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Scheme for Combating Malnourishment in MP Children Yet to Pick Up

A government scheme launched in Madhya Pradesh to help malnourished children is yet to make a major impact.// The Bal Shakti scheme was unveiled to aid the 5.7 million malnourished children of the state, most of them less than three years in age, Grassroots Features reported. Two-and-a-...

Maternal obesity can program fetal brain to induce adult-onset obesity

...hers showed that their babies often were underweight and at increased risk for several chronic diseases as adults. Animal studies on maternal protein malnourishment or caloric restriction have shown that pre- and immediate postnatal nutritional modifications have long-term consequences on adult-onset diseases." ...

Impact of Rising Gas, Food Prices Felt Globally

...physical and social development as well." "When children go to school hungry, they are unable to focus on learning in the classroom. At its extreme, malnourishment leads to stunting and poor cognitive development. Some children drop out of school so they can work to put food on their families' tables or because t...

X-rays power discoveries at Chicago's Field Museum

... images have revealed a previously unknown erosion of the parietal lobes in the mummys skull. This could indicate the presence of parasites, anemia or malnourishment shortly before death. Similarly, curators will be looking for signs of spinal cord deterioration in other specimens, which could be a sign of tubercul...

Vitamin Relief Brings Needed Nutrition to School District Resurrecting After Katrina

...ers and living conditions are not equipped for hot food preparation, home cooked meals for most of these children are non-existent. For many children, malnourishment is a serious problem. "Vitamin Relief USA is spearheading this free vitamin program to provide these children with the nutritional support they need....

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

...e the child - the colour red indicates severe malnutrition, yellow moderate malnourishment and green normal. The charts stating the health status of each c...lnutrition and her eight-month-old child was in the grade three category of malnourishment till a month back. Thanks to the programme in Hardoli village of Koraput di...

Many Senior Citizens in the Grips of Malnutrition

...ician were able to reduce their period of stay in the hospital. Associate Professor Bolin said 'What we've exposed is the tip of the iceberg. malnourishment doesn't just happen out of the blue. I'd suggest that in these individuals, it's been going on for several years. Elderly patients may appear to be a ...

MPs Vow to Fight Malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh

... visiting the villages in Madhya Pradesh to assess malnourishment among children and ways to combat it. "We ha..., which puts Madhya Pradesh on top as far as child malnourishment is concerned," said Congress MP Sachin Pilot, who ...ers and local officials to find out the reason for malnourishment despite huge government funds sanctioned. "C...

Audit Body Criticises Madhya Pradesh for Low Nutrition Levels

...sed// its budgetary allocation to reduce malnutrition in the state. The CAG had said that over 55 percent of children in the state suffered from malnourishment in the year 2004-05. "The impact of the implementation of Integrated Child Development Services was marginal on health and nutritional status of child...

Omega 3 Supplements Is Very Essential For the Kids

...l is very essential for the kids. Hence the British government plans to introduce fish oil supplements to improve their nourishment. It was found that malnourishment is at its peak among the British kids. Hence they plan to give it to all school going children. This is campaigned by a New Zealander in Britain....
Malnourishment in Biological News

Biofuels ignite food crisis debate

...The authors conclude that "Growing crops for biofuels not only ignores the need to reduce natural resource consumption, but exacerbates the problem of malnourishment worldwide by turning food grain into biofuelsIncreased use of biofuels further damages the global environment and especially the world food system." ...

Did the gene for ADHD help our nomadic ancestors?

... An ADHD-associated version of the human gene DRD4 is linked to better health among nomadic tribesmen, but may cause malnourishment in their settled cousins, according to new research by a team directed by an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). A study...
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