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Late-Childhood Obesity Associated With Low-Quality Maternal Diet During Pregnancy: Study

Late-Childhood Obesity Associated With Low-Quality Maternal Diet During Pregnancy: Study
Health News
Researchers from University College Dublin, Ireland found that children of mothers who ate a higher quality diet, low in inflammation-associated foods, during pregnancy had a lower risk of obesity and lower body fat levels in late-childhood ...
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Government Initiatives Led To Decline Of Maternal Mortality, Under-5 Child Mortality Rate: President Ram Nath Kovind

Government Initiatives Led To Decline Of Maternal Mortality, Under-5 Child Mortality Rate: President Ram Nath Kovind
News Swasth India
According to President Ram Nath Kovind, Under 5 Child Mortality Rate has also reduced to 36 for the first time, which is less than the world average rate of 39 ...
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53 Per Cent Of Children In India Are Not Growing Well Due To Lack Of Access To Food And Nutrition, Says A UN Report

53 Per Cent Of Children In India Are Not Growing Well Due To Lack Of Access To Food And Nutrition, Says A UN Report
Coronavirus Outbreak Health News Nutrition
According to the United Nations, even after five years of the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many key indicators related to food and nutrition still demonstrate slow or no progress and the COVID-19 pandemic will further hinder the work being done to achieve the targets by 2030 ...
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Why Breastfed Babies Have Improved Immune Systems? Research Reveals

Why Breastfed Babies Have Improved Immune Systems? Research Reveals
Breastfeeding News
In this new study, researchers have for the first time discovered that a specific type of immune cells - called regulatory T cells - expand in the first three weeks of life in breastfed human babies and are nearly twice as abundant as in formula-fed babies ...
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Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor Calls To Curb Rapid Increase In Percentage Of Overweight People

Ladakh’s Lieutenant Governor Calls To Curb Rapid Increase In Percentage Of Overweight People
News Swasth India
Ladakh Lt Governor R K Mathur directed the health department to achieve 100 percent child vaccination and find ways to promote hygiene amongst children ...
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Air Pollution Linked To Increased Risk Of Pregnancy Loss In India: Lancet Study

The gestational exposure to PM2.5 is associated with an increased likelihood of pregnancy loss: Researchers
Air Pollution News Swasth India
Researchers found that an estimated 3.49 lakh pregnancy losses per year in south Asia were associated with exposure to PM2.5 concentrations that exceeded India’s air quality standard of 40 microgrammes per cubic metre (μg/m3) of small particulate matter (PM2.5) ...
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National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain

National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain
Malnutrition News Swasth India
The partial findings of the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey has highlighted that nutrition in children below five years of age continues to be an area of concern across all the states and Union Territories ...
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115 Million Children Risk Malnutrition Due To COVID-19 Pandemic: India Child Well-being Report

115 Million Children Risk Malnutrition Due To COVID-19 Pandemic: India Child Well-being Report
Coronavirus Outbreak Malnutrition News Swasth India
According to India Child Well-being Report 2020, released by World Vision India, many children in the country are no longer having three meals a day and many are missing school mid-day meals ...
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First 1,000 Days Of Life: Importance Of Maternal And Child Nutrition During Pregnancy And Up To Two Years Of Age

First 1,000 Days Of Life: Importance Of Maternal And Child Nutrition During Pregnancy And Up To Two Years Of Age
News Nutrition Swasth India
The ‘First 1,000 days’ for a child is a crucial time because it is the period of the rapid growth of body and brain and so a woman’s nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding and baby’s nutrition in the first two years is extremely important for a healthy future ...
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Opinion: Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Mother And Child And How We Can Promote And Support It

Opinion: Benefits Of Breastfeeding For Mother And Child And How We Can Promote And Support It
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The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months of life followed by continued breastfeeding alongside complementary feeding for a minimum of two years ...
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Opinion: Thinking Beyond The First 1000 Days Of Life For Maternal And Child Nutrition

Opinion: Thinking Beyond The First 1000 Days Of Life
Blogs Nutrition Swasth India
The interventions during the adolescence phase of 13-18 years of the life of women are extremely important to achieve better maternal and child nutritional health outcomes ...
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Opinion: Importance Of Maternal Nutrition And Its Inter-generational Impact

Opinion Importance Of Maternal Nutrition And Its Inter-generational Impact
Blogs Nutrition
Positive effects of preconception care are pivotal as the right start for pregnancy begins well before the conception itself ...
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