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Double burden of malnutrition in India - Undernutrition and Overnutrition - Double burden of malnutrition in India - Undernutrition and Overnutrition Introduction The nutritional double burden, encompassing both undernutrition (stunting, underweight and wasting) and overnutrition (overweight and obesity), has become an important public health challenge in many developing countries. Globally, an estimated 99 million under-five year olds were underweight in 2012, with the low- and -middle income countries of Asia accounting for more than 70 percent of these undernourished children (WHO, 2012a)....   [tags: health,malnutrition india]
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Golden Rice: The Fortified, Modified and Vilified Option for Third World Malnutrition - Each year without fail anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 children go blind from Vitamin A Deficiency (VAD), more than half of those die within twelve months. To visualize this number think of Seattle, now imagine half or all of its population going blind. With a few dollars’ worth of food or supplements enriched in vitamin A this problem can be mollified. But getting fresh foods and vitamins to those with the greatest need has proven an insurmountable problem. Food Aid, while indeed lifesaving, is costly and does not fix the underlying problems in poor societies....   [tags: Malnutrition Nutrition food]
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Malnutrition is Caused by an Unbalanced Diet - A balanced diet is when you eat a range of food and drinks from all the different groups but at the same time maintaining and taking care of what you eat. Especially staying away as much as possible from salt, trans fats etc. Malnutrition is caused by an unbalanced diet due to having too much or too little nutrients (PubMedHealth.com). Under nutrition is when the body isn’t given enough calories, due to the person’s diet, and because they don’t utilize the food properly as they should. Over nutrition, is when the person consumes a lot more proteins and calories then they should....   [tags: energy, body mass index]
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Malnutrition - Introduction Malnutrition is a global challenge in low-income and middle-income countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia (Shetty, 2002, Black, et al., 2008). More than ten million children under five years of age die annually worldwide and percentage of child deaths in sub-Saharan Africa is approximately 41% and another 34% in south Asia (Black, et al., 2003). It was estimated that more than 50% of these child deaths could be attributed to the potentiating effects of malnutrition in infectious disease such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, malaria, tuberculosis, and other infections (Rice, et al., 2000, Caulfield, et al., 2004)....   [tags: Social Issues, Poverty, Vitamin Deficiency] 1804 words
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Malnutrition - Malnutrition is both a cause and a consequence of ill-health. The term malnutrition can apply to various states – under-nutrition, over-nutrition or deficiencies of specific nutrients (8).Malnutrition is common but under-recognised in the elderly. Clinicians are seldom taught about the subject during their undergraduate or postgraduate level.Malnutrition can lead to serious consequences in terms of morbidity and mortality (5).Undernutrition is a global problem that is usually caused by a lack of food or alimited range of foods that provide inadequate amounts of specific nutrients or other food components, e.g....   [tags: Health, Nutrition Related Diseases] 1447 words
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Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool - This assignment will discuss a trust adapted version of the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (MUST). It will demonstrate an understanding of theoretical knowledge used to develop the assessment tool. The assignment will focus on three components within the tool; discussing the reliability and validity when used in a clinical environment. A reflection of my own experience using the tool will be included and linked to aspects of reliability. Any issues with reliability will be identified and suggestions given on how they can be corrected to aid future use....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2042 words
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The Elderly and Malnutrition - The Elderly and Malnutrition         At any age, nutrition is vital to maintaining health and enhancing quality of life.  However, achieving good nutrition can be especially difficult for the elderly, the fastest growing portion of America's population.  Many factors, including physiological changes, changes in nutritional needs, illness and physical limitations, food-medication interactions, depression and loneliness, and food insecurity are common causes of malnutrition in the elderly.  This paper will explore factors affecting elderly nutrition, provide suggestions for obtaining and maintaining good nutrition after age 65, and describe the services available to help the elderl...   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet]
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Increasing Rates of Child Malnutrition in India - INTRODUCTION Malnutrition is a critical issue that affects children worldwide. Given that, the social determinants of health are defined as "the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, including the health system"(World Health Organization, 2009). These conditions are 'shaped by the distribution of money, power and resources at global, national and local levels"( World Health Organization, 2009). More generally, when dealing with the issue of child malnutrition, there are many leading factors that contribute to the issue....   [tags: world hunger] 2884 words
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Adiponectin: a Novel Indicator of Malnutrition and Inflammation in Hemodialysis Patients. - Objective Protein-Energy malnutrition (PEM) and inflammation are common and overlapping conditions in hemodialysis patients which are associated with increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Adiponectin is an adipocytokine which is exclusively produced by adipose tissue. Few studies in hemodialysis patients have demonstrated that serum levels of adiponectin were significantly higher in malnourished patients compared to well-nourished ones. The aim of this study was to further elucidate the association between serum adiponectin levels and the nutritional–inflammation status of hemodialysis patients....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Hunger and Malnutrition in the World: What Can be Done About it? - Here, in America, we have a surplus of food supply. The majority of Southern Asia and Eastern Asia is affected by the shortage of food. All over the continent of Africa, there are starving people. These helpless people are praying for their next meal, while people in the United States are praying for the newest technology. What will it take for people to realize that these people need help. The poor people of Africa are in desperate need of their rightful share of the Earth’s plentiful supply. One in every eight people in the world suffer immensely from hunger and malnutrition....   [tags: Africa, Starvation, Aid]
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Malnutrition of African Students - Malnutrition of African Students In this paper, I shall discuss the effects of malnutrition of children in Africa and the effect it has on their school performance. I will also examine what has been done to improve the problem of starvation and the long road ahead to solve this issue. I believe this problem is very serious and should not be over looked by other countries. So many children wake up hungry and go to bed famished in Africa. Their days are hard to get through and the idea of going to school and having to concentrate is almost an impossible task....   [tags: Poverty Starvation Africa Essays]
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Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition - Poverty, Hunger and Malnutrition Every morning when I wake up the first thought in my mind is usually: FOOD. I often lie in bed for a few extra minutes, planning out what I am going to eat for breakfast. Seldom as I go through this routine do I stop to think about those who are less fortunate than me. I often take for granted that everyone wakes up and eats breakfast. But this is far from true, not everyone shares the luxuries that we have in the United States. Some people wake up and wonder if they will eat at all that day, let alone eat breakfast....   [tags: Nutrition Pyramid Health] 1151 words
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Obesity in America - Obesity in America Introduction The Dynamics of Obesity Once the issue of malnutrition plagued many countries around the world, today obesity has become the new epidemic. The word epidemic traditionally “refers to an acute outbreak of disease caused by a specific microorganism that spreads through a sizable portion of a population and requires serious responses such as quarantines, travel restrictions, and medical treatment” (Bellisari, 2013, p. 4). Dealing with an epidemic often brings social disruption....   [tags: Health, Malnutrition ]
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Genetically Modified Food: Monsters or Miracle? - As our society shifted from hunter gathers to farmers to the present day, humans have always been working towards the common goal of steady food supply. The idea of a seed naturally taking root and growing into a beautiful plant that supplies bountiful amounts of food is an ideal thought but working in my family’s garden for a large majority of my life has shown me, that is not what happens. The success of a plant depends on many factors, many of which are out of our control such as rain, sunshine, temperature, and insects....   [tags: gmo, malnutrition, dna]
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Growth and Development of Children - In terms of physical characteristics, the average height and weight for a two year old is thirty-four inches tall and twenty –eight pounds. Over time, their head growth will slow, from 3⁄4 inch (2 cm) in their second year alone to 3⁄4 to 1 1⁄4 inches (2–3 cm) over the next ten years. The child’s posture will change as well during the toddler years. These physical changes are due to improved muscle tone, which is cause for a more erect posture, thus giving the child a taller, and more lean appearance (“Physical Appearance,” 2013)....   [tags: cognitive theory, malnutrition, anemia]
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Moral Obligation or Moral Responsibility - Moral obligation is a controversial matter. We currently live in a “world of plenty”, however, the number of human beings dying or suffering from hunger, malnutrition or disease is staggering. In this essay, I am going to examine the arguments for and against moral obligation to helping the poor and starving, and in particular I will take into account Singer’s opinions on the matter. “Do we have any obligations to, or moral responsibility for, people living in other countries. If so, are we responsible only for our political allies, or obligated only to countries we think can benefit us....   [tags: human rights, hunger, malnutrition]
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The Mark of Agriculture - There have been several major revolutions throughout human history. V. Gordon Childe explains them as; The Neolithic Revolution, The Urban Revolution and The Industrial Revolution. (Harris 1994) These revolutions mark monumental periods in human history. The Neolithic revolution took place approximately ten to twelve thousand years ago in an area of the Middle East we call the Fertile Crescent. When agriculture first took hold there they began by cultivating wheat. From there agriculture spread to the surrounding areas and into Asia Minor....   [tags: nutrition, malnutrition, diet, food]
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Effects of Drugs While Pregnant - What happened to Regina Mcknight. unfortunate, this does not happens often and the frequency affects far too many lives, but in no case is it the fault of mother. No law that man conceives can ever change the sad fact that women are the victim of addiction. Any mother will knowingly sacrifice themselves for their children, this fact is instinctive and hereditary. Therefore, no law or course of disciplinary action has the ability to overdrive a woman's instinctive nature to protect their infant, the issue is the drug itself....   [tags: crack baby, drug abuse, malnutrition]
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World Hunger - • According to the Oxford English Dictionary 1971, hunger means 1) the uneasy or painful sensation caused by want of food; craving appetite; also the exhausted condition caused by want of food; 2) the want or scarcity of food in a country; 3) a strong desire or craving. World hunger corresponds to the second definition because it relates to hunger at the world level (Hunger Notes). • Malnutrition means that one is lacking some or all nutritional elements that are necessary for proper health. There are two types of malnutrition: o Protein-energy malnutrition, or PEM • This means that one is lacking protein and other foods that provide energy to the body....   [tags: malnutrition, poverty, agriculture] 2557 words
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Nicaragua's Contemporary Global Issue - Nicaragua’s Contemporary Global Issue Modernly, there are several social and environmental issues facing Nicaraguans. Pollution, civil war, and unjust poverty affect the lives of Nicaraguans everyday. Furthermore, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. (Malnutrition, 2011) One result of this dismal reality is that many Nicaraguans, particularly children, living in rural areas of the small Latin American country suffer from malnutrition and malnourishment. In fact, nearly 27% of the population physically aches over the lack of food to maintain a healthy diet....   [tags: Nicaragua, poverty, globalization]
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Inadequate Nutrition on the Home Front - While the issue of obesity in America is taking center stage, a less conspicuous health issue of equal importance is occurring in many families throughout the country. This nutrient deficiency is known as malnutrition. Malnutrition is most abundant in families living in poverty. It has a distinct set of symptoms and can cause irreversible damage if not treated properly. Though malnutrition isn’t a lost cause, organizations such as Unicef and ACF are not only covering the home front, they are reaching out to developing countries as well....   [tags: Food Donations, Balanced Diet]
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Systems Built to Solve: Global Priorities - Many Global issues are not being solved due to lack of resource. Several organizations exist to help solve different global issues today. Government agencies also play a strong role in helping to solve global crises. Unfortunately, even with help from the government and organizations several severe worldwide issues are very apparent. Although organizations and the government are attempting to solve the global issues, they need to find a clear process to collaborate and solve one issue at a time....   [tags: Government]
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Nourishing a Child - The word hunger can mean the painful sensation caused by the want of food, the want or scarcity of food in a country or a strong desire or craving. In relation to the term World Hunger, the word refers to the want or scarcity of food in a country (World Hunger, 2011). In areas of the world, including the United States, where hunger is an issue, malnourishment becomes a very serious concern. Malnutrition is a very basic term referring to the general lack of some or all nutrients needed to support human health....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Lack of Nutrition In Africa - In Africa there are about 276 million individuals who are affected by lack of nutrition. Moreover, 399 million individuals live on one dollar a day in Africa. Developing countries carries 90% of the disease burden, yet benefit from only 10% of the resources allocated to health (Kinabo, 2001), even though the majority of the population is located in these countries. Approximately “43% of the children in the developing countries experience stunted growth due to malnutrition, and 36% of the children are underweight” (Bone and France, 2003)....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Gilad Schalit’s Treatment in an Israeli Prison and the Palestinian / Israeli Conflict - Column: Diss Ident Nutritional Evils by Redacted In October of last year, Telegraph, The Guardian, and Associated Press covered the news of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit’s release in a relentless barrage of hand-wringing and doom-mongering, as if to make up for their telling lack of interest in Palestine’s application for admission to membership in the United Nations the month before. But it is only natural – Gilad Schalit’s release is more historical than Palestine’s bid, since US President Obama promised to veto the application as a member of the UN Security Council....   [tags: Human Rights / War]
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South Africa: Nutrition in the KwaNuyswa Community - I have chosen to focus on nutrition in the KwaNyuswa Community for my Research Task. The KwaNyuswa Community is a traditional isiZulu speaking community and is situated in the Valley of a 1000 hills (See Map on the next page). It is a rural settlement located on the outskirts of Hillcrest. This community would have originated as a result of Apartheid. Apartheid was a system put in place by the National Party government of racial segregation in South African. Apartheid occurred from 1948 to 1994....   [tags: segregation, apartheid]
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Effects of War in Families - War affects everyone in the world. Everyone in the world knows someone who is in some branch of military. If you do not, war still affects the government and economy in an country where war is present. This paper will talk about the effects of war on the soldier that is overseas fighting. How war affects the children of that soldier fighting overseas. As well as how war affects the Parents of the soldier fighting overseas. War has a negative impact on all members of a military family including the soldier himself, his children and his parents....   [tags: military veterans, malnourished children]
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Nausea During Chemotherapy - Nausea During Chemotherapy Nausea is considered one of the worst symptoms associated with a patient undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Nausea is a “subjective phenomenon of an unpleasant feeling in the back of the throat and stomach that may or may not result in vomiting” (Ralph & Taylor, 2011, p. 210). The main reason being that when a patient develops nausea, he or she are more likely to run into more symptoms such as vomiting, malnourishment due to the lack of eating, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and physical and emotional deterioration (Hawkins & Grunberg, 2009, p....   [tags: symptoms, vomiting, malnourishment]
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Public Health and Nutrition Objectives - Objectives: Know the organic and functional alterations of the individual and their relationship to the nutritional aspect. Know the elements of cellular pathology in relation to the various organic disorders. Identify the signs and symptoms of each disorder. Program: I. Eating disorders: Anorexic and bulimia. Feeding behaviour. Malnutrition. Malnutrition. Food plans. II. Esophagus: The stenosis, reflux. Feeding Plan. III. Stomach: Gastritis, erosions, ulcers, pyloric obstruction, gastrectomy....   [tags: Health Nutrition Pyramid Diet] 528 words
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The Fragile Being - Women and men deserve equitable opportunities to achieve a reasonable standard of a healthy living. However, in developing countries, the interplay of various economic, social, cultural and biological factors render women underprivileged to attain their rights to decent nutrition, health care services and health information. Nevertheless, some issues affecting women’s health are shared, in part, by the opposite gender. Inadequate access to nutritious food, and the resulting malnutrition, is perhaps the greatest dilemma for the health of women in developing countries....   [tags: Developing Countries, Inadequate Access to Food] 1065 words
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Contemporary Global Issue 3: Food Security in Congo - Introduction The economy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo - a nation endowed with vast potential wealth - has declined drastically since the mid-1980s. Since 1996, the country has been cursed by conflict, which has devastated and destabilized the country and claimed the lives of an estimated 5 million civilians. People continue to live in crisis conditions in many parts of the country. The war, which began in August 1998, dramatically reduced national output and government revenue, increased external debt, and resulted in the deaths of perhaps 3.5 million people from violence, famine, and disease....   [tags: Economics]
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How Diet Impacts Childhood Development - Children look up to primary caregivers, be it family, teachers, babysitters or peers, as role models. It is important to teach good eating habits by adults demonstrating to children. Parents and caregivers are responsible to help instill these lessons to become habits instead of just occasional instructions. A healthy diet that follows the food pyramid and calorie consciousness allows for flourishing growth in children. Good nutrition is vital for mental, emotional, physical, cognitive development, and reproductive health....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Epidemiology of the Kwashiorkor Disorder - If you were to mention the word or phrase “Kwashiorkor” most everyone in this world would respond by giving you a puzzled look on their face, a muffled response and have no clue as to what you were referring to. In the Ga language it is literally known as “one who is physically displaced.” When you think of Santa Claus or old Saint Nick what images come to your mind. For most it is a jolly old man with a big, dominant, and a distended, round pot belly. Now with that image in your imagination put that same physical characteristic (round pot belly) on a small, young child, this is known as a disease called Kwashiorkor Disease....   [tags: Extreme Famine, Limited Food Supply]
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Description of Genetically Modified Organisms - What are GMO’s. They are genetically modified organisms. They were created in a laboratory back in 1972, when scientist spliced a strand of virus DNA and a strand of bacterium DNA, recombining them together creating what was termed a “recombinant” molecule. This process was then used to produce genetically modified foods also known as genetically engineered foods or GMO’s. These foods began to be distributed for consumption by the general public in the 1990’s (Wang). Since their first appearance in the mid 1990’s, the United States of America has not only used them for humans, but also for animal consumption....   [tags: world hunger, gmo's, modified food]
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Implications of Protein Deficiency - Implications of Protein Deficiency When a person has deficiency of protein in their diet, they can become victims of protein energy malnutrition. The malnutrition of protein has many health effects. There are two types of protein energy malnutrition, the first type is acute protein energy malnutrition, children who are recently deprived of food, the effect of it is characterised in children by thinness for their height. The second type is chronic protein energy malnutrition, this occurs in children due to long term deprivation of food and as a result the child’s height is affected....   [tags: Free Essays] 429 words
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The Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program - The Women, Infant and Children Supplemental Nutritional Program was brought into legislation to provide supplemental food and nutrition to women of a lower income who are pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum and children under age 5. WIC has a goal of increasing healthy birth outcomes of women from lower incomes. WIC also wants to improve health of eligible participants during times of important growth and development in infants and children. WIC provides participants with milk, whole grains, iron fortified cereals, and fruits and vegetables....   [tags: welfare, social services, low income]
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The Dangers of Genetically Modified Foods - Genetically modified organisms (GMOs), organisms that have been genetically altered that cannot occur in nature, change many aspects of a standard modern diet. In the developed world, 80% of all foods consumed contain GM ingredients. Although some countries have begun to label GM foods, 135 countries are still in the dark as to whether or not what they are eating is genetically modified. GM crops can add more nutritional value to a diet, because foods can now be engineered to contain more essential vitamins and nutrients, boosting our health....   [tags: GMOs, GM foods, GM crops]
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Health and Nutrition Effects on Cognition - Health and Nutrition Effects on Cognition There have been many questions out in the world of people wondering if exercise can truly help live a better life. People perceive exercise, nutrition, and drugs as something that changes the body, but most do not understand what changes occur. In this paper there will be information provided in order for people to understand how exercise, nutrition, and drugs can affect the body. Increased/Decreased Cognition While in the Womb. There have been many studies conducted over the years based on how exercising, nutrition, drug and alcohol can affect an unborn child....   [tags: womb, drugs, body]
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Somalia's Growing Disease Crisis - Roughly 40 years ago, the blue-green waters along with a strong Mediterranean resemblance, once made Somalia, particularly Mogadishu, the country’s capital, a bustling tourist haven. Mogadishu was considered one the cleanest and safest cities in Africa. Sadly, the Somalia of yesterday is no more. Today, Somalia is considered one the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. Presently, hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are suffering from starvation and disease. Two major factors are contributing toward Somalia growing disease crisis; drought and civil war....   [tags: Disease ]
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The Persian Gulf War: A view through the themes of individual and society - The Persian Gulf War: A view through the themes of individual and society The Persian Gulf War began in 1990 when Iraqi forces invaded the border of Kuwait. The United States led a coalition of forces between other countries eventually ending the war in 1991.1 The Persian Gulf War made many people of different backgrounds suffer by starvation, malnutrition and disease. The Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, was the main cause for this suffering. Problems between Iraq and Kuwait started when Kuwait gained their independence and gained protection from British....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Right to Food - RIGHT TO FOOD Right to Food is a human right i.e. access to the adequate food is fundamental right of human. It protects the right of all human begins to live in self-respect, free from food uncertainty, starvation and malnutrition. The right to food is a human right derived from the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) and International Convent on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). ICESCR has given the definition for right to food in its General Comment 12, 1999, Para 6 which states that the right to adequate food is realized when every man, woman and child, alone or in community with others, have the physical and economic access at all times to adequate food or means fo...   [tags: Human Rights] 549 words
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Global Imbalance in Food Supply - Global Imbalance in Food Supply Right now, developing countries are starving to death and the developed countries are worried about which type of cheese they should buy. This is called an imbalance in food supply. There's too much food in the developed countries, and not enough in the developing countries. Three quarters of the world's population is inadequately fed and the majority of these live in the developing countries. Massive surpluses exist in Europe and the US. Malnutrition and undernutrition is generally caused by poverty....   [tags: Papers] 527 words
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Nutritional Evils - Last October, Telegraph, The Guardian, and Associated Press and several others covered the news of IDF soldier Gilad Schalit’s release in a barrage of hand-wringing, as if to make up for their telling lack of interest in Palestine’s United Nations membership bid the month before. The indifference is only natural; Schalit’s release is more historical, since Obama promised to use the US’ Security Council veto on Palestine’s bid. Historical, that is, because history is written by the winners. Forget about the 1,027 Palestinian prisoners....   [tags: Palestinians]
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An Empty Cornucopia - Indians live in a country impoverished by hunger, one-fourth of its population endure it on a daily basis. Both children and adults go hungry as a result of the economy and cultural traditions. Despite a growing economy, substantial food production, and programs created to stop hunger, it persists. The widespread problem of hunger in India negatively affects many of its people. Hunger in India affects many people, particularly vulnerable children under the age of five. In India, nearly sixty percent of the children are wasted, stunted, and underweight....   [tags: Poverty ]
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Accident Prevention and Safety Promotion for Parents and Caregivers of Infants - Accident Prevention and Safety Promotion for Parents and Caregivers of Infants Neo-natal care has become a common practice that is incorporated in the healthcare plan. The reason for its development is to ensure that infants who are born ill are taken care of and that their lives are safeguarded against the possible dangers they could experience while in the community. One of the issues that affect neo natal care is poverty. When the environment within which infants are brought up is poor or hazardous, their lives are significantly affected....   [tags: Environment, Exposure, Effects] 871 words
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The Nurses Role in Relation to Risk Assessment - Introduction The aim of this assignment is to analyse the role of the nurse in relation to Risk Management, In order to do this effectively, recognised risk assessment tools will be utilised, various measurements have been put in place to minimise the risk to patients who come into contact with health services in both primary and secondary care settings, the specific subject the author will explore is pressure ulcers, definitions will be offered throughout the assignment to assist the readers understanding of terms such as risk and risk assessment, as well as the importance of nutrition and the detrimental effect malnutrition can have on pressure ulcers, the causes and the aims of...   [tags: Nursing]
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Ghettos in the Holocaust: The Badge of Shame - "I would sit in our apartment, and I would see the Polish children across the street bringing milk back home. It was like watching people in a storybook-we had no food, no milk..." These words of Nelly Cesana, a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto, are just a slight insight to the torture and neglect that Jews endured while living at the ghettos of the Holocaust. The concept of separation of people by religion actually began in the Middle Ages. By the time the Nazis came to power, the ghettos were no longer in use, but the Nazis revived the idea of separation by religion....   [tags: jewish, nazi, polish, the judenraete]
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The Economic Reforms in India Since 1991 - It has been over twenty years since the unlikely combination of P.V. Narasimha Rao as Prime Minister and his Oxford-educated finance minister finally liberated (so they claim) the Indian economy from overwhelming government control. It was a rotting edifice based on institutionalized scarcity, wildly illogical price controls, hilariously shoddy products, protectionism and endemic underperformance was swiftly demolished in 100 days of inspired action. The Socialist Utopia powered by the fevered imaginations of Nehru and Mahalanobis which seemed forever doomed to rot at the so called ‘Hindu Rate of Growth’ was now dead and buried, just like them....   [tags: Poverty, Inequality ]
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The Epidemiological Aspects of Aboriginal Health - Introduction Over the course of history, the state of Aboriginal health has deteriorated in a relation much similar to the culture’s struggle to survive in the ever-changing society. As a result, this state has changed from an ideal balance with nature during the days of their hunter-gatherer lifestyle, to the more disoriented form of endurance in order to cope with obligatory integration and open antagonism by other ‘modern’ communities (Grbich, 2004). This has led to an augmentation of the encumbrance of illness and death as well as diverse forms of morbidity that Aboriginal communities experience throughout their lives....   [tags: Aborigines]
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Genetically Modified Organisms in Our World - The use of transgenic organisms can be extremely beneficial, especially in the agriculture industry. Some people have problems with using genetically altered food to feed the population. However, there are many benefits in transgenic organism use in agriculture, that it would be an enormous waste not to take advantage of the technology that has become available in recent years. As the CEO of Monsanto, a biotechnology firm that searches for new agricultural innovations to make our world more sustainable, I firmly believe that transgenic organisms greatly benefit the world in which we live by increasing crop production, conserving energy, and improving the lives of people in every community....   [tags: Genetic Engineering ]
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