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Botswana: Rotavirus Common in Winter
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Diseases such as influenza and common colds strike most during winter. One other disease that hit hard during this period is Rotavirus.According to Dr Patson Mazonde, who is a medical practitioner, Rotavirus is one of the several viruses known to cause gastroenteritis or inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Edmonton evac centre continues to struggle with stomach virus
The number of people with viral gastroenteritis among those staying at the Edmonton evacuation centre at Northlands and other centres in the Edmonton area has doubled since the weekend. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated by investigators
The global cost of dengue is an estimated US$8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, rotavirus gastroenteritis, canine rabies and Chagas, say investigators. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diluted apple juice 'as good as' rehydration drinks for children
Conclusion This study shows that diluted apple juice may work as well as rehydration salts for children with mild stomach upsets in preventing dehydration. But it might not work for all children, especially those with more serious stomach upsets, babies under six months, or children who are already more severely dehydrated. It's important to remember that the children in this study were seen by a doctor before being allowed to continue with the diluted apple juice. They were all over six months old, didn't have other conditions that might have made the stomach upset more serious (such as diabetes) and had been checked for ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Medication Food/diet Source Type: news

Dengue fever's economic 'bite' estimated in Lancet Infectious Disease article
(Brandeis University) A study by Brandeis University researchers finds that the global cost of dengue is an estimated US$8.9 billion annually, higher than several other major infectious diseases such as cholera, rotavirus gastroenteritis, canine rabies and Chagas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 4, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Toddlers who drink watered down apple juice recover from illness quicker
Gastroenteritis is common in children, causing diarrhoea and vomiting. University of Calgary scientists found diluted apple juice made symptoms clear up faster than rehydration solutions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Juice, Other Drinks Can Manage Mild Gastroenteritis in ChildrenJuice, Other Drinks Can Manage Mild Gastroenteritis in Children
Children may be more willing to drink juice and other favorite fluids instead of a less-palatable electrolyte solution, authors wrote. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Half-strength apple juice can help some kids get through stomach flu
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When little kids have the stomach flu and need to drink fluids, half-strength apple juice – and whatever fluid the child prefers - can be as effective as expensive electrolyte solutions, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

What Causes Vomiting?
Discussion Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of ingested material out of the mouth. It is a normal part of digestion for ruminants such as cows and camels. Nausea is an unpleasant abdominal perception that the person may describe as feeling ill to the stomach, or feeling like he/she is going to vomit. Anorexia is frequently observed. Nausea is usually associated with decreased stomach activity and motility in the small intestine. Parasympathetic activity may be increased causing pale skin, sweating, hypersalivation and possible vasovagal syndrome (hypotension and bradycardia). Retching or dry heaves is when there are sp...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 2, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Juice Is Best for Treating Mild Gastroenteritis with Minimal Dehydration in Children (FREE)
By John D. Cowden, MD, MPH Dr. Cowden is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below. For children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration, dilute … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 2, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Apple Juice Tx Promising in Kids with Mild Gastroenteritis
(MedPage Today) -- Watered down version leads to less treatment failure (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 1, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Apple Juice Tx Promising in Kids with Mild Gastroenteritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Watered down version leads to less treatment failure (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 1, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Diluted apple juice, preferred fluids for treating mild gastroenteritis in kids
Children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration experienced fewer treatment failures such as IV rehydration or hospitalization when offered half-strength apple juice followed by their preferred fluid choice compared with children who received electrolyte maintenance solution to replace fluid losses, according to a new study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diluted apple juice, preferred fluids for treating mild gastroenteritis in kids
(The JAMA Network Journals) Children with mild gastroenteritis and minimal dehydration experienced fewer treatment failures such as IV rehydration or hospitalization when offered half-strength apple juice followed by their preferred fluid choice compared with children who received electrolyte maintenance solution to replace fluid losses, according to a study published online by JAMA. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

First Year in Daycare May Be Prime Time for Acute GastroenteritisFirst Year in Daycare May Be Prime Time for Acute Gastroenteritis
Kids starting daycare may be at increased risk of acute gastroenteritis during the first year but then have few infections later on, according to researchers in The Netherlands. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, but Get Fewer Later
Protective effect seen from preschool to age 6, study saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Care, Gastroenteritis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Water-born gastroenteritis outbreak in Spain affects 670
MADRID (AP) — The health authority of the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia says more than 670 people have been affected by an outbreak of gastroenteritis linked to bottled water. (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - April 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 6 Things To Say Goodbye To Before You Leave Your Corporate Job
When to Jump is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the decision to leave something comfortable and chase a passion. I never imagined myself as an entrepreneur. I had always favored the traditional, predictable path when it came to my career, which is why I felt incredibly fortunate to land my "dream" job at a large consulting firm after college. When a close friend (and now co-founder) asked me to help her with a business idea two years into this job, I thought it would be a fun side project. We started meeting before and after work for a few hours and in no time, I was hooked. The...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

What is the Recurrence Risk for Clostridium difficile Infection?
Discussion Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a common cause of nosocomial diarrhea. Clostridium difficile is an obligate, anaerobic, gram-positive bacillus that is spore-forming and toxin producing. It is resistant to acid, heat, antibiotics and many antiseptic agents. Spores are acquired from the environment or by oral-fecal route. Once in the colon, the bacteria attach and proliferate making vegetative forms. Two main toxins are produced which disrupt the colonic integrity. Toxin A (TcdA) is an endotoxin that disrupts the mucosal cells. Toxin B (TcdB) is a cytotoxin that is 1000x more potent than TcdA and causes a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 28, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

This is the BEST way to beat gastroenteritis, according to experts
EXCLUSIVE: Gastroenteritis is commonly referred to as the ‘stomach flu’, but there may be more to it than you realise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't drink water and DO have solid foods: Expert tells how you should REALLY treat gastro
EXCLUSIVE: Gastroenteritis is commonly referred to as the ‘stomach flu’, but there may be more to it than you realise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenthood May Alter Immune System
Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parenthood May Alter Immune System, Research Suggests
Raising a child seems to cause greater changes than response to flu vaccine or stomach flu (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - February 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
In 2012, a group of UCLA researchers set out to mine thousands of electronic health records for a more accurate and less expensive way to identify people who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. The researchers got much more than they bargained for. Not only did they develop an algorithm with the potential to vastly increase the number of correct diagnoses of the disease by refining the pool of candidates who are put forward for screening; they also uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections and a category of illnesses tha...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

3 Days Could Change the Course of Your Relationship!
Many couples don't get enough time together due to work, entrepreneurship, and most of all KIDS! It is easy to go weeks without a significant interaction with your spouse, let alone a romantic one. Back when our kids were little, we were always tired. Too tired to talk. Too tired for date night. Too tired for sex. Frustrated and frazzled we'd plan a weekend getaway- Friday night though Sunday afternoon. One weekend, we arrived at a luxury beach resort, nestled in breathtaking scenery, with gardens, fountain, a beautiful beach. But we barely noticed, as we opened the door of our suite and spied a luxurious bed- dressed in ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Raising a child has a bigger effect on the immune system than gastroenteritis
(Babraham Institute) Raising a child together has a greater effect on your immune system than the seasonal 'flu vaccine or travellers' gastroenteritis, a study by researchers at VIB and KU Leuven in Belgium and the Babraham Institute in the UK has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Increase in Norovirus Activity in New HampshireIncrease in Norovirus Activity in New Hampshire
With 16 reports of acute gastroenteritis outbreaks in institutional settings, 7 outbreaks reported in the last week alone, the state is recommending policies for the prevention of norovirus outbreaks. State Health Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Acute Gastroenteritis on Cruise Ships — United States, 2008–2014
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 15, 2016 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Fewer Cruises Rocked by Gastro Illness Outbreaks
Vacation fun dampened on less than 1 percent of voyages, report finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Gastroenteritis, Norovirus Infections, Traveler's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

India’s Children: Plagued by Preventable Diseases from Poor Sanitation
Though the state of Karnataka in India counts for a higher Human Development Index of 0.478 against the national average of 0.472 in the subcontinent, the continued deficit in water and sanitation continues and the children there are bearing the brunt of the lack of infrastructure. Coupled with the so called Godzilla El Nino of […] (Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health)
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 14, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Malini Shankar Tags: Development & Aid Education Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations cholera dengue virus diarrhoea dysentery gastroenteritis Gramvikas Human Development Index India Unicef W Source Type: news

Greywater reuse for irrigation is safe -- Ben-Gurion U. Zuckerberg Institute study
(American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) The study, published in the online journal Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier), determined that there was no additional incidence of gastroenteritis or water-related diseases caused by use of treated greywater in gardens, even when compared to tap water and other irrigation water sources. In fact, the rate of illnesses was found to be lower with the treated greywater than from the control group at times. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 16, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ibuprofen-associated acute kidney injury in dehydrated children with acute gastroenteritis - Balestracci A, Ezquer M, Elmo ME, Molini A, Thorel C, Torrents M, Toledo I.
BACKGROUND: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) induce acute kidney injury (AKI) in volume-depleted patients; however the prevalence of this complication is likely underestimated. We assessed the impact of ibuprofen exposure on renal function am... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - December 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

SURVEILLANCE SUMMARIES: Outbreaks of Acute Gastroenteritis Transmitted by Person-to-Person Contact, Environmental Contamination, and Unknown Modes of Transmission — United States, 2009–2013
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - December 11, 2015 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Fruit that Naturally Reverses Diabetes
Mainstream medicine wants you to believe the only thing you can do about diabetes is take Big Pharma’s pills or insulin shots for the rest of your life. Even if you’re not diabetic, all those carbs in your diet — cereal, pasta, potatoes, bread and sugary drinks — means your body is getting a dangerous overload of sugar. And it may be just a matter of time, before you become a statistic in America’s fastest growing health epidemic. For decades, I’ve been helping my patients not just manage their diabetes symptoms, also to reverse it for good. And I’ve also been helping them to prevent diabetes in the first pla...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 7, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures diabetes guava Source Type: news

Are Wi-Fi Allergies Real?
For some time now, people with unexplained and recurring headaches, dizziness and skin irritation have been blaming their often severe discomfort on sensitivity to electromagnetic field sources, a condition sometimes called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In a recent case, the family of a 15-year-old girl in the United Kingdom who died by suicide said the girl had suffered from an allergy to Wi-Fi signals. The signals at her school made her nauseated, gave her blinding headaches and made it difficult for her to concentrate, the teen's mother said in a U.K. cour...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Are Potential Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Discussion Abdominal pain is a common problem for children and a review can be found here.here. Functional gastrointestinal diseases are one of the most common problems not only in children but throughout the lifespan and a review can be found here. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional gastrointestinal diseases with 10 to 15% of children suffering from IBS. The cause is unknown but it is considered a brain-gut disorder. “It is postulated that the state of disregulation exists/occurs within the enteric and the central nervous systems in patients with IBS and this results in alteration in sensat...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 9, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Monkeys in Asia harbor virus from humans, other species
(University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine) When it comes to spreading viruses, bats are thought to be among the worst. Now a new study of nearly 900 nonhuman primates in Bangladesh and Cambodia shows that macaques harbor more diverse astroviruses, which can cause infectious gastroenteritis or diarrhea in humans.The study was published Nov. 5 in PLOS Pathogens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 5, 2015 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Acute arsenic poisoning diagnosed late - Shumy F, Anam AM, Kamruzzaman A, Amin MR, Chowdhury MJ.
This report describes a case of acute arsenic poisoning, missed initially due to its gastroenteritis-like presentation, but suspected and confirmed much later, when t... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

'Is Mommy Okay?'
"Is Mommy okay?" The words always came out as a whisper. Maybe I didn't want to wake my little brother, maybe because it was late in the night and that is just what people do, or maybe I was scared of the answer. A few minutes before I nervously asked my question, I had been awakened by the sound of a low moan. Most children would conjure up ghosts in their closets or a monster under their bed, but I knew exactly what it was; I tiptoed past my sleeping brother,and hurried to my parents' room. I lightly placed my hand on their door and slowly pushed it open, the fear rising in my chest. I would not step into their room....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Ulcerating ileocolitis in severe amatoxin poisoning - Hilty MP, Halama M, Zimmermann AK, Maggiorini M, Geier A.
Amatoxin poisoning is still associated with a great potential for complications and a high mortality. While the occurrence of acute gastroenteritis within the first 24 hours after amatoxin ingestion is well described, only very few descriptions of late gas... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - September 19, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

6 Healthy Habits That You Might Be Overdoing
SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone Taking any action to an extreme — even a healthy one — can have negative consequences.   Striving to lose weight becomes unhealthy if it turns into an eating disorder, for example. Exercising until you develop an injury or a serious health issue such as rhabdomyolysis (when muscle tissue breaks down and releases into the blood) can be life-threatening. Other, less extreme, examples can also work against your goal of creating healthier habits and a healthy body. Here are six ways that common, good practices can sometimes work against you: 1. You load up on healthy fa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

Is the Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis) Contagious?
Title: Is the Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis) Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/24/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 24, 2015 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Should Ondansetron Be Used for Acute Gastroenteritis?
Discussion Acute gastroenteritis (AGE) is a common illness worldwide and is “…defined as a decrease in the consistency of stools (loose or liquid) and/or an increase in the frequency of evacuations with or without fever or vomiting….” It is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical care and hospitalizations. In Europe, rotavirus and noroviruses are two of the most frequent viral agents causing AGE and Campylobacter and Salmonella are the most common bacterial AGE causes. For parasitic infections Giardia, and Crytosporidium are most common parasitic infections in Europe. Recommendations for...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 24, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Scared Sick: Living With Emetophobia
I'm approaching the age of 30. I have a fiancé, a dog, a growing career, a passport full of stamps and a healthy social life. Oh, and I have emetophobia. My emetophobia, which is a fear of vomit, often feels like it controls my life. Phobias affect 8.7 percent of people in America, and here in Australia, figures are similar. I'm one of the ones who drew the short straw. My fiancé and best friends fall in the lucky group -- they are part of the majority who don't suffer with a debilitating disorder. They are sympathetic to my irrational fears, but they can't empathize because try as they might, they don't understand wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

The Truth About Stomach Flu
Stomach flu isn’t really a ‘flu.’ It’s gastroenteritis and can be caused by bacteria, a virus, or a parasite. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says
Germ causes about 1.2 million cases of severe 'stomach flu' in the U.S. each year Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Climate Change, Salmonella Infections (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaika Adam dies after out-of-hours GP mistakes acute appendicitis for a bug
Malaika Adam died at Basildon University Hospital from appendicitis two days after an out-of-hours doctor diagnosed her as suffering from gastroenteritis, an inquest into her death heard. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

14 Most Dangerous Summer Foods
This article originally appeared on Health.com. More from Health.com: 25 Fresh Corn Recipes for Summer 17 Easy Ways to Burn Calories This Summer 12 Reasons Dehydration Is Bad for Your Body -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news