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Maharashtra textile town in grip of jaundice


June 18th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), June 18 (IANS) More than 500 new cases of jaundice have been reported from the textile town of Ichalkaranji in Kolhapur district in the last four days and ... Read more...

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Jaundice kills nine in a month in Maharashtra town


June 14th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolhapur (Maharashtra), June 14 (IANS) Jaundice has claimed nine lives during the last month in a town in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district, a health official said Thursday.Over 3,300 patients have been ... Read more...

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250 Afghan students believed poisoned


May 15th, 2012 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 15 (IANS) At least 250 children in Afghanistan's Khost province had to be rushed to hospital Tuesday when they showed symptoms of poisoning after drinking contaminated water in ... Read more...

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Maharashtra drought: Governor’s help sought


April 20th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Drought is affecting supply of potable water and cattle fodder in western Maharashtra and is hitting irrigation schemes, Governor K. Sankaranarayanan was told Friday.A group of ... Read more...

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‘Quarter of Delhi slum dwellers drink impure water’


March 21st, 2012 - 10:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Around a quarter of families living in slums across the national capital are drinking contaminated water, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey was ... Read more...

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Highlighting Bhopal’s cause through art (With Images)


February 2nd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 2 (IANS) The year he was born saw the world's worst industrial disaster, the Bhopal gas leak. Some 27 years down the line, he is now trying to ... Read more...

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How cholera bug invades the gut


January 29th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 29 (IANS) Scientists have figured out how cholera bugs invade our guts, infecting millions and killing more than 100,000 people worldwide every year, reveals a study. The discovery ... Read more...

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Fresh radioactive water leakage at Fukushima n-plant


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) About two liters of radioactive water leaked from the turbine building of the second reactor at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Kyodo news agency ... Read more...

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Novel device filters heavy metals from water


December 18th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Lakes and water bodies contaminated with heavy metals could become a thing of the past -- thanks to a novel device that filters their traces from ... Read more...

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Radioactive water from Japan n-plant leaks into Pacific


December 6th, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 6 (IANS) Radioactive water from the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant may have leaked into the Pacific Ocean, the plant operator has said.The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) ... Read more...

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Woman dies after drinking contaminated water


November 8th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Nov 8 (IANS) A 35-year old woman died while three other members of her family, including two children, were in a critical condition after drinking water contaminated with pesticide ... Read more...

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Nanofibre to clean water of radioactive waste


November 1st, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a technology capable of ridding contaminated water of radioactive waste and aiding clean-up efforts after nuclear disasters.The innovation could also solve the problem ... Read more...

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Google GPS, gene sequencing combo tracks typhoid outbreaks


October 17th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 17 (IANS) Scientists working in Nepal have tried out a combo of cutting edge gene sequencing technology and global positioning system (GPS) to map typhoid's spread and trace ... Read more...

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Eight mn fake tablets detected in Pakistan


September 27th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 27 (IANS) Eight million water purification tablets sent to flood-hit Sindh province were counterfeit, a firm has informed Pakistan.Floods in Sindh province have impacted over seven million people ... Read more...

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MCD flays Dikshit for water quality


September 22nd, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) The capital's water quality has not improved despite repeated reminders to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who is also the Delhi Jal Board chairman, the Municipal ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kabul abhor struggle for water


August 7th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (IANS) Besides the raging war against the Taliban, residents of the Afghan capital loathe one more aspect of their life -- their appalling daily struggle for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delhi Jal Board gets notice over contaminated supply


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Tuesday issued notice to the Delhi Jal Board (DJB) over reported supply of contaminated water in some parts of ... Read more...

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Japan aims to totally clean Fukushima of radiation


July 15th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
London, July 15 (IANS) The Japanese city of Fukushima, whose nuclear power plant was badly damaged by a magnitude-9 earthquake, has now revealed a plan to clean every building and ... Read more...

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Court summons MCD chief over zoo flooding threat


July 13th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday directed the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) commissioner to appear before it to explain alleged lapses in a drain pipe ... Read more...

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Cambridge students told to stay out of river


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Students of Cambridge University have been warned to stay out of the Cam river after a couple of them were detected with a potentially fatal water-borne ... Read more...

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Ghaziabad’s water highly toxic, claims NGO


June 13th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 13 (IANS) There is a high amount of toxic chemicals, especially chromium compounds, in Ghaziabad's ground water, the only source of drinking water in the township, an NGO ... Read more...

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Algal turf can clean highly polluted streams, lakes


June 1st, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) Field-sized algal turf scrubbers could clean up streams, canals, and lakes polluted by agricultural, domestic and some industrial runoff. These devices work by pulsing contaminated water ... Read more...

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Black bucks’ death: Court issues notice to MCD


May 27th, 2011 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) More than seven months after over two dozen black bucks at Delhi's National Zoological Park died after drinking contaminated water mixed with back-flowing storm water, ... Read more...

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Eco warrior plugs drain to protect river from pollutants


May 19th, 2011 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, May 19 (IANS) Supported by tens of hundreds of people, eco-warrior Balbir Singh Seechewal Wednesday plugged a drain with sandbags to prevent untreated municipal waste and industrial pollutants from ... Read more...

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Radiation rises to 1,000 times above normal level near Fukushima plant


May 4th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, May 4 (ANI): The radiation readings have risen from 100 to 1,000 times above the normal level on the Pacific seabed near the tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.Japan's Kyodo ... Read more...

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Japan may set up underground tank to stop contaminated water from spilling into sea


April 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 27 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is reportedly considering setting up a big underground tank in the compound of the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to prevent ... Read more...

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Delhi JD-U demands removal of contaminated water plants


April 25th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 25 (ANI): Janata Dal-United (JD-U) Delhi unit General Secretary and spokesperson Prabhat Ranjan on Monday expressed displeasure over the black marketing of drinking water in the national capital and ... Read more...

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Peppermint relieves bowel disorder


April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Peppermint helps in relieving irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which affects up to a fifth of the population.It is a disorder characterised most commonly by cramping, abdominal ... Read more...

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Japan to pump radioactive water into sea by Sunday


April 10th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 10 (ANI): Japan will pump radioactive water into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant by today, a day later than previously planned, said Nuclear and Industrial Safety ... Read more...

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Steel wall being built to prevent radioactive water from Jap nuke plant seeping into Pacific Ocean


April 9th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 9 (ANI): Tokyo Electric Power Corporation, the operator of the troubled Fukushima nuclear power station in Japan, has started to install a steel wall and fence to prevent more water ... Read more...

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Radioactive water spills out of Japan nuke plant after quake


April 8th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 8 (ANI): Radioactive water spilled from pools holding spent nuclear fuel rods at the Onagawa power plant in Miyagi Prefecture after an earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale rocked ... Read more...

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Radiation detected in Japan fish


April 6th, 2011 - 4:58 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (IANS) High levels of radioactive iodine and cesium have been detected in fish caught near the troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Japan seeks Russia’s help to dispose radioactive water


April 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 5 (ANI): The Japanese Government has asked Russia to send a special radiation treatment vessel to help dispose of contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.A spokesman for Russia's ... Read more...

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Japan struggles to cool n-reactors, toll crosses 12,000 (Lead)


April 3rd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 3 (IANS) Japan's attempt to cement a cracked concrete pit at a damaged nuclear reactor has failed as the toll in the earthquake that spawned a giant tsunami ... Read more...

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Complications arise in radioactive water removal at Japan’s Fukushima nuke plant


March 31st, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar. 31 (ANI): The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency in Japan has said that complications have risen in efforts taken to remove radiation contaminated water from a reactor building at the ... Read more...

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