Also, a U.S. Census Bureau survey this month showed that insurance for adults rose by 2 percent from 2010 to 2011. The amount of older Us citizens without insurance keeps growing as the economy stagnates, Kronick said, but the number of youthful adults with insurance rose simply as the law took effect. Health care companies should see fewer unpaid bills because of this tendency, he said, and which should cause everyone’s insurance costs to drop. At the same time, insurance costs for employers could rise about 3.4 percent, he said. HHS officials led by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius focused Wednesday on what the law helps young people: If they become ill while going to university, they don’t need to get worried about dropping their insurance if indeed they must drop out of classes.Related StoriesCHLA researchers provide new hope for infants with short bowel syndromeRedefining malnutrition to improve treatment for pediatric patientsExperts to assemble at DOHaD congress to address challenges that impact health of kids, adolescents In 2008, UNICEF began a community-based approach to combating severe malnutrition, using local volunteers. To provide ‘ready-to-eat therapeutic food’ sachets to sick kids in the poorest districts, AFP writes, noting UNICEF in addition has shipped 10 million sachets of micronutrient powders – – supplements sprinkled on meals – – to 67,000 small children in the country’s poorest areas. Based on the news service, help agencies say nearly a quarter of Nepalese do not have access to basic healthcare services .This article was reprinted from kaiserhealthnews.org with permission from the Henry J.