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Breast milk promotes gut bugs that give baby immunity


August 28th, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) A unique property in breast milk promotes gut bugs that give infants greater immunity from infections than any infant formula, according to a US study."This study ... Read more...

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2,000 fall sick in Philippines relief centres


August 10th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Manila, Aug 10 (IANS) About 2,000 people have fallen ill at flood relief centres in the Philippines, an official said Friday.They have complained of infection, fever, skin diseases and diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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West Nile virus hits US, four dead


August 4th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 4 (IANS) The US has been badly hit by mosquito-borne West Nile virus, with 241 cases of the disease, including four deaths, reported nationwide so far this year, ... Read more...

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Over 400 suffer food poisoning in Sri Lanka


July 16th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, July 16 (IANS) Over 400 people were hospitalized in eastern Sri Lanka Monday after suffering from food poisoning.Police spokesperson Ajith Rohana told Xinhua that the people had attended a ... Read more...

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450,000 Pakistani kids die of malnutrition annually


July 15th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistani health experts have said an estimated 450,000 children die of malnutrition and other diseases every year in the country.Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by ... Read more...

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Floods, landslides kill 130 in Bangladesh


July 12th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 12 (IANS) About 130 people died in floods and landslides triggered by monsoon rains in the past three weeks in Bangladesh, the government said Thursday.In the hill districts ... Read more...

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Rapid cooling doubles eggs’ shelf life


June 12th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 12 (IANS) Taking just a few seconds to cool, freshly-laid eggs would add weeks to their shelf life and also stave off salmonella illnesses, according to a new ... Read more...

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Gut bugs help battle invading E. coli


May 11th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 11 (IANS) From tiny villages in the developing world to suburban US kitchens, dangerous strains of E. coli bacteria sicken millions of people each year and kill untold ... Read more...

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Over 50 fall ill at China wedding


May 7th, 2012 - 8:41 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 7 (IANS) At least 56 people have been hospitalised for food poisoning after eating at a wedding banquet in China, officials said.The victims suffered from diarrhoea, a day ... Read more...

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Garlic beats antibiotics in quelling food-borne illness


May 4th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 4 (IANS) Researchers have isolated a compound in garlic that is a 100 times more potent than popular antibiotics in combating Campylobacter bacteria, one of the commonest causes ... Read more...

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170 Mexican kids sick after having food at school


May 1st, 2012 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 1 (IANS/EFE) About 170 children and six adults fell sick after having food at a party at an elementary school in the Mexican Pacific resort city of ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants doing more harm than good: Study


April 25th, 2012 - 2:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 25 (IANS) Common anti-depressants seem to be doing patients more harm than good, says a new study."We need to be much more cautious about the widespread use of ... Read more...

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Ghana cholera toll rises to 21


April 19th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Accra, April 19 (IANS) The toll in the cholera outbreak here in Ghana's capital has risen to 21. Over 1,500 cases of the disease have been reported, an official said.Ato ... Read more...

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300 Chinese kids ill after having school lunch


April 10th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 10 (IANS) More than 300 children fell ill after eating lunch at a school in southwest China's Yunnan province, authorities said Tuesday.As many as 337 children of Zhenxiong ... Read more...

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Unicef urges India to curb open defecation


March 27th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) Tuesday stressed the urgent need for India, the first among 12 countries where open defecation takes place, to check ... Read more...

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Women can be prime movers of sanitation, says Patil


March 21st, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Stressing that women can be the prime movers of the sanitation movement across the country, President Pratibha Patil Wednesday said improper sanitation facilities and ... 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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Low-calorie diet tied to bowel disease deaths


March 21st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) A low-calorie diet may actually erode the immune system's ability to respond to infection, a new study has revealed.Mice with bowel disease put on a calorie-restricted ... Read more...

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Migration worse for urban children: UNICEF report


February 29th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) With more than 50 percent of the world's population now living in urban areas, urban migration has worsened the reach of social schemes on health ... Read more...

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700 fall ill after eating at Mexico rally


February 10th, 2012 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Feb 10 (IANS/EFE) At least 700 people fell ill after eating rice and eggs at a political rally in Mexico, officials said.The residents of Chilapa in Guerrero state ... 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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High fibre diets don’t protect gut health


January 24th, 2012 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 24 (IANS) High fibre diets, surprisingly, may not protect gut health, but they do heighten your chances of developing diverticulosis.The condition is characterised by small bulging pouches forming ... Read more...

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Fungi can help rein in lead pollution


January 15th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) Fungi can help scientists keep hazardous lead under control by transforming the heavy metal into its most stable mineral form. Lead is an important industrial material ... Read more...

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Shock treatment knocks out E. coli bug


January 12th, 2012 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 12 (IANS) Shock treatment can knock out E. coli bugs growing on the surface of heavily contaminated meat, reveals a study. The technique offers a cheap and easy ... Read more...

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Pen removed from woman’s tummy after 25 years


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 22 (IANS) An elderly woman in Britain had a pen stuck in her stomach for 25 years. The 76-year-old accidentally swallowed the felt-tip pen in the 1980s when ... Read more...

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Sip of death leaves families bereft of hope


December 15th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 15 (IANS) Sisters mourn their brothers, the old and infirm grieve inconsolably for their sons who used to earn for the family, and new widows ... Read more...

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200 Chinese infected with hepatitis


December 4th, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) Over 200 people in China, including many children, have been infected with the hepatitis C virus after reusing needles at a rural clinic.Till Dec 1, 105 ... Read more...

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Thai PM hospitalised


November 29th, 2011 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Nov 29 (IANS) Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was admitted to hospital Tuesday morning due to diarrhoea caused by food poisoning, the Thai government said. Yingluck is in Rama ... Read more...

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Raise health budget, demand celebrities, students


November 26th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) From urban students to village dwellers to celebrities, brought together by a two-week campaign focusing on child health and infant mortality, have demanded ... Read more...

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About 98,000 Pakistanis die of unsafe water, poor sanitation annually


November 19th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) An estimated 97,900 people in Pakistan die every year due to lack of clean water and poor sanitation, a report released by an international organisation has ... Read more...

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Fast test for severe form of food poisoning


November 10th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 10 (IANS) A fast and reliable new test under development could help people avoid a terrible type of food poisoning that comes from eating fish tainted with a ... Read more...

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Lifelong traumas may spur irritable bowel syndrome


November 6th, 2011 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 6 (IANS) Lifelong traumas sparked by natural disasters, housefires or the abuse or the death of a loved one may bring on irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a painful ... Read more...

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Need urgent solutions to prevent child deaths, says NGO


November 4th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) Urgent workable solutions is the need of the hour to prevent child deaths in India, where millions of children below the age of five die ... Read more...

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Mass diseases not being fought properly: expert


October 25th, 2011 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sonepat (Haryana), Oct 25 (IANS) Diseases that account for 90 percent of the global disease burden receive only 10 percent of all medical research worldwide, an expert said Tuesday.Pneumonia, diarrhoea, ... Read more...

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Scientists reveal how superbug turns killer


October 17th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) Researchers have revealed how a common hospital pathogen turns into a deadly superbug, killing more and more patients worldwide.A mutation in the Clostridium difficile causes potentially ... Read more...

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