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Water borne diseases, need caution

During the rainy season as as water stagnation and floods occur through out the country,Water Borne diseases are more prevalent.//Experts attending the workshop on 'water microbiology' stressed the need to regularly test water sources and confirm their purity, as water supplies were contaminated with sewage...

Mumbai Alert: Possibility Of An Epidemic Outbreak

...at Kalyan. Lack of proper clean-up following the floods (fumigation measures) has been held responsible for the situation. With fears of an epidemic breaking out, the state government has sent its medical teams armed with extra drugs to the affected areas. Chlorination levels are also expected to shoot up...

Health Authorities Claim Some Relief likely from Post floods diseases in Mumbai

...ticism for their inadequate handling of the Mumbai floods are now under defensive and are controlling the damage already done to their image//. The health authorities have reported fewer admissions of new patients Monday as the outbreak of deadly post-floods diseases such as leptospirosis and dengue show...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...ds, which occurred globally between 1970 and 1994, floods in West Bengal led to a large cholera epidemic. ...s receeding and some of it remains stagnant. Hence floods may indirectly lead to an increase in vector-borne diseases through the expansion in the number and ...

Health Problems Due To Ecosystem's Degradation

... forest clearance. Disasters like landslides and floods are linked to deforestation. Some of the regions that face the greatest danger from the changes in the ecosystems are some parts of South and Southeast Asia, parts of Latin America, Central Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa. The WHO report has revealed th...

Assam's Floating Hospital To Render Medical Services To Islanders

...ature's fury every year in the form of devastating floods but are also deprived of the minimum treatment they deserve as human beings and as citizens of this country,' said Hazarika. Ironically, people living in these 'chaporis', as riverine islands are called in Assamese, are confused as to which constit...

Assam Heat Wave Claims Five.

...lion people. "But compared to previous years, the floods this year were almost negligible," said state flood control minister Bhumidhar Barman. The annual floods leave a trail of destruction, washing away villages, submerging paddy fields, drowning livestock, be...

Processed foods – "the" cause of obesity!

...f sugars increase insulin secretion, which in turn floods the hypothalamus, which regulates energy use in the body.In this way, insulin blocks the path of another hormone, leptin, which tells the brain about the energy requirement. This ends up in the body going into starvation mode -- the brain thinks it i...

Viral Epidemic In Gujarat

...dicines.” The illness caused by heavy rains and floods in Gujarat has led to hundreds of people being adm...arni of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The floods have also affected Surat, a city in south Gujarat, with 63 cases being reported so far with similar ...

Songs Could Help to Overcome Flood Trauma

...ge themselves in routine work and not think of the floods any more. "Involvement in routine work is the m...therings and talks regarding things other than the floods can prevent post-traumatic stress disorder," said Choksi. He said the number of patients coming t...

Europe Faces Threat Of Rise In Infectious Diseases

...e that the unpredictable weather, which is causing floods and drought, would also lead to increased changes in the incidence of infectious disease. Speaking at the conference he said, "There are already significant indications of disease burden occurring in Europe as a result of climate change." He state...

18 fall Victim to Cholera in Niger

...ense flooding from heavy rains// since July. The floods have affected 43,000 persons in five regions, posing serious health risks to them. Over 200 cases of cholera, a water-borne disease had been reported over the past three weeks across the region. OCHA spokesperson Elisabeth Byrs said: "Urgent measur...

Mosquito-borne Dengue Disease on the Rise in Five Malaysian States

...the southern Johor state, which was hit by massive floods in December, to prevent an outbreak of the disease. Authorities have warned that the aftermath of the floods, which has been tagged as the worst in a century, could lead to a rise in dengue cases as well as an increase in cases of other diseases. ...

Noah, the Great Survivor of Katrina

...s in coolant tanks, frozen in liquid nitrogen when floods hit the hospital. The embryo-containing tanks were moved from the first floor to the third as the hurricane waters entered the hospital and rose till 8 feet and cut off the electricity. IVF is a complicated and expensive procedure involving: admi...

New Method May Treat Brain Injuries

... stroke or disease,// a substance called glutamate floods the surrounding areas, overloading the cells in its path and setting off a chain reaction that damages whole swathes of tissue. Glutamate is always present in the brain, where it carries nerve impulses across the gaps between cells. But when this ...

Kenya: Alert As Virus Leaps Over Buffer Zone

...November, local weathermen had correctly predicted floods and landslides in several parts of the country, including North Eastern province. "It was too obvious not to see it coming. But no pre-emptive action was taken. We are famous for closing the barn door after the horse has bolted," said the director ...

Flood Toll Rises, and Indonesia Braces for Disease

... their homes. Environmentalists said the annual floods had been growing worse and blamed clogged drains, trash-filled rivers and deforestation of hillsides south of the city for development. Critics also blame delays in extending a flood-control canal that carried excess water from overflowing rivers i...

Natural Brain Substance Linked to Parkinson's Symptoms

...they are needed. Smoking marijuana, by contrast, floods cannabinoid receptors scattered throughout the brain with THC, the active ingredient in the plant that mimics the brain's own signaling compound. That has potent effects but there's no evidence it can help problems in the dopamine-endocannabinoid sys...

Climate Change can Raise Incidence of Disease: Expert

... The intensity and frequency of droughts, storms, floods and erratic weather will grow with serious economic consequences, particularly for the poorest who are generally unable to insure themselves or build dwellings to resist severe weather, she said. Wysham accused the G-8 countries of saying one thing...

India's Water Availability Will Decline by 2050

...r fewer days, which implies increased frequency of floods during the monsoon will also result in loss of the rainwater. The direct runoff of water would reduce the groundwater recharging potential," Pachauri told reporters here. The report, "Climate Change 2007: Impact, Adaptation and Vulnerability" was u...

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