Significant micronutrient deficiencies plague many countries.

Thousands of people are still affected by malnutrition, despite the availability of tested, cost-effective interventions, said AED Vice President Jean Baker, one of the authors of the statement. We hope this report spurs action to significantly reduce prices of malnutrition all over the world. Period is short for those suffering malnutrition, and the damage wrought by vitamin and mineral deficiencies could be lifelong, said Marc Van Ameringen, executive director of GAIN. The report summarizes the current technical information about supplement and mineral deficiencies, details success tales from countries that reduced the deficiencies, and identifies gaps in programs and data.In just days gone by year, America’s 57 poison control centers fielded 4 million calls. Here are some tips for avoiding poisoning of children: Store your medicines in a location that is too high for a child to reach or see. Use only rat and mouse control household products that are within a tamper-resistant bait station , to protect children from exposure to the bait. Ask visitors and houseguests to keep purses, bags or coats that have medications in them up and aside and out of view when they are in your house. Maintain cleaning medicines and supplies locked up and away from children. Call your local poison center right away if a electric battery is lacking from a gadget or other home item.’Every household must have the national Poison Help Range phone number posted by calling,’ said Dr.