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Helping Dogs With Allergies: A 'Simple Solution' for a Not So Simple Health Problem

... at my wit's end, I tried Simple Food Solutions Rice and Duck Formula dry dog food. Within a few days, Bennett was cured! He has had small, firm stools ever since. Bennett loves the taste too, and his coat is shiny and soft," said Daylanne of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Simple Food Solutions ...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

... so, it's unlikely to quell a controversy that has been raging for more than a decade. "A couple of highly publicized cases of autism and loose stools in the late 1990s led to an impression that children with autism had a higher rate of GI dysfunction," she said. "It wasn't well characterized, but ...

Chemical Used in Plastics May Affect Newborn Size

... Journal of Pediatrics , found notable levels of the compound -- which is used to make hard plastics soft and flexible -- in the cord blood and first stools of more than 70 percent of infants included in the study. Higher levels of phthalates were found among those born with a low birth weight. Low ...

CVMF Advises on How to Save Money on Veterinary Bills

... Do not allow eating things off the ground, Do not vary diet or feed people food. Do not allow your dog to make contact with other dogs' stools or where parasites may be present. (This is common at dog parks, many doggy day cares and wherever dogs congregate). Skin Disease: ...

Prune juice not necessary: New research should make bowel movements easier

... signs of constipation. The researchers started with simple experiments such as comparing the wet weight, dry weight, and water content in the stools of both groups. The mice were also made to drink a dye not absorbed by the body to see how it passed or did not pass. In addition, the researchers ...

New A-dec 300(TM) Offers Dentists an Innovative Equipment Solution

... and authorized dealers in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1964, Adec designs, builds, and markets dental chairs, delivery systems, dental lights, stools and cabinetry. They also seamlessly integrate best-in-class A-dec|W&H handpieces and other ancillary technology. For more information about ...

GI Condition Once Thought Rare is Common in U.S.

... or a life-threatening disease. The more common way for it to present itself is with vague GI symptoms, such as bloating, excessive gas, loose stools or abdominal cramping. Symptoms can be similar to those of irritable bowel syndrome, and new IBS guidelines by the American College of ...

BioFit 1Y Takes the Plunge to Fill Undersea Seating Role for NOAA

... the swing-arm feature and small footprint make 'the Dewey stool,' as we call it, a good fit for the habitat." Cooper added that three more 1Y stools have been purchased and will be installed during a future dive in the main lock and laboratory stations of the habitat. For additional ...

Spirituality may help adolescents cope with chronic illness

... Crohn's diseaseoccurring when the immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBD experience recurrent abdominal pain, bloody stools and diarrhea, among other serious problems, and have an increased risk for colon cancer. Adolescents with IBD are also at risk for numerous ...

New Vaccine May Account for Less Severe Rotavirus Season

... for this year's less severe season, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The highly contagious virus is shed in the stools of infected people and is transmitted by contaminated hands and objects. Children can transmit the virus before and after they become sick with ...

Positive results from phase 1 clinical trials of cuprindro

... and ulceration of the colon, resulting in tiny open sores that can bleed and produce mucus. Symptoms of the disease include chronic diarrhoea, bloody stools and, in severe cases, faecal incontinence. Current treatments such as corticosteroids and immuno-modulators can cause serious side effects and ...

Children's Hospital physicians publish review of transplant issues in patients with biliary atresia

... biliary atresia occur between 2 weeks to 2 months of life, and may include: jaundice that persists beyond 3 weeks of age, dark urine, light colored stools and failure to thrive. ...

Constipation most common cause of children's abdominal pain

... condition." Constipation signs include fewer than three bowel movements per week, one or more episodes of stool incontinence per week, passing of stools so large that they obstruct the toilet, retentive posturing (withholding behavior) and painful defecation. "The doctor should perform an ...

October is Liver Awareness Month: The American Liver Foundation Urges All Americans to Pay Attention to Their Liver Every Day of the Year

... skin or eyes (jaundice) b. Abdominal swelling or pain c. Prolonged itching of skin d. Very dark urine or pale, bloody, or tar-like stools e. Chronic fatigue, nausea, or loss of appetite f. Loss of sexual drive or performance g. Sleep disturbances or mental confusion ...

Colonoscopy Remains the Most Effective Screening Option for Colon Cancer

... The following symptoms, however, might indicate colorectal cancer: -- Change in bowel habits -- Diarrhea or constipation -- Narrower than normal stools -- Unexplained weight loss -- Constant tiredness -- Blood in the stool -- Feeling that the bowel does not empty completely -- Abdominal ...

The fight against colorectal cancer

... prevent the disease from developing. In fact, malignant tumours are almost always preceded by benign polyps that can be easily detected by searching stools for blood or through colonoscopy or CT colonography. Research is currently being done on other detection methods that are even more advanced. ...

Manure Blamed as Cause for the E Coli Out Break

... has been linked to E coli O157:H7 which caused diarrhea// with bloody stools in those affected by this organism, intense study has been initiated to ... strain of E coli which caused umpteen people to fall sick will bloody stools and a form of kidney failure, is present in it. Deputy Director of ...

High Fiber Diet to Fight Colon Cancer

... one has to increase the amount of fiber by 3 / 4 ounce. Fiber makes the stools large and facilitate in the easy and quicker movement of the waste in the ... to stay in contact with the colon wall for very long. Large fiber stools brush along the colon walls keeping them clean and causing the nerves to ...

Lactobacillus Supplements shorten the duration of diarrhoea

... face. And children with diarrhoea should see a doctor if they have loose stools for more than 5 days, the stools contain blood or mucus, or the children show signs of dehydration such as ...

Alli- a New Weapon for War Against the Bulges

... pill, according to manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline. Alli decreases the amount of fat absorbed by the body. In addition to causing loose and oily stools and unfortunate and uncontrollable oily discharge, the drug may also interfere with the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, K and E. It is ...

Biofeedback Treats One Type Of Chronic Constipation

... and Hepatology. Many people with dyssynergic defecation have life-long constipation and experience significant difficulty with passing stools but are unaware that they have this particular type of chronic constipation, said Satish Rao, M.D., professor of internal medicine at the UI Roy J. ...

Specialists Caution About Diet Pills

... of over the counter (OTC) drug in the U.S. This drug is said to block the absorption of fat by the body. Uncontrolled bowel movement and loose stools are reported to be the side effects of Alli. In the Indian scenario, there are many drugs and alternate remedies to bring down one’s weight. ...

New Cause of Chronic Liver Disease Identified in HIV-positive Patients

... the patients subsequently experienced a deterioration in their health. Four patients experienced variceal bleeding, normally characterised by black stools or vomiting of blood; two patients had a portal vein blood clot; and two patients had an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. Although all the ...

New Therapy to Treat Patients With Severely Elevated Cholesterol Levels

... FH patients, the MTP inhibitor was shown to reduce the liver’s ability to produce LDL. The most notable adverse events in the study were loose stools and elevation of liver transaminase levels and accumulation of hepatic fat in some but not all of the patients studied. Rader concluded, ...

Fear Factor in Toronto: health officials fight Hepatitis A outbreak

... off in few weeks, depending on severity of condition. Officials notified that the infection spreads by contamination of food and water with the stools of an infected person. So the high alert is on to ensure that precautions are taken to avoid contamination of food and water. All residents in the ...

Holiday Season Could Ring in “Heartburn Season

... 2. Are you losing weight? 3. Does it hurt when you swallow? 4. Do you have fevers? 5. Do you have signs of bleeding? (Passing black stools is a sign there might be bleeding from the esophagus into the stomach.) “If you have heartburn associated with those warning symptoms you ...

From the frying pan into the fire: Celiac disease and diabetes

... to be diabetic much before the celiac disease gets diagnosed which is usually characterized by abdominal cramps ,enlargement of abdomen, loose stools and loss of weight. In yet another unrelated study done by Danish researchers this month it was established that there is indeed a correlation ...

Bill Gates pours in funds for diarrhea treatment reseach

... for diarrhea involves rehydration to counter the loss of fluids from the body. Dehydration which is the immediate aftereffect of severe loose stools ,can be life threatening to both infants and young children. One World Health in their effort to develop more drugs which would curb fluid loss from ...

Discovery of gene stirs hope for Crohn’s disease patient

... suffering from inflammatory bowel disease, which is known to affect more than one million Americans typically heralded by abdominal pain, loose stools and bleeding per rectum, which is believed by scientists to be triggered of by some kind of auto immune response which blocks useful bacteria in the ...

Pakistani Child is India's Youngest Liver Transplant Recipient

... for draining the bile produced in the liver into the intestinal tract for digestion) are under-developed. The problem causes jaundice, pale stools and lack of digestion soon after birth." "The damaged liver of the child was replaced by a portion of his grandmother's liver. He is now ...

OTC sale for Xenical; Diet Drug; gets FDA approval

... as a prescription drug since 1999, it never got the star status partly because about half of the people who use it have episodes of diarrhoea, oily stools and flatulence because of fat that is excreted from the body rather than absorbed. Clinical studies of the lower-dose over-the-counter version ...

One More Succumbs To Gastroenteritis In Mumbai, More People Hospitalised

... that there was no need to panic. According to Doke, water is the main culprit in gastroenteritis outbreaks. However, samples of blood, urine, stools and water have been sent for testing to ascertain the exact cause of the outbreak. Most of the patients, according to officials, have been ...

Gastroenteritis Claims Two Lives In Mumbai, More People Affected

... of health services T.P. Doke said. "We have pressed into service extra doctors and made available extra medicines. Samples of blood, urine, stools and water have been sent for testing and we are yet to ascertain the main cause of the outbreak," Doke said. Most of the patients were admitted ...

Expandable metal stents used in digestive cancers

... block is in the esophagus; they might present with other symptoms like difficulty in defecation, alternating diarrhea and constipation, bleeding in stools and so on.// The stents are inserted through an area blocked by cancer and expanded to create a tunnel, and then the metal becomes imbedded ...

Antibiotic induces liver damage in children with E.COLI infections.

... hands carefully. >> Make sure all meats, especially hamburger, is thoroughly cooked to well doneness. >> Keep children with diarrhea or loose stools out of child care facilities until their diarrhea is resolved. ...
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