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1,500 cholera cases reported in South Sudan

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 10:06

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed a total of 1, 459 cholera cases, including 31 deaths, in South Sudan by Saturday.

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.

New towns pose health risks for India`s poor: Study

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 18:50

While the skyscrapers and growing satellite city projects in India are fast emerging as markers of development, the new towns pose serious health risks to the poor, a study has found.

71 killed in Nigeria cholera outbreak

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 19:11

At least 71 people have died of cholera in Nigeria`s Kano state, an official said.

Less than 12 percent of children use toilets in India

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014, 00:07

Less than 12 percent of children use toilets in India and this is leading to diseases like diarrhoea, cholera and typhoid, social scientists said here Friday.

Protein that helps dissolve Alzheimer`s plaque identified

Last Updated: Saturday, December 07, 2013, 15:31

Researchers have discovered a way of traversing the blood-brain barrier, as well as a similar physiological obstacle in the eye, the retinal-blood barrier.

`Cholera outbreak claims 74 lives in Nigeria`

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 09:06

As many as 74 people have died of cholera in Nigeria, the country`s health minister said Monday.

Cuba to develop two cholera vaccines

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 13:32

Cuban researchers are working on developing two cholera oral-vaccines, one of which is in advanced clinical trials, experts said here.

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