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 readers for an interaction on how to prevent diarrhoea and what causes it.
Q. Intestinal worms could also be a reason for the problem. Is there a deworming campaign around? Asked by: sundar1950in
A. There have been fragmented efforts to take community wide deworming campaigns but there is no national program to address this issue yet. Only rarely do intestinal worms cause acute diarrhea. They are associated with vague abdominal discomfort and occasionally increased frequency but not much water loss....more
04:40 PM, May 23, 2013
New Delhi: 11 children go missing every hour in the country, a child rights NGO claimed on Thursday, citing data collected from government between 2008 and 2010 and a survey. The Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA) said it collected the data using RTI from 392 districts across the country in a span of two years and claimed it found nearly 11 children go missing every hour. In its book 'Missing Children...
11:49 PM, Dec 08, 2011
Age did not deter this 67-year-old American, who worked as a teacher in India for a couple of years, from undertaking a 3,831- mile bicycle tour across America to raise $ 14,500 for the education of children in India's rural areas. Lauren Brown, who was born in Meadville, Pennsylvania, taught Chemistry at the Methodist Rural School in Zahirabad in Andhra Pradesh's Medak district from 1964 to 1967 while serving...
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