Category Archives: Gastroenterology: Diarrhea

3 Things You Can Catch from a Pool






Think a chlorinated pool is a safe, sterile place? Think again. There are a few dangers lurking in a shared pool, whether at a gym, a community center or even a fancy resort. In fact, outbreaks of illnesses from hot … Continue reading






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Orange sweet potato reduces diarrhea in children






Washington, June 15 — A new study has found that orange sweet potato (OSP) reduced both the prevalence and duration of diarrhea in young children in Mozambique. The OSP was conventionally bred to provide more vitamin A in the diet. … Continue reading






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Food allergy development linked to skin exposure






Food allergies are on the rise in the U.S. and other developed countries. In patients, food allergies appear as a variety of symptoms, ranging from mild skin inflammation to severe asthma. Recent studies suggest that contact between inflamed skin and … Continue reading






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Severe diarrheal illness in children linked to antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices






The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices for other conditions, according to a … Continue reading






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Probiotics for treating persistent diarrhoea in children






Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Aug 20;8:CD007401. [Epub ahead of print] Probiotics for treating persistent diarrhoea in children. Bernaola Aponte G, Bada Mancilla CA, Carreazo NY, Rojas Galarza RA. Source: Suárez Angamos Hospital, Angamos Este Avenue 261, Miraflores, Lima, Peru, … Continue reading






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Some antihistamines linked to diarrhea






Newswise — ROCHESTER, Minn. — Patients receiving antihistamines to suppress stomach acid are at greater risk of infection from Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, a common cause of diarrhea, particularly in health care settings, Mayo Clinic researchers have found. The … Continue reading






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FDA approves first anti-diarrheal drug for HIV/AIDS patients






Fulyzaq is the second botanical drug approved by the agency The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fulyzaq (crofelemer) to relieve symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients taking antiretroviral therapy, a combination of medicines used to treat HIV infection. … Continue reading






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Gastrointestinal distress drug Intestinomicina gets FDA warning






The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to use Intestinomicina, a drug product manufactured in El Salvador and marketed as a treatment for infectious diarrhea and acute gastrointestinal infections. Consumers who have purchased this product should immediately … Continue reading






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Antibiotic-induced diarrhea risk may be lowered with probiotic consumption






More probiotics posts Consumption of probiotics (live microorganisms, which may occur naturally in foods such as yogurt, intended to confer a health benefit when consumed) is associated with a reduced risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common adverse effect of antibiotic … Continue reading






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Probiotics knowledge growing, though there are misperceptions, says Dannon. Here’s what they would like us to know.






Probiotics information and resources on Amazon WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-A new survey from The Dannon Company reveals that Americans are more familiar than ever with probiotics—live microorganisms which, when consumed in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. … Continue reading






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Skip the Pepto. Pass the kefir.






One way to battle diarrhea-causing gut bugs is to introduce even more gut bugs, two major reviews found. One review, by Stephen J. Allen, PhD, of the Swansea University School of Medicine, and colleagues, encompassed 63 studies with more than … Continue reading






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