Mar 08, 2013 03:31 EST
A fund of millions of dollars raised to help malnourished children in western India has been diverted to maintain public buses, a report said on Friday.
Mar 01, 2013 15:25 EST
A Hong Kong regulation came into force Friday barring people from crossing into mainland China with large quantities of baby formula following chronic shortages which have fuelled anti-Beijing sentiment.
Feb 01, 2013 14:47 EST
Hong Kong moved Friday to stop people crossing into mainland China with large quantities of baby formula due to fears of shortages in the city before the Lunar New Year.
Feb 01, 2013 02:30 EST
More than 12,500 people have petitioned US President Barack Obama to help Hong Kong avoid a baby formula shortage, saying infants in the city are facing malnutrition due to mainland Chinese "smugglers".
Jan 30, 2013 18:05 EST
A dearth of calories may not be the only reason some children face acute malnutrition, according to a new study out this week that says the microbes living in our guts may also be to blame.
Jan 30, 2013 02:44 EST
Hong Kong is considering designating baby formula a "reserved commodity" to ensure sufficient supply, an official said Wednesday, after mainland Chinese who flocked to buy it sparked shortage fears.
Jan 03, 2013 02:33 EST
Australian supermarkets and pharmacies were running out of popular baby formula on Thursday after unprecedented sales reportedly due to Chinese customers trying to secure supplies.
Dec 13, 2012 14:06 EST
The French parliament voted Thursday to ban the use of bisphenol A, a chemical thought to have a toxic effect on the brain and nervous system, in baby food packaging next year and all food containers in 2015.
Dec 13, 2012 03:50 EST
A worker laid off by a beef processor after US media reported the use of "pink slime" in fast food and school lunches is suing reporters and a celebrity chef, alleging a campaign of "misinformation."
Dec 08, 2012 02:20 EST
Hungry and homeless typhoon survivors appealed for help Saturday as the ravaged southern Philippines mourned its more than 500 dead and desperate people in one hard-hit town looted shops in search of food.
Oct 16, 2012 14:26 EDT
German pediatricians have warned new parents against obtaining breast milk to feed their babies via social networking sites such as Facebook, cautioning the milk could be harmful.
Sep 18, 2012 19:03 EDT
US scientists say they have established for the first time a link between overweight and obese children and a common chemical found in everyday consumer products such as soda cans.
Sep 18, 2012 06:20 EDT
Chinese infant formula producer Synutra will make its first foray abroad with a 100 million euro tie-up with Sodiaal to build a dried milk plant, the French dairy company said Tuesday.
Aug 17, 2012 13:53 EDT
An overwhelming majority of New Yorkers oppose Mayor Michael Bloomberg's unprecedented proposal for banning super-sized sweet drinks and his support for breastfeeding, a poll found Thursday.
Aug 14, 2012 00:49 EDT
A top Taiwanese museum has been fined for preventing a woman from breastfeeding, the first such case since a law was enacted to protect the right to breastfeed in public, authorities said on Tuesday.
Aug 07, 2012 10:35 EDT
The number of malnourished children is set to hit a new high of 1.5 million in the Sahel next week as cholera and locusts emerge as new threats, UNICEF warned on Tuesday.
Jul 23, 2012 13:11 EDT
A Chinese dairy has been ordered to suspend production after a cancer-causing toxin was found in its infant formula, China's quality watchdog said Monday, in the country's latest milk scare.
Jul 19, 2012 15:39 EDT
About 117,000 babies were saved from HIV infection last year under South Africa's scheme to prevent mothers from passing on the disease during childbirth, health official said Thursday.
Jul 11, 2012 23:11 EDT
Children who are solely breast-fed in the first six months of life are at increased risk of developing a nut allergy, new research showed.
Jun 22, 2012 14:08 EDT
A top Vatican official called Friday on the international community to provide "free and efficient treatment" for AIDS in Africa, starting with pregnant women, mothers and their babies.