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Simple preventive steps can control vector-borne diseases

Last Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014, 19:35

Simple preventive measures like improving access to safe drinking water, proper sanitation facilities and checking growth of pathogens like mosquitoes and sand flies can control vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria, experts said Monday.

Brains hardwired to stop us from overdrinking water

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 13:22

A new brain imaging study has found that our brains are hardwired to stop us from drinking more water than necessary.

Drinking lots of water `no magic bullet` for losing weight

Last Updated: Sunday, March 16, 2014, 19:25

A researcher has dispelled the myth that drinking lots of water is often advised to those who are trying to lose weight.

Sanitation should be key political agenda`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 21:17

Deploring the "inadequate" investment in India in the health sector, particularly sanitation, a top public health scientist Tuesday criticised politicians for not making sanitation a key political agenda.

Women should drink plenty of water in winter to keep cystitis at bay

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 21:32

Experts have warned that taking lesser amount of water during winters can give rise to major health problems such as cystitis or urinary tract infection, especially in women.

Sports drinks not viable over water, says expert

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 21:03

Correct use of gym equipment and supportive shoes aren`t the only essentials required for working out. Keeping hydrated is of the utmost importance, according to an expert.

Bacterial presence during pregnancy linked to premature birth

Last Updated: Sunday, January 12, 2014, 16:51

A new research has suggested that a high presence of bacteria at the site where foetal membranes rupture may be the key to understanding why some pregnant women experience their "water breaking" prematurely.

Early `water breaking` linked to premature births

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 10:11

A new study indicates that the presence of a specific bacteria at the site where foetal membranes break prematurely leading to labour, may be a major cause of premature births.

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