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New Insights Could Help Shield Babies From Diarrhea Bug

Birth rate patterns, vaccination can greatly influence rotavirus' spread, CDC says THURSDAY, July 16 (HealthDay News) -- The incidence of rotavirus infection, a major cause of infant illness in the United States, could be drastically reduced by a better understanding of when and where ...

Chronic diarrhea unresponsive to conventional medication: Are you taking lansoprazole?

Lansoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor which powerfully suppresses gastric acid production and is widely prescribed for chronic use in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Lansoprazole uncommonly causes chronic watery diarrhea unresponsive to conventional medication as a symptom of collagenous coliti...

New Study: Keep Kids With Diarrhea Out of Pool - Swim Diapers Not Best Solution

Research confirms that swim diapers do not prevent spread of waterborne, disease-causing germs. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- A new batterup@batterupproductions.com ?subject=Swim%20Diaper%20Study" target="_new"> scientific study demonstrates that swim diapers will not pre...

Iomai Study Shows Self-Applied Travelers' Diarrhea Vaccine Patch Comparable to Clinician-Applied Vaccine Patch

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomai Corporation (Nasdaq: IOMI ) today announced the interim results of a study that showed that the second dose of the two-dose regimen for its novel, patch-based travelers' diarrhea vaccine yields a robust immune response when self-appli...

Iomai Patch-Based Vaccine Cut Rate of Travelers' Diarrhea by 75 Percent in Phase 2 Field Study

Statistically Significant Data Detailed at a Late-Breaking Presentation at ICAAC Meeting CHICAGO and GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomai Corporation (Nasdaq: IOMI ) today announced that travelers who received the company's patch-based travele...

Finding May Lead to Vaccine for Traveler's Diarrhea

Researchers discover key clues to bacteria's structure,,,, WEDNESDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Montezuma's revenge, also known as traveler's diarrhea, can ruin a vacation. Now, researchers have figured out how the bacteria responsible for the illness -- enterotoxigenic Escherichi...

Inexpensive Compound Could Treat Severe Diarrhea

Finding may be 'magic bullet' to help miilions of children in developing world, study says TUESDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- A new compound that may lead to an inexpensive, easy-to-take treatment for diarrhea has been discovered by researchers at the University of Texas Health Scie...

Genzyme Announces First Phase III Study of Tolevamer in Diarrhea Patients

Genzyme Corp. announced top-line data from the first of two Phase 3 clinical studies to assess the safety and efficacy of tolevamer liquid, an investigational, non-antibiotic , polymer therapy for patients with Clostridium difficile associated diarrhea (CDAD). The second Phase 3 study of tolevamer ...

Bill Gates pours in funds for diarrhea treatment reseach

A San Francisco nonprofit pharmaceutical company was given $46 million to develop its research on innovative treatments to deal with diseases // which cause diarrhea which is incidently the main reason for the loss of lives of almost two million chiidren around the world. The pharmaceutical ...

Two Die, 55 Afflicted With Gastroenteritis And Diarrhea

Two persons died of gastroenteritis and diarrhoea and 55 others were afflicted with the disease in Chhajli village in the Sunam sub-division //. The deaths of an eight-year-old boy and aged woman and illness of others were reported yesterday amidst apprehensions of an outbreak of cholera. Med...

Health Minister Inaugurates Institute for Diarrhea Diseases

The state of art Research and Control Centre has come up in Kolkata to contain Diarrheal diseases in the country. The most modern facility is one of the best of its kind equipped with the modern equipment to do research and control the disease. //The Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr....

Zinc reduces morbidity due to diarrhea in HIV+ children

According to new research, published in November - December issue of the prestigious journal Lancet, zinc supplementation should be used as adjunct therapy for children with HIV-1 infection // , since it cuts the chance of diarrhea and pneumonia without risking deterioration of HIV infection. ...

Pakistani Quake Survivors Face Outbreak Of Diarrhea

The UN has warned of serious outbreaks of acute watery diarrhoea among quake survivors in Pakistani Kashmir and urged the need to scale up efforts to provide safe water supply and sanitation in the makeshift camps//. Several hundred cases of acute diarrhea have been recorded among earthquake sur...

Handwashing prevents diarrhea and acute lower respiratory infections

A study done in Pakistan has shown that handwashing with soap prevents the two clinical syndromes //which are diarrhoea and acute lower respiratory infections. These two infections have been identified to cause millions of deaths of children under 5 years of age every year in the develo...

Zinc helps in curtailing diarrhea in children

According to a new study, zinc supplements could play a role in reducing the number of childhood deaths from diarrhea around the world. Researchers who tested three different methods of zinc administration in nearly 1,650 Nepalese youngsters found zinc reduced the risk of prolonged diarrhea// defin...

GM Rice to Tackle Diarrhea

US based company has been granted permission to grow a genetically modified (GM) variety of rice from which human proteins// could be extracted. The company behind the proposal, Ventria Bioscience, says the plants could be developed into medicines for diarrhea and dehydration in infants. ...

Mothers in African Study Undereducated on Diarrhea

Ethiopian mothers' beliefs about diarrhea can lead to inappropriate treatment for their children's life-threatening condition. A 20-year-old Johns Hopkins// University undergraduate in Africa concluded the research. Rishi Mediratta's data – interviews, stool samples and medical records – reve...

A New Drug Promises To Be Very Effective In The Management Of Diarrhea

Researchers from Florida have stated on Tuesday that a short course of a drug could relieve severe diarrhea in children infected with rotavirus, //which kills half a million youngsters in mainly poor countries each year. Nitazoxanide, which is sold by the privately owned U.S. Company, Romark ...

Heartburn drugs linked to bacterial diarrhea

People popping popular prescription heartburn drugs such as Prilosec, Prevacid and Nexium may be more prone to a potentially dangerous diarrhea caused by the bug Clostridium difficile // , research says. C-diff, as it's known, can cause severe diarrhea and intestinal inflammation with cramps c...

Dark chocolate can help ease symptoms of diarrhea

A new study has now confirmed an ancient myth that coco bean can be used to treat diarrhea following the finding that it contains certain chemicals that can limit the development of fluids that cause diarrhea//. The use of cocoa to treat diarrhea dates back to as early as 16th century by ancient...

ViroPharma Announces Initiation Of Non-Toxigenic Clostridium Difficile Phase 1 Program

... this disease have GI tract conditions that are significantly different from those of a healthy individual due to infection. Typical symptoms include diarrhea (which can be severe), fever, nausea, abdominal pain, and dehydration, though cases can lead to life-threatening complications such as megacolon, peri...

Micromet, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2009 Financial Results

...in patients with metastatic breast cancer. The trial demonstrated that combining adecatumumab with docetaxel was feasible, with clinically manageable diarrhea being the main side effect at higher doses. The overall response rate measured according to the Response Evaluation Criteria In Solid Tumors (RECIST) ...

Finding key to cancer drug Gleevec's limitations

... disease in at best 5 percent of cases. Maintenance treatments are a concern, because the drug can cause side effects such as extreme fatigue, nausea, diarrhea and muscle pain. These force 15 percent of cancer patients to stop taking imatinib; some then undergo bone marrow transplants, the only treatment know...

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

...p; Rice Formula . "My 18-month old black lab mix, Bennett, was diagnosed with food allergies and possible IBD. He was suffering from chronic diarrhea for months while I tried many different foods. Nearly at my wit's end, I tried Simple Food Solutions Rice and Duck Formula dry dog food. Within a ...

Kefir, a Probiotic-Rich Drink, May Benefit Specific Groups of Children

...e a positive effect on reducing antibiotic-induced diarrhea in certain children experiencing health problems. ...biotics have the unpleasant side effect of causing diarrhea and this can be particularly unpleasant for childr... poorer when they entered the study, 23% developed diarrhea in the group that received the active Kefir, compa...

Updated CDC Travel Health Book Released

...ion about common respiratory infections in travelers More in-depth information about common post-travel illnesses, such as persistent travelers' diarrhea and fever, their causes, and when to seek treatment Popular past features have been updated in the 2010 edition. These topics include je...

With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good

...ulties identified in the study, though, are not the symptoms that people have been buzzing about, Manning-Courtney pointed out. It's mostly been about diarrhea and loose stools. But the study was a small one and did not rely on rigorous, comprehensive diagnoses of autism for the participants, so it may ju...

Fecal incontinence and quality of life

...ecal incontinence (FI) is a normal part of aging, or the perception that no treatment is available. Doctors may fail to comprehend patient hints about diarrhea and FI or may be reluctant to ask about fecal leakage, perhaps because of their own embarrassment or the perception that FI is a trivial concern. A...

96-Week Safety and Efficacy Findings Presented for INTELENCE(TM) (etravirine) As Part of HIV Combination Therapy

...lacebo arm, regardless of causality, were rash (21 percent vs. 12 percent), diarrhea (19 percent vs. 24 percent), nausea (15 percent vs. 14 percent), nasopharyn...LENCE-containing regimen vs. placebo at 24-weeks were rash (9.0% vs. 3.1%), diarrhea (5.2% vs. 9.6%), nausea (4.7% vs. 3.5%), fatigue (3.3% vs. 4.0%), abdominal...

New HIV Study Shows That Large Numbers of Women and People of Color Can Be Successfully Enrolled In U.S. HIV Clinical Studies

... intensity (greater than or equal to Grade 2) were diarrhea (4.5 percent for women and 4.9 percent for men), n... or equal to Grade 2) in the PREZISTA/r arm were diarrhea (6%), headache (5%), abdominal pain (4%), nausea (...an or equal to Grade 2) in the PREZISTA/r arm were diarrhea (12%), nausea (7%), rash (6%), abdominal pain (5%)...

Sunitinib Benefit Explored in Poor-Prognosis Kidney Cancer

...rall objective response rate of 17 percent. Overall, the study found that the drug can be given safely and is well-tolerated in all four subgroups. diarrhea (44 percent) and fatigue (37 percent) were the most common treatment-related adverse events, the study authors noted. In an article accompanying th...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

... 15 percent), vomiting (33 percent vs 44 percent), diarrhea (21 percent vs 35 percent), anorexia (20 percent v...vs 18 percent), nausea (48 percent vs 40 percent), diarrhea (46 percent vs 39 percent), vomiting (32 percent v...cent), alopecia (9 percent), vomiting (8 percent), diarrhea (5 percent), and stomatitis (5 percent) ...

Germs Hold Court in Sand Castles

...he University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found that beachgoers who build sand castles and play in the sand are at higher risk of developing diarrhea and gastrointestinal diseases than folks who avoid digging in the sand. And if you bury yourself in sand, you're at even higher risk, according to ...

Cepheid Receives FDA Clearance for First On-Demand Molecular Diagnostic Test for Clostridium difficile Infection

...aken a severe turn in the past several years. Patients can have their first diarrhea symptoms on a Monday and be dead by Thursday," said Dale Gerding, MD, profe...e Toxin B gene, discovered in 1978 to be the cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis. The Toxin B ( tcdB ) gene is the critical component of all tox...

Charlotte Cowan MD Honored by Obama Administration for Innovative 'Doctor Hippo' Series of Children's Books

... among children throughout the world. Acute gastroenteritis continues to be a common illness among infants and children worldwide. In the US, diarrhea accounts for more than 1.5 million outpatient visits, 200,000 hospitalizations and 300 deaths per year. Dr. Cowan's full color picture...

Intercell Supports the Japanese Encephalitis Vaccination Recommendations of CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

...obal pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis, Merck & Co., Inc., Wyeth, and Sanofi Pasteur. The Company's pipeline includes a Travelers' diarrhea Vaccine Patch (Phase III in preparation), a Pseudomonas vaccine candidate (Phase II), a Vaccine Enhancement Patch to prevent Pandemic Influenza in com...

NUVIGIL Jet Lag Disorder Data Presented at the SLEEP 2009 23rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies

...ommon adverse events observed more frequently with NUVIGIL use compared to placebo (greater than or equal to five percent), included headache, nausea, diarrhea and palpitations. "Following travel across multiple time zones, many travelers can schedule their meetings or activities to take place after the...

Two-Year Data Show Investigational Drug Liraglutide More Effective at Lowering Blood Sugar Than Glimepiride

...wer with both liraglutide dose groups compared to the glimepiride-treated group. The most common gastrointestinal-related adverse events were nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, and most were transient. Other adverse events reported included flu-like symptoms. About LEAD(TM) (Liraglutide Effect and Action ...

New Interactive Tools From ACG Aim to Bring Hope to Millions of IBS Patients Searching for Relief

... sufferers is marked by abdominal discomfort, bloating, constipation and/or diarrhea and can be categorized based on these symptoms: IBS-D is accompanied by diarrhea, IBS-C is accompanied by constipation and IBS-M includes both diarrhea and constipation. Contrary to popular belief, IBS is not a psychosomatic d...

Small molecule inhibitor shows promise in trastuzumab-resistant metastatic breast cancer

... loading dose followed by 2 mg/kg weekly. None of the patients experienced dose limiting toxicities. The most common grade 3/4 adverse events included diarrhea (13%), nausea (4%) and vomiting (4%). The researchers saw no evidence of cardiac toxicity with the combination. Of the 33 patients in the phase II ...
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