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New Diarrhoea Bug Warning in Australia

Australia must prepare for the possible outbreak of a highly infectious strain of a diarrhoea-causing organism, scientists have warned in the latest issue// of the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA). Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) is the most commonly diagnosed cause of infectious hospi...

Child Diarrhoea Due To Rotavirus:Quick Relief By Short Course Drug

Severe diarrhoea in children caused by rotavirus, which proves fatal for at least a million each year, can be relieved by a short course of a drug// , researchers said yesterday. Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhoea in children, and can spread through water, food or on conta...

Health Department Geared Up To Meet Diarrhoea Cases

Amidst reports of increasing cases of diarrhoea in Ranchi, the Jharkhand Health department today said the Sadar hospital was well-equipped to deal with the disease. // 'We have equipped the Sadar hospital with all facilities and are providing free-of-cost treatment to patients,' Health and Fa...

Deadly Diarrhoea Vaccine – Trail Results Promising

Diarrhoea is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in India. An attempt to formulate// a vaccine against this deadly disease, which has claimed so many young lives, is worth the expense. India is set to begin the phase II clinical trials of a new vaccine for a deadly form of diarrhoea th...

Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli

Researchers have warned doctors that Antibiotics when given to children with diarrhea caused by Escherichia coli bacteria, may put the children at increased risk of developing a serious condition known as "Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome". The report appears on the website of The New England Journal of M...

Students of Dharamsala Hospitalized for Diarrhoea

More than 90 students had to be hospitalized within a week this month due to heavy downpour that unleashed an epidemic of diarrhoea, infecting some 60 students, Tibetan// officials said. The onset of monsoon has always been a cause of anxiety for the 700-odd students of the Sherap Gatsel scho...

Lactobacillus Supplements shorten the duration of diarrhoea

Supplements containing bacteria commonly found in yogurt can help shorten the duration of diarrhoea in children by nearly a day. Researchers reviewed 11 international// studies that examined the effectiveness of a type of bacteria known as Lactobacillus for the treatment of diarrhoea in children, m...

Simple measures may prevent transmission of stomach ulcer bacteria

...i is very common. The results show that while the diarrhoea bacterium ETEC is often present in the drinking wa... pylori tend to pop up in connection with various diarrhoea illnesses, and this pointed the research team in the right direction. 'We analysed vomit and diarrhoea from cholera patients, and found large amounts of ...

Drugs against winter vomiting disease one step closer

...inal tract, which occurs principally during the winter months. There is presently no vaccine, and no drugs to combat the infection. The disease causes diarrhoea and vomiting, and its consequences may be very serious for people who are already seriously ill or weak. "We are aiming to develop a drug that can...

Marijuana rivals mainstream drugs for HIV/AIDS symptoms

...d more effective than marijuana for anxiety and depression, but marijuana was rated more highly than anti-anxiety medications. Immodium was better for diarrhoea than marijuana, as were prescribed medications for fatigue. However, marijuana was perceived to be more effective than either prescribed or OTC medica...

Low vitamin D causes problems for acutely ill patients

...n, gut integrity, immunity and defence against infection. Patients in ICU suffer from different degrees of inflammation, infection, heart dysfunction, diarrhoea and metabolic dysregulation so vitamin D deficiency may play a role in each of these common ICU conditions." "So we did a preliminary study and f...

Common infant virus may trigger type 1 diabetes

...ld's health over three years, no significant link could be found between infection episodes and typical symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, vomiting, diarrhoea or fever. By the age of two, 86 percent of the infants had evidence of parechovirus in their faeces, and 94 percent by the age of three. Human parecho...

European Committee for Human Medicinal Products (CHMP) Issues Positive Opinion for Once-Daily PREZISTA(R) (Darunavir) as Part of Combination Therapy for Treatment-Naive Adults With HIV-1

...to darunavir co-administered with 100 mg ritonavir). The most frequently (greater than or equal to 2 percent) of those reported adverse reactions were diarrhoea (3.9 percent), hypertriglyceridaemia (3.8 percent), rash (2.8 percent), nausea (2.6 percent), hypercholesterolaemia (2.5 percent) and headache (2.0 pe...

Study improves recovery for mothers with depression

...dition affects mothers with newborn babies, it can lead to serious consequences" he says. "The impacts include low birth-weight, poor growth, frequent diarrhoea and the mother failing to ensure the child is properly immunised. These conditions tend to remain untreated in countries like Pakistan where only a f...

Discovery of new family of genetic mutations involved in inflammatory intestinal disease

...eliac disease is characterised by inflammation of the intestines leading to diarrhoea and, in children, failure to thrive through malnutrition. It is caused by ...nd ulcers in the top layer of the lining of the large intestine, leading to diarrhoea and bleeding. The incidence is lower than that of Crohn's disease, with ab...

Salmonella in garden birds responsive to antibiotics

...at the University of Liverpool, said: "Salmonella is a bacterium that causes intestinal infection in humans and can cause illness such as vomiting and diarrhoea - usually through contaminated food like meat or eggs. Symptoms in birds include weight loss, feather ruffling and lethargy. We have witnessed a num...

Flat carbonated drinks not an effective alternative to oral rehydration solution

...ntaining the ideal balance of salts and sugars for avoiding dehydration in people with gastroenteritis who are losing fluids, salts and sugars through diarrhoea and vomiting. It is commonly believed that flat carbonated drinks are an effective alternative to these solutions, particularly for children who ...

Breath test can discriminate between a bacterial overgrowth and IBS

... and faecal stasis; such an overgrowth contributes to a chronic inflammation on intestinal mucosa and development of symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea or stipsis. These symptoms look like those of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBS) and, unfortunately, most of these patients with a bacterial overgrow...

Oncolytics Biotech Inc. reports positive interim results of UK phase Ia/Ib trials

...h mostly Grade 1 or 2 toxicities noted including fatigue, lymphopenia, fever, and neutropenia. Grade 3 toxicities including cellulitis, dysphasia and diarrhoea were related to disease progression and not to the combination treatment. Viral replication was unaffected by cellular irradiation. The primary obje...

C-diff infection 4 times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease

... kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. C difficile is an important cause of diarrhoea among inpatients, and the numbers of new cases of the infection have been steadily increasing in recent years. The findings are based on a represen...

1.5 million children could be saved

... Despite global efforts to control it, diarrhoea is still one of the most common reasons for the hi...al health issues, and has a particular interest in diarrhoea diseases children in low and middle-income countri...st children has declined in the past thirty years, diarrhoea is still thought to be the cause of several millio...

Olive-pomace Oil Compound Inhibits HIV Spread

... on behalf of the UGR to produce drugs for treatment of diseases caused by protozoa Cryptosporidium - a parasite causing small intestine infection and diarrhoea - and by HIV. The University of Granada has already registered almost ten other patents related to this compound's properties. Maslinic acid i...

Hospital Infection Affecting Patients in Scotland

...lthcare associated infections (HAIs) can range from minor skin and eye problems to super bugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile. It causes severe diarrhoea and illness and in the most serious cases can lead to death. Nicola Sturgeon has promised tougher action to end the scandal of patients falling i...

Diarrhoea Claims Three Lives in Flood-hit Orissa

... At least three people died of watery diarrhoea while over 200 were ailing from the disease in Orissa's Balasore district where floods have played havoc, officials said Saturday . The disease...

Probiotic Drinks can Stave Off Hospital Infection

...f bacteria can multiply and cause symptoms such as diarrhoea and fever. Because C. diff infections are usu...ink, reduced the chance of people over 50 getting diarrhoea linked to the potentially-lethal bug. It also cut their risk of diarrhoea related to antibiotic treatment and researchers pr...

Experts to Develop New Weapons Against Food Poisoning

...rsity's programme to transfer technology from academia into the commercial world. Campylobacter infection is typically characterised by severe diarrhoea and abdominal pain, stomach cramps, fever and vomiting. Undercooked meat, particularly poultry, is often associated with the illness, and it is imposs...

Crackdown on Dirty Hospitals in UK

...e UK six weeks ago show Clostridium difficile causes 4,000 deaths a year and is still spreading despite all attempts to curb it. The bug causes severe diarrhoea which can lead to inflammation of the bowel, gas gangrene and death. Some hospitals have infection rates six times higher than others. Inadequ...

Garbage Dumping Ground in Pune Causing Health Hazards to Nearby Residents

...trewn with polythene bags and waste material brought by winds from the garbage dump. Ground water has also been contaminated. Dengue, malaria, diarrhoea are common ailments people are suffering with, besides the menace of stray dogs. There is lot of percolation from the garbage dump. People are...

Cryptosporidium Outbreak in South Australia

...he iceberg'. 'We usually estimate that about 10 per cent of people with diarrhoea will go to the doctor,' she said. 'Our research has found children sharing ..., that they make sure these children bath alone. 'Make sure anyone with diarrhoea does not prepare food for others and ensure that those who are infected sta...

Call for Rotavirus Vaccine Funding

...,000 Australian children in hospital each year, with many more turning up at hospital emergency wards and at doctors' surgeries with symptoms of acute diarrhoea and vomiting. The rotavirus vaccine, to be given to children aged six to 32 weeks, is only available by private prescription at a cost of up to ...

Experts Warn of Rising Incidence of Rotavirus in Pakistan

... Karachi: Rotavirus is a leading cause of diarrhoea and gastro-enteritis among infants and children worldwide, and is said to be responsible for 20 per cent of acute watery// diarrhea in children younge...

Anti Inflammatory Evaluation Of Plumeria Acuminata Leaves

...y of diseases. The plant material is widely used as a purgative, remedy for diarrhoea and cure for itch. The milky juice is employed for the treatment of inflamm...ion and rheumatism. The bark has been reported to be useful in hard tumors, diarrhoea and gonorrhoea. Methods Acute and chronic inflammation models w...

Norovirus outbreak results in hospital visit restrictions

...ssary precautions have been taken to contain the outbreak including imposition of restrictions on visitors and closure of affected wards. Vomiting and diarrhoea as well as other symptoms results from this viral infection. A general caution has been given to the general public to desist visiting the hospital in...

Superbug C.difficile Causes Nine Deaths In Montreal Hospital

... Honore-Mercier hospital in St.Hyacinthe, 65 km south east of Montreal has had an outbreak of Clostridium difficile related diarrhoea which is still to be contained// . 22 patients ,elderly people who had other ailments as well have been affected. The infection has been linked ...

Mystery illness takes 18 lives in Panama

... Health officials in Panama are puzzled over the 18 deaths caused by an unknown sickness. Of the 18, 13 died last week suffering from fever//, diarrhoea and partial paralysis. According to the Health Minister Camilo Alleyne, kidney and nervous tissue damage was detected by the tests conducted on th...

Unknown disease leaves 6 dead in Panama

...red by the health ministry of Panama following the death of no less than 6 people// due to an unknown disease that has left several others with fever, diarrhoea and partial paralysis. The doctors have not yet found the cause of the disease. However, they say that it advances quickly to the renal system and...

Child death reduction needs five times more funds

... The study revealed that not enough money was spent on the 2 major diseases (that are preventable) that are responsible for child death worldwide: diarrhoea and pneumonia. Pneumonia causes death of over 2 million under-5 children, every year. This figure is more than the combined numbers of deaths from AI...

Probiotics – a probable treatment for Autis

...sly optimistic" about them. The study did not propose any link between autism and childhood vaccinations. According to Gibson, bowel problems like diarrhoea and constipation are common in autistic children. So, the normal collection of microbes may not be present in their guts. Comparison of bacteria i...

Remarkable Progress In Development Of Vaccines

...t also explained about the other new vaccines that are being developed for treatment or prevention. 1. Rotavirus, which is a germ that causes severe diarrhoea in children, usually with fever and vomiting. Offit said, 'It's a very common cause of doctor visits and hospital visits in young children, about one...

Docs wrongly remove a man’s stomach

...army guardsman. He is now 72 years old. He said: “I now have no stomach and am in constant pain and discomfort. I am either constipated or have diarrhoea and am afraid to leave the house in case I need a bathroom. I do not absorb food so have very little energy and find everyday tasks hard work.” ...
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