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Healthy Or Hype? 5 Food Label Claims That May Seduce You To Overeat

Dr. Lisa Young | Posted 03.14.2017 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Young

Have you ever purchased one food item over another because the nutrient claim on the package gave you the impression that it was the healthier choice?...

Pollution Kills 1.7 Million Children Every Year, WHO Says

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 03.06.2017 | Green

A quarter of all global deaths of children under five are due to unhealthy or polluted environments including dirty water and air, second-hand smoke a...

You'll Never Unlearn How Many Germs Are On Your Water Bottle

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.06.2017 | Healthy Living

Well, this is certainly something to sip on. We love reusable water bottles for being environmentally friendly and their cost effectiveness. But let...

A Reminder That There's Fecal Matter On Practically Everything

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.30.2017 | Healthy Living

The Question: I keep seeing scary articles and videos about how many germs we come into contact with every day, including particles of poop (gross!). ...

Laundry Detergent Pods Are Toxic to Pets

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 11.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

An item that doesn't often show up on lists of household products toxic to pets is laundry detergent. But it should, because most detergents and soaps...

Patients' Diarrhea Risk Is Linked To The Person Who Had Their Bed First

Reuters | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.10.2016 | Healthy Living

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - If the previous occupant of a hospital bed received antibiotics, the next patient who uses that bed may be at high...

Better Data Helps Defeat Diarrhea and Could Save Half a Million Kids - But We Need to Act Fast

Anita Zaidi | Posted 09.28.2016 | Impact
Anita Zaidi

When I was a young girl in Pakistan, my mother would remind me daily to only drink boiled water. We almost lost my sister to severe diarrhea and my mo...

The Cutest Little Diarrhea Note Ever

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.07.2016 | Weird News

We’ve been there, Gracie. Oh, how we’ve been there. A third-grader is charming the internet with what appears to be a note to dad about her overni...

Maintaining Wellness, Starting From Your Gut

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 12.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

Diverse and constantly evolving, the gut is responsible for much more than just digestion. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that the gut plays a central role in your overall wellbeing, including supporting a healthy immune system and even affecting your risk for disease and obesity.

In A World Short on Toilets, WHP Focuses on Preventing and Treating the Health Consequences

Gopi Gopalakrishnan | Posted 11.20.2016 | Impact
Gopi Gopalakrishnan

Globally, 2.4 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, like a basic toilet. Over 660 million people do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.

WASH UP! for Universal Children's Day

Toyin Ojora-Saraki | Posted 11.18.2016 | Impact
Toyin Ojora-Saraki

Every child has the right to survive and thrive, but for far too many children, this right is denied in the simplest of areas, particularly in the provision of clean, safe, and child-friendly water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services such as toilets.

6 Pool Safety Questions You Need Answered Before You Dive In

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Scholl | Posted 07.18.2015 | Healthy Living

On a hot summer day, very little is quite as appealing as your local swimming pool. Swimming is the most popular recreational activity for children a...

A Story of Resilience for International Women's Day

Erin Zaikis | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Erin Zaikis

Mary Nanyonga is a 27 year old mother of 3 in Mubende, Uganda with big dreams for the future.

The Scoop on Poop: What to Do About Undigested Food in Your Child's Stool

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Let's just admit it: Most new parents obsess about their babies' diapers. I'm not talking about the type of diaper -- cloth, disposable, designer prints or plain white -- but rather the contents of your baby's diaper.

Why I Gave My Dog Diarrhea and 5 Things You Can Do For Your New Pet

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 04.11.2015 | Green
Sarah Hodgson

Okay. I'll admit it. I gave my new puppy a serious case of the runs. I knew he'd get them, but I did it anyway. It was a gamble that paid off for the both of us.

Resolutions for Diarrhoea Solutions

Marion Roche | Posted 02.28.2015 | Impact
Marion Roche

With hope and optimism, I have listed out my top 5 resolutions for 2015 in the scope of ending the destruction caused by diarrhoeal disease.

Community Health Workers Are a Key Part of a Strong Health System

Marion Roche | Posted 07.27.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Sylvia, a community health worker in Guatemala, helps mothers in her community to treat diarrhoea with zinc and ORS.In poorer countries and communitie...

Now There Will Be a Market Even for Secondhand Food: New Help Is Found for Diarrhea -- Fecal Transplants

Eric Zuesse | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Eric Zuesse

An article in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases reports that transplanting feces from healthy persons into diarrheic individuals can help their...

This 65-Year-Old Man Has Built More Than 200 Toilets For Those In Need

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact

Kathirvel is a 65-year-old man from India who is determined to make a difference in his golden years. Instead of spending retirement with his feet ...

The War Against Health Inequity

Jennifer Kamara | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Jennifer Kamara

I have seen, first-hand the potential that is unleashed in an individual with a renewed sense of health and hope.

In the Time of Cholera

Adam C. Levine | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Adam C. Levine

Like a host of other diseases that only strike poor people living in poor countries, cholera is not something that people born and raised in wealthy countries spend much time thinking about.

Chelsea Clinton Tells SXSW That She's 'Obsessed With Diarrhea'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

Whoa -- did we just learn way too much about a former first daughter? On Tuesday, Chelsea Clinton sat down to chat at the South by Southwest festi...

Reducing Diarrheal Disease With Rotavirus Vaccine

Marion Roche | Posted 04.05.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Diarrhea may not be glamorous, but the rotavirus vaccine is a shining star in the public health world.

All I Want for Christmas Is to Save More Children's Lives

Marion Roche | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Marion Roche

Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death in children under five years old -- approximately 760,000 deaths every year. Each episode deprives a child of the necessary nutrition to live and thrive -- play, go to school and grow.

What a Difference a Decade Makes

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Dr. Orin Levine

As World Pneumonia Day 2013 is celebrated around the world today, I'm struck by the difference a decade has made in the control and prevention of pneu...