EDMC launchs 'Swasthya Bacche, Shikshit Bacche' programme

A drive to raise awareness and promote good health practices among over 1.5 lakh primary students of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) schools was launched here on Tuesday.

India third lowest in pneumonia, diarrhoea intervention

In a damning indictment of its poor health services and coverage, India finds itself ranked the third lowest among 15 high-burden countries when it comes to coverage and implementing vital pneumonia and diarrhoea interventions, according to a report.

Deadly diarrhoea bacteria spread mapped for first time

A team of Swedish researchers has mapped the spread of the strains of a deadly diarrhoea bacteria that is being considered a major step towards the development of a new vaccine.

Virus scare grounds flight in New Zealand

An Air New Zealand flight was grounded Wednesday after it emerged that a group of passengers had been exposed to the Norovirus, which could cause vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain, a media report said.

Frozen faecal capsules may treat gut infection

Capsules containing frozen faecal material may help clear up infections caused by C difficile bacteria, scientists say.

Mere toilet building will not fix sanitation issues: Study

Questioning the "health effect" of government's toilet construction drive to end practice of open defecation in the country, a new study has suggested that the approach should not only meet "international coverage targets" but must aim at improving public health in general.

Premature births, pneumonia biggest causes of death in kids under 5 years

A new study has revealed that preterm birth complications and pneumonia are the leading causes of death in children who are under 5 years and are together responsible for nearly 2 million deaths in 2013.

Food poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China

At least 320 people in China have been hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning, health officials said Thursday.

Odisha health dept join hands with other dept to fight dengue

The Health and Family Welfare department has sought active cooperation from industries, steel and mines, home and housing and urban development departments to tackle the vector-borne disease.

'Rotavirus vaccine can reduce infant mortality'

The introduction of the Rotavirus vaccine in India is one of the most pro-people decisions as it has the potential to drastically reduce infant mortality, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Wednesday.

Now, 'electronic nose' to detect diarrhoea

In what could lead to faster diagnosis of diarrhoea and stomach cramps, researchers have developed an "electronic nose" that can sniff the highly infectious bacteria that causes these diseases.

Chinese herbal drug sends Australian woman to hospital

A Chinese herbal medicine meant for back pain triggered life-threatening heart condition for an Australian woman, physicians reported.

100 Diarrhoea monitoring units set up in Koraput district

To contain waterborne diseases which spread during monsoon around 100 Diarrhoea monitoring units (DMU) have been constituted in Koraput district to monitor the situation, an official said Thursday.

Maharashtra govt, UNICEF launch campaign against diarrhoea

Maharashtra government and UNICEF on Monday launched a fortnight-long awareness campaign to mobilise communities, health personnel and political leaders towards prevention of diarrhoea.

More Glasgow Commonwealth Games workers hit by sickness bug

Five more workers at the Commonwealth Games athletes` village have been affected by a suspected norovirus outbreak.

Avoid swallowing `bacteria` from pool water in summer

Love to take that evening dip in the neighbourhood swimming pool in this frying summer? Go take one but beware of swallowing pool water as this may be abound with bacteria and parasites.

Can pizza kill winter vomiting disease?

For pizza lovers, here is another cheesy news: a substance in pizza is effective against Norovirus - also known as the winter vomiting disease - which is a leading cause of vomiting and diarrhoea around the world.

Vitamin A deficiency may up risk of childhood illnesses

School-age kids who do not get enough vitamin A are more likely to get sick with gastrointestinal and respiratory illnesses, a new study has found.

Faster way to catch food poisoning microbes

A team of scientists, led by an Indian-origin researcher Sibani Lisa Biswal, has developed a faster method to catch unwanted microbes before they can make people sick with food poisoning.

Cruise ship docks in NJ after illness fells more than 600 peopl

Cheers erupted on board a Royal Caribbean cruise ship as it arrived back in home port on Wednesday, its voyage cut short by an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhea that felled more than 600 people.