HealthXP and CRY sign pact to fight against malnutrition together  

HealthXP, the prominent sports nutrition supplement provider and the leading NGO CRY Foundation have come together in their fight against the rise of malnutrition amongst the Indian children

HealthXP and CRY sign pact to fight against malnutrition together  Announcing the details of the pact Girish Joshi, Co-founder and Managing Director, HealthXP said “With every purchase of a product from HealthXP, Rs. 10 will be donated towards helping children get healthy again. Every contribution will ensure children get proper nutrition, better healthcare and a healthy start to life. The collected corpus will be used […]

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kids

High dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a new study

Vitamin D improves weight gain and overall development in malnourished kidsHigh dose vitamin D supplements improve weight gain and the development of language and motor skills in malnourished children, according to a study led by University of the Punjab, Pakistan, and Queen Mary University of London. Vitamin D – the ‘sunshine vitamin’ – is well known for its beneficial effects on bone and muscle health, […]

How a rural medical camp helped save this 12-year-old girl

A 12-year-old child normally weighs between 30 to 35kgs, so doctors in Melghat were shocked when they came across a girl who weighed just 16 kgs. They examined a girl and found that she suffered from a rare condition. What happened next is nothing short of miraculous

How a rural medical camp helped save this 12-year-old girlPeople living in rural or tribal areas of Maharashtra, often find it difficult to find doctors who can treat their children if they suffer from a rare or unheard of condition. In such instances, rural health camps conducted in the state prove to be a boon for children residing in tribal areas. Rama (name changed), […]

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliant

Pramila Kokad received the ‘Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities’ award for her selfless service, from the hands of President of India in 2009. A teacher by profession, but she is a mother of thousands of differently abled children. Although, she received the award nine years ago, she is not one to rest on her laurels and is still active and determined to give it her all for differently-abled people

Meet a woman who helps differently-abled tribal kids become self-reliantPeople living in remote hamlets of the tribal areas in Maharashtra lack basic facilities, like healthcare, and education. The tribal communities have worse health indicators as compared to the people living in the metropolitan cities. Malnutrition and lack of awareness about personal hygiene makes them even more vulnerable to the diseases. In the past, the […]

Tooth loss linked to malnutrition risk in older adults

The results showed that more than 25 per cent of the patients had malnutrition or were at risk for malnutrition. The researchers saw a trend in which patients with 10 to 19 teeth were more likely to be at risk for malnutrition

Tooth loss linked to malnutrition risk in older adultsOlder adults are at risk for both impaired oral health and malnutrition, according to a study by Rutgers University researchers. The study, recently published in the Journal of Aging Research and Clinical Practice, analysed the health records of 107 community-dwelling senior citizens treated at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine clinic between 2015 to 2016. […]

BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja Foundation

According to RTI filed by Praja Foundtion, the BMC claimed that they were malnourished child in Mumbai in 2016-17. Praja Foundation alleged that the BMC has merely changed the definition of malnutrition

BMC has changed definition of malnourition, alleges Praja FoundationIn 2015-16, a survey conducted by the municipal school in Mumbai showed that 64,681 students were malnourished. In 2016-17, there were no malnourished children in BMC schools In 2015-16, the number of malnourished children in the municipal school was at 34%. This has come down to just 5% in 2017-18 years. Now, through an RTI […]

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UN

The annual UN report found that climate variability affecting rainfall patterns and agricultural seasons, and climate extremes such as droughts and floods, are among the key drivers behind the rise in hunger, together with conflict and economic slowdowns

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UNThe number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 – about one person in every nine. And nearly 151 million under-fives – 22% of the global total – have their […]

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problem

The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2018 is ‘Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health’

Under nutrition in children continues to be a major public health problemThe basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately national development. Nutrition is an issue of survival, health and development for current and succeeding generations. Children who are born with a low birth weight […]

‘My aim is to make India, malnutrition-free’

On the occasion of India's 72nd Independence Day, PM Narendra Modi addressed the nation from Delhi's Red Fort. Narendra Modi also expressed his dream to make India malnutrition free. He also launched India's ambitious Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Abhiyan Scheme

‘My aim is to make India, malnutrition-free’In India, a considerable section of the population suffers from malnutrition consisting of under-nutrition, hidden hunger caused by micronutrient deficiencies and obesity. In 2015-16, according to the National Family Health Survey – IV: As much as 38.4 percent of India’s children, below the age of five, were stunted, while 35.7 percent were underweight. With over […]

Malnutrition in India persists at unacceptable levels, admits Vice President

M. Venkaiah Naidu said that a considerable section of the population in our country suffers from malnutrition consisting of undernutrition, hidden hunger caused by micronutrient deficiencies and obesity

Malnutrition in India persists at unacceptable levels, admits Vice PresidentThe Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that government, civil society, scientists and researchers must share knowledge and expertise with farmers to make agriculture sustainable and nutrition-rich. Addressing the National Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition organised by MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, in Chennai on July 29, he called on institutions like […]
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