Roche ’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) granted FDA priority review for treatment of pre-symptomatic babies under 2 months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 25 January 2022 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for the use of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) to treat pre-symptomatic babies under two months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The sNDA submission incorporates interim data from the RAINBOWFISH study, which shows the majority of pre-symptomatic babies treated with Evrysdi achieved key milestones such as sitting, standing, walking and maintained the ability to swallow following 12 months of treatment.  “Treating very youn...
Source: Roche Media News - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s Evrysdi (risdiplam) granted FDA priority review for treatment of pre-symptomatic babies under 2 months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 25 January 2022 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted priority review of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) for the use of Evrysdi® (risdiplam) to treat pre-symptomatic babies under two months of age with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The sNDA submission incorporates interim data from the RAINBOWFISH study, which shows the majority of pre-symptomatic babies treated with Evrysdi achieved key milestones such as sitting, standing, walking and maintained the ability to swallow following 12 months of treatment.  “Treating very youn...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Up to three quarters of side effects caused by the Covid vaccine may be down to the 'nocebo' effect
Millions of Britons have accused the inoculations of triggering headaches, fatigue and even diarrhoea among other symptoms. But US scientists say these are likely not linked to the jabs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nasal spray made with nasty gut bug to stop flu 
The spray contains a flu vaccine mixed with the Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacterium, which can lead to severe stomach cramps, diarrhoea and vomiting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Management and characteristics of patients suffering from Clostridiodes difficile infection in primary care
Conclusion: GPs provide relevant ambulatory care for mild p rimary episodes of CDI using oral metronidazole. Persistent diarrhoea despite an appropriate anti-Clostridiodes regimen should be interpreted as an early predictor of relapse. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Eases Diarrhoea Cases
[New Zimbabwe] Spread This News (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak - Cross River State Health Ministry, Other Partners Step Up Response Action
[Vanguard] Cholera is a water-borne disease that is easily spread by contaminated food or water. It causes acute watery diarrhoea (watery stool) and if left untreated it can lead to death within hours. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Diarrhoea Outbreak Hits Bulawayo
[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo has been hit by a diarrhoeal outbreak with a total of 157 people having been affected by the outbreak which was first reported on 28 November 2021. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to stop diarrhoea: Five home remedies to get rid of your diarrhoea
DIARRHOEA is an unpleasant experience that can leave you feeling exhausted. If you aren't well enough to leave the house, try these five home remedies to settle your stomach. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 in 2 Humans Cannot Celebrate World Toilet Day – This Is Why
A Dalit woman stands outside a dry toilet located in an upper caste villager’s home in Mainpuri, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Credit: Shai Venkatraman/IPSBy Baher KamalMADRID, Nov 18 2021 (IPS) Did you know that half of the world’s population do not have toilets? And that, globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces? And that every day, over 700 children under five years old die from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water, sanitation and poor hygiene? This is the dramatic, hushed reality of 3.6 billion people who don’t have one that works properly. “Who c...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Featured Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Using patient questionnaires for improving clinical management and outcomes
In this interview with lead author Christopher Gibbons, we find out more about the recently published review,   Routine provision of information on patient-reported outcome measures to healthcare providers and patients in clinical practice.Tell us about this reviewThe aim of this Cochrane Review was to find out whether healthcare workers who receive information from questionnaires completed by their patients give better health care and whether their patients have better health. We collected and analysed all relevant studies.What did you find out?Patient questionnaire responses fed back to health workers and patients may r...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 17, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: an updated Cochrane review
The latest update of the Cochrane review ‘Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use’ has found that rotavirus vaccines pre-qualified by the World Health Organization (WHO) (Rotarix, RotaTeq, Rotasiil, and Rotavac), prevent episodes of rotavirus diarrhoea in children and no increased risk of serious adverse events was found.Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhoea in infants and in young children, and can cause mild illness, hospitalization, and death. Since 2009, the WHO has recommended that a rotavirus vaccine be included in all national infant and child immunization programmes. To date, 1...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 12, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Antibiotics? Handle with Care
The main drivers of antimicrobial resistance include the misuse and overuse of antimicrobials; lack of access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene for both humans and animals; poor infection and disease prevention and control in health-care facilities and farms; poor access to quality, affordable medicines, vaccines and diagnostics; lack of awareness and knowledge; and lack of enforcement of legislation. Credit: Bigstock.By Baher KamalMADRID, Nov 11 2021 (IPS) The following information is based on investigations and studies carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO)...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Global Headlines Health Antibiotic Resistance Source Type: news

Crohn’s disease: Foods and drinks to avoid a painful flare-up – including some vegetables
A FLARE-UP of Crohn's disease can lead to urgent bowel movements, diarrhoea and excruciating abdominal pain. If you have to live with this health condition, you would want to avoid aggravating it at all costs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's not just long Covid... sepsis can also cause crippling symptoms for months
When Laura Williams woke in the middle of the night with vomiting and diarrhoea, she assumed it was simply a tummy bug. Rather than making a rapid recovery, Laura, 40, felt much worse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news