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

One in 10 IBS with diarrhoea patients wish they were dead when their condition is bad
(SAGE) New research, published in the UEG Journal, assessed the burden associated with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea by surveying 513 patients and 679 healthcare professionals. A quarter of patients reported that IBS stops them from enjoying life and 11 percent agreed with the statement; 'when my IBS is bad, I wish I was dead'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Pneumonia, Diarrhoea Persist in Nigeria
[Leadership] The prevalence of ailments such as pneumonia and diarrhoea in Nigeria has been linked to the inability of state governments to domesticate Amoxicillin dispersible tablet and Co-Pack Zinc tablet/Low Osmolality Oral Rehydration Solution for the treatment of the diseases. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria:Diarrhoea Kills 2,195 Children Daily, Worse Than Measles, Malaria, Says UNICEF
[This Day] Abuja -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has disclosed that diarrhoea has become the common cause of illness in children, and a global killer which is responsible for the death of 2, 195 children on a daily basis around the world. UNICEF stated that 842,000 deaths could be prevented globally if only there was constant and improved water and sanitation, as the lack of it is responsible for one in nine child deaths worldwide, making it the second leading cause of death among children under five. UNICEF WA (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:New Cases of Suspected Cholera in West Kordofan
[Radio Dabanga] Abu Zabad -El Ahmar village of Abu Zabad locality in West Kordofan has recorded eight new cases of acute watery diarrhoea suspected to be cholera on Monday and Tuesday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: Four ways you can avoid the infection
A NOROVIRUS outbreak has struck the UK, with reports of the infection now being present in three counties. Although not life-threatening, the virus can seriously affect health for a week causing vomiting, diarrhoea and other unpleasant symptoms. Avoid the norovirus bug and protect yourself against the spread by doing this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norovirus OUTBREAK: Halt the spread of infection by doing this
A NOROVIRUS outbreak has struck the UK, with reports of the infection now being present in three counties. Although not life-threatening, the virus can seriously affect health for a week causing vomiting, diarrhoea and other unpleasant symptoms. Avoid the norovirus bug and protect yourself against the spread by doing this. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Toy slime could make children ill thanks to chemical that can cause vomiting
Consumer watchdog Which? has found some slime products contain potentially unsafe levels of the chemical boron, which in excessive levels causes bouts of diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:'Watery Diarrhoea' Reported in Sudan's Red Sea State
[Radio Dabanga] Derudeb -The hospital of Derudeb in Sudan's Red Sea state recorded eight cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - on Tuesday following intense rains in the area. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children
Mukakibibi, 50, is a two-term village chief in a village in Rweru, Bugesera, Rwanda. Credit: WaterAid/ Behailu ShiferawBy Behailu ShiferawKIGALI, Rwanda, Jul 10 2018 (IPS)To many of us, ‘keep out of the reach of children’ is a phrase we see printed on labels for medicines and chemicals. To mothers in Rweru Sector, Rwanda, it’s a daily principle to live by. “Once we collected the water, we wouldn’t just leave it anywhere until it is boiled and safe to drink. We always put it at a height the younger ones couldn’t reach. We feared they might accidentally drink it,” 50-year-old Mukakib...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Behailu Shiferaw Tags: Africa Development & Aid Environment Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

How to avoid stomach ache ruining your holiday: Steer clear of these four foods
STOMACH ache can often hit holidaymakers during or after their vacation, and it is usually the result of unfamiliar germs. But what can you do to prevent travellers ’ diarrhoea, also known as Delhi belly? There are certain foods you should try and avoid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VTT develops piglet vaccination to reduce antibiotics use
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a vaccine, diluted into drinking water, to treat diarrhoea on piglets being weaned. The vaccine reduces the global resistance problem caused by excessive antibiotic use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 2, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

IBS symptoms - best foods to prevent bloating and constipation pain
IBS symptoms include bloating, constipation pain and diarrhoea. You can lower your risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome flare-up signs by adding more of these foods to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Diarrhoea - One Student Dead, 39 Others in Hospital
[Premium Times] A student of Government Girls Secondary School (GGSS) Kawo, Kaduna State, died on Monday while 39 others were hospitalised following an outbreak of diarrhoea in the school. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Acute Watery Diarrhoea, Dengue Fever Reported After Rains in Sudan's Blue Nile, Red Sea States
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin / Port Sudan -Six cases of acute watery diarrhoea - which is often caused by cholera* - have been admitted to Ed Damazin Hospital in Sudan's Blue Nile State this week. The rains have also seen an increase in cases suspected to be the mosquito-borne haemorrhagic (severe dengue) fever admitted to Port Sudan hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Irritable bowel syndrome symptoms: Try these five tips to relieve stomach pain
IBS symptoms, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome, include pain and cramping, diarrhoea and constipation. You can reduce the signs by trying these five diet tips. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get rid of diarrhoea: Avoid these three drinks to clear up symptoms
HOW TO get rid of diarrhoea: Usually sparked by a bowel infection, diarrhoea is a common health problem in people of all ages. The condition is best treated by replacing the fluids lost from having to use the toilet frequently, but there are three drinks you should avoid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Flood Victims Contract Waterborne Diseases in Tana River Camps
[Nation] About 700 flood victims living in camps in Tana River County have been hit by an outbreak of acute diarrhoea, skin and respiratory infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Norovirus: Avoid the vomiting bug using these simple tips
NOROVIRUS symptoms include nausea, vomiting and watery or loose diarrhoea. Last week government scientists revealed that a whopping 70 per cent of UK oysters contain the toxic substance. Use these simple tips to avoid the virus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dodgy oysters poison 12,000 Britons a year
Scientists discovered that more than two-thirds of oysters on sale are infected with the highly contagious norovirus – which causes vomiting and diarrhoea. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe to Save 700,000 Young Children a Year: Clean Water & Decent Toilets
This study adds to the evidence that the lives of hundreds of thousands of young children could be saved each year if these pillars of development were combined with other health interventions.WaterAid and Defeat DD are calling on governments and donors to align child health and water, sanitation and hygiene programmes, policies and financing to address this unnecessary health crisis more effectively and more efficiently. These investments create a positive cycle that builds human capital, strengthens economies, reduces future healthcare costs and contributes to national development.This July the UN’s Sustainable Dev...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Savio Carvalho Tags: Development & Aid Featured Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Probiotics can prevent bacterial diarrhoea in hospital patients receiving antibiotics
This NIHR Signal gives commentary on an updated Cochrane Review. It provides new evidence suggesting probiotics may be beneficial for hospitalised patients at risk of C. Difficile infection. Probiotics may be suitable for use in high-risk patients needing antibiotics, for example, older adults with underlying illness. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Health Minister - 'Sudan 'Free of Watery Diarrhoea'
[Radio Dabanga] Sennar -Sudan's federal Minister if Health, Bahr Idris Abu Garda, has declared that Sudan is now free of the 'watery diarrhoea' outbreak (suspected to be cholera) that hit various parts of the country during the past year. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The 5 tell-tale symptoms of IBS and the natural fixes
A staggering one in five Britons suffer regularly with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and the diarrhoea, consultation, cramping and bloating that come with it, according to recent estimates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS constipation pain - avoid these foods to prevent bloating symptoms
IBS symptoms and pain include constipation, bloating and diarrhoea. You can prevent painful signs of the digestive condition by avoiding these foods in your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS symptoms: Pain and bloating could be caused by fibromyalgia - what is the condition?
IBS SYMPTOMS include stomach pain or cramps, diarrhoea, bloating and constipation. These are the four most common signs, but the condition can also cause tiredness and a lack of energy, nausea and backache. Recent studies have even suggested people with IBS can experience other medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia - but what is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya:Diarrhoea Kills Three in Kakamega's Masingo Slums
[Nation] Three people have died in Kakamega County while receiving treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting. The three, including two men and a woman, were residents of Kakamega town's Masingo slums. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IBS symptoms: Nutritionist explains best diet to treat painful irritable bowel syndrome
IBS SYMPTOMS are constipation and diarrhoea, which cause pain and discomfort to the abdomen. The condition is common across the UK, although most don ’t seek treatment. Luckily, it is easily treated following these steps. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food poisoning: Simple tricks to avoid making yourself unwell at home
FOOD poisoning symptoms include vomiting, diarrhoea and stomach cramps. They can last for a few days and happen because contaminated food containing dangerous bacteria, such as E.coli or salmonella, was consumed. Taking these simple precautions will stop you being affected by it. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Digestive problems? How to fix constipation, bloating and heartburn
DIGESTION issues, ranging from bloating and heartburn to diarrhoea and constipation, inflict all of us at some time in our lives. But the pain and embarrassment can be eased with a trio of ‘superherbs’. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lisa Wells mistook symptoms of cancer for pregnancy side effects
British mum Lisa Wells, 32, suffered from both constipation and diarrhoea while pregnant with her youngest daughter Saffia, now aged six months, but initially dismissed it as part and parcel of expecting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

IBS symptoms: How to treat irritable bowel syndrome
IRRITABLE bowel syndrome affects up to 13 million people in the UK alone. Changes to diet and lifestyle can reduce symptoms, which include stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paracetamol banned on the NHS in move to save millions of pounds every year
PARACETAMOL and cold treatment prescriptions have now been banned by the NHS as part of proposals to save the health service millions of pounds every year. Treatments for diarrhoea, athletes ’ foot, sore throats, coughs, colds, warts and ulcers are also included. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Four New 'Watery Diarrhoea Cases' Recorded in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -The number of patients suffering from acute watery diarrhoea -suspected to be cholera-continues to decline in Central Darfur's Nierteti locality. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 2, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NHS no to dandruff and diarrhoea treatment
Crackdown on 35 "minor" treatments in cost cutting drive by NHS bosses - but patient group concerned about poorest. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mozambique:Deaths From Diarrhoea and Malaria Decline
[AIM] Maputo -The number of deaths in Mozambique from killer diseases such as diarrhoea and malaria has declined significantly over the past year, Health Minister Nazira Abula told the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Wednesday, thus contradicting opposition claims that the health service is falling to pieces. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Fewer Cases of Suspected Cholera in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -The isolation centres in Nierteti locality in Central Darfur have all reported fewer cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea' suspected to be cholera, confirming a downward trend observed last week. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:12 New Cases of Suspected Cholera Reach Central Darfur Centres
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -After a few days of showing a downward trend, 12 new cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea', suspected to be cholera, have been reported in Central Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Central Darfur - One Death From Suspected Cholera in Nierteti
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -One person has died at Turr area near Nierteti of 'acute watery diarrhoea' suspected to be cholera, however the number of new infections reported is beginning to ease. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What type of IBS do you have? Different symptoms require specific diet and treatment
IBS SYMPTOMS include stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation and bloating, but depending on what subtype of the condition you fall into to, different diet and treatment may be required. So what type of IBS do you have? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Two More Die of Suspected Cholera in Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Two people died of 'watery diarrhoea' and five new infection cases were recorded in Central Darfur's Nierteti locality on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IBS bloating symptoms: 83p a day supplements CURED woman’s 10-year chronic diarrhoea
IBS symptoms include bloating, constipation and stomach cramps. This patient cured her chronic diarrhoea from irritable bowel syndrome by taking these cheap probiotic supplements everyday. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Delhi Belly down to having this protein in your saliva
Scientists may have found a way to boost your resistance to 'Delhi belly', or traveller's diarrhoea, after discovering a protein in saliva that can blocks the E. coli bacteria from settling in the gut (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sudan:Suspected Cholera Still Haunts Central Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -Acute watery diarrhoea suspected to be cholera is still prevalent in the villages of Nierteti and the western areas of Jebel Marra in Central Darfur. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Diarrhoea Outbreak Hits High School
[New Zimbabwe] Hundreds of pupils at St Anthony's Musiso High School in Zaka district of Masvingo Province have been admitted at the mission hospital after a severe diarrhea outbreak hit the institution. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan:Suspected Cholera in Central Darfur - One More Dead, 41 New Cases
[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -One person died of watery diarrhoea, suspected to be cholera, in Central Darfur. The four isolation units in Nierteti locality admitted 41 new patients on Saturday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news