The National Human Rights Commission on Tuesday took suo motu cognisance of media reports of severe malnutrition among children in Haryana’s Karnal, Yamuna Nagar, Panchkula and Ambala districts.

Four districts of the state, including Karnal, Yamunanagar, Panchcula and Ambala, have an alarming situation on malnutrition.

Under nourishment and anaemia in children - Question raised in Rajya Sabha, 10/02/2014.

In human growth and maturation, adolescence period is significant. In India, 21.4 percent population is adolescents (10-19 years) which accounts for one fifth of the total population. For maintaining good health in adult, it is very important to achieve optimum growth during adolescent age. The present study was carried out with the objective to assess health status and morbidity pattern among school going adolescents in urban area of South India.

Drop in mercury level has failed check the spread of dengue in the district as 40 new cases were reported on Wednesday, taking the number of such patients in last two months to 370.

Encourage Tribals In Attappadi To Grow & Eat Vegetables

In a bid to check malnutrition-related infant deaths in Attapadi, Hyderabad based National Institute of Nutrition, has recommended a slew of measures in a report submitted to the state government.

As many as 177 students of Gopinathpur UG ME School at Jadupur village in Puri's Brahmagiri fell ill on Tuesday after taking iron supplements.

Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas’ Girls Surveyed

Jaipur: The nutrition level among adolescent girls at the Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas in Sirohi district was found to be extremely low. Nearly 99% of the girls were anemic.

The food fortification project, aimed at reducing malnutrition, anemia and blindness and also to curb maternal and infant mortality rates, is actively being implemented in state.

SHILLONG: Around 64.4 per cent of the children in the state are suffering from malnutrition while 47.2 per cent of the women are anaemic.