'By 2050, 20% jump possible in risk of hunger due to climate change'
'By 2050, 20% jump possible in risk of hunger due to climate change'

The risk of hunger and malnutrition could increase by 20 per cent due to climate change by 2050, endangering the lives of millions of people, a UN agency has warned.

India could be role model for eradicating malnutrition: Experts

Terming malnutrition a global issue involving people from all financial backgrounds, health experts Wednesday said India could be a role model in dealing with the problem.

Latest National Family Health Survey data likely to be released later this year

The government's fourth series of National Family Health Survey is currently underway and is expected to be released later this year, National Statistical Commission Chairman Pronab Sen said Wednesday.

Dwindling bee population poses malnutrition risk
Dwindling bee population poses malnutrition risk

More than half the people in some developing countries could be at the risk of malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals like bees continue to decline, a study shows.

How dietary restrictions are beneficial for health

The researchers have recently revealed the key molecular mechanism, which identifies that dietary restrictions or reduced food intake without malnutrition are beneficial for health.

Uttar Pradesh launches nutrition mission

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday launched the State Nutrition Mission and said its progress would be regularly monitored.

'1/3rd of Indian women and children under 5 are underweight'

Global think tank IFPRI Wednesday said that one-third of Indian women and children under-five are underweight, though the country has made progress in combating malnutrition.

Malnutrition, related diseases a major issue in India: Harsh Vardhan

Malnutrition and related diseases is a very serious issue in 184 deprived districts across the country and the Centre will launch a campaign to check it, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday.

Join hands to end malnutrition in Gujarat: CM Patel`s I-Day appeal

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel on Friday called for public participation and teamwork to eradicate malnutrition in the state.

`Malnutrition needs to be addressed`

With thousands of children in India malnourished, policymakers should look at its seriousness and scale of the problem, a civil society organisation said Thursday.

Crib deaths back in Bengal

Crib deaths are back to haunt West Bengal with at least 12 babies dying at a hospital in Murshidabad district over the past two days, an official said Sunday.

Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in past 24 hours

Seven infants have died in past 24 hours at West Bengal`s Malda Medical College and Hospital, which witnessed frequent crib deaths in the recent past.

Anandiben Patel urges people to help govt for malnutrition-free Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today called for people`s participation in the mission to make the state malnutrition-free.

500,000 kids in Mali at risk of malnutrition: UN

Nearly 500,000 children under the age of five in Mali are at risk of acute malnutrition and 1.5 million people don`t have enough to eat, the director of UN humanitarian operations has said.

Morocco honoured for ``remarkable progress`` in fighting hunger and malnutrition

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization has awarded Morocco, along with China and Chile, a prize in recognition for its "remarkable progress" in fighting hunger, the Moroccan news agency MAP reported.

Deaths due to malnutrition on the rise in Delhi

Death due to malnutrition has become a grim reality even in the national capital as the data from the Delhi government reports 135 children dead between 2009-2012.

Five million children in Africa`s Sahel face acute malnutrition: UN

Aid operations need urgent funding in north Africa`s Sahel region where five million children face the prospect of acute malnutrition, UN humanitarian agency OCHA has said.

Sonia attacks Modi over water, malnutrition issues of Gujarat

Taking the battle to the home-turf of BJP`s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday alleged that about half the population in Gujarat lacked access to drinking water, and malnourishment among the children was high in the state.

Economic growth does not necessarily end undernutrition among kids: Lancet

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

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.