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The findings of the study are consistent with the National Family Health Survey-4 (2015-16), which found 22.7% of males aged 15-49 had anaemia.(Photo: Shutterstock)

Every fourth Indian man has anaemia: Lancet study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2019 01:03 AM IST
According to the study conducted from January 2015 to December 2016, around 18% of the males had mild anaemia, 5% moderate anaemia, and 0.5% severe anaemia, which leads to decreased productivity by causing fatigue, difficulty in concentrating, and lethargy.
It was estimated that more than 5 crore adolescents (15 to 19 years) were anaemic in the country of which Bihar accounted for about 2.78 crore youth between 10 and 19 years of age who were low on haemoglobin.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
It was estimated that more than 5 crore adolescents (15 to 19 years) were anaemic in the country of which Bihar accounted for about 2.78 crore youth between 10 and 19 years of age who were low on haemoglobin.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Over 85% adolescents in Bihar are anaemic; to be given IFA pills weekly

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2019 08:51 AM IST
Against this backdrop, the state government on Tuesday launched the Weekly Iron and Folic Acid Supplementation (WIFS) programme, a Central scheme for school going adolescent girls and boys and for out of school adolescent girls.
Preschools under the Podar Jumbo Kids umbrella encourage students to play games on nutrition.(HT PHOTO)
Preschools under the Podar Jumbo Kids umbrella encourage students to play games on nutrition.(HT PHOTO)

Fruit for thought: Healthy eating is now a mandate in most Mumbai schools

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankita Bhatkhande, Mumbai
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 06:15 AM IST
Initiatives started to educate students and parents; eliminate junk food from children’s diet
Police personnel have been posted at the Sanjay Nagar school in Govandi to prevent any untoward incident.(HT Photo)
Police personnel have been posted at the Sanjay Nagar school in Govandi to prevent any untoward incident.(HT Photo)

Panel of doctors to probe 12-year-old’s death in Mumbai’s Govandi

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2018 04:25 AM IST
The panel, constituted on the direction of the additional municipal corporator, is expected to submit its report within seven days.
hese problems may evolve through middle childhood and show up as behavioural concerns in adolescence and lower-self-rated mental health in adulthood.(Shutterstock)
hese problems may evolve through middle childhood and show up as behavioural concerns in adolescence and lower-self-rated mental health in adulthood.(Shutterstock)

Anxiety and aggression in young boys may increase due to low iron levels

Indo Asian News Service, New York | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 04:51 PM IST
The findings of a recent study showed that iron deficiency, anaemia and low plasma vitamin B12 levels in boys at around age 8 were associated with 10 per cent higher mean scores on externalising behaviours such as aggression and breaking of rules.
A mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria.(Shutterstock)
A mutant form of ferroportin that occurs in African populations appears to protect against malaria.(Shutterstock)

Breakthrough: Here’s why iron can worsen malaria infection

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2018 03:15 PM IST
Researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic build-up of iron in red blood cells and helps protect cells against malaria infection.
Anaemia affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide.(Shutterstock)
Anaemia affects 32 million pregnant women worldwide.(Shutterstock)

Moms-to-be, beware: Anaemia during pregnancy may double mortality risk

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2018 11:26 AM IST
Pregnant women with anaemia are twice as likely to die during or shortly after pregnancy, compared to those without the condition, according to a study.
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