Six Attapady tribal children selected for Sainik School

Scripting a new chapter in the tribal area of Kerala's Attapady, infamous for alcoholism and malnutrition, six children from the region have been selected for admission to the prestigious Sainik school here, thanks to a project taken up by its alumni.

UNICEF confirms severe malnutrition in Syria's besieged Madaya

UN children`s fund UNICEF on Friday confirmed cases of severe malnutrition among children in the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, where aid was delivered this week to thousands of people affected by the months-long blockade.

Uttarakhand govt launches mission for malnourished children

Udamsingh Nagar: Uttarakhand govt has launched a mission called Mission Poshan aarohan for malnourished children

UP identifies 14 lakh under-nourished children

The Uttar Pradesh government has identified 14 lakh "extremely under-nourished children" and has begun intensive monitoring to ensure that they get proper and adequate attention, an official said on Monday.

Gut damage culprit of vaccine failure, malnutrition

The researchers suspected that food was not being properly digested by the children who were becoming stunted.

What's causing malnutrition among Indian kids

A team of researchers has identified the top risk factors for child malnutrition in India.

Malnutrition rate in Chhattisgarh down by 17% in one decade

According to the data collected during 'vazan tyohar' (weight festival) organised by the department, malnutrition rate in Chhattisgarh has declined to 30 per cent from 47.1 per cent registered in the National Family Health Survey 2005-06 (weight-based).

Gut infection can cause malnutrition, vaccine failure

Malnutrition is measured by children becoming stunted, or abnormally short for their age.

Children bear brunt of climate change: UNICEF

Children bear brunt of climate change: UNICEF

Climate change means more droughts, floods, heatwaves and other severe weather conditions.

Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF

Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF

Fearing the consequences of climate change, the UN children's agency has warned that nearly 690 million of the world's 2.3 billion children living in areas most exposed to climate change face higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming.

Smartphones to help track and check famines

 Scientists have developed a way to monitor food security using a smartphone app, which combines weather and soil moisture data from satellites with crowd-sourced data on the vulnerability of the population to malnutrition and other relevant socio-economic data.

500,000 children in Yemen threatened by malnutrition: UNICEF

UNICEF said more than half a million children are facing severe malnutrition in Yemen.

PM Modi’s budget cuts have hurt India’s fight against malnutrition, says Union Minister Maneka Gandhi

PM Modi’s budget cuts have hurt India’s fight against malnutrition, says Union Minister Maneka Gandhi

India's main programme to fight child malnutrition has been hit by budget cuts, Cabinet minister Maneka Gandhi said on Monday. 

Sea turtles face deadly risk from plastic pollution

Sea turtles face deadly risk from plastic pollution

With plastic pollution increasing, both on land and at sea, all species of marine turtles face the grave risk of losing their population, researchers have warned.

Over 500 children dead due to Yemen violence: UNICEF

 At least 500 children have died and over 1.7 million are at risk of malnutrition due to the conflict in Yemen, Unicef has said.

34 children die from malnutrition in South Sudan

At least 34 children have died from malnutrition in the first week of September in South Sudan's Bentiu town, a UN spokesman has said.

One in three of global population malnourished

A third of the global population is malnourished, a report said.

3.6 mn Filipino children stunted due to malnutrition

Some 3.6 million children are stunted in the Philippines due to malnutrition, a report released by the non-governmental organisation "Save the Children" said on Thursday.

UP govt to organise 'Wazan Diwas' to fight malnutrition

Uttar Pradesh government has decided to organise 'Wazan Diwas' (Weighing Day) on September 7 and 10 to identify children with inadequate diet in a bid to fight malnutrition in the state.

Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study

Climate change may cause conflict, violence: Study

 Climate change presents substantial threats to physical and mental health, and may also create social instability, conflict and violence, a new study has revealed.