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Poor show by India on child well-being, says report


July 19th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 1.25 million infant deaths annually and 42 percent of the kids being underweight, India has slipped in the area of child well-being in the ... Read more...

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‘Food security bill can be global example’


July 17th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The proposed National Food Security Bill has the potential to be a global example, experts from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and Oxfam said ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

42 percent children under five underweight: Report


January 10th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Over 40 percent of children under five in 100 focus districts in India are underweight -- double the average for sub-Saharan Africa -- and ... Read more...

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New approach for monitoring child health in developing countries


February 2nd, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Scientists have suggested a new approach to monitoring the relationship between nutrition and child mortality in developing countries.Based on dozens of surveys compiled over 20 years, changes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘1.72 million children die before age one in India’


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A "savage preference for males" leads to the killing of 7 lakh girls by their parents in the mother's womb each year in India, according to a National ... Read more...

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Do more to combat hunger, say NGOs (Oct 16 is World Food Day)


October 15th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) On the eve of World Food Day and in the backdrop of the release of the Global Hunger Index report 2010, civil society organisations Friday said India ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India home to world’s 42pc underweight children


October 14th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Oct 14 (ANI): "India is home to 42 percent of the world's underweight children and 31 percent of its stunted children", according to 2010 Global Hunger Index report.The 2010 Global ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Commonwealth is home to 64 percent malnourished kids


October 13th, 2010 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The Commonwealth countries, which came together for their Oct 3-14 Games here, are home to 64 percent of the world's underweight children with India toting up ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Chances of cancer begin even before conception


September 20th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 20 (IANS) A person's chances of developing cancer begins even before his or her conception. Medical experts have long linked cancer risk with their genes and lifestyles as adults.But Professor Rocardo ... Read more...

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Hunger costs poor countries $450 billion a year: ActionAid


September 15th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) As the world leaders prepare for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review meeting next week, a new report says hunger could be costing poor nations as much ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India’s march for Millennium Development Goals uneven: Report


September 12th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) India cannot adopt a "one size fits all" approach to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015, and the progress made after two-thirds of the time-lapse has ... Read more...

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India has 214 million hungry people, says report


July 30th, 2009 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) India has emerged as the world capital of hunger with 214 million hungry people, Vandana Shiva of NGO Navdanya Thursday quoted a report as saying. "India has emerged ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Malnutrition downplaying India’s economic growth: UN


November 26th, 2008 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) India is progressing well in education and showing consistency in economic growth but its progress is getting downplayed due to poor child health conditions, a new UN ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

4 in 10 parents overlook their kids weight problems


October 20th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): More than 40 percent of parents of under weight and overweight children mistakenly believe that their kids have normal weight, shows a new research from University of ... Read more...

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Too fat? Too thin? It depends on the measure


October 20th, 2008 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 20 (IANS) More than four in 10 parents with underweight and overweight children think they are in the average range.Melbourne University researchers also found that different methods of assessing children's ... Read more...

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Child mortality rate worldwide comes down to 27 percent since 1990: UN report


September 14th, 2008 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Geneva , Sept 14 (ANI): The number of children who die before the age of five has declined by 27 percent over the last 17 years, a report released by the ... Read more...

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TERI University and BP Pal trust hosts’ workshop on global food security


May 28th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, May 28 (ANI/Business Wire India): With India having the highest percentage of area under cultivation having stagnant yields which are below the world's average needs great thrust on, public-private ... Read more...

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‘India has largest number of undernourished people’


February 18th, 2008 - 8:57 am ICT by admin
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) India is home to the largest number of undernourished people in the world, and the country director of the United Nations World Food Programme ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Neo-natal mortality high in India, says UNICEF


December 10th, 2007 - 8:49 pm ICT by admin
By Ruchi Gupta New Delhi, Dec 10 (ANI): Neonatal mortality or death within 28 days of birth is high in India, according to the latest UNICEF report. According to the UNICEF's statistical review ... Read more...

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