NHS hospitals are the fullest they have been all winter with 95% of beds occupied
NHS figures for last week have revealed hospitals in England had the fewest free beds of any week so far this winter, as a spike in norovirus, diarrhoea and vomiting has led to more bed closures. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professional athlete, 18, nearly bled to death after swallowing a TOOTHPICK
A man was taken to hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, when he suffered abdominal pain, a fever of more than 40 °C (104°F) and diarrhoea with blood in it – doctors found a 5cm (2ins) toothpick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Professional athlete, 18, nearly bled to death after swallowing a TOOTHPICK
A man was taken to hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, when he suffered abdominal pain, a fever of more than 40°C (104°F) and diarrhoea with blood in it – doctors found a 5cm (2ins) toothpick. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association of Antibiotic Treatment With Outcomes in Patients Hospitalized for an Asthma Exacerbation Treated With Systemic Corticosteroids
This research article found patients on antibiotics had a longer hospital stay, similar rate of treatment failure, higher hospital cost and higher risk of antibiotic-related diarrhoea, vs patients not treated with antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for food poisoning: Four remedies to aid vomiting and diarrhoea
Best supplements for food poisoning: Food poisoning can occur if you eat something that has been contaminated with germs and symptoms can make you feel very unwell for up to week. While rest and drinking plenty of fluids can help, some experts recommend supplements as a solution to a fast recovery. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Charles Darwin's ailments are 'typical of Lyme disease' in UK
Naturalist ’s symptoms of diarrhoea, rashes, palpitations and flatulence could have been tick infection, say researchersHe travelled the world studying exotic creatures in dangerous lands, but the disease that marred Charles Darwin ’s life may have been caught closer to home as he trudged around Britain collecting insects, shooting birds, and picking up stones, researchers say.The Victorian naturalist who gave the world the theory of evolution is a strong contender for the most famously ill scientist in history. His diaries, notebooks and letters brim with despair over ailments ranging from diarrhoea, rashes an...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Charles Darwin Science Insects History of science Wildlife Environment UK news Source Type: news

Cost of rotavirus diarrhoea substantial in Thailand
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - January 1, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Food poisoning: What to do if you suffer after Christmas Day - how long does it last?
FOOD poisoning isn ’t usually serious but symptoms can make you feel very unwell. One wrong move in the kitchen on Christmas Day could result in nausea and diarrhoea. So how can you treat it and how long can you expect it to last for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food poisoning: What to do if you suffer on Christmas Day - how long does it last?
FOOD poisoning isn ’t usually serious but symptoms can make you feel very unwell. One wrong move in the kitchen on Christmas Day could result in nausea and diarrhoea. So how can you treat it and how long can you expect it to last for? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics versus placebo for any indication
The review 'Adverse events in people taking macrolide antibiotics'   asked, “Will people taking a macrolide antibiotic experience more adverse events than those treated with placebo?”Macrolide antibiotics are one of many types of antibiotic. They are commonly used to treat both acute and chronic infections. The four most commonly used macrolides are azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, and roxithromycin. People taking macrolide antibiotics are at risk of experiencing adverse events such as nausea, diarrhoea or rashes.Lead author of the review Malene Plejdrup Hansen explains, “This review was u...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - December 17, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis warning - what to do if you have painful diarrhoea and vomiting
GASTROENTERITIS symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach bloating, and severe headaches. The infection, which is caused by a bacteria or virus, is caused by eating contaminated foods. This is what to do if you have the painful signs of food poisoning and tummy bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Malaria, Diarrhoea Most Prevalent in FCT's Kobi Village
[This Day] Abuja -Malaria and diarrhoea have been discovered to be the most prevailing ailments in Kobi village, a suburb in the Federal Capital Territory, which is behind Asokoro, a highbrow residential area within the same area council. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Toy slime WARNING - putty and slime OFF SHELVES ahead of Christmas over diarrhoea claims
TOY SLIME will be on the Christmas list of many children across the UK. But, parents may struggle to find slime or putty in some high-street retailers today after they were taken off shelves over health fears. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: Vomit bug spreads across UK - are you at risk of explosive diarrhoea?
NOROVIRUS symptoms include feeling sick and having diarrhoea, and the virus is known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’. An outbreak of norovirus has spread across the UK, and Public Health England is urging the public to follow good hygiene practices. These are the signs and symptoms of norovirus to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gastroenteritis warning - how to prevent painful diarrhoea and vomiting
GASTROENTERITIS symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach bloating, and headaches. The bacteria and virus infection could be caused by eating contaminated foods. This is how to prevent the unwanted and painful signs of food poisoning and tummy bugs. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for IBS: Five vitamins and minerals to relieve pain and symptoms
BEST supplements for IBS: IBS is a common condition that affects the digestive system, triggering symptoms such as stomach cramps, bloating and diarrhoea. While simple changes to diet and lifestyle are recommended, taking supplements could also help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan: Health Ministry Acknowledges 800 Deaths From 'Watery Diarrhoea', in 2017
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's Health Minister Mohamed Abuzeid has acknowledged that 800 out 36,000 cases infected with acute watery diarrhoea resulted in fatalities last year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ice and soda water are contaminated with FAECES at Wetherspoon, Slug and Lettuce, and Hungry Horse
Five of the UK's leading pub chains - which also included Harvester and Two For One - have the faecal bacteria coliform in their ice and soda water, which can lead to severe diarrhoea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ice and soda water are contaminated with FAECES at Wetherspoon, Slug and Lettuce, and Hungry House
Five of the UK's leading pub chains - which also included Harvester and Two For One - have the faecal bacteria coliform in their ice and soda water, which can lead to severe diarrhoea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E. coli warning - the vegetable you should AVOID after ‘life-threatening’ outbreak
E.coli symptoms include a high fever, diarrhoea, and having stomach cramps. The public have been warned to avoid eating romaine lettuce after an outbreak of the bacterial infection was reported in the US. These are the warning signs of the E.coli bacterial infection to look out for. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Poo transplant: The ‘oil change’ treatment for your gut - when would you need it?
POO transplants could help to boost the health of the gut, and to avoid symptoms of bacterial infections, including C.difficile ’s nausea, dehydration, diarrhoea and weight loss. When would you need a faecal microbiota transplantation, and how could it boost your immune system? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study aims to reduce the use of oral antibiotics for ear infections in children
Middle ear infections, known medically as acute otitis media (AOM), are common painful infections in children, for which there are up to three million treatment episodes in England and Wales each year. They are often treated with antibiotics by mouth. However, these can cause side effects like rashes, diarrhoea and vomiting, and their over-use contributes to the growing global health threat of antibiotic resistance. Researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton, King ’ s College London and Imperial College London, are collaborating on a new study to investigate alternative treatments, which they hope will...
Source: University of Bristol news - November 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Sudan: Concerns Over Spread of Disease Following Rains in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -The residents of Port Sudan, capital of eastern Sudan's Red Sea state, have complained of the spread of flies and mosquitoes due to recent rains. They expressed concern over the emergence and spread of diseases of ophthalmic, malaria, diarrhoea, and typhoid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Norovirus UK warning: Where you're most likely to get infected with the vomiting bug
NOROVIRUS symptoms include diarrhoea and being sick, and it has the nickname ‘the winter vomiting bug’. With reported 2018 infection outbreaks on the rise, where in the UK are you most likely to become infected with the virus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cleaners at the forefront of needlestick injuries
Almost two thirds of workers who successfully claim compensation for needlestick injuries are cleaners – mainly because the needles weren’t correctly disposed. “These figures are a timely reminder of the risks to health and safety posed by used needlesticks, and how they can affect staff in all sectors, and not just clinical staff,” warned UNISON assistant national health and safety officer Robert Baughan. He was speaking at the start of European Health and Safety Week, which focuses this year on hazardous substances. A UNISON analysis of nearly 100 successful compensation claims for needlestick inj...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 22, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Tony Braisby Tags: Article Eurohsweek european health and safety week health and safety reps needlesticks Source Type: news

Multi-strain probiotic reduces chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea [ESMO 2018 Press Release]
(European Society for Medical Oncology) A high concentration of multi-strain probiotic helps to reduce mild to moderate episodes of chemotherapy-induced diarrhoea (CID) in cancer patients, according to results of a phase II/III study in India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 22, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Women may experience more side effects than men during gastric cancer chemotherapy
(The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust) Women may experience certain chemotherapy side-effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, mouth ulceration and hair loss more frequently than men, according to a new analysis of oesophageal and stomach cancer patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Bacteria that cause diarrhoea survive the high temperatures used in hospital laundries
Researchers from De Montfort University found that C.difficile spores are present at levels sufficient to cause an outbreak even after sheets are washed as set out by the NHS' healthcare laundry policy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Save the Children Seeks End to Diarrhoea Infection
[Vanguard] The Chief of Party, Save the Children's Stop Diarrhea Initiative, Dr David Atamewalen has called on parents and teachers to join hands with other stakeholders to curb diarrhoea among children under the age of 5. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:'If We Don't Wash Our Hands, It Will Devastate Generations' #GlobalHandwashingDay
[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -Today, on Global Handwashing Day, the focus of the global health community is on the importance of handwashing with soap as a highly effective way to prevent the spread of disease and save lives. The evidence for handwashing is well-known -- it can dramatically reduce the risk of diarrhoea and pneumonia, and thwarts the spread of diseases like Ebola. Access to clean water, good sanitation and hygiene is also a significant factor in the prevention of blindness caused trachoma. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa:Water and Sanitation Observes Global Handwashing Day, 15 Oct
[Govt of SA] The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) will observe the annual Global Handwashing Day (GHWD)on Monday 15 October 2018, as part of its efforts to encourage people to wash hands with soap in order to reduce childhood mortality rates and other related diseases such as diarrhoea. DWS officials in different parts of the country will visit schools and communities to raise awareness about the benefits of handwashing with soap, foster and support a culture of handwashing with soap and to put the spotlight on (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nausea and diarrhoea may not be flu symptoms - they could indicate this in your bathroom
NAUSEA and diarrhoea are common symptoms of the flu, but they may not always be indicators of the virus. New researched has revealed these health problems could indicate a problem in your bathroom. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Best supplements for bloating: High street remedies to get rid of a bloated tummy
BEST supplements for bloating: A bloated tummy is a common problem that usually occurs after eating certain foods. But bloating can also be caused by a number of health conditions such as IBS, constipation and diarrhoea. Here are some high street remedies to help you beat the bloat. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swaziland:Six Children Die in Swaziland in Diarrhoea Outbreak. Vaccines Short Since Government Has Not Paid Suppliers
[Swazi Media] At least six children in Swaziland died this week from diarrhoea and many more are sick because the government is broke and cannot pay for vaccines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diarrhoea-causing bacteria in the human gut produces ELECTRICITY
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, found that the bug Listeria monocytogenes produces an electrical current when it removes waste products from its cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera Alert
[The Herald] Cholera is an acute epidemic infectious disease characterised by watery diarrhoea, extreme loss of fluid and electrolytes, and severe dehydration. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Uganda:No More Septrin for Aids Patients - Government
[Monitor] Kampala -People living with HIV/Aids in Uganda (PLWHA) will stop taking Septrin as a complementary drug that fights opportunistic infections such as malaria, diarrhoea and pneumonia, according to the new Health ministry guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - September 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Nigeria:Diarrhoea Hits 10 Borno Communities, 1,068 Persons Affected - Official
[Premium Times] The Borno State Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia, on Tuesday announced that a 'deadly diarrhoea' has hit at least ten local government areas of the state (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diarrhoea warning - what’s causing your watery poo and when should you see a doctor?
DIARRHOEA sickness may be caused by a stomach bug or inflammatory bowel disease symptoms. Watery poo could be caused by a number of medical conditions, but when should you see a doctor? These are signs your stool condition could be serious. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crohn’s disease - 12 food and drinks that could be triggering painful diarrhoea
CROHN ’S disease is a type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease , and symptoms include diarrhoea, stomach pains weight loss. Signs of the tummy ache condition could be triggered by eating certain foods - these are the best diet swaps to avoid Crohn’s disease symptoms. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss
Scientists at the University of Massachusetts claim eating whole strawberries could help calm inflammation in the colon among people with inflammatory bowel disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early warning surveillance system implemented in Saudi Arabia for this year ’s hajj
18 August 2018 – As the number of pilgrims participating in the annual hajj has been increasing in recent years, WHO has been providing support to Saudi Arabia to ensure implementation for the first time during the hajj season of an early warning surveillance system to prevent, early detect, and respond to public health threats during the hajj.  The development of the electronic early warning surveillance system is a joint effort between Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health and WHO’s Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. This is the first year in which the new system will be used during the ha...
Source: WHO EMRO News - August 19, 2018 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Africa:Let Food Be Thy Medicine
[IPS] Brazzaville -When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later - not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And there were (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Rotavirus Vaccine Cuts Infant Diarrhoea Deaths by a Third in Malawi
[RotaCouncil] A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34% in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dozens of holidaymakers visiting Mexico struck down by a parasite that causes explosive diarrhoea
As of 3 August 2018, there were 63 laboratory-confirmed incidents of the parasitic infection. Nearly all of these patients travelled outside of the UK - and 89 per cent of them visited Mexico. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Let Food Be Thy Medicine
Typical food store in Brazzaville, Congo. Credit: WHOBy Adelheid Onyango and Bibi GiyoseBRAZZAVILLE, Congo, Aug 14 2018 (IPS)When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible. But she came back to the treatment centre a few days later – not for cholera, but because she was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Doctors had saved her life but not restored her health. And...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Adelheid Onyango and Bibi Giyose Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Population Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant diarrhoea deaths by a third in Malawi
(University of Liverpool) A major new study has shown that rotavirus vaccination reduced infant diarrhoea deaths by 34 percent in rural Malawi, a region with high levels of child deaths. The study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves lives. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 11, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

IBS symptoms - why you should be eating more INSECTS to avoid stomach pain
IBS symptoms include bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and stomach pain. Patients could lower the risk of painful irritable bowel syndrome signs by adding these insects to their diet, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news