Hunger and malnourishment are on the rise among children in five American cities, but mostly in Boston, a new hospital study reports.  The Boston Medical Center (BMC) has seen a marked increase in underweight and undernourished children, The Boston Globe reports:

The article reported that BMC has also noted a 58 percent increase in the past 5 years in the number of severely underweight babies referred to the hospital's intensive infant nutrition program called The Grow Clinic.  The clinic's current patient load is similar to typical figures from developing countries.