User: nsudha Topic: Malnutrition
Category: Child Malnutrition
Last updated: May 22 2018 14:20 IST RSS 2.0
 
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How Afghanistan improved its health in 10 years despite bombs and bullets 20.5.2018 Latest News
Childhood vaccinations doubled from 40% to 80% during this time
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‘On a mission to eradicate malnutrition’ 19.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
About 10,000 undernourished have been children identified, says Collector
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Bandhan-Konnagar NGO to expand health outreach programme 17.5.2018 General News
Bandhan-Konnagar, an NGO working on different social programmes in the rural economy of the country, is planning to expand its health outreach programme to more villages. In the first phase of the programme with assistance from HDFC Life Insurance's CSR initiative, the NGO had already covered more than 5000 villages on issues such as malnutrition, good hygiene habits and safe drinking water, its founder-mentor Chandra Sekhar Ghosh said here today. "In the second phase, we want to take the programme to 7500 villages of the country. In the first phase, six districts of West Bengal had been covered, besides a few in other states like Jharkhand and Odisha", Ghosh said. He said the project concluded with a total of 11 lakh households and more than 50,000 children under age of five years. "The intervention had resulted in significant reduction in the prevalence of malnutrition in the targeted communities," he claimed.
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Obese women losing weight during pregnancy may boost baby's health 15.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Are you pregnant and very obese? If so, shedding those extra kilos may ensure good health for your baby, claims a new study challenging notions on weight during pregnancy.
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Obesity During Pregnancy May Affect Babys Health: Study 15.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
According to a study published in the journal Heliyon, being obese during pregnancy can affect your new-born's health
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Why Karnataka's new government has a job on its hands despite 8.5% growth 15.5.2018 Sify Finance
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Why Karnataka's new government has a job on its hands despite 8.5% growth 15.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2016, Karnataka recorded the second-highest number of farmer suicides-1,212, behind only Maharashtra
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CIFT joins global fight against malnutrition 15.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Joins hands with ICAR institutions
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More women will work if there's daycare for kids, safer transportation 13.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
About 51% of Indian women aged 15-49 were anaemic
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Merck highlights Anemia's higher risk for pregnancy, continues awareness advocacy 12.5.2018 General News
Global healthcare and pharmaceutical company Merck continues to spread awareness about anemia in Asia.Following last year's highly successful Anemia Convention, Merck's latest anemia awareness campaign took shape at the RCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists) World Congress 2018 held recently in Singapore.This event attracts close to 3000 obstetricians, gynecologists and related specialties from across the world.Notably, the timing of this event coincided with the publication of an important study in The Lancet Global Health stating that anemia, a condition characterised by a lack of healthy red blood cells, can double the risk of death in pregnant women.This pivotal research, which utilised information from over 300,000 women across 29 countries by the WHO (World Health Organisation), established that pregnant women with severe anemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy compared to those who don't have the condition.Merck spearheaded the ...
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Beti Bachao scheme extended to 10 districts in Tamil Nadu 12.5.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Scheme launched in Cuddalore; child sex ratio in 6 districts below national average
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Chhattisgarh CM to launch Vikas Yatra 12.5.2018 General News
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will launch Vikas Yatra from Dantewada on Saturday.Addressing the media, the Chief Minister said, "This yatra is to tell people about the development the state has witnessed. We will also work to further increase the growth of the state in coming days. Those who are talking against development means they are talking against the people of Chhattisgarh."The chief minister, during his Vikas Yatra, will distribute free pesticides to 5.5 lakh labourers. Also, 50 lakh families will be given smartphones as part of the Chief Minister's dream project Sanchar Kranti Yojna.However, the Congress has already mocked Singh's Vikas Yatra and said they, too, will launch Vikas Khojo yatra from May 13 to make people aware that development had remained stalled in the state during the BJP tenure.The chief minister also said Chhattisgarh has witnessed a tremendous drop in child malnourishment as the average malnutrition rates have plunged significantly in the last ...
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MPF puts a smile on children’s faces 12.5.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Conducts over 1,500 cleft surgeries in eleven States
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MP to showcase its "nutrition smart villages" concept at meet 11.5.2018 General News
The Madhya Pradesh government will showcase its initiative of "nutrition smart villages" at an international workshop to be held here from May 14. The three-day workshop on "Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Nutrition Literacy" seeks to educate people on the issue of undernourishment. "We are working on developing a village each in 313 blocks of the state as a smart village where people are encouraged to produce what they eat by raising their nutrition sensitivity and literacy," Women and Child development minister, Archana Chitnis told reporters. "Through this initiative we are trying to make villages self-reliant and a model for others," she said. The scheme, which seeks to curb malnutrition, will be showcased at the workshop which will be inaugurated by Union Minister of Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines Narendra Singh Tomar, Chitnis said. She said malnutrition-related deaths are now confined to the rainy season where the root cause is contaminated water ..
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Karnataka govt's per-capita investment in health lowest among South states 11.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Ambitious-sounding policy conversations notwithstanding, the actual performance of the state in terms of health and nutrition outcomes leaves much to be desired
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Complex kidney transplant performed on 7-year-old boy 11.5.2018 Hindu: Cities
Patient, who had renal failure, is fine after surgery
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Metal bridge collapses under weight of party supporters 8.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Cuts off ISRO Colony, abutting a stormwater drain, from Cambridge Layout
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MP govt to issue white paper on malnutrition soon 8.5.2018 General News
The Madhya Pradesh government would soon issue a white paper on malnutrition in the state, Women and Child Development Archana Chitnis said here today. "A white paper would soon be issued on malnutrition problem," the minister said while responding to a query on the status of the white paper promised by the state government earlier. Chitnis, however, did not mention any timeline for releasing the white paper. When asked about the media reports about the malnutrition-related deaths, Chitnis said, "Health and nutrition have a very special relationship. Technically, there is minute difference in these things (health and nutrition), so it is not appropriate to talk on the basis of data". The minister said an international workshop on "Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture and Nutrition Awareness" will be held in Bhopal from May 14-16 wherein efforts will be made to find solutions to the problem of malnutrition. "Subject experts would discuss topics like nutritional diversity and ..
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U.N. food agency aims to boost aid to North Korea but lacks funds 8.5.2018 Reuters: World News
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations food agency said its chief would visit North Korea on Tuesday to look into boosting food distributions, in the latest sign of an opening in the isolated country.
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World Thalassaemia Day: Over 1 lakh patients die before they turn 20, India tops the list 8.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
India is one of the worst thalassemia affected countries in the world with more than four crore carriers and over one lakh thalassaemia majors under blood transfusion every month. On World Thalassaemia Day, the focus falls back on the efforts to contain the disease. Over one lakh thalassemia patients across the country die before they turn 20 due to lack of access to treatment. With preventive health not being the norm in India, people suffering from thalassaemia are unknowingly passing on this genetic disorder to their children. Every year more than 10,000 children with thalassaemia major are born in India. While countries like Pakistan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia have made carrier testing compulsory for relatives of thalassaemia patients long back, there has been no move to put in place prevention and control program at the national level in India. "Thalassemia is an inherited condition which is carried in the genes and passed on from parents to children. One of the major types of thalassemia, ...
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