'Polluted water from Thumbe dam may cause fatal diseases'

Water samples show there are at least 15 sites where bacteriological contamination is at a constant high.

Pulmonary and heart diseases claimed 46,811 lives in Karnataka in 2014, the latest year for which statistics on various causes of deaths in the country have been compiled by the Medical Certificati

Even after three months of efforts, mosquitoes are everywhere in the state and biting the people as usual.

The objective of the study is to describe the frequency and factors associated with antibiotic use in early childhood, and estimate the proportion of diarrhoea and respiratory illnesses episodes treated with antibiotics.

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Wad Medani — Ten people died of acute watery diarrhoea in a hospital in El Gezira state on Sunday and Monday. The hospital has received dozens of infected cases.

Pune: Water borne diseases like diarrhoea, cholera, typhoid and viral hepatitis affected as many as 6,012 people in the state while claiming 30 lives in 2016, against the 5,175 cases and seven deat

Pneumonia has overtaken malaria as the number one killer disease among children under the age of five in Nigeria.

Despite remarkable progress in the improvement of child survival between 1990 and 2015, the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 target of a two-thirds reduction of under-5 mortality rate (U5MR) was not achieved globally. In this paper, we updated our annual estimates of child mortality by cause to 2000–15 to reflect on progress toward the MDG 4 and consider implications for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target for child survival.

In a move to expand the vaccine coverage across the country, health ministry plans to introduce pneumonia vaccine in five states under its universal immunization programme from next year.