Scientists put $177 billion price tag on cost of poor child growth

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By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Children born in developing countries this year will lose more than $177 billion in potential lifetime earnings because of stunting and other delays in physical development, scientists said on Wednesday. Children who have poor growth in their first years of life tend to perform worse at school,

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Scientists put $177 billion price tag on cost of poor child growth