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India tops the list of global poor: UN report

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 15:04

India tops the list of countries with the largest share of global extreme poor though the poverty rate in southeast Asia as whole saw a substantial fall from 1990 to 2010, a new United Nations report said.

Reduce maternal, child deaths: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 18:20

Laying stress on reducing the number of maternal and child deaths in accordance with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Saturday asked doctors of a city hospital to be "zero tolerant" of inefficiency and "pro-active" in performing their duties.

Poverty, child, maternal deaths high in India: UN report

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 08:44

India continues to battle poverty, child and maternal deaths, according to a United Nations report on the Millennium Development Goals that said while several key global targets have been met, more sustained effort is needed to cover disparities by the 2015 deadline.

Early stress can have lasting negative impacts in children

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 19:54

A new study reveals that early exposure to stress can change the parts of developing children`s brain.

Myanmar, ADB to cooperate in poverty alleviation, HIV control

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 21:09

The Myanmar government and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will cooperate in poverty alleviation and expand HIV/AIDS control services to vulnerable groups in Myanmar`s remote areas, official media reported Tuesday.

Poverty during childhood adversely affects brain development in kids

Last Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 18:27

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that poverty hampers brain development in children, by slowing growth rate in two key brain structures.

Guatemala admits death of 88 kids from malnutrition

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 13:07

The Guatemalan government has acknowledged that 88 children, less than five years of age, have died in this Central American country this year so far from severe malnutrition, a scourge that affects 49 percent of minors here.

Poorer kids likelier to catch colds

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 13:05

Researchers have found a link between lower socioeconomic status during childhood and adolescence and the length of telomeres - protective cap-like protein complexes at the end of chromosomes, which ultimately affects the susceptibility to colds in middle-aged adults.

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