contaminated drinking water

‘Pregnant women more vulnerable to Hepatitis E-induced liver failure’ (July 28 is World Hepatitis Day)


July 26th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) In one of the widest single-centre studies conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here, it was found that water-borne Hepatitis E ... Read more...

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Doctors visit diarrhoea prone area in Orissa


September 8th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Sarda LahangirRayagad (Orissa), Sep. 8 (ANI): A team of 20 doctors, led by senior officials of the state health department, visited the diarrhoea-affected Orissa's Rayagad on Wednesday.Kashipur, Kalyansinghpur and Bissamkatak blocks ... Read more...

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Boffins uncover mysterious workings of cholera bacteria


July 29th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 29 (ANI): Scientists have found that an enzyme in cholera-causing bacteria uses a previously unknown mechanism in providing the bacteria with energy.The finding, appearing in the Proceedings of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

1 in 5 deaths in Bangladesh linked to arsenic in drinking water


June 24th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, suggests a new study conducted on Bangladeshis.Arsenic is ... Read more...

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Exposure to arsenic in drinking water has fatal consequences


June 19th, 2010 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): Exposure to arsenic in drinking water - even at low levels - increases the risk of death from any cause, say researchers.Arsenic is known to be a potent ... Read more...

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Scientists suggest solutions for poisonous well water crisis in South Asia


June 2nd, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Over 100 million people in rural southern Asia drink water contaminated with unsafe levels of arsenic - sourced by well water.These people face double the risk of cancer, ... Read more...

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US scientists say use of deep aquifers in irrigation could raise arsenic poisoning in S. Asia


May 28th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): Researchers of three American universities have warned farmers in Bangladesh and other parts of South Asia not to use deep, uncontaminated aquifers for irrigation, as continuing with the ... Read more...

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Fear of epidemic in Kathmandu as Maoist strike enters third day


May 4th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 4 (IANS) The fear of a diarrhoea and dysentery epidemic - that last year killed hundreds of people - began to grow in capital city Kathmandu as the indefinite general ... Read more...

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Health parameters in India close to sub-Saharan Africa: minister


October 31st, 2009 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Health Dinesh Trivedi Friday said that many health parameters in India are close to that of sub-Saharan Africa. Addressing a seminar at the Health ... Read more...

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Julia Roberts liked the vignettes of Hindi feature film ‘Dhuaaan’


October 21st, 2009 - 4:27 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Hollywood star Julia Roberts is impressed with the short presentation of filmmaker Dr. Mrunalinni A Dayal's forthcoming film Dhuaaan- The Fire Within. However, Julia Roberts politely declines invitation by Dr. Mrunalinni ... Read more...

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Exposure to PCE-contaminated water linked to birth defects


September 24th, 2009 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Expectant mothers exposed to drinking water contaminated with tetrachloroethylene or perchlorethylene (PCE) are likely to give birth to kids with congenital defects, according to a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Fighting diarrhoea to eradicate polio


September 16th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Nabeel A. Khan New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) It kills nearly 500,000 children every year. But one of the lesser known facts about diarrhoea is that it also makes anti-polio drops ineffective. ... Read more...

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Central team visits diarrhoea-hit Orissa region


August 31st, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 31 (IANS) A team of medical experts Monday visited the Kalahandi district of Orissa to take stock of the situation after an outbreak of diarrhoea killed 24 people there and ... Read more...

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Diarrhoea kills 24 in Orissa


August 24th, 2009 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Indo-Asian News Service Bhubaneswar, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 24 people have died of diarrhoea in the past three weeks and over two dozen are being treated in Orissa's Kalahandi district, an official ... Read more...

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Hyderabad water contamination raises toll to nine


May 8th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 8 (IANS) Another person died in this Andhra Pradesh capital Friday due to contaminated drinking water, taking the toll to nine since over 200 people were admitted to hospital Tuesday ... Read more...

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Deaths by contaminated water expose Hyderabad’s poor infrastructure


May 6th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) The death of six people due to contaminated drinking water has exposed the poor civic infrastructure of this IT hub, forcing the Andhra Pradesh Human Rights Commission to ... Read more...

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Little cheer for unauthorised areas in East Delhi


May 1st, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Mayank Aggarwal New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Poor sewerage, contaminated drinking water and irregular supply, congested bylanes paint a dismal picture of living conditions in West Vinod Nagar, one of ... Read more...

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Now a ‘bionic nose’ to detect bombs, cancers


March 31st, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 31 (IANS) Both cancer cells and chemicals used in bombs evade detection because they are present in very small quantities. But now a new method being developed can detect them ... Read more...

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DNA vaccine to protect against more virulent ‘uncommon cold’


February 3rd, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A DNA-based vaccine developed by US and Chinese researchers has proven effective in protecting mice models against the adenovirus infection that causes severe "uncommon cold." Adenovirus type-3 is ... Read more...

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Government ignoring Bhopal gas tragedy survivors: Raja


March 31st, 2008 - 10:20 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) Survivors of the Bhopal gas tragedy are living like orphans and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government has let them down, Left Front leader D. Raja said ... Read more...

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