User: aseem Topic: Water
Category: Water_Brone_Diseases
Last updated: May 06 2015 22:38 IST RSS 2.0
 
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WHO plays down risk of epidemic outbreak in Nepal 6.5.2015 Sify News
The World Health Organisation (WHO) played down the risk of an epidemic outbreak in Nepal on Wednesday amid widespread fears that unseasonal rain and the looming monsoon may pose greater challenge to this earthquake-torn country's fragile health system.
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Water and sanitation in health centres in Mali – podcast transcript 5.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Just 20% of Mali’s health facilities provide clean water. Lucy Lamble investigates how this is affecting healthcare

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CORRECTED-Quake-hit Nepalis need information, not just food and water - TRFN 4.5.2015 Sify Finance
(Corrects para 30 to show InterNews has deployed to Nepal but not begun work on disseminating news yet)
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Scores of starfish suffer mysterious and gruesome demise along west coast 3.5.2015 Guardian: Environment

The cause of the most deadly sea star epidemic in recorded history remains unclear, but experts believe it may be a poorly understood ‘wasting’ disease

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WRAPUP 2-Three survive eight days under Nepal quake rubble; but many trekkers dead 3.5.2015 Sify News
* Death toll passes 7,000 more than 14,000 injured
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Contaminated water makes 51 sick 3.5.2015 TOI: Chandigarh Times
Fifty-one people fell ill after reportedly consuming contaminated water in Bolundra village near Modasa in Aravalli district over the last two ...
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WRAPUP 1-Nepali police find bodies of foreign trekkers, villagers 3.5.2015 Sify Finance
* Death toll passes 7,000 more than 14,000 injured
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Britons rescued from Nepal monastery as earthquake aid builds momentum 3.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Eight extracted from mountainside religious retreat in Bihi, as RAF aircraft deliver much-needed water purificiation and shelter supplies

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Customs holding up relief, says UN official 3.5.2015 Telegraph: Nation
Kathmandu, May 2 (Reuters): Customs inspections at Kathmandu airport are holding up vital relief supplies for earthquake survivors in Nepal, a UN official said today, as the death toll from the disaster a week ago passed 6,600.
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WRAPUP 3-Customs checks hold up relief for Nepal quake victims - UN 2.5.2015 Sify News
(Adds candlelight vigil, U.S. planes delayed)
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Quake-hit Nepalis need information, not just food and water - TRFN 1.5.2015 Sify Finance
By Nita Bhalla
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Liz Kendall: 'Technology can stave off the crisis in the NHS' 1.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Remote monitoring and use of patient data in disease prevention could give sufferers back their lives and save NHS vast sums, says Labour’s Liz Kendall “Would you like an easy peeler?” Liz Kendall asks me, pulling out a massive bag of satsumas. The job, says the shadow minister for care and older people, and the Labour candidate for Leicester West, is extremely unhealthy, though that’s not the biggest problem with working in politics. First elected as an MP in 2010, Kendall has already been disciplined for tweeting in the House of Commons and for passing a bottle of water to a colleague doing her maiden speech, and complains about the inefficient and outdated Parliamentary conventions – including the 40-minute ritual of physically walking through the lobby to vote. The process would be far more efficient voting electronically, she says, while the order of speakers could also be published online so members didn’t have to wait four hours to talk for five ...
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Choosing water instead of sugary drinks could cut diabetes 2 risk by a quarter 1.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Study suggests replacing soft drinks and sweetened milky drinks with water or unsweetened tea or coffee is practical way to reduce rising incidence of disease

Forgoing a sugary drink a day and drinking water or unsweetened tea or coffee instead could cut the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by up to a quarter, say researchers.

The research was based on a study of a week’s food diary compiled by 25,000 men and women aged 40 to 79 in Norfolk, England, more than a decade ago.

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After quake, Nepal grapples with post-disaster diseases 29.4.2015 Rediff: News
Diseases like diarrhoea and respiratory infections are a major concern in quake-hit Nepal.
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Jal satyagraha day 18: Protestors wait for govt response 29.4.2015 TOI: India
Farmers affected by Omkareshwar dam project demanding adequate compensation have refused to give up their jal satyagraha or take treatment for infections as advised state government’s medical ...
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Climate change will significantly affect Australians’ health, report finds 29.4.2015 Guardian: Environment

Report by the Australian Academy of Science warns extreme weather events will contribute to the spread of disease and disrupt food and water supplies

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Kathmandu daily exodus may reach 300,000 as residents flee chaos 29.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

More than 100,000 have already left the badly damaged capital of Nepal, heading for distant regions to escape the threat of aftershocks, lawlessness and disease

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Monsoon just a month away, new civic chief gets cracking 29.4.2015 TOI: Cities
The new municipal commissioner has asked his juniors to complete all the ongoing road works before the onset of the monsoon to avoid inconvenience to ...
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Air pollution causes low birth weight, Beijing study shows 28.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

The reduction in air pollution achieved during the 2008 Beijing Olympics resulted in an increase in birth weight, new research has shown

Air pollution causes babies to be born smaller, according to a study of babies born just after the Beijing Olympics.

The research surveyed the birth weights of 83,672 babies born in Beijing after the 2008 Olympics, when the government closed down industry, raised vehicle emissions standards, stopped construction and introduced a license plate rotation to slash the number of vehicles on the road.

Related: Air pollution increases chances of low birth-weight babies

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Fairytale frog: London Zoo breeds bizarre amphibian for the first time 28.4.2015 Guardian: Environment
In a world first, the Zoological Society of London hatches and rears Lake Oku clawed frogs as an insurance population against extinction. It could be the opening of a children’s story: in a great forest on a mountaintop lies a tiny lake, and in that tiny lake lives a tiny frog. But this isn’t just any frog. No, this frog is different. Very, very different. It has big webbed feet, no tongue at all, and (here’s where we leave typical children’s book territory) a whole bunch of chromosomes. The vast majority of the world’s animals, including humans, have two sets of chromosomes. But the Lake Oku clawed frog has twelve sets, which is a high number even for chomosome abundant organisms like plants. The Lake Oku clawed frog is “[one] of the most genetically unusual creatures in the world,” said Carly Waterman, the Programme Manager for the Zoological Society of London’s (ZSL) EDGE group . It was a total career highlight seeing the frogs lay their eggs and watching the tadpoles ...
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