Diarrhea

Assessing Symptoms, Blood, Stool Markers Best For Identifying Pediatric Ibd

TUESDAY, July 21, 2020 -- For pediatric patients with nonbloody diarrhea, evaluating symptoms plus blood and stool markers is the optimal test strategy for predicting inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study published online July 21...
Related topics: Blood Test, Medical Research

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Microbiome Confers Resistance To Cholera

Many parts of the world are in the midst of a deadly pandemic of cholera, an extreme form of watery diarrhea. Scientists have discovered specific gut bacteria make some people resistant to it -- a finding that could save lives.
Related topics: Microbiome, Cholera, Medical Research, Bacteria

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Vaccine Might Guard Against Bacteria That Cause Diarrhea In Kids

WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2020 -- An experimental vaccine helps protect monkeys against bacteria that cause diarrhea in millions of children worldwide, researchers report. Bacterial gastroenteritis -- a digestive problem associated with malnutrition...
Related topics: Vaccines, Bacteria, Medical Research

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Slow-growing Rotavirus Mutant Reveals Early Steps Of Viral Assembly

Rotavirus is responsible for more than 130,000 deaths annually in infants and children younger than five years. The virus causes severe, dehydrating diarrhea as it replicates in viral factories called viroplasms that form inside infected cells....
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"diarrhea, Dehydration, Hunger, Exhaustion": India's Rural Poor Suffer Most Under Lockdown

India just saw its biggest spike in coronavirus cases in 24 hours with 6,000 new reported infections, as an estimated 3 million seek shelter from a powerful cyclone and tens of thousands have no work or food. We go to Mumbai for an update from...

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Scientists Inject Proteins Into Eukaryontic Cells

When bacteria such as Salmonella or Yersinia cause fever, diarrhea or abdominal pain, tiny "injection needles" are at work: their type 3 secretion system, or T3SS for short, shoots bacterial virulence proteins directly into the eukaryotic host...
Related topics: Proteins, Bacteria, Salmonella

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What John Snow And Cholera Tell Us About The Covid Pandemic

It’s hard to imagine that someone could die from diarrhea. If you live in America today, you’ve likely never heard of anyone with cholera, and certainly never of anyone dying from diarrhea. Yet, in the middle of the nineteenth century, it was...
Related topics: Cholera

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Viruses From Feces Can Help Combat Obesity And Diabetes

Fecal transplants are currently used to treat certain types of antibiotic-resistant diarrhea and has also been attempted to treat e.g. inflammatory bowel disease. A new study suggests that transplanted intestinal contents could also be effective...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Obesity, Diabetes, Antibiotics, Medical Research

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Could Genetics Explain The Confusing Array Of Sars-cov-2 Symptoms?

Enlarge / A drive-through coronavirus testing station. (credit: Paul Ellis / Getty Images) A dry cough. Loss of smell. Diarrhea. Fever. All of these have been considered possible symptoms associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection, along with the...
Related topics: Genetics, Cough

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Chipotle Will Pay $25 Million Fine To Resolve Tainted Food Allegations

The fast food company was accused in federal court of serving adulterated food to diners that caused diarrhea, vomiting and abdominal cramps.
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Wondering If You Have Covid-19? Diarrhea May Be A Symptom

Early research suggests that gastrointestinal distress can be an early warning sign of a coronavirus infection.
Related topics: Medical Research

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A Cat Just Tested Positive For Coronavirus

A cat in Belgium was confirmed COVID-19 positive after showing several symptoms, including diarrhea, vomiting, and trouble breathing. The cat probably contracted the infection from her owner, who had recently returned from a trip to Northern Italy,...

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Box Office Report: Onward Cows

People are reacting in very calm and proportionate ways to the COVID-19 virus, as I'm sure you've been able to tell from the news coverage of panic-buying toilet paper. We all know that Coronavirus doesn't come with a side-effect of diarrhea, right?...
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Mksap: 36-year-old Man With Abdominal Cramping, Diarrhea, Malaise, And Nausea

Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 36-year-old man is evaluated for a 10-day history of abdominal cramping, diarrhea, malaise, and nausea. Diarrhea is watery without...

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Gi Events Predominant With Colchicine Tx

]]>(MedPage Today) -- The most common adverse events (AEs) associated with colchicine treatment were diarrhea and other gastrointestinal problems, with more severe toxicities not being observed at greater rates than with placebo, a meta-analysis...
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Why C. Difficile Infection Spreads Despite Increased Sanitation Practices

New research from MIT suggests the risk of becoming colonized by Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) increases immediately following gastrointestinal (GI) disturbances that result in diarrhea.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Some Coronavirus Patients Experience Nausea, Vomiting, Or Diarrhea Before They Get A Fever. They...

Though the virus primarily causes fever and difficulty breathing, these rarer symptoms sometimes appear first.
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Fda Approves Merck's Dificid For Infections In Children

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Merck's (NYSE: MRK) Dificid drug for children aged 6 months and older who have diarrhea caused by a specific bacterial infection called Clostridioides difficile (C. diff).A tablet form of the drug was...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Merck & Co, Bacteria

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Health Tip: Preventing E. Coli Infection

-- Escherichia coli (E. coli) is a bacterium that lives in the intestines of healthy people and animals, says Mayo Clinic. A few strains found in contaminated water or food can cause abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea and vomiting. To help prevent...
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How A Gut Infection May Produce Chronic Symptoms

For some unlucky people, a bout of intestinal distress like traveler's diarrhea leads to irritable bowel syndrome. Recent discoveries have given scientists a better idea of how this happens, and potential leads for new treatments.
Related topics: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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