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Rain abates in India's flood-hit Kerala, fears of disease in camps

The India Meteorological Department forecast heavy rainfall only at one or two places of Kerala on Sunday, and in some places the flood waters began to recede.

Contaminated water can be tested at less than $1 with paper-based fuel cell

Researchers have developed a fuel cell that costs less than $1, and can detect contaminated water samples, that reduces the risk of water-borne infections.


Thirty-six people die in food related disease outbreak in South Africa

The department has not found the origin of the outbreak but suspects food contamination at the source, such as farms or food processing plants.

How to take care of your feet during monsoon?

Problems can easily be dealt by following simple foot care tips like wearing comfortable and breathable footwear, say experts. Shikhee Agrawal, Head Training, The Body Shop, and Aakriti Kochar, beauty and make-up expert at Oriflame India, share some tips.

Things you need to know about swimming during menstruation

If you enjoy swimming during the rest of your cycle, there's no reason to stop just because you have your period. Female health app Clue has answered eight commonly asked questions about swimming when you're on your period,

Heart patient? Avoid rush hour traffic: Study

Avoiding rush hour traffic could help in reducing risk of developing heart diseases .


Drug for skin disorder may help in treating Alzheimer's: Scientists

Scientists researched that It may be possible to treat Alzheimer's disease with a drug used for treating a skin disorder.

30 per cent rise in dengue cases in Delhi in a week

Over 5,500 dengue cases and six deaths were registered in the national capital last year, according to SDMC report.

Ultra-runners not ultra-fit

A new study on effects of ultra-endurance exercise on athletes’ health found a high incidence of breathing problems and running-related injuries.

Low-dose treatment may block malaria transmission

Standard doses of the drug cause reduced blood count in individuals with a deficiency in G6PD enzyme