Diarrhoea

Vaccination can save 90,000 Indian lives: Study

Vaccination can save 90,000 Indian lives: Study

Released ahead of the World Pneumonia Day on November 12, the report published by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, however, noted that India has made a considerable improvement since last year. 

Nov 04, 2017, 11:24 AM IST
Diarrhoea kills nearly 10,000 Afghan children annually - Some tips to prevent the disease

Diarrhoea kills nearly 10,000 Afghan children annually - Some tips to prevent the disease

Using a toilet and washing your hands is literally a matter of life or death and deaths from diarrhoea are particularly tragic because in most cases they can be easily avoided

Nov 02, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
Suffering from gastroenteritis? Try these simple home remedies to get relief from it!

Suffering from gastroenteritis? Try these simple home remedies to get relief from it!

Gastroenteritis is a bacterial or parasitic infection marked by diarrhoea, cramps, nausea, vomiting and fever. 

Aug 03, 2017, 11:50 AM IST
Australian Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth was battling diarrhoea throughout tournament

Australian Open Superseries: Kidambi Srikanth was battling diarrhoea throughout tournament

The world no.11 Srikanth won 22-20 21-16 in a 45-minute clash against the world no.6 Chinese, who is also a two-time All England champion.

Jun 26, 2017, 14:40 PM IST
Diarrhoea can actually make you healthy

Diarrhoea can actually make you healthy

In a new study, investigators explore the immune mechanism that drives diarrhea, concluding that it does play a critical role in pathogen clearance in the early stages of infection.

Jun 15, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
India continues to be hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths: Lancet

India continues to be hotbed of diarrhoeal deaths: Lancet

India and Nigeria combined had 42 per cent of the 499,000 global under-five deaths due to diarrhoea in 2015.

Jun 03, 2017, 11:13 AM IST
Surge in dehydration, diarrhoea patients in Delhi hospitals

Surge in dehydration, diarrhoea patients in Delhi hospitals

Diarrhoea is one such intestinal bacterial infection that is painful and is caused due to severe gastroenteritis.

May 24, 2017, 00:27 AM IST
Heat wave grips Delhi: Watch out for these heat-related ailments, safety measures

Heat wave grips Delhi: Watch out for these heat-related ailments, safety measures

Also, as per an article on International Journal of Sports Medicine, while adults may cope well with heat or cold, children may not have the same tolerance.

May 08, 2017, 11:22 AM IST
Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

Why your baby needs rotavirus vaccine

It has been estimated that rotavirus vaccination can prevent 41,000 to 48,000 deaths of children under 5 years of age in India.

Apr 27, 2017, 11:33 AM IST
Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN

Diarrhoea kills more than 500 in Somalia since January: UN

The UN`s health agency said the epidemic had left more than 25,000 people sick, warning that number was likely to double by the end of June.

Apr 13, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Rotavirus vaccine for children would yearly save 5,000 lives in MP, says UNICEF

Rotavirus vaccine for children would yearly save 5,000 lives in MP, says UNICEF

According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), introduction of free Rotavirus vaccine for children under the age of one would prevent at least 5,000 deaths who die of diarrhoea in Madhya Pradesh every year.

Apr 07, 2017, 23:08 PM IST
How treating traveler's diarrhoea with antibiotic risks your health

How treating traveler's diarrhoea with antibiotic risks your health

Every year, millions of travellers visit countries with poor hygiene, and approximately one third of them return home carrying antibiotic-resistant ESBL intestinal bacteria. Most of them remain unaware of this, as the bacteria cause no symptoms. 

Apr 01, 2017, 13:02 PM IST
Heartburn drugs elevate risk of colon inflammation, diarrhoea

Heartburn drugs elevate risk of colon inflammation, diarrhoea

The researchers suggest that suppressing stomach acid might have an effect on the bacteria living in the gut, which could make people more susceptible to the infection.C.difficile is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon, a condition called colitis and its symptoms include - diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite, nausea and abdominal pain.

Mar 29, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
Gastric medications may increase risk of bacterial infection

Gastric medications may increase risk of bacterial infection

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that common gastric medications may increase the risk of bacterial infection.

Mar 28, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

Environmental pollutants claim lives of 1.7 million children each year: WHO

A polluted environment is a deadly one - particularly for young children, says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General.

Mar 06, 2017, 09:07 AM IST
Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccinaion launched for five more states to combat diarrhoeal deaths

Rotavirus vaccination was launched for five more states in the country to immunise children against diarrhoea deaths.

Feb 18, 2017, 21:08 PM IST
Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

Antibiotics can increase bacterial growth, says study

A new study had found that repeated antibiotic treatment not only can increase bacteria's resistance to drugs but also help them reproduce faster than before.

Jan 31, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
Tapeworm infection: Know its signs and symptoms!

Tapeworm infection: Know its signs and symptoms!

Tapeworm infection is an infection caused by a flat, long segmented worm that is found in uncooked meat, especially pork. 

Dec 03, 2016, 00:14 AM IST
Preparing food? Follow these five key safety steps to prevent foodborne illness!

Preparing food? Follow these five key safety steps to prevent foodborne illness!

Unsafe food causes many diseases, ranging from diarrhoeal diseases to various forms of cancer.

Nov 25, 2016, 13:48 PM IST
India progresses in fight against pneumonia, diarrhoea; death rates come down

India progresses in fight against pneumonia, diarrhoea; death rates come down

Reportedly, India has managed to achieve an improvement of seven percentage points according to the 2016 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report published by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC).

Nov 12, 2016, 11:07 AM IST