health and nutrition

Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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Older obese kids eat less than healthy peers


September 10th, 2012 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 10 (IANS) Obese kids who are older actually consume fewer calories per day than their healthy peers, while younger overweight children consume more calories than their healthy peers.These ... Read more...

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Exposure to chemical may cause heart disease: Study


September 5th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 5 (IANS) Exposure to perfluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), a man-made chemical used in the manufacture of lubricants, polishes, paper and textile coatings and food packaging, may be linked with ... Read more...

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Belly fat linked to higher death risk


August 28th, 2012 - 1:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) People envied for their normal weight surprisingly face a higher death risk than the obese -- if they carry a prominent belly, according to latest research."We ... Read more...

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Chemicals in cosmetics may spike diabetes risk


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The presence of phthalates (endocrine disrupting chemicals) in moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes may elevate diabetes risk in women, says new research.Researchers ... Read more...

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The less you sit the longer you live


July 10th, 2012 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 10 (IANS) Restricting the time you are seated to less than three hours daily might boost your life expectancy by two years, says an analytical study.Similarly, cutting down ... Read more...

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Eat home-cooked food for longer life!


June 8th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 8 (IANS) Tucking into a home-cooked meal can make you live longer, new research says. Researchers from Monash University, the National Defence Medical Centre and the National Health ... Read more...

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GSK Healthcare aims at double-digit market share in oral care


May 14th, 2012 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 14 (IANS) GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH), which re-entered the Indian toothpaste market last year launching Sensodyne, hopes to increase its share to double-digits from the current 2 percent, ... Read more...

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Passive smoking worsens asthmic children’s health


May 2nd, 2012 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) Children exposed to passive smoking continue to suffer in terms of health, says a new study.Results showed that 53 percent of children exposed to passive smoking ... Read more...

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Anganwadi workers’ pay may go up again


April 24th, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Planning Commission is thinking of raising the remuneration of Anganwadi workers, who currently earn Rs.3,000 a month."We need to dignify the ICDS (Integrated Child ... Read more...

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Cameron Diaz turns nutrition educator


April 18th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 18 (IANS) Actress Cameron Diaz is planning to launch her own wellness organisation, through which she will impart health and nutrition tips."Everyone needs to find a purpose, ... Read more...

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Government told to hike budget for child health, nutrition


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The current allocation to tackle child health and nutrition, giving Rs.4 per child in an anganwadi centre, is too low, say experts, recommending a hike ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover gut bug link to type 2 diabetes


March 14th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 14 (IANS) H. pylori, a gut bug, may be linked to type 2 diabetes, the commonest form of this condition, particularly in obese individuals, a study reveals. H. ... Read more...

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Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

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Half of Indian kids under five underweight: NGO


February 15th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Around 48 percent of children under five years of age in India are underweight, ranging from 20 percent of the child population (under-five years) in Sikkim ... Read more...

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Protect consumers against misleading ads: Minister


February 14th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Stating there is no need to control the media, the government Tuesday stressed on an enabling mechanism to curb misleading advertisements in order to protect ... Read more...

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73 percent kids in Indore slums are malnourished: Survey


January 4th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Jan 4 (IANS) Around 73 percent children below six years in 10 slum localities in the financial capital of Madhya Pradesh are malnourished, reveals a survey conducted by an ... Read more...

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Unicef hails Mexico’s child welfare initiative


December 29th, 2011 - 4:48 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 29 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund has welcomed a new initiative of the Mexican government to improve child welfare, saying it's a "breakthrough" to improve social equity ... Read more...

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Fatty liver disease has no affect on longevity


November 27th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 27 (IANS) Surprisingly, fatty liver disease that targets the obese or patients of heart disease poses no risk to one's longevity.Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a common ... Read more...

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Need mechanism to tackle misleading ads: Thomas


November 17th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Aiming to protect the interest of consumers, the government is seriously looking at complaints about misleading advertisements and debating how to tackle the issue, Consumer ... Read more...

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Depression linked to heart disease risk


November 13th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 13 (IANS) Depression among young adults can have an unwanted spinoff -- it could elevate their chances of dying from heart disease.Depression or a history of suicide attempts ... Read more...

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Obesity common among Indians hooked to packed foods


November 9th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Other than decreasing physical activity, increased usage of packed foods and a calorie-laden diet has led to greater obesity among Indians in the ... Read more...

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Misleading ads: Agency might monitor and act


October 16th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Flooded with growing consumer complaints over misleading advertisements, especially relating to health and nutritional benefits and the get-rich schemes, the government is planning an investigating ... Read more...

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Ads that make tall claims to be brought under scanner


September 17th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) People promising you the moon will soon go under the scanner with the government working out a mechanism to regulate misleading advertisements."The existing provisions of ... Read more...

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Tata Global Beverages to focus on health, nutrition


August 30th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 30 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages Ltd Tuesday said its research and development efforts will continue to develop new products focusing on health and nutrition."The emphasis on innovative and ... Read more...

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Centenarians possess genes for a ripe age


August 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The secret behind why some people live for 100 years may lie in their genes and not in a healthy lifestyle, a research says."Centenarians may ... Read more...

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Secondhand smoke linked to deafness


July 19th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 19 (IANS) If you have been exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS) in adolescence, there are chances you may become progressively deaf. Studies have linked exposure to SHS pre-natally ... Read more...

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Sweetener keeps obesity at bay among kids


June 29th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Children and adolescents who eat candy tend to weigh less than their non-consuming peers."The study illustrates that children and adolescents who consume candy are less likely ... Read more...

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Blame sedentary jobs for piling on fat


May 30th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The global obesity epidemic today may be linked to sedentary jobs, as they hardly involve any physical effort, says a study. Only one-fifth of private jobs ... Read more...

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Second-hand cigarette smoke associated with raised blood pressure in boys


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A study has found that exposure to second-hand cigarette smoke, even at extremely low levels, is associated with increased blood pressure in boys.The new research presented at the ... Read more...

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Mortality rate down, but BP still cause for concern


April 27th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 27 (IANS) Despite mortality rates decreasing and the availability of medication, there is still a gap in the death rate between patients who have high blood pressure and ... Read more...

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Vitamin D responsible for difference in blood pressure between ‘Blacks’ and


April 27th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
It is quite evident that high blood pressure is more common amongst Blacks thanWhites and persons with darker skin generally produce less vitamin D, primarily athigher latitudes where UV radiation ... Read more...

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Kids’ meals consisting of white potatoes are rich in nutrients


April 12th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that consumption of white potatoes (non-fried) by children does not displace other vegetables from their meals.Instead, it makes their diet rich in nutrients ... Read more...

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USDA: Students to consume fruits and vegetables in schools


March 28th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington DC, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Department of Agriculture has announced their plans to ensure that American school children get fruits and vegetables to consume.The announcement was made on Friday ... Read more...

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Fibre-rich diet reduces heart risk


March 23rd, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) Consuming food items rich in fibre, like fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products, especially as a young adult, is likely to confer a lifetime of protection ... Read more...

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