Diarrhoea

  • Food and water poisoning leaves 320 people sick in China September 18, 2014

    Beijing: At least 320 people, mostly children, have been hospitalised in east China's Jiangxi Province in a suspected case of food and water poisoning, officials said on Thursday. The patients, aged from 3 to 18 years old, suffered from diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pains and fever since Sunday in Lianhua County, according...
  • 13 fall ill after consuming 'prasad' in Kanpur August 20, 2014

    Thirteen persons of a family, including seven children, on Tuesday fell ill allegedly after consuming 'prasad' in Bilhaur area of Kanpur district. All persons are admitted to Bilhaur Community health centre where condition of the four children are stated to be critical, SDM, Bilhaur Shailendra Bhatia said. The family, residing in Uttaripura...
  • Bihar will have toiletsforall, assures Nitish Kumar November 23, 2013

    Reaffirming his commitment of toiletsforall, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that open defecation is an affront to human dignity and his government will ensure that this problem is addressed in an urgent manner. Earlier, he had said that those lacking a toilet in their homes will not be...
  • News briefs: Diarrhoea claims 20 lives in Narayanpur, around 25 ill August 10, 2013

    At least 20 people have died in the past week while more than two dozen people have been suffering from diarrhoea. According to the health officials, the outbreak of diarrhoea has been reported in Dunga and Handwara panchayats of Narayanpur district. The officials said that a team of doctors and...
  • Diarrhoea is life threatening for children under 2 years: Dr NK Arora May 23, 2013

    A landmark study published in 'The Lancet' pinpoints rotavirus as the major cause of diarrhoeal disease among Indian children. The findings can guide prevention, treatment and research on diarrhoeal diseases which globally claim the lives of 800,000 children every year. Dr NK Arora, executive director, The Inclen Trust, joined IBNLive...
  • India's first indigenous vaccine to be the cheapest cure for diarrhoea May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: In one of the big news developments in the world of health, India on Tuesday developed its first indigenous vaccine ever. The rotavirus vaccine tackles diarrhoea that kills more than 1.6 lakh children every year. The government has announced the results of Phase III clinical trials of the Rotavac...
  • Water as vital to national security as defence, UN says March 23, 2013

    Oslo: Stresses on water supplies aggravated by climate change are likely to cause more conflicts and water should be considered as vital to national security as defence, the United Nations report said on Friday. About 145 nations share river basins with their neighbours and need to promote cooperation over a resource...
  • US extends two child projects in India March 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The US has announced extension of two of its flagship projects on child survival in India by pledging financial support, an official said. Integrated maternal and child health project (MCHIP) and health of urban poor project (HUP) have been pledged support, said visiting US Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator...
  • UP: Spurt in diarrhoea cases in Gorakhpur August 19, 2012

    Gorakhpur: Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh is battling a sudden rise in diarrhoea cases. Doctors say the disease has already claimed five lives in the city and 10 new cases are being reported everyday. Locals have blamed the outbreak on contaminated water and uncleared garbage. ...
  • Chennai: Pets fall prey to diarrhoea outbreak August 1, 2012

    Chennai: With the hue and cry about patients with diarrhoea flooding city hospitals, the number of pets falling prey to the same trouble has gone under the radar. While this may be an indicator of cholera in humans, vets say that animals can suffer from the condition due to various...
  • Toilet taboo hurts poor, development: Expert May 1, 2012

    Rome: Governments are failing to fund projects to improve access to toilets and other sanitation services in poor countries because the subject remains "taboo", a director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Monday. "Who wants to talk about shit?" asked Frank Rijsberman, Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene...
  • Doctors say you can treat dengue at home now September 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Delhi is officially the dengue capital of India with more than 2,500 cases registered already. Its the worst outbreak in a decade, but some basic steps can make life easier for you. The outbreak isn't dying down any time soon. Many hospitals have converted rooms into dengue wards...
  • Orissa in grip of cholera; toll rises to 140 September 13, 2010

    Bhubaneswar: The death toll due to cholera in Orissa has risen to 140 following a fresh casualty in worsthit Rayagada district. Just last month Orissa's Kalahandi and Rayagada districts were in the limelight when Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and the ruling Biju Janta Dal held parallel rallies there to woo tribal...
  • 14 passengers of Duronto express taken ill May 17, 2010

    Kozhikode/Kerala: 14 passengers of Ernakulumbound Duronto express from Delhi were taken ill this morning apparently after taking breakfast and were admitted to a hospital here. The nonstop train, which had left from Nizamuddin station on Saturday night, made an unscheduled stoppage here at 11.42 AM and the passengers were taken to...
  • Doc talk: climate change vs health hazards April 7, 2010

    Climate change has taken devastating global dimensions, hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma are just a few to name. The immediate concern is its implications on human health. WHO study says 270 million worldwide are affected by malaria, and nearly 3 million eventually die. ...
  • Diarrhoea, largest killer of kids March 23, 2010

    New Delhi: Summer also brings with it rising cases of waterborne diseases, one of them being diarrhoea. Across the world, seven children die of diarrhoea every minute while in India, a child dies every minute due to the disease. Diarrhoea is a preventable disease if children could get clean water to...
  • Incubator deaths rise in India | 4monthold dead May 3, 2009

    New Delhi: To an ailing infant, an incubator is a cocoon of safety. But it proved to be fatal to a fourmonthold in Allahabad. Dibyansu's father Pankaj Tripathi had brought him to a private hospital in Allahabad after the child was stricken by diarrhoea. Doctors said he was struggling, and...
  • 4monthold allegedly burnt alive in an incubator May 3, 2009

    Allahabad: A fourmonthold child was allegedly burnt alive in an incubator in a private nursing home in Allahabad, police said. The child, who had diarrhoea, was brought to the hospital in the posh Civil Lines area by his parents for treatment, they said. The hospital staff told them that they were keeping...