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.

India unveils Rotavirus vaccine, claimed to be cheapest

India Monday unveiled its indigenously developed and manufactured Rotavirus vaccine, claimed to be the world's cheapest at the rate of around Rs 60 per dose and aimed at boosting efforts to deal with diarrhoea that kills upto 80,000 children under 5 every year.

Newly-discovered virus behind US man's death

A newly-discovered virus has led to the death of a man in Kansas, according to media reports.

Reaching every pneumonia, diarrhoea affected kid a challenge

Despite intervention in tackling pneumonia and diarrhoea among kids in the country, the goal of providing care to every child remains a challenge, a health expert has said.

Temple elephant dies of dehydration in Tamil Nadu

An elephant of Subramaniswamy temple at Tiruchendur in Tuticorin district died Monday due dehydration caused by diarrhoea, officials said.

How rotavirus causes infection in kids

Considered to be the most common cause of severe diarrhoea in children, the tummy bug rotavirus attacks cells through carbohydrate receptors present on a child's intestinal cells, a new study has found.

Odisha district takes measures to check water-borne diseases

With jaundice spreading in western Odisha town of Sambalpur, Koraput district administration has initiated precautionary measures to check possible outbreak of waterborne diseases.

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.