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Sporty Spice Fears That She Might Never Get Pregnant

... when lot of young girls looked up to her. I was underweight and my image was unhealthy. There were kids who were looking up to me. I want to rectify any of the damage I caused, the Sun quoted her, as saying. I got so thin when I wasnt eating my periods stopped and my bones became very fragile. I may have do...

Obese Infant Kacey Causes Concern

... wondered whether the practice of fattening up the underweight babies after birth, which doctors often encourage mothers to do, might inadvertently lead to higher blood pressure and a higher risk of heart disease in those children. The answer may be as simple as breastfeeding babies for the recommended one yea...

Second Hand Smoke may Prove Harmful for Underweight Babies

Exposure to second hand smoke is harmful for underweight babies, says a Dutch study . Full-term babies with a low birth weight (5.5 pounds) have a significantly increased risk of developing respiratory symptoms such as coughing, wheezing and pulmonary infections up to age of five. However, the risk is ...

British Funds 250 Million Pounds to Reduce Child Mortality

...ree in five) of children under three years old are underweight compared to 46 percent for India overall. In Andhra Pradesh, two percent of women going to antenatal clinics are living with HIV and AIDS - more than anywhere else in India. Childhood immunisation has fallen since 1998, from 59 percent to 46 percen...

Anemia Eradication During Adolescence

...sequences that extend over generations. Girls born underweight are at risk of producing small, premature infants themselves. Adolescent anemia is easy to diagnose and easy to treat. Yet it is rampant and not being identified. Majority is not even aware of Hb or iron resulting in colossal economic and public heal...

Tea Workers Health Precarious, a Study

...e survey points out that nutritional problems like underweight children--59.9 per cent, thinness among adults--89.9 per cent and micronutrient deficiency disorders like anemia--72 per cent were widespread. Common infectious diseases were worm infestation (65.4 per cent), respiratory problems (6.7 per cent), di...

Weight Gain in Pregnancy Linked to Overweight in Kids

...men with a BMI of less than 19.8 kg/m2 (considered underweight by the IOM guidelines) should gain 7 to 11.5 kg (15 to 25 pounds); and that women with a BMI of more than 29 kg/m2 (considered obese by the IOM guidelines) should gain at least 6 kg (13 pounds). Gestational weight gain may be linked to child overw...

Schools Help Hold the Line Against Childhood Obesity

... when they were in school. The results showed that underweight children tended to gain BMI more quickly than their peers did during the school year and more slowly during summer vacation. Meanwhile, obese children benefited the most from attending school as their rate of BMI gain was reduced the most. In addit...

Nearly Half of Indian Children Below Three Underweight

...alf of India's children below the age of three are underweight and almost 200 million people in the country go to...cent of Indian children under the age of three are underweight - they do not meet the standard weight in relation to their height and age. "The national figure o...

Treatment Extends Survival in Mouse Model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy

...clear symptoms of disease: they were significantly underweight and they had a markedly impaired righting reflex, or ability to get on their feet after being placed on their backs. The treated mice lived 19 percent longer, on average, than mice that did not receive TSA. About three-fourths of the treated mice had...

Married Women, Children Most Anemic in India

... Among the states, 43 percent women in Bihar are underweight followed by Jharkhand (42.6 percent) and Chhattisg...children below the age of three in Maharashtra are underweight too," said the expert. Source-IANS...

Fashion Industry Takes Its Toll on Young Models

...th initiative" on whether there should be a ban on underweight models with a Body Mass Index of under 18. The BMI is calculated by dividing the mass of the body in kilograms by the square of the height in metres. The World Health Organisation regards a BMI of under 18.5 as indicating underweight. But the C...

Multivitamins Can Reduce Risk Of Low Birth Weight

... women who were 24 to 32 weeks pregnant and either underweight (having a body mass index of less than 18.5) or with a low hemoglobin level (between 7 and 9 grams per deciliter), which can indicate malnourishment. The women all lived within 5 kilometers of a hospital in East Delhi, India, and planned to deliver e...

Bowel Disorders may Cause a 'Roller Coaster' Pregnancy

...men carried a double risk of having a premature or underweight baby. Though researchers were able to discern the risk, they were unable to label the exact causes. Co-author Dr Paris Tekkis said, 'The surgeon and obstetrician need to discuss between themselves the management of delivery in women with IBD. A def...

Underweight Moms: Weighed Down by the Risk of Miscarriages

...ne and Tropical Medicine found that women who were underweight stood a greater chance of miscarriage. Women were clubbed as underweight when their Body Mass Index (BMI) was lesser than 18.5. The team also found that a regular diet consi...

Underweight Children in the Country

...report published in May, 2006 there are 57 million underweight children in India.// The action being taken by the Government under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) to overcome the problem is as follows: 1. Implementing the Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses (IMNC) which includes management...

Crib deaths revisit Kolkata hospital, 22 infants die

...ery bad condition and in the last stages. Many are underweight and many come with severe infections," said hospital vice-president M.K. Chatterjee. According to reports, the hospital lacks ventilators, pulse and heart rate monitors, equipment to measure blood gas as well as trained nurses. After the 2002 dea...

Quest for an hour glass figure results in rise of eating disorders by the hour

...the general practitioners to be on alert regarding underweight women and ensure they are examined for symptoms of eating disorder. The rise in obesity and all the euphoria about fancy diets for the elusive ‘hour glass’ figure, has resulted in many young women getting anxious about food, resulting eating disorder...

Academy for Eating Disorders Calls for Ban on Underweight Models

...s//, calls for a global ban on the use of severely underweight models in fashion shows and in fashion magazines, and encourages the industry to adopt a minimum acceptable height-to-weight ratio in keeping with the guidelines established by the World Health Organization. “The unprecedented move of a major fashi...

Meth Use Increases Risk Of Underweight Babies

...thamphetamine have an increased risk of delivering underweight babies. Meth-using mothers had three-and-a-half// times increased risk of delivering underweight babies. The study is published in the September issue of the journal Pediatrics. Study author Dr. ...

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