Malnutrition

Labourer denied wages, loses two-year-old daughter to starvation

Labourer denied wages, loses two-year-old daughter to starvation

Local administration says help was rushed the moment the plight of the family surfaced. It was, however, too late for the toddler.

Mar 20, 2018, 21:49 PM IST
India home to over one-third of world's malnourished children, six percent in Pakistan

India home to over one-third of world's malnourished children, six percent in Pakistan

The prevalence of underweight children in India is among the highest in the world, and is nearly double that of Sub Saharan Africa with dire consequences for mobility, mortality, productivity and economic growth.

Dec 19, 2017, 14:22 PM IST
North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: UN

North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: UN

The UN committee voiced concern at rape or mistreatment of women in detention especially those repatriated after fleeing abroad.

Nov 20, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

States can feed malnourished children therapeutic food: Centre

The central government has decided that states are free to take a call on providing ready-to-use therapeutic food to children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.

Nov 12, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
Alarming rise of non-communicable diseases reported in India: Study

Alarming rise of non-communicable diseases reported in India: Study

India like South Africa is currently experiencing the double burden of malnutrition.

Nov 10, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
India faces serious challenges due to malnutrition and obesity: Report

India faces serious challenges due to malnutrition and obesity: Report

More than 51 percent of women of reproductive age suffer from anaemia and more than 22 percent of adult women are obese or overweight.

Nov 08, 2017, 11:07 AM IST
India home to most malnourished children in the world: Report

India home to most malnourished children in the world: Report

“About 37 percent of our under-five children are underweight, 39 percent are stunted (low height-for-age), 21 percent are wasted (low weight-for-height) and 8 percent are severely acutely malnourished,” said the study.

Nov 02, 2017, 10:16 AM IST
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