarding the determinants of child nutrition in developing countries and stresses the potential contribution of the education of household members other than the child’s parents. OBJECTIVE The aim of the paper is threefold: (1) to verify whether there is evidence of the key role of parents’ education for(More)
The axillary brachial plexus blockade by means of stimulating paresthesia and single local anesthetic injection was examined during one year long routine activity in a plastic surgery division. Two-hundred-five blocks were performed evaluating the success percentage, the execution mean time, a sedation utility and the sequelae incidence. The technique was(More)
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