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India’s children need a better deal

For a country that aims to be a regional power, the data on child nutrition confirms that the situation is abysmal. Save for Bihar, six of the seven states with the highest incidence of stunting, for example, are ruled by the BJP or the BJP and its allies – Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Bihar.

Research links father’s gene to baby’s birth weight

Research suggests that expression of the father’s genes enhances a baby’s growth.

India losing fewer infants but still short of target

The comparison is between 2010 and 2011 for larger states,and between two three-year samples for smaller states and Union territories.

Conference on child health in Noida on Nov 14

HEAL in association with Vision Mission Foundation is organising a conference focusing on both scientific and social aspects of child health.

Research links stress,brain impairment in kids from humble homes

Children raised in poverty suffer many ill effects: They often have health problems and tend to struggle in school,which can create a cycle of poverty across generations.

Drugs used in medicines for babies are risky: UK expert

The study led by Dr Hitesh Pandya documents the non-drug ingredients present in liquid medicines given to premature infants as part of their medical care.