A 22-month-old girl died from severe neglect after her mother stopped caring for her and responding to her basic needs. The girl’s mother, Tiffany Nicole Klapheke, 21, said that she was depressed about her husband’s deployment and told Abilene’s KTAB-TV in an interview from jail that she knew she should have been a good mother ... read more »
Archive for malnutrition
Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for a former Fort Sill soldier who has been accused of starving his girlfriend’s ten-year-old son to death in a room the boy’s sister described as a dungeon. This is an extremely rare move for the federal government. In the past 85 years, the only two men that were ... read more »
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) — The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday said the Government of Niger needs international support to fight its alarming levels of child malnutrition and deal with its root causes. More than 15 children in every 100 suffer from acute malnutrition, according to the National Nutrition Survey that was released ... read more »
A mother, who for some insane reason, totally ignored her 4 month old infant twins, left one to die at under 7lbs. at 4 months old. The twin brother lived, but was treated for malnutrition and dehydration. The twin who died, died of starvation. The woman had two other toddler children who were seemingly fine. ... read more »
A severe drought in Indonesia’s West Timor — which officials there are claiming was brought on by climate change — is having the biggest impact on the children there. Maria’s labored breath echoes within the walls of her family’s mud hut. Her tiny, bony hands open and close in slow claw-like motions. She’s 15 months ... read more »
ST. LOUIS: Researchers may have a simple way to help feed thousands of starving children in Africa: peanut butter. In a U.S. professor’s study, nearly 3,000 malnourished children were treated with an enriched peanut-butter mixture. Of those, 89 percent of the severely malnourished children and 85 percent of the moderately malnourished children recovered.