User: nsudha Topic: Malnutrition
Category: Mortality
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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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"Insufficient Evidence" To Suggest Sherin's Parents Abused Her: Report 18.5.2018 NDTV News - Latest
In a new twist in the Sherin Mathews' case, US child protection authorities say they have found "insufficient evidence" if the deceased Indian toddler was physically abused by her adoptive mother and...
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"Insufficient evidence" to suggest Sherin's adoptive Indian-American parents abused her: report 18.5.2018 General News
In a new twist in the Sherin Mathews' case, US child protection authorities have said they have found "insufficient evidence" to confirm that the deceased 3-year-old Indian girl was physically abused by her adoptive parents and blamed "an unknown perpetrator" for her injuries, prior to her adoption. Sherin was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a culvert in Richardson, in suburban Dallas, Texas, on October 22, two weeks after her Indian-American foster parents reported her missing. Her decomposed body was found by a cadaver dog. Her adoptive father, Wesley Mathews originally told police he had left Sherin outside the home at 3 am to punish her for not drinking her milk. Then he changed his statement and said Sherin had choked on her milk while he tried to feed her in the garage. He also admitted the family had gone out to dinner that night and left Sherin home alone. An autopsy report released in January this year revealed that Sherin died of "homicidal violence." The couple ..
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"Insufficient evidence" to suggest Sherin's adoptive parents abused her: report 18.5.2018 General News
In a new twist in the Sherin Mathews' case, US child protection authorities say they have found "insufficient evidence" if the deceased Indian toddler was physically abused by her adoptive mother and blamed "an unknown perpetrator" for her injuries, prior to her adoption. Sherin, 3, was found dead in mysterious circumstances in a culvert in Richardson, in suburban Dallas, Texas, on October 22, two weeks after her Indian-American foster parents reported her missing. Her adoptive father, Wesley Mathews originally told police he had left Sherin outside the home at 3 am to punish her for not drinking her milk. Then he changed his statement and said Sherin had choked on her milk while he tried to feed her in the garage. He also admitted the family had gone out to dinner that night and left Sherin home alone. An autopsy report released in January this year revealed that Sherin died of "homicidal violence." The couple from Kerala had adopted Sherin from an orphanage in Bihar in 2016. While ..
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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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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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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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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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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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Over 1 lakh thalassemia patients die before they turn 20 8.5.2018 General 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 ..
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List steps taken to tackle malnutrition: HC tells Maha govt 5.5.2018 General News
The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to list down the steps taken by it to implement previous orders of the court on tackling malnutrition in the state. A bench of justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni earlier this week gave the directions while taking note of the information given by petitioners that over 300 children in the tribal areas across Maharashtra had died between September, 2017 and January, 2018 due to malnutrition and related causes. The court also directed the state to file a status report on the medical facilities, including primary health care centres, and the number of doctors present in tribal areas like Melghat and Nandurbar. Directing the government to take immediate steps to provide necessary medical aid to the residents, especially the children in such areas, the bench also directed its counsel to take instructions on how the funds allocated by the state and the Centre for tribal welfare were being used. It also sought details of
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India going through epidemiological transition: Kovind 4.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said India is going through an epidemiological transition and faces three challenges in disease control.
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Address by the Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion the Centenary Celebrations of Medical Education programme of Christian Medical College 4.5.2018 Govt of india: PIB
I am happy to be in Vellore for this event to mark the Centenary of Medical Education at the Christian Medical College. I congratulate the institution, which is ranked third among all medical colleges in India as per the Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India.
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D J Halli has 40 Anganwadis to counter malnutrition: Akhanda Srinivas Murthy 3.5.2018 Citizen Matters
In a short interview where he answered questions just to the point, Akhanda Srinivas Murthy rubbishes accusations against him and his brother. »
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In war-hit Yemen, mothers skip meals to save their children 3.5.2018 Hindu: International
A full meal is a luxury in this impoverished Arab nation where many women starve so that their children may eat.
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Bullet train project: development plan to enhance livelihoods of Palghar residents 3.5.2018 Hindu: Rx
Focus also on water supply, road, school, anganwadis, malnutrition, infant mortality
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Vitamin D: Knight in shining armour for malnourished kids 2.5.2018 General News
Turns out, vitamin D helps improve the overall health among malnourished children.According to a joint study conducted by the University of the Punjab Pakistan and the Queen Mary University of London, high dose of vitamin D supplements improves weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children.Vitamin D - the 'sunshine vitamin' - is well known for its beneficial effects on bone and muscle health, and a study by Queen Mary researchers last year found that it could also protect against colds and flu. Now new research from the team has revealed further benefits.Lead author Javeria Saleem said, "High-dose vitamin D significantly boosted weight gain in malnourished children. This could be a game-changer in the management of severe acute malnutrition, which affects 20 million children worldwide."Senior author Adrian Martineau added, "This is the first clinical trial in humans to show that vitamin D can affect brain development, lending weight to the idea .
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Diarrhoea took more lives in last 5 yrs than all other water-borne diseases 1.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
Uttar Pradesh recorded most diarrhoea deaths
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