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1 in 4 children globally live in severe child food poverty due to inequity, conflict, and climate crises – UNICEF

Children experiencing this level of food poverty are up to 50 per cent more likely to suffer from life-threatening malnutrition, new analysis finds   Around 181 million children worldwide under 5 years of age – or 1 in 4 – are experiencing severe child food poverty, making them up to 50 per cent more likely to experience wasting, a life-threatening form of malnutrition, a new UNICEF report reveals today. For the first time, Child Food Poverty:...

Mother of baby rescued after falling from fourth floor dies by suicide

The deceased, Ramya (33), wife of Venkatesh from Thiruvarur, was found hanging at her residence. The woman, who had been undergoing treatment for depression, was an employee of an IT company. On April 28, the infant had slipped from Ramya’s grasp while she was feeding it on the balcony of her apartment. The incident occurred at the VGN Stafford apartment in Thirumullavayal near Avadi. The child got stuck on a metal sheet above the parapet...

Sonam Kapoor gained 32 kilos post-childbirth: ‘I was traumatised’

Sonam Kapoor gained 32 kilos post childbirth She was ‘traumatised’ by her weight gain but was focused on her baby Sonam and Anand Ahuja welcomed son Vayu in August 2022 Actor Sonam Kapoor shared that she gained 32 kilos after giving birth to her son, Vayu, in August 2022. She also discussed how everything in her life changed after welcoming Vayu into the world. Sonam Kapoor was blessed with son Vayu in August 2022. (Photo:...

Large Scientific Review Confirms the Benefits of Physical Touch

Premature babies especially benefited from skin-to-skin contact, and women tended to respond more strongly than men did. Scientists reviewed 212 studies involving 12,966 individuals, finding strong evidence of health benefits in adults that engaged in touch with other humans or objects such as weighted blankets By Joanne Silberner   Photo Credit: Dreamstime A hug, a handshake, a therapeutic massage. A newborn lying on a mother’s bare chest. Physical touch can buoy well-being and lessen pain,...

Packaged food labels: Label claims on packaged food could be incorrect…

Label claims on packaged food could be incorrect & incomplete: ICMR Synopsis The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has cautioned that food labels on packaged items can often mislead consumers, urging them to carefully read information to make informed choices, as stated in the recently issued dietary guidelines. The report highlights that health claims on packaged foods may not always accurately reflect their nutritional content, with some products making incomplete or incorrect claims. For...

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