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Why are boys more malnourished than girls in India?

Going by a recent study on malnutrition in children in 10 Indian cities, parental bias for boys could be pushing them closer to junk …

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South Africa to impose tax on sugary drinks from April 2018

South African parliament has passed a tax bill on carbonated drinks, which are now the third most commonly consumed beverage among very young …

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Lifestyle diseases are the biggest killers in India

Down To Earth’s recently launched biennial publication shows crucial links between environment and health, some of them yet …

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Availability of junk food is changing children's diet in India

Packaged food is fast replacing balanced diet among schoolchildren, especially in urban India, warns the latest study by Centre for Science …

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Awareness alone not enough to address lifestyle diseases

Adolescent children know that unhealthy food is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases, yet they indulge in eating junk food, a study has …

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Sin tax for redemption

The Goods and Services Tax of 40 per cent on “sugar-sweetened aerated and flavoured water” has a big bang impact on public health

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India has the second highest number of obese children in the world

Some 14.4 million children in India are affected by obesity, and its occurrence is increasing rapidly

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WHO's new African leader could be a shot in the arm for poorer countries

Ghebreyesus needs to use his strong mandate – notably from the Global South – to truly reform the WHO

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Maharashtra bans sale and availability of junk food in schools

Junk food in schools to be replaced by traditional and healthy food in the state

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FSSAI expert group recommendations on junk food regulation add nothing new

Its report asks for additional tax on junk food and ban on advertising such foods on children's shows but has no plan for implementation

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Health Ministry asks Railway Board to not allow junk food, tobacco ads

Indirect advertising of such products can increase the risk of non-communicable diseases, the health ministry says

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Nagaland bans junk food in schools, calls for sensitising children

By issuing this notification, Nagaland followed states such as Punjab, Odisha and Manipur in banning junk food in schools

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