Malnutrition

Over 80 per cent adolescents in India suffer from hidden hunger: UNICEF

Over 80 per cent adolescents in India suffer from 'hidden hunger', a form deficiency of one or more micronutrients such as iron, folate, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin B12 and vitamin D, according to a new UNICEF report released on Thursday.

Oct 31, 2019, 23:45 PM IST

68 per cent of under 5 child deaths attributed to Malnutrition: Report

First comprehensive report on nutrition highlights malnutrition to be the leading risk factor for disease burden in India, the worrying trends and the urgent need to address the gaps in all malnutrition indicators. Watch to know more.

Oct 07, 2019, 13:00 PM IST

822 million suffer from chronic malnutrition, FAO says

New Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Qu Dongyu, faces the challenge of mobilizing more public and private efforts against malnutrition, in a clear rise in the world for the last three years.

Aug 02, 2019, 16:05 PM IST

Doctors cite 'severe malnutrition' as reason for deaths of 3 minor girls: Police

Doctors have cited "severe malnutrition" as the reason behind the deaths of three minor girls in Mandawali in July this year, police sources said on Thursday.

Nov 16, 2018, 00:21 AM IST

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

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

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

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

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

“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 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!

 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

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

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

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

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

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

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