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Health experts suggest ORS over sugary drinks for combatting dehydration & diarrhoea

ORS is a mix of sugar and salts. When dissolved it in water, the solution is quickly absorbed in the small intestine, even during severe diarrhoea; This helps replace the lost water and salts

Homemade drinks like ‘nimbu pani’ with sugar and salt, plain water, and milk are also good for hydration. However, sugar-loaded liquids, like cold drinks, should be avoided. (HT file photo for representation)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 08:44 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

WHO chief wishes Narendra Modi on re-election, PM thanks ‘Tulsi Bhai’

Modi, set for a historic third term, thanked the WHO chief, referring to him affectionately as "Tulsi Bhai," a name given to Dr. Tedros by the PM in 2022.

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus with PM Modi. (Twitter)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 10:56 PM IST

WHO vaping report: Big tobacco companies target kids to replace lost smokers

The WHO warns vaping gives tobacco companies a way to replace dead smokers. So, what are health experts doing about it?

A billboard advertising vaping devices in Germany reads: For you, for now, for anywhere.(Peter Endig/IMAGO)
Published on May 30, 2024 02:29 PM IST
By | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Less affluent teens in Europe at greater risk of obesity: WHO

Teens from less affluent European families face higher risks of obesity and poor diet, increasing disease risks, according to a WHO report.

Obesity drugs can help teens lose weight: Study(freepik)
Published on May 25, 2024 06:34 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri

Superbugs pose graver threat than Covid-19. Here's all you need to know

The rise of drug-resistant superbugs is a pressing issue that can potentially eclipse the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Here's all you need to know

Superbugs pose graver threat than Covid-19. Here's all you need to know about antimicrobial resistance (Image by starline on Freepik)
Published on May 15, 2024 04:45 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi
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