By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could

Cryptosporidium is a leading cause of childhood diarrhea in low-resource settings, and has been repeatedly associated with impaired physical and cognitive development. In May 2013, an outbreak of diarrhea caused by Cryptosporidium hominis was identified in the Arctic region of Nunavik, Quebec. Human cryptosporidiosis transmission was previously unknown in this region, and very few previous studies have reported it elsewhere in the Arctic. The researchers report clinical, molecular, and epidemiologic details of a multi-village Cryptosporidium outbreak in the Canadian Arctic.

Waterborne diseases are the leading cause of mortality in developing countries. The paper emphasize a previously ignored cause of diarrhea - upstream river bathing.

Noida: A team of doctors led by the district's chief medical officer R K Garg visited Kanchanjunga Apartments in Sector 53 where close to 400 residents have fallen sick after sewage got mixed with

The three deaths were reported on February 11, 12 and 15 at different hospitals in the city.

Diarrheal disease is the world’s second leading cause of death among young children. It claims more than half a million lives of children under five years old each year, accounting for 9% of global child deaths. It is also a leading cause of morbidity in children, including chronic malnutrition. The original United Nations Millennium Development Goals included a target to reduce the mortality rate among children under five by two-thirds by 2015.

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With Thailand confirming a second case of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) disease, the World Health Organisation on Sunday cautioned India and other member states in its Sou

Reckitt Benckiser (RB), manufacturers of Dettol, and the Plan International Pakistan, a developmental sector organisation, have collaborated to design and test a new approach to reduce the incidenc

A dramatic disparity between the results of blinded versus open trial designs has raised questions about the effectiveness of water quality interventions and other environmental interventions to prevent diarrhea, a leading killer of young children in low-income countries.

Eleven people died of diarrhoea countrywide in the last week of November, the Ministry of Health and Child Care has said.

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