Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera outbreak in Yemen: How deadly is the disease, prevention tips

Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by consuming contaminated food or water. 

Jul 28, 2017, 13:24 PM IST
Coconut oil: Side effects you need to know!

Coconut oil: Side effects you need to know!

We all know that coconut oil gives many health, nutritional and beauty benefits.

Jan 05, 2017, 23:48 PM IST

Olympic stomach upsets: Leaky gut syndrome the culprit?

Leaky gut is a condition where the thin mucosal barrier of the gut, which plays a role in absorbing nutrients and preventing large molecules and germs from the gut entering the blood stream, becomes less effective.

Aug 18, 2016, 17:23 PM IST
Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF

Children will bear the brunt of climate change, 690 million at risk: UNICEF

Fearing the consequences of climate change, the UN children's agency has warned that nearly 690 million of the world's 2.3 billion children living in areas most exposed to climate change face higher rates of death, poverty and disease from global warming.

Nov 25, 2015, 00:19 AM IST
World Toilet Day 2015: Addressing the colossal global sanitation challenge!

World Toilet Day 2015: Addressing the colossal global sanitation challenge!

 UN officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day to motivate and mobilize millions around the world on issues of sanitation. 

Nov 19, 2015, 00:00 AM IST

Health tips to enjoy a Happy Monsoon!

During monsoon season our immune system becomes weak. So it is recommended to eat light food and avoid spicy and fried dishes. One must also avoid roadside food and eat more fruits and vegetables instead.

Jul 11, 2015, 19:31 PM IST

Kids in rural India don't get right treatments for lethal diseases, say scientists

 Children living in rural India are treated wrongly for diarrhea and pneumonia, which are the 2 leading killers of young ones worldwide.

Feb 17, 2015, 11:38 AM IST

Travellers using antibiotics can trigger superbug spread

A study has revealed that taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travellers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries.

Jan 22, 2015, 15:41 PM IST

Diarrhea claims 20 lives in Nigeria

Nigeria's Rivers State government Wednesday said 20 persons have been died from acute diarrhea.

Jan 15, 2015, 10:15 AM IST

Cholera bacterium kills other bacteria to steal their DNA

Scientists have discovered the unconventional way the cholera bacterium stabs and kills other bacteria to steal their DNA, making it potentially more virulent.

Jan 02, 2015, 17:53 PM IST

'India has more specialists than general practitioners'

Indians need general physicians to address a majority of their health problems but the country has more specialists than basic MBBS doctors, experts feel.

Oct 29, 2014, 10:30 AM IST

No outbreak of diarrhea epidemic in Jammu: Govt

Jammu and Kashmir government on Saturday said there has been no outbreak of epidemic of diarrhea or any other disease in the flood-hit Jammu region.

Oct 05, 2014, 00:09 AM IST

Tips to prevent water-borne diseases

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.

Aug 18, 2014, 15:10 PM IST

Noroviruses leading cause of diarrhoea and vomiting: Lancet

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

Jun 27, 2014, 09:09 AM IST

Cholera vaccine is 86 per cent effective: Study

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.

May 30, 2014, 09:58 AM IST

More than 300 fall ill on Royal Caribbean ship; cruise cut short

More than 300 passengers and crew members fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, many with vomiting and diarrhea, the Centers for Disease Control said on Sunday.

Jan 27, 2014, 12:17 PM IST

1,764 died of infectious diseases in China

A total of 1,764 people died of infectious diseases on the Chinese mainland in December alone, the country`s health and family planning authorities said Friday.

Jan 11, 2014, 04:53 AM IST

One in 5 women aged 40 suffer from accidental bowel leakage

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

Nov 24, 2013, 10:54 AM IST

What makes cholera toxin so deadly

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

Sep 12, 2013, 21:54 PM IST

Tackling malnutrition is easy: NGOs

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.

Aug 23, 2013, 23:29 PM IST