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Two more infants die in Thar’s Mithi Civil Hospital

THARPARKAR: Two more infants died at Civil hospital Mithi, in Sindh's drought-hit district of Tharparkar on Friday,  due to the health problems caused by chronic malnutrition prevailing in the region for a long time,  said the sources within the hospital. Thar’s situation fails to improve despite relief measures by the provincial government of Sindh to address food shortage in the desert region. With the death of two more toddlers in Tharparkar, the number of total fatalities this year has reached to 560 so far. The…

Three more infants succumb to malnutrition in Thar

THARPARKAR: Infants continue to succumb to malnutrition in Sindh's drought affected district of Tharparkar, as three more toddlers fall prey at Mithi's medical facility to this chronic disease on Friday (today). The recent fatalities rise the number of death toll to 540 during last four months of the current year in the area. Thar's situation fails to improve despite relief measures by the PPP government in Sindh to address food shortage in the region. Earlier this week, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the Chairman of PPP…

Three more infants fall prey to chronic malnutrition in Thar

MITHI: Chronic malnutrition continues to take lives in drought-stricken district of Thar, as recent death of three more infants rises the number of fatalities up to 536 during this year so far. Situation in Thar despite relief measures by Sindh government to address food shortage in the region, fails to improve, as three more infants died in Mithi's civil hospital. Chairman Sindh's ruling Pakistan People's Party, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has stressed the need to address malnutrition in the area. This he stated while…

Is homemade baby food healthier for infants?

NEW YORK: Babies who get homemade food may learn to like a wider variety of food types and be leaner than infants who eat store-bought products, a recent study suggests. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life and then advises mothers to keep nursing while starting to introduce solid foods. For the current study, researchers examined whether the source of food – homemade or commercial - influences variety, infant growth and weight. They found babies who…

‘Third-hand’ smoke may harm infants: study

PARIS: The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that "second-hand" smoke also harms health.  On Friday, scientists issued a warning about what they call "third-hand" smoke (THS) -- the sticky residue from tobacco puffing that clings to walls and furniture. In mice, at least, exposure to these toxic leftovers causes lower infant weight and alters counts of blood cells associated with the body's immune system, they reported in the Nature journal…

Screening infants could prevent early heart attacks: study

MIAMI: Screening young children for high cholesterol at the same time as they receive routine vaccinations could prevent hundreds of heart attacks in young adults each year, researchers in Britain said Wednesday. Their study in the New England Journal of Medicine aimed to uncover a silent killer in young adults known as familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), a genetic disorder that often leads to early heart disease. FH runs in families, and if left untreated can raise the risk of heart disease at a young age as much as 100…