Babies in Nepal get quarter of calories from junk food, study finds

Diets heavy on snack foods linked to undernutrition and stunting, say researchers Children under the age of two in Nepal are getting a quarter of their calories from junk food, according to groundbreaking research that warns their diet is linked to Assessment and Research on Child Feeding project. Packaged snack food products typically high in sugar and salt and low in micronutrients are increasingly available across the globe. There is already growing global concern in the health community over the role of junk foods or Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Pakistan doctor arrested after 400 children diagnosed with HIV

Authorities investigating if Muzaffar Ghangharo, who has Aids, knowingly spread virus A few months ago, Fatima Emaan came down with a persistent fever. So her father, Syed Shah, took the infant to a few doctors, including a local child specialist in Ratodero, a small city in Pakistans south. But the visits seemed only to worsen the 16-month-old girls condition. In February, a doctor told Shah his daughter was presenting the symptoms of HIV. On 1 March, her results came back. They double- and triple-checked it and told us that Fatima is suffering from HIV, Shah said. Shah says his daughter was the first child to be diagnosed in what has become an HIV epidemic in the district, with doctors in …