Malnutrition

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition, alcoholism behind rise of TB in South India

Malnutrition and alcoholism are the key drivers of tuberculosis (TB) epidemic in southern India, a research based on Puducherry and Tamil Nadu has revealed.

Aug 24, 2017, 18:13 PM IST
New hope for world hunger? Scientists create food out of thin air!

New hope for world hunger? Scientists create food out of thin air!

 As per reports, scientists in Finland have claimed that they have successfully created food out of thin air, just by using electricity, carbon dioxide and a few added microbes.

Aug 01, 2017, 13:31 PM IST
Another tribal infant dies in Kerala's Attappady

Another tribal infant dies in Kerala's Attappady

The child had only 1.3 kg birth weight and she was born with some defects in the heart valve, Dr Prabhu Das said.

Jun 09, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
More than 93 lakh children in India victimized by severe acute malnutrition, says govt

More than 93 lakh children in India victimized by severe acute malnutrition, says govt

During the year 2015-16, out of the 1,72,902 children enrolled in the NRCs, 92,760 were able to successfully recover from the above mentioned conditions.

Apr 11, 2017, 23:50 PM IST
India harbours nearly 195 million 'undernourished' people

India harbours nearly 195 million 'undernourished' people

Opportunities for achieving food and nutrition security in a sustainable way have been globally identified and many countries are making progress on it.

Mar 29, 2017, 21:00 PM IST
Leading food and beverages brands fail India's double nutrition challenge: Survey

Leading food and beverages brands fail India's double nutrition challenge: Survey

India is facing two opposing nutritional challenges: Malnutrition and increasing obesity, especially among children.

Mar 14, 2017, 11:59 AM IST
Haryana government adopts strategy to tackle malnutrution

Haryana government adopts strategy to tackle malnutrution

Inspite of the state's progressive status, several surveys have indicated an alarming increase in malnutrition and anaemia among children and pregnant women, an official release quoting a spokesman of the Women and Child Development Department said here today.

Feb 19, 2017, 20:25 PM IST
Sonam Kapoor joins fight to make India hunger-free

Sonam Kapoor joins fight to make India hunger-free

Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is known for voicing her opinion on various issues, has now taken up the cause to fight hunger.

Oct 25, 2016, 19:35 PM IST

Bollywood's 'Mr Perfectionist' Aamir Khan takes the leap to advocate against malnutrition in Bhutan

Aamir took out time from his busy schedule and also witnessed how the organisation works across the country to address the prevailing issue.

Oct 20, 2016, 17:18 PM IST

World Food Day 2016: A day to act against hunger

This day is celebrated in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in the year 1945.

Oct 16, 2016, 13:33 PM IST
Aamir Khan meets Vikhe Patil; discusses water conservation in Maharashtra

Aamir Khan meets Vikhe Patil; discusses water conservation in Maharashtra

Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan met Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and discussed the issue of water conservation and malnutrition in the state.

Sep 23, 2016, 10:19 AM IST
Sonam Kapoor to campaign against malnutrition

Sonam Kapoor to campaign against malnutrition

 Actress Sonam Kapoor has been roped in to be the Goodwill Ambassador for Fight Hunger Foundation, a NGO dedicated to the fight against malnutrition.

Aug 26, 2016, 16:51 PM IST

In rural India, less to eat than 40 years ago

On an average, a rural Indian consumes 550 fewer calories -- and 13 gm protein, 5 mg iron, 250 mg calcium lesser than they used to.
 

Aug 25, 2016, 13:25 PM IST

DNA: Malnutrition in India and FCI's negligence toward storing food grains

Analysing malnutrition in India and FCI's negligence towards storing food grains. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Aug 11, 2016, 00:46 AM IST
United Nation seeks to raise $952 million aid for Sudan

United Nation seeks to raise $952 million aid for Sudan

The United Nations Tuesday launched a global appeal for $952 million to fund Sudan's humanitarian needs in 2016, most of it to help people affected by the deadly conflict in Darfur.

Jul 12, 2016, 18:15 PM IST

Climate change: 2,50,000 more deaths per year by 2030, says WHO

As per WHO's assessment, heat exposure will cause around 38,000 deaths in the elderly in the next 15 years. Also, deaths due to diarrhoea are projected to reach 48,000, and as many as 60,000 deaths due to malaria and 95,000 due to childhood malnutrition.

Jul 11, 2016, 09:42 AM IST