Monthly Archives: August 2013

Cancer a water-borne disease in southern Vietnam

Nguyen Van Minh’s parents are among at least 50 people in a commune in Tien Giang Province who have died of cancer over the past five years, and concerns over arsenic-laden groundwater are escalating in the Mekong Delta.“My father died … Continue reading

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70% diseases in Hyderabad are water-borne

India is facing a severe public health crisis with increasing water-borne diseases and a deteriorating quality of groundwater.Recent studies by the United Nations reveal that over 1 lakh people die in India annually due to water borne diseases. It indicates … Continue reading

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DOH deploys leptospirosis meds stocks to evacuation centers

Ample supplies of medicines against the water-borne disease leptospirosis are available to evacuees and disaster response teams exposed to flood waters, the Department of Health said on Tuesday.Director Eduardo Janairo of DOH Metro Manila regional field office said thousands of … Continue reading

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Hepatitis leads to 1.4m deaths annually

During celebrations to mark world Hepatitis day recently, the World Health Organisation urged governments to act against the five hepatitis viruses that cause severe liver infections and lead to over 1.4 million deaths each year.The complexity of hepatitis disease lies … Continue reading

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U.N. must take accountability for cholera epidemic in Haiti

It is now all but certain that Haiti’s cholera epidemic, which has killed more than 8,000 people and sickened more than 600,000, is directly traceable to a battalion of U.N. peacekeepers who arrived in the country after the 2010 earthquake. … Continue reading

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Political motive behind PP Pandey hunt: Lawyer

Additional DGP PP Pandey’s counsel on Saturday came down heavily on the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for being a puppet and alleged that there was a political motive behind its action.Pandey, an absconder in the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter … Continue reading

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Waterborne Workhorses Time Staten Island’s Tides

It was slack tide and, for the moment, the slate gray waters of the Kill Van Kull were still.  A sense of summertime languor should have prevailed, as the temperature crept toward the mid-80s. There was reason enough to pause … Continue reading

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