India has the largest number of ‘stunted’ children in the world according to the global Global Nutrition Report. And contrary to what many think, they are not only to be found in rural or remote areas. One in four children under five years have stunted growth in our cities, with even the capital Delhi showing alarming rates.
Two generations have seen the light of day since the disastrous gas leak at Bhopal’s Union Carbide factory. Yet, children are still born with congenital defects and people battle chronic illness, as thousands of tons of chemical waste lie in the open, contaminating air and water. Is the state even bothered?
Did you know that observing fish movement for ten minutes could bring down your blood pressure? Or that any mild pain or discomfort in the body can actually be cured by looking into the eyes of your canine friend? Awareness is growing across cities as more and more people are recognising the potential of AAT or animal assisted therapy.
A type of polio virus, supposedly eradicated globally, has been found in stool samples of children in UP; batches of oral polio vaccine manufactured by a company are also found contaminated. Is polio vaccination safe for your child? Is India’s polio-free status at risk? All you need to know about the polio scare making news right now.