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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.