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Tips to prevent water-borne diseases

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:10

Water-borne disease or water-related diseases are any illness caused by recreational or drinking water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contains pathogenic microorganisms.

Noroviruses leading cause of diarrhoea and vomiting: Lancet

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 09:09

New estimates have suggested that noroviruses cause around a fifth of all cases of acute gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) across all age groups.

Cholera vaccine is 86 per cent effective: Study

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 09:58

A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 per cent effective in preventing the infection which causes severe diarrhea and can be fatal, researchers said today.

One in 5 women aged 40 suffer from accidental bowel leakage

Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2013, 10:54

A new research suggests that 15 million women aged 40 and older (1 in 5) suffer from accidental bowel leakage.

What makes cholera toxin so deadly

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 21:54

Researchers have identified an underlying biochemical mechanism that helps make cholera toxin so deadly, often resulting in life-threating diarrhea.

Tackling malnutrition is easy: NGOs

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013, 23:29

Tackling malnutrition is not a difficult task and a grassroot level approach that works with communities - particularly tribal and rural areas - and teaching them simple measures will help in addressing the issue.

72% women experience constipation, bowel problems during pregnancy

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 15:00

Nearly 3 out of 4 pregnant women experience constipation, diarrhea or other bowel disorders during their pregnancies, a new study has found.

Know whether it is safe to exercise when you’re sick

Last Updated: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 20:04

Whether a person should exercise or not while sick can be disease specific, an expert says.

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