Afghanistan: Rapid decline in public health conditions, WHO warns
Healthcare provision is deteriorating fast in Afghanistan, the UN health agency warned on Wednesday, with cases of measles and diarrhoea shooting up, and polio becoming a “major risk”. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - September 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Do you suffer with IBS? Your symptoms could be a sign of a more serious condition - expert
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome causes abdominal symptoms that include constipation, diarrhoea, or both. However, the condition does not damage a person's bowel like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease can. Symptoms can consist of flare ups that can cause excruciating pain and can make going about your daily life uncomfortable. For years, IBS has often been diagnosed before another, more serious condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why does world ’s tallest populace seem to be getting shorter?
Dutch people born in 2001 are not as tall as previous generation – is it genetics, migration or nutrition?From brutal conflicts to periods of prosperity, pandemics to triumphs for equality, human history is full of highs and lows. But such fluctuations don ’t just affect society: the human body can also be a sign of the times.Studies have shown that our height is not just a matter of genetics but is also influenced by the environment we live in, with key factors including our nutrition and experience of sickness, such as diarrhoea.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 17, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Anthropology Netherlands Europe Science World news Evolution Biology Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Foods and drink to avoid if taking the drug – increase side effect r
STATINS side effects can include muscle pain, diarrhoea or headaches. Certain foods or drinks consumed may increase your risk of statin side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins side effects: Foods & drink to avoid when taking drug – increase side effect risk
STATINS side effects can include muscle pain, diarrhoea or headaches. Certain foods or drinks consumed may increase your risk of statin side effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glenmark concludes study on COVID drug Favipiravir
Results showed no new safety signals or concerns with the use of Favipiravir, and already-known side effects like weakness, gastritis, diarrhoea, vomiting etc were found to be mild in nature. The time for fever resolution was 4 days, while the time for the clinical cure was 7 days, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - September 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Statement on Afghanistan by Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director for the Eastern ...
18 August 2021, Cairo, Egypt — The World Health Organization (WHO) is committed to staying in Afghanistan and delivering critical health services and calls on all parties to respect and protect civilians, health workers, patients and health facilities. During this difficult time, the well-being of all civilians — as well as the safety and security of our staff — in Afghanistan is paramount.   Sustained access to humanitarian assistance, including essential health services and medical supplies, is a critical lifeline for millions of Afghans, and must not be interrupted. Months of ...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 18, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Costs Associated with the Treatment of Clostridioides Difficile Infections
Background: Clostridioides difficile , as the main cause of infectious diarrhoea in hospitalised patients, is a considerable challenge for medical personnel (hospital environment) who have direct contact with the patient, as well as being of interest to public health specialists. Financial issues related to the occurrence of the above-mentioned micro-organism are being increasingly raised. Due to the scale of the phenomenon, we are beginning to pay attention to the significant system costs caused by the diagnosis and treatment of CDI infection and its complications. Studies indicate that the nosocomial infection of C. diff...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Data for Roche ’s Evrysdi® (risdiplam) published in New England Journal of Medicine shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in babies with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 29 July 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) in babies aged 1-7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atr ophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41) sitting without support for at least five seconds* by month 12, a milestone not seen in the natural course of the disease. Safety for Evrysdi in the FIREFISH Part 2 study was consistent with its known safety profile.“With...
Source: Roche Media News - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data for Roche ’s Evrysdi® (risdiplam) published in New England Journal of Medicine shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in babies with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 29 July 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has published data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) in babies aged 1-7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atr ophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41) sitting without support for at least five seconds* by month 12, a milestone not seen in the natural course of the disease. Safety for Evrysdi in the FIREFISH Part 2 study was consistent with its known safety profile.“With...
Source: Roche Investor Update - July 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

British-led patient study finds over 200 symptoms of long COVID-19
Of the diverse range of symptoms, others included: visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual cycle, sexual dysfunction, heart palpitations, bladder control issues, shingles, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhoea, and tinnitus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Condition could be caused by intestinal pseudo-obstruction – what is it
STOMACH bloating occurs from time to time and is normally not a reason for panic. Intestinal pseudo-obstruction on the other hand is far more complicated and could be the cause for your bloating, nausea or diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

– Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea –
By Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, May 17 2021 (IPS) On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year, we are re-publishing one article a day, for the next two weeks. The original article was published on January 4 2021 Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine Wilson CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) – Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken deci...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation World Enviro Source Type: news

World Immunization Week 2021
Vaccines bring us closer to a healthier world 22 April 2021 – The last week of April each year we celebrate the World Immunization Week. This year, the celebration amid the COVID-19 pandemic reminds us that vaccines can bring us closer to a healthier, more prosperous world, where no one suffers or dies from a vaccine-preventable disease. "Vaccines are one of the most effective public health interventions that have saved millions of lives over the years.This year, the importance of vaccination is clearer than ever. Safe and effective vaccines can be a game changer in the global response to the COVID-19 pandem...
Source: WHO EMRO News - April 22, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

The effect of a microbial ecosystem therapeutic (MET-2) on recurrent Clostridioides difficile infection: a phase 1, open-label, single-group trial, The lancet
This study is registered with ClinicalTrials.gov, NCT02865616 FINDINGS: Between Sept 19, 2018, and Feb 28, 2020, we enrolled 19 adult patients with at least two episodes of mild to moderate C difficile infection (median age 65 years [IQR 56-67]; 12 women [63%], seven men [37%]). Recurrent C difficile infection was absent at day 40 in 15 (79%) of 19 patients after initial treatment, increasing to 18 (95%) 40 days after retreatment. No mortality associated with C difficile infection, infections associated with MET-2 treatment, or other serious adverse events were observed. The most common self-limited, mild to moderate sympt...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms: Do you have Covid-related diarrhoea? Three key warning signs to look for
SPOTTING the symptoms of coronavirus has taken a back seat amid the vaccine rollout but with countries in Europe currently engulfed in a third wave, the threat to Britain persists. Diarrhoea is associated with a "greater risk of needing hospital support", according to COVID Symptom Study app. There are three key distinguishing characteristics of COVID-19-related diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid symptoms warning: What does diarrhoea feel like for coronavirus? Signs in your poo
COVID symptoms usually include a fever, dry cough, and a loss of smell or taste. But there are also a number of other warning signs of coronavirus that you shouldn't ignore, including diarrhoea. What does diarrhoea feel like if you have Covid? These are the subtle signs in your poo after using the toilet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: ‘Diabetic diarrhoea’ is a warning sign - what is it?
DIABETES type 2 is a chronic condition characterised by unstable blood sugar levels. Diabetic diarrhoea is a telltale sign you have consistently high blood sugar levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antidepressants could be prescribed by GPs as the new weapon in the war on Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBS affects nine million Britons, causing agonising pain, bloating, diarrhoea and constipation - with few effective treatments available. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid vaccine side effects: Fever, nausea and diarrhoea are three serious side effects
COVID vaccine side effects: There are the usual side effects many report feeling after being vaccinated however, after the death of patients in Norway what are three potentially fatal side effects? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Media News - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche receives positive CHMP opinion for Evrysdi, the first and only at home spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) treatment with proven efficacy in adults, children and infants two months and older
Basel, 26 February 2021 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended the approval of Evrysdi ™ (risdiplam) for the treatment of 5q spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) in patients 2 months of age and older, with a clinical diagnosis of SMA Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3 or with one to four SMN2 copies. SMA is a leading genetic cause of death in infants and 5q SMA is the most common form of the disease . SMA causes progressive muscle weakness and atrophy, and significant unmet need remains, particularly in adults ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Covid: Seven symptoms should trigger virus test, study says
Fatigue, headache, sore throat and diarrhoea are also warning signs of the virus, research suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TB vaccine may protect newborns against other infectious diseases
(London School of Hygiene& Tropical Medicine) The tuberculosis (TB) vaccine Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) could protect newborns against a variety of common infections, such as upper respiratory tract infections, chest infections and diarrhoea, according to a new study in Lancet Infectious Diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 17, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smectite promotes probiotic biofilm formation in gut for cancer immunotherapy
(Nanjing University School of Life Sciences) Orally administrating probiotics is ineffective due to the poor inhabitation of exogenous bacteria in host intestines. Chinese scientists report that smectite, a type of mineral clay and classical anti-diarrhoea drug, can promote the expansion of probiotics in the murine gut that subsequently elicits anti-tumor immune responses. Their findings suggest a novel approach to specifically enrich probiotics in the body, with high translational potential for cancer immunotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Covid new strain symptoms: The three 'unusual' signs of coronavirus you should be aware of
COVID new strain symptoms can be difficult to spot, as some of the key coronavirus signs don't necessarily make you feel ill. But there are some "unusual" symptoms that you should be aware of, including diarrhoea and unexplained headaches. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gambia: MRCG Holds Open Day On ETVAX Study On Diarrhoea On Children
[The Point] MRC-The Gambia London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the government of The Gambia on Wednesday organized an open day forum on ETVAX study project dubbed 'a vaccine trial study focus on diarrhoea diseases to see the safety and efficacy of the ETEC vaccine.' (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 5, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Decision-support tool could reduce unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for child diarrhoea
(eLife) A decision-support tool that could be accessed via mobile devices may help clinicians in lower-resource settings avoid unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions for children with diarrhoea, a study published today in eLife shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 2, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Diabetes symptoms: Sign in your poo of high blood sugar - do your stools look like this?
DIABETES symptoms may include passing more urine than normal and feeling unusually tired. But you could also find your risk of high blood sugar by checking your poo after using the toilet. Diarrhoea could be caused by type 2 diabetes. Do your stools look like this? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid new strain warning - the six 'less common' symptoms of you may be ignoring
COVID symptoms usually include a high fever, a new cough cough, or a loss of sense of smell or taste. But after a new Covid strain was spotted in the UK, the number of cases has continued to rise. These are the "less common" coronavirus symptoms you may be ignoring, including diarrhoea and sore throats. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to stop diarrhoea: Easy remedies to get rid of diarrhoea symptoms or loose poo at home
HOW to stop diarrhoea: Diarrhoea symptoms can be very unpleasant, and may be leaving you on the toilet for large parts of the day. But you can get rid of diarrhoea or loose poo at home with these three handy treatments and remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19: Norway investigates 23 deaths in frail elderly patients after vaccination, BMJ
The Norwegian Medicines Agency has concluded that in 13 of 23 deaths in very frail elderly patients who received the Pfizer COVID vaccine, common adverse reactions of mRNA vaccines, such as fever, nausea, and diarrhoea, may have contributed to fatal outcomes (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost Consequences for the NHS of Using a Two-Step Testing Method for the Detection of Clostridium difficile with a Point of Care, Polymerase Chain Reaction Test as the First Step
The two-step, POCT strategy was estimated to save £ 283,282 per 1000 hospitalized NHS patients with suspected infectious diarrhoea. Sensitivity analysis indicated that the turnaround time for the POCT was the largest driver for cost savings. Providing the POCT has sufficiently high diagnostic accuracy for detecting C. difficile, the two-step, POCT strategy for CDI identification is likely to be cost saving for NHS hospitals with an offsite laboratory. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency: Symptoms could include gastrointestinal issues including diarrhoea
VITAMIN B12 deficiency: The human body does not create vitamin B12, so people must get this nutrient from their diet. This means many people are lacking in the vitamin without even knowing. If experiencing gastrointestinal issues including diarrhoea, vomiting or nausea it could indicate you're lacking in the essential vitamin. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boost your gut feeling: From a tummy massager to a tracker app, which is the best for IBS? 
JO WATERS: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects one in ten adults in the UK, causing bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and cramps. We asked a professor to assess some new products to treat it. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea
Contamination of rivers and streams by mine waste in the vicinity of the Panguna copper mine in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea. Credit: Catherine WilsonBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Australia, Jan 4 2021 (IPS) Local communities in the vicinity of the abandoned Panguna copper mine, have taken decisive action to hold the global mining multinational, Rio Tinto, accountable for alleged environmental and human rights violations during the mine’s operations between 1972 and 1989. The mine operated in the mountains of central Bougainville in Papua New Guinea until 1989. The complaint by 156 resident...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Crime & Justice Development & Aid Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Indigenous Rights Natural Resources Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanit Source Type: news

Bowel cancer symptoms: ‘Alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhoea’ could be a sign
BOWEL cancer symptoms can be subtle and easily-missed, but as there's currently no cure it's important to be familiar with what to look out for. One of the most common signs is a change of bowel habits - "alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhoea". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What causes diarrhoea? Is diarrhoea a sign of coronavirus?
DIARRHOEA is probably nothing to worry about. But could it be a sign of coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements: Zinc supplementation could help reduce a cold, diarrhoea and diabetes
BEST supplements: Zinc is a trace element that is necessary for a healthy immune system. Studies suggest supplementation with zinc can help with colds, diarrhoea and diabetes risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Are you experiencing diarrhoea? The lesser-known sign of the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes can cause a wide range of symptoms in the body due to the unusually high amount of blood sugar in the body. Neuropathy is a common side effect of the condition which could cause diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Chikurubi Inmate Sues Govt After Diarrhoea Nightmare
[New Zimbabwe] An inmate at Chikurubi Maximum Prison (Chikurubi) has slapped the Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services (ZPCS) with a lawsuit following his unfortunate experiences after the outbreak of waterborne diseases at the Harare correctional facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 25, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Fiji's vaccine program reduces childhood death and illness: study
(University of Melbourne) Fiji's national vaccine program against pneumonia, a serious lung condition, and rotavirus, a common disease which causes severe diarrhoea and vomiting, has reduced illness and death, new research shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Does your anxiety trigger IBS symptoms? How to support your digestive system
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome is a common condition that affects the digestive system, causing pain, bloating diarrhoea and constipation. Over the years experts have identified stress as a cause. So what can you do to help avoid a flare-up of symptoms? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA approval of Xofluza for the prevention of influenza following contact with an infected person
             Basel, 24 November 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xofluza ® (baloxavir marboxil) as a treatment to prevent influenza in people 12 years of age and older following contact with someone with influenza (known as post-exposure prophylaxis). Xofluza is the first single-dose influenza medicine approved for post-exposure prophylaxis.“With today’s approval, Xofluza is now available as the first single-dos...
Source: Roche Media News - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces FDA approval of Xofluza for the prevention of influenza following contact with an infected person
             Basel, 24 November 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for Xofluza ® (baloxavir marboxil) as a treatment to prevent influenza in people 12 years of age and older following contact with someone with influenza (known as post-exposure prophylaxis). Xofluza is the first single-dose influenza medicine approved for post-exposure prophylaxis.“With today’s approval, Xofluza is now available as the first single-dos...
Source: Roche Investor Update - November 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caroline Quentin health: Strictly Come Dancing star explains 'horrible' symptoms
CAROLINE QUENTIN became the fourth celebrity to be knocked out of Strictly Come Dancing 2020, alongside her partner Johannes Radebe, after losing in this week's dance-off against Maisie Smith. The actress has previously explained her "horrible" coeliac disease symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoea. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bringing Clean Water On Tap To Rural Villages In Polynesian Island Nation Of Tuvalu
Technical experts measure the salinity of groundwater wells on Vaitupu Island, Tuvalu. This month work will begin on building the network of tanks and pipes which will eventually convey clean water from the north of Vaitupu Island to the 1,500 people who live in the villages of Tumaseu and Asau in the south. Courtesy: Pacific CommunityBy Catherine WilsonCANBERRA, Nov 18 2020 (IPS) Rural communities on one of the nine islands that make up the Polynesian nation of Tuvalu are anticipating how life will change when they are connected to piped clean water for the first time. Despite being surrounded by millions of square kilome...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Catherine Wilson Tags: Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Featured Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation The Pacific Community (SPC) Tuvalu Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Water Shortage Risks New Covid-19 Infections
[East African] The acute shortage of water in Zimbabwe's major cities has left 3.7 million people exposed to communicable diseases such as diarrhoea and typhoid, at a time the southern African country is battling a Covid-19 outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New coronavirus symptoms alert as people with diarrhoea and headaches test positive
A NEW COVID test is being rolled out that gives a result within 30 minutes and doesn't require lab processing. As part of its trial, people with non-typical symptoms tested positive for the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Help Us Help You campaign
The Help Us Help You abdominal symptoms of cancer campaign launches this week, to encourage people to seek advice from their GP if they have symptoms of diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort that last for three weeks or more. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 10, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news