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Economic growth does not necessarily end undernutrition among kids: Lancet

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 12:00

Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, the University of Gottingen, Germany, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, and the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, found not much association between economic growth and signs of undernutrition.

India still home to quarter of global TB cases

Last Updated: Sunday, March 23, 2014, 19:19

Despite having a strong public sector programme to contain the disease, tuberculosis still remains a cause of concern for India, which has nearly a quarter of the global burden of TB, health experts said.

Mothers in rural India with better peer network save kids from malnutrition

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 19:38

A new study from University of Illinois study found that mothers in rural India who participated in a program designed to educate and empower women, gained a network of peers that led to increased bargaining strength in the home, and significantly improved their children`s consumption of rice and dairy.

Maha Govt announces plan to curb malnutrition among children

Last Updated: Friday, November 15, 2013, 20:38

Maharashtra Government has undertaken a five-pronged programme to curb malnutrition among children, Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said here on Friday.

Priority should be women and child health: NHRC

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 19:42

There are a large number of problems in India associated with women and child health, so their healthcare should be a priority for the government, the NHRC`s chairperson said Tuesday.

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.

Sundarbans: Where children crawl even after growing up

Last Updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013, 18:36

Unlike other children of his age, four-year-old Nirmal Mandal is still learning how to walk on his legs. He still crawls like a baby.

`Landmark` report sets priorities to combat malnutrition

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 20:37

Researchers came together under an unprecedented alliance spearheaded by The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science at the New York Academy of Sciences to create a report that would help in addressing the malnutrition.

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