DEFICIENCY

  • 42 per cent Indian kids under five years of age are underweight August 9, 2013

    A total of 42 per cent children under five years of age in India are underweight. While in urban areas 32.7 per cent were underweight, in rural India the corresponding figure was 45.6 per cent, parliament was informed. Giving this information in the Rajya Sabha, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna...
  • Gulf Air to pay Rs 5.32 lakh for deficient service June 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Gulf Air has been directed by the state consumer commission here to pay a compensation of Rs 5.32 lakh to a businessman for its "deficient" service, as it did not provide him accommodation when his flight from Tehran to Delhi was postponed by a day. The Delhi State Consumer...
  • Young but having body ache? It's Vitamin D deficiency November 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Does your teenage daughter often complain of backache and joint pain? Is your collegegoing cousin always lethargic? Vitamin D deficiency among youngsters, which causes such problems, is becoming common these days and is a growing health concern, doctors say. Vikas Ahluwalia, senior consultant of Internal Medicine at Max...
  • 'Bad monsoon to pose problems in taming inflation' August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Deficient monsoon will pose some difficulty in controlling inflation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Wednesday. "... we must control inflation. This would pose some difficulty because of a bad monsoon this year," Singh said in his Independence Day address. However, he said that the government has huge wheat...
  • Kerala monsoon situation similar to 2002 August 7, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The deficient southwest monsoon in the state has broken a 10year record. The first half of the monsoon (JuneJuly) has recorded a 42 per cent deficient rainfall this year. A similar scenario was there in 2002 when the state recorded 43 per cent deficient rainfall in the first half...
  • Monsoon failing, Govt says it can tackle drought July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: With deficient monsoon rains throughout the country so far, experts have now warned that the drought situation can no longer be ignored and that it is the time to act. Food Minister KV Thomas admitted on Tuesday that the situation is worrisome and that the government will have...
  • Doctors save toddler with rare genetic disorder October 12, 2010

    New Delhi: Till just a month ago, Baby Tavish was at risk of bleeding to death at the slightest injury. He suffered from what's called Factor 7 deficiency, a rare genetic disorder that affects one in 5 lakh children, who are missing a key liver enzyme. Dr Soin: For clotting,...
  • Weak bones not a disease just for the aged October 20, 2008

    If you thought that osteoporosis is an old woman's disease and that you get weak bones only when you grow older then you're in for a surprise. ...
  • Physical disability doom looms large over UP village August 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Most children in the small village of 2000 people, Semra Manik Chak, located in the Gorakhpur district in Uttar Pradesh are born with hearing, sight or physical disability. Some have even died in the womb of their mothers. "Some of the children cannot hear after their birth, some die...