malnourishment

Women’s panel should reflect on its purpose: Aruna Roy


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The women's rights apex body, National Commission for Women (NCW), needs to reflect on its role and work on gender-based issues, National Advisory Council member ... Read more...

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To combat ’silent killers’, India to conduct survey


August 12th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) India for the first time is undertaking a survey on lifestyle trends in nine states in an effort to get data on people suffering from ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces winter of discontent: Daily


October 27th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 27 (IANS) Pakistan faces a winter of discontent as the number of impoverished is increasing at a galloping pace, a daily said Thursday."Two deaths in the last four ... Read more...

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Brazilian economist new chief of UN food agency


June 27th, 2011 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 26 (IANS) Former Brazilian food security minister Jose Graziano da Silva was elected Sunday as the new director general of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Xinhua ... Read more...

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World Bank invites Chouhan to Washington


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, June 23 (IANS) The World Bank has invited Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan to its headquarters in Washington DC for discussion about the development works he has ... Read more...

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I’m not perfect: Selena Gomez


June 18th, 2011 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
London, June 18 (IANS) Singer-actress Selena Gomez never wants to be a role model because she considers herself imperfect and describes her job as "superficial"."I never really said I want ... Read more...

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Families with low salaries have malnourished children: CRY


April 28th, 2011 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Malnourishment and poverty are two inter-related phenomenon hampering India's growth and a majority of families with malnourished children do not earn basic minimum wages, according ... Read more...

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Orissa villagers want village crèches to be more responsive to their needs


December 2nd, 2010 - 10:07 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarada LahangirBolangir (Orissa), Dec.2 (ANI): Scores of villagers accompanied by their malnourished children expressed their problems at the public hearing organised by the district social welfare office in Orissa's Bolangir District ... Read more...

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Ocean lost boys say they hatched sailing plan while drunk on vodka


December 1st, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec 1 (ANI): Three boys from New Zealand, who were recently found and reunited with their family after 50 days of going missing, have admitted that they were drunk when they ... Read more...

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‘8 percent households become poor due to medical expenses’


September 2nd, 2010 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 2 (IANS) About eight percent of households in India are pushed to below the poverty line due to heavy medical expenses, said a new report on the Indian health ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ground-level approach necessary for treating malnutrition


September 1st, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) India's apex planning body, the Planning Commission, is interacting with and getting suggestions from the ground-level health workers and is incorporating these in policies to tackle ... Read more...

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Malnutrition claims lives of three tribal children in Maharashtra


August 20th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Aug 20 (ANI): At least three tribal girls have died of malnourishment in a remote village of Maharashtra's Aurangabad District.Bhil tribals of the village complained that local doctors did not ... Read more...

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Scientists baffled by mystery of missing ocean plastic


August 20th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have found that the amount of plastic floating in the Atlantic Ocean has remained constant for the past 20 years - but the production of plastic has ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

You can’t please all (Capital Buzz)


May 30th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) It was dubbed as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's first national press conference since 2004, but while the prime minister earned plaudits for his performance his media ... Read more...

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India - a study in health contrasts (April 7 is World Health Day)


April 7th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) From becoming a hub of medical tourism to having a sizable population deprived of basic healthcare, from bulging bellies in urban areas to stunted ... Read more...

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Rights panel seeks Orissa’s response to hunger deaths


February 25th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Taking cognisance of a media report on its own, the National Human Rights Commission Thursday asked the Orissa government to furnish a report on the hunger deaths ... Read more...

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NHRC asks Orissa Chief Secretary to provide details of hunger deaths


February 25th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 25(ANI): National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday issued a notice to Orissa Chief Secretary Tarunkanti Mishra seeking a report on the reported death of 50 persons in Balangir ... Read more...

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Malnutrition higher in kids born to Indian child brides


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 22 (ANI): Babies born to child brides in India (married before the age of 18) run a higher risk of malnourishment compared to those born to older mothers, according to ... Read more...

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Social justice vital for climate deal: Amartya Sen


January 13th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) Global warming has a strong impact on the poor and world leaders must pay attention to social injustice while negotiating climate deal, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said. The ... Read more...

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India on verge of disaster on farm front: M.S. Swaminathan


January 6th, 2010 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
By Fakir Balaji Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 6 (IANS) M.S. Swaminathan, top farm scientist and one of the architects of India's green revolution, has warned that the country would face a food crisis if agriculture ... Read more...

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83 percent children in Madhya Pradesh district malnourished: survey


November 25th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, Nov 25 (IANS) Deepak is losing his eyesight due to malnourishment. He is one of 23 children found malnourished in Ramgadhwa village of Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, says ... Read more...

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Child malnutrition is a gender issue in India, say experts


November 13th, 2009 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Child malnutrition - a serious issue facing India today - is a gender issue because it is mostly related to women, said health experts and government officials ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh asked to set up child rights body


October 24th, 2009 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 24 (IANS) The Child Rights Observatory - an independent child rights monitoring body comprising of civil society groups, NGOs, academics and media persons - Saturday urged the Madhya Pradesh government ... Read more...

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Babies of HIV patients to be tested at four weeks


October 18th, 2009 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant K. Nanda New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The government is to carry out HIV tests on four-week-old and above babies of all AIDS patients - a significant decision aimed at ... Read more...

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White wine, beer can ruin appetite


October 9th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 9 (IANS) Wine, developed as a substitute for water not fit for drinking, could have an unhealthy effect on your appetite. "However, alcohol is a drug that is abused and the ... Read more...

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‘Floods, drought derailing India’s fight against poverty’


October 7th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (IANS) The massive food scarcity in India due to floods and drought is impacting hundreds of millions, derailing ongoing humanitarian work by years and adding to other serious ... Read more...

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Food security can bring inflation under control: Brinda Karat


August 26th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): Politburo member Brinda Karat on Wednesday said that food security could bring inflation under control.Addressing a convention for the right to food and against price rise in ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen lauds government’s Right to Food Bill


August 8th, 2009 - 9:51 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug. 8(ANI): The United Progressive Alliance Government earned appreciation of the Nobel laureate Amartya Sen over the Government's draft of a Right to Food (Guarantee of Safety and Security) Bill.Speaking ... Read more...

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Amartya Sen welcomes government’s Right to Food Act


August 8th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Nobel laureate Amartya Sen Saturday praised the government's draft for a Right to Food (Guarantee of Safety and Security) Act saying it was a "step in ... Read more...

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Unions should be constructive partners in growth: Amartya Sen


August 6th, 2009 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Unions should be constructive partners in the growth of institutions to play a meaningful role in society, according to Nobel laureate and eminent economist Amartya Sen. "The life of ... Read more...

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Pacemakers may ease gastric disorders in kids


August 3rd, 2009 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Physicians are turning to pacemakers, devices typically used in heart problems, to help ease severe gastric disorders in children. In June, surgeons implanted a pacemaker in a 16-year-old patient ... Read more...

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Malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh: 50 children die in six months


February 10th, 2009 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 10 (IANS) Malnutrition has claimed the lives of over 50 children in Madhya Pradesh in less than six months.The main reasons being ascribed to the deaths are poorly-equipped government ... Read more...

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Britain reviews child protection after toddler’s death by torture


November 12th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 12 (IANS) A shocked British government has ordered a full review of the country's child protection measures after a court convicted a young mother, her boyfriend and another man for ... Read more...

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20 primitive tribals die in Jharkhand in one month


October 31st, 2008 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Oct 31 (IANS) Despite a plethora of welfare schemes, 20 members of three primitive tribes of Jharkhand have died in the last one month, with the government attributing this to food ... Read more...

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Jharkhands Birhor tribals still lead a primitive lifestyle


October 23rd, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
By Girija Shankar OjhaChhatra (Jharkhand), Oct.23 (ANI): It could be surprising for many in the country but Birhor, one of the primitive tribes in Jharkhand, is surviving by eating roots and ... Read more...

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