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  1. Lifestyle - Health

    Fighting malnutrition in India

    Posted Sep 16th 2013, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... subsidised wheat, rice and cereals through the US$20 billion scheme aimed at cutting malnutrition and easing poverty. The bill was sent in mid-August by India's parliament to the president ... of breastfeeding and the right to food for infants less than six months old. Despite rapid economic growth, many of India's citizens still suffer from poor health. Malnutrition is more common in India ...

  2. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian malnutrition fund used to fix buses

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 06:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Mumbai A fund of millions of dollars raised to help malnourished children in western India has been diverted to maintain public buses, a report said on Friday. The “Child Nutrition Surcharge” was set up 16 years ago to collect a small percentage of each bus ticket fare in major cities in Maharashtra state, where thousands of children die from malnutrition ...

  3. Malnutrition problem a heavier burden in rural areas

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... cent decrease over the previous 20 years, and the percentage of those deaths caused by malnutrition dropped from 22 per cent in 2000 to 13 per cent in 2010. Qin Huaijin, a Health Ministry ... different degrees of malnutrition, mainly due to poor living conditions and the limited education of the children's guardians. A Ministry of Health survey from 2009 showed that the prevalence ...

  4. Walkers aim to raise $9 million for schools

    Posted Jun 15th 2004, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Caryn Yap Staff of TNT Express in Hong Kong will unite with their colleagues worldwide to 'walk the world' on Sunday, to raise funds for the UN World Food Programme's (UNWFP) fight against hunger. An anticipated 80,000 TNT post group staff, ...

  5. Lifestyle - Health - HEALTH BITES

    Health bites: cool indoor temperatures stimulate the growth of healthy brown fat

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 09:41am by Jeanette Wang

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Malnutrition may increase risk of high blood pressure Severe malnutrition in childhood may increase the risk for high blood pressure in adulthood- ... Mona, in Kingston, Jamaica. "We are concerned that millions of people who suffer malnutrition before or after birth are at increased risk of hypertension in later life," Forrester ...

  6. Simple, effective ways to save children's lives

    Posted Oct 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the tragedy remains. Those now suffering from famine in Somalia have already suffered greatly from hunger and malnutrition. As many as 200 million children under the age of five around the world ... million a year. And when malnutrition doesn't kill, it causes lasting and devastating health problems. World leaders have agreed, through the Millennium Development Goals, to reduce child ...

  7. A tale of two Asias

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fever, nor any other infectious disease. It's much deadlier than epidemics of those but it gets much less attention because its effects are only felt in the long term. Malnutrition- both ... on non-communicable diseases for last year. It is not just our physical health that is suffering. According to World Bank estimates, reduced productivity caused by malnutrition shaves 3 per cent off global ...

  8. food wastage

    Posted Dec 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading Comprehension Answer the following questions 1. What happened after the FAO called for a war on waste? a. donors cut aid b. countries stopped wasting c. grain production almost doubled in some countries d. the wastage became worse 2. How many calories do adults need to eat each day to stave off malnutrition? a. 5 b. 2,000 c. 3,500 d. 2,500 3. How does Jospicio Fernandez ...

  9. Attempt to fortify flour to boost health

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 100,000 babies are born on the mainland each year with deficiencies caused by malnutrition. Productivity losses due to iron deficiency anaemia alone are estimated to cost US$13 billion ... Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Reduction, said the government realised poverty and malnutrition were part of a vicious cycle that blocked economic development. However, implementation ...

  10. Starving mum risks premature birth

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... revealed his shock at finding a pregnant Hong Kong woman who is likely to give birth prematurely due to malnutrition. He said it was the worst case he had seen since a food bank was established ... herself only as Mrs Law, was recently told by her doctor that she was likely to give birth two or three months early because of severe malnutrition. Mrs Law, 34, who is five months' pregnant, ...




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