Rashes, headaches, tingling: the less common coronavirus symptoms that patients have
Studies have examined some of the more unusual signs of Covid-19Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe World Health Organization lists the most common symptoms of Covid-19 as fever, tiredness and a dry cough. Others include a runny nose, sore throat, nasal congestion, pain, diarrhoea and the loss of sense of taste and/or smell. But there are also other more unusual symptoms that patients have presented.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Coronavirus outbreak World Health Organization Science Infectious diseases Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Media News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam shows significant improvement in survival and motor milestones in infants with Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
Basel, 28 April 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from FIREFISH Part 2, a pivotal global study evaluating risdiplam in infants aged 1 – 7 months old with symptomatic Type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study met its primary endpoint with 29% of infants (12/41; p
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hand cleaning with ash for reducing the spread of viral and bacterial infections: a rapid review
This new review is one of a series ofrapid reviews that Cochrane contributors have prepared to inform the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.Some infectious diseases are spread by airborne droplets from coughs and sneezes, which can infect people who touch contaminated skin or surfaces. Washing hands with soap and water may prevent these diseases from spreading. People with no soap may use other materials like ash, mud, soil with or without water, or water alone, to clean their hands. Hand cleaning with ash (the solid remains from cooking stoves and fires) might work by rubbing away or inactivating the virus or bacteria. However, chem...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 24, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

Haunting Forest Spirits – is Mother Nature Striking Back?
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Apr 20 2020 (IPS) Epidemic diseases are not random events that afflict societies capriciously and without warning, on the contrary, every society produces its own specific vulnerabilities. To study them is to understand the importance of a society’s structure, its standard of living, and its political priorities. […] Epidemics are a mirror, they show who we really are: Our ethics, beliefs, and socio-economic relationships.                           &n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Combating Desertification and Drought Economy & Trade Environment Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is a runny nose a sign? Expert reveals defining symptoms of COVID-19
CORONAVIRUS symptoms have been shown to manifest themselves in a number of ways, from diarrhoea to loss of sense of smell. But is a runny nose a sign of COVID-19? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus symptoms: Is diarrhoea a symptom of coronavirus?
CORONAVIRUS cases are increasing every day, and if you show symptoms of coronavirus you must stay at home. So is diarrhoea a symptom of coronavirus? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diarrhoea and loss of appetite could be early signs of coronavirus
A study of 204 patients in Wuhan, ground-zero for the COVID-19 outbreak, revealed people with digestive symptoms are harder to treat than those with just respiratory problems. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

European Commission approves Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 12 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Venclyxto ® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro is the first fixed-duration, chemotherapy-free treatment option that has been shown to help patients with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia live longer without their disease progressing,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development...
Source: Roche Media News - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

European Commission approves Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 12 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Commission has approved Venclyxto ® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adult patients with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro is the first fixed-duration, chemotherapy-free treatment option that has been shown to help patients with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia live longer without their disease progressing,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product Development...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) in unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 3 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Esbriet ® (pirfenidone) for adults with unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (uILD). The designation was granted based on data from a Phase II trial, which studied the efficacy and safety of Esbriet in uILD[1]. The study represented the first randomised controlled trial to exclusively enroll patients with progressive fibrosing uILD.“Today’s milestone for Esbriet builds on our continued commitment to improving the standard of care ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Cuty in Fresh Typhoid Scare, Two Feared Dead
[New Zimbabwe] A Typhoid outbreak is suspected to have hit Gweru with two people confirmed dead due to diarrhoea infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: City in Fresh Typhoid Scare, Two Feared Dead
[New Zimbabwe] A Typhoid outbreak is suspected to have hit Gweru with two people confirmed dead due to diarrhoea infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ulcerative colitis: bacteria findings raise hopes for new treatment
Sufferers found to have low levels of gut microbes that convert bile acids into other substancesHopes of developing a new treatment for ulcerative colitis have been raised by research suggesting the condition may be linked to low levels of certain bacteria in the gut.Ulcerative colitis is a long-term condition in whichthe colon becomes inflamed. Accordingto the NHS, it is thought to be an autoimmune disease and affects one in every 420 people in the UK. Sufferers need to empty their bowels frequently, develop ulcers in their colon and have recurring bouts of diarrhoea with blood and pus in the faeces.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 25, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Digestive disorders Science Health & wellbeing Life and style Society Source Type: news

FDA accepts Roche ’s Biologics License Application for fixed-dose subcutaneous combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 25 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subc utaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The BLA for the FDC is based on results from the phase III FeDeriCa study, which demonstrated non-inferior levels of Perjeta in the blood (phar...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA accepts Roche ’s Biologics License Application for fixed-dose subcutaneous combination of Perjeta and Herceptin for HER2-positive breast cancer
Basel, 25 February 2020 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s Biologics License Application (BLA) for the fixed-dose combination (FDC) of Perjeta® (pertuzumab) and Herceptin® (trastuzumab) with hyaluronidase, administered by subc utaneous (SC) injection in combination with intravenous (IV) chemotherapy, for the treatment of eligible patients with HER2-positive breast cancer. The BLA for the FDC is based on results from the phase III FeDeriCa study, which demonstrated non-inferior levels of Perjeta in the blood (phar...
Source: Roche Media News - February 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 06 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)1 was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),2 a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for risdi...
Source: Roche Media News - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche ’s risdiplam showed significant improvement in motor function in people aged 2-25 with type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy
Basel, 6 February 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today presented 1-year data from the pivotal Part 2 of SUNFISH, a global placebo-controlled study evaluating risdiplam in people aged 2-25 years with Type 2 or 3 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). The study showed that change from baseline in the primary endpoint of the Motor Function Measure scale (MFM-32)[1]was significantly greater in people treated with risdiplam, compared to placebo (1.55 point mean difference; p=0.0156). The Revised Upper Limb Module (RULM),[2] a key secondary endpoint, also showed an improvement (1.59 point difference; p=0.0028). Safety for ris...
Source: Roche Investor Update - February 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Roche announces CHMP recommendation for EU approval of Venclyxto plus Gazyvaro for people with untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Basel, 31 January 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the European Medicines Agency ’s Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Venclyxto® (venetoclax) in combination with Gazyvaro® (obinutuzumab) for the treatment of adults with previously untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).“Despite advances in treating chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, many patients cannot tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy-containing regimens,” said Levi Garraway, M.D., Ph.D., Roche’s Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Product ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge
Sattamma, a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state, says that even though she no longer has Hansen’s Disease, she remains discriminated against because of it. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulHYDERABAD, India , Jan 23 2020 (IPS) Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India’s Telangana state – was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with Hansen’s Disease. Last October, while her neighbours were celebrating Diwali, Sattamma was homeless again as her landlord threw her out of the house aft...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Global Headlines Health Human Rights Latin America & the Caribbean Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Brazil Hansen's disease India Indonesia leprosy Source Type: news

La Niña climate cycle sparks 30% jump in cases of life-threatening diarrhoea in Africa'
Columbia University scientists studying La Niña's link to the killer illness found rates soared by a third in a region of Botswana worst-hit by flooding sparked by the climate anomaly. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bacteria can 'outsmart' programmed cell death
(University of Cologne) To be able to multiply, bacteria that cause diarrhoea block mediators of programmed cell death, a new study in 'Nature Microbiology' shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 24, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Tanzania: Viral Infections Leading Cause of Sickness
[Citizen] It is his second day since he started experiencing fever and vomiting then followed up by diarrhoea. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Schools and hospitals forced to shut after hundreds of pupils and patients stuck down by norovirus 
Howden School in Goole and Parkside School in Bradford (pictured) have had to close this week because of outbreaks of an illness believed to be norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Clinical effects from household insecticide: pyrethroid or organophosphate toxicity? - Basrai Z, Koh C, Celedon M, Warren J.
A 54-year-old man with a history of schizophrenia presented to the emergency room for weakness with associated lacrimosis, drooling, nausea, emesis, diarrhoea, diplopia and burning sensation on his skin that began 6  hours after spraying five cans of Raid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 25, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Yellow fever – Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela
On 13 November 2019, the Venezuela International Health Regulations (IHR) National Focal Point (NFP) and the Venezuela PAHO/WHO Country Office shared information about a confirmed case of yellow fever in Bolivar State. The case-patient is a 46-year-old male resident of the municipality of Gran Sabana, Bolivar State. He was in the locality of Uriman municipality of Gran Sabana within the 19 days prior to the onset of symptoms. Symptom onset was on 14 September 2019, and included fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, epistaxis, petechiae, and diarrhoea. On 26 September 2019, he visited a public hospital in the municipality of Her...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - November 21, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

“ Transformational Benefits ” of Ending Outdoor Defecation
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 External SourceUNITED NATIONS, Nov 18 2019 (IPS) Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, says the UN’s partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council). Ahead of World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s acting Executive Director, Sue Co...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Development & Aid Global Headlines Health Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Climate crisis will affect lifelong health of young, warn doctors
Lancet Countdown tracks impacts of global heating covering disease, wildfires and malnutritionThe climate crisis will determine the lifelong health of today ’s children, doctors have warned, noting that global heating was already causing harm.Children are especially vulnerable and the global team of researchers say rising temperatures mean the bacteria causing deadly diarrhoea will thrive while poorer crop yields could lead to more malnutrition.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 14, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Climate change Global health Infectious diseases Malnutrition Wildfires Natural disasters and extreme weather Children Global development Environment World news UK news Science Agriculture Source Type: news

Nivolumab (Opdivo): reports of cytomegalovirus (CMV) gastrointestinal infection or reactivation
This alert, based on a European review, advises that if patients on nivolumab present with diarrhoea or colitis, investigate possible causes, including infections; perform a stool infection work-up and screen for CMV. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Syria INGO Regional Forum statement on impact of military developments on the civilian population in northeast Syria
The Syria INGO Regional Forum, comprising 73 INGOs responding to the Syria crisis, expressed deep concern at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation since Turkey’s military operation started on the 9 October. The UN estimates that more than 200,000 people have been displaced, and is planning to support up to 400,000 people with assistance and protection in the coming period.   Over three days Hasakeh city saw an estimated 60,000 new arrivals as a result of the violence, while hostilities in the area also damaged the main water station, leaving it out of service. 400,000 people, including 82,000 people i...
Source: Doctors of the World News - October 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Sudan: Cholera, Malaria Still On the Rise
[Radio Dabanga] Geneva / Sennar / Darfur / Red Sea / Khartoum -An expert team from the WHO headquarters in Geneva that specialises in cholera forecasting visited Sudan last week. They estimate that there may be between 5,000 and 13,200 cholera cases in the next six months in high risk states of Sudan. The projections are created based on the pattern of previous cholera/acute watery diarrhoea outbreaks from 2016 to 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria)
Source: AllAfrica News: Malaria - September 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Diarrhoea Cases Soar
[The Herald] Cases of diarrhoea in Harare have risen to alarming levels, with Dzivaresekwa recording over 360 cases as of yesterday. The outbreak started two weeks ago when residents drank untreated water. Learners at Warren Park 1 Primary School last week suffered a severe diarrhoea outbreak. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 20, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Four cholera cases confirmed in Sudan, three die of acute watery diarrhoea
At least four cases of cholera have been confirmed in Sudan's Blue Nile state and three people with acute watery diarrhoea have died, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Botswana: Doctor Warns of Diarrhoea in September
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Diarrhoea is the second leading cause of death in children under five years, a doctor from the Serowe District Health Management Team has observed. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Doctors - Suspected Cholera Spreading Fast in Sudan's Blue Nile State
[Radio Dabanga] ED Damazin -Doctors in Sudan's Blue Nile state report that the number of cases of 'acute watery diarrhoea', most possibly caused by cholera, has risen to 40 in state hospitals as of Saturday - ten more than a day earlier. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 9, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Two Die of 'Acute Watery Diarrhoea' in Sudan's Blue Nile State
[Radio Dabanga] El Roseires -The Blue Nile state Doctors' Committee has confirmed on Tuesday that two patients in El Roseires Hospital died due to acute watery diarrhoea. Nine people suffering from the same disease have been hospitalised in an isolation ward. One of the victims was 85 years old, the other died because of delays in reaching the hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Superbug C. difficile is evolving to 'spread in hospitals and thrive on the Western diet' 
Scientists from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine discovered the bacteria Clostridium difficile, which causes diarrhoea, is gradually 'splitting' into two species. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Swaziland: Six Children Die As Diarrhoea Once Again Strikes Swaziland
[Swazi Media] Six children died from diarrhoea in four days in Swaziland / eSwatini and about another 1,000 others have been treated for the infection caused by the rota virus, a senior official said on Monday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: 850 Typhoid Cases Reported in Harare
[The Herald] HARARE has recorded at least 858 new typhoid cases in the last six months, with the city also battling a surge in diarrhoea cases, council reveals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Heatwave WARNING: Can hot weather cause diarrhoea? Tips to avoid toilet troubles
HOT WEATHER warnings are being issued across the UK this week with temperatures set to soar well above 30C in some areas. Alongside sleepless nights, heatwaves can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing. But can hot weather give you diarrhoea? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Cape Town's Children Seem to Be Getting Healthier
[GroundUp] The number of cases of diarrhoea and severe acute malnutrition in young children, reported at clinics in Cape Town during the most recent surge season, was the lowest in five years. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 11, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Winners of BVDzero Scholarship Programme
Boehringer Ingelheim announces winners of BVDzero Scholarship ProgrammeThe aim of this initiative is to increase bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) awareness among veterinary studentsThis programme has been implemented in collaboration with the World Association for Buiatrics, as an incentive to participate in the World Buiatrics Congress 2020 in Madrid (Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News)
Source: Boehringer Ingelheim Corporate News - June 14, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Africa: First-Ever World Food Safety Day Elevates Attention to Dangerous Foodborne Diseases in Africa
[WHO] An estimated 91 million people in Africa in a year consume contaminated food that renders them ill, and around 137,000 people die. Food containing harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemical substances cause diseases ranging from acute diarrhoea to lifelong conditions, including some cancers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Podcast: Vaccines for preventing rotavirus diarrhoea: vaccines in use
Rotavirus infection is a common cause of diarrhoea and a variety of vaccines are used to try to prevent it. The evidence for these is examined in the fourth update of a Cochrane Review, published in March 2019 and we asked Hanna Bergman one of the authors based in the Cochrane Response team in London UK to tell us about the problem and the latest findings." Rotavirus infection is common across the world and although some babies and young children might not develop any symptoms, others might get so ill that they need to go into hospital and some may die. Most of the deaths associated with rotavirus occur in children in...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 6, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Podcast: Immunosuppressive treatment for people with proliferative lupus nephritis
Systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE, is an autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body. About half the people with it develop lupus nephritis. In the June 2018 update of their Cochrane Review, David Tunnicliffe from the Centre for Kidney Research in the Children ’s Hospital at Westmead and the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health in Australia and colleagues brought together the studies that have tested a range of treatments." Lupus nephritis is a serious condition, leading to end-stage kidney disease in 15% of patients after 10 years. It mainly affects women of child-bearing age, and...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - May 30, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Bone and joint infections: are oral antibiotics safe and effective compared with intravenous antibiotics?
A UK multicentre trial including 1,054 adults with acute or chronic bone or joint infections found that using oral antibiotics in the first 6 weeks of treatment did not increase the risk of treatment failure within 1 year, compared with using intravenous antibiotics. People in the intravenous group experienced more intravenous catheter complications and had longer hospital stays than people in the oral group. There was no significant difference between the groups in the incidence of Clostridium difficile diarrhoea or the percentage of participants reporting serious adverse events. The potential for a difference in the long...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Probiotics for the prevention of paediatric antibioticassociated diarrhoea
Review (33 RCTs; n= 6352) concluded that the overall evidence suggests a moderate protective effect of probiotics for preventing antibiotic ‐associated diarrhoea (NNTB 9, 95% CI 7 to 13). The likelihood of serious adverse events is very rare. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cancer Research UK: Less chemotherapy better for older patients with some advanced cancers
(Cancer Research UK) Less chemotherapy is as effective at controlling disease for elderly or frail patients with advanced cancer of the stomach or oesophagus (food pipe), and leads to fewer side effects such as diarrhoea and lethargy. These are the results of a Cancer Research UK funded study, presented prior to the ASCO conference today (Wednesday). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Breastfeeding Is Critical for Child Survival Following Cyclones in Mozambique
[WHO] Breastmilk is the best source of food for all babies wherever they live but, in emergency settings where there is a high risk of diarrhoea, pneumonia and malnutrition, breastfeeding can be critical for child survival. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 8, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Deadly outcome after ingestion of squirting cucumber - Patabendige SHM, Svendsen JB, Kampmann JD.
In this case report, an 83-year-old woman with dementia was admitted to hospital with vomiting and diarrhoea. Her medical history included dementia, atrial fibrillation and seizures. She had accidentally ingested a kind of "fruit", which was used as part o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news