Unseen infections behind stunted growth in many kids: Lancet

IANS Oct 11, 2018

Deadly pathogens are causing unrecognised infections that are stunting growth and mental development in healthy children living in developing countries including India, a study has claimed.


Nearly 30 per cent of children under 5 years in low-resource countries suffered from stunted growth in 2017. While nutritional issues and diarrhoea have long been blamed for causing these, scientists are now looking at two new studies that found a large number of children with stunted...

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