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1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted

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SATIATING HUNGER. Children wait their turn at a feeding program for informal settlers in Quezon City. File photo by Rolex dela Peña/ EPA

The study also notes that 20% of kids under 5 years old die due to poor health services

MANILA, Philippines (July 28, 2016) — Poor nutrition remains a major problem in the Philippines with 3.4 million children found to be stunted and over 300,000 underweight – all under 5 years old.  Continue reading 1 in 3 Filipino kids still malnourished, stunted

Birth defect risk 1-in-100 for Zika-infected pregnant women

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Matheus Lima, 22 kisses his two-month-old son Pietro suffering from microcephalia at the Obras Sociais Irma Dulce hospital in Salvador, Brazil on January 27, 2016. Christophe Simon/AFP
The statistical analysis of a Zika outbreak in French Polynesia in 2013-14 that spread to 2/3 of the population is the most rigorous attempt yet to quantify the risk of microcephaly

PARIS, France (Mar. 16, 2016) — A woman infected by the Zika virus during the first 3 months of pregnancy faces a one-in-100 chance her child will suffer severe brain damage, according to a study released Wednesday, March 16.

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