Over one million children under the age of 5 die every year in India

The major causes of under-five deaths in post-neonatal period are pneumonia and diarrhoea.

WHO seeks measures against declining efficacy of antibiotics

According to the WHO, when an antibiotic is used, bacteria that can resist that antibiotic have a greater chance of survival than those that are susceptible.

Govt to introduce rotavirus vaccine by March 2016

Diarrhoea also has high morbidity rate which will be controlled with the rotavirus dose.

India tops list of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths

Despite the progress India is making to accelerate immunisation, it remains the country with the highest burden of pneumonia and diarrhoea deaths among children under five.

Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

Monkeys in Asia harbouring virus from humans

 Researchers have found that monkeys which commonly dwell with people in Asia can harbour variants of a type of virus which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhoea in humans.

Pop 'good' faecal bacteria capsule for healthy gut

FMT is an excellent therapeutic option for patients who have failed to respond to antibiotic treatments.

16,000 children under age of five die every day: UNICEF

Nearly 5.9 million children will die before their fifth birthday this year mainly of preventable causes, a UN report has warned, though the child mortality rate has fallen by more than 50 per cent since 1990.

Eating raw oysters ups risk of norovirus infection

 Eating raw oysters and shellfish may increase the risk of getting infected by human norovirus that causes stomach pain, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, a study says.

3 die of diarrhoea in UP village, several fall ill

Two children and another person have died of diarrhoea in the past four days in Banvasi area of Anegpur village while several others have taken ill and admitted to various hospitals.

Better medicine packaging can help lower infant mortality rate

Improved packaging could significantly increase the usage of key medicines such as ORS in developing countries like India, which can help lower infant mortality rates, according to a new study.

Diarrhoea, heat stroke cases hit Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: Doctors here are worried at the rising number of diarrhoea and heat stroke cases.

Diarrhoea, heat stroke cases hit Ghaziabad

Doctors here are worried at the rising number of diarrhoea and heat stroke cases.

Yemen import curbs endanger thousands of children: UN

Restrictions on imports in conflict-hit Yemen are hampering aid efforts and threaten the lives of tens of thousands of children, the UN warned on Friday.

Infectious diarrhoea viruses can spread by air

Noroviruses, a group of viruses responsible for over half of global gastroenteritis cases, can spread by air up to several metres from an infected person, warns a new study.

Is your pet dog giving you food-borne diseases?

 A bug that causes us vomiting and diarrhoea may also infect our canine companions, thereby raising the possibility of dog-to-human transmission, says a new study.

Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank

Lack of piped water leading to high instances of diarrhoea: World Bank

 Inadequate piped water supply is one of the main reasons for high instances of diarrhoea in Sunderbans, home to the world's largest mangrove forest, according to Word Bank, which called for immediate concrete steps to tackle the problem.

Lack of food safety killing 2.2 million every year: Experts

Lack of government policies on food and water safety is causing the death of 2.2 million people, including children, every year across the globe, health experts said on Sunday.

Make food safety a priority: WHO

The World Health Organisation(WHO) on Tuesday urged each nation in the South-East Asia region to make food safety a priority.

Over 100 suffer food poisoning in China

Over 100 people at a village in China's Yunan province suffered a bout of food poisoning after a wedding feast, an official said on Saturday.

Drinking raw milk ups food-borne illness risk

Drinking raw milk, instead of pasteurised milk, can increase your risk of getting food-borne illness by over 100 times, warns a new study.