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[This Week in Science] Cultured guts combat gastroenteritis
Author: Caroline Ash (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Caroline Ash Tags: Infectious Disease Source Type: news

[Research Article] Replication of human noroviruses in stem cell –derived human enteroids
We report the successful cultivation of multiple HuNoV strains in enterocytes in stem cell–derived, nontransformed human intestinal enteroid monolayer cultures. Bile, a critical factor of the intestinal milieu, is required for strain-dependent HuNoV replication. Lack of appropriate histoblood group antigen expression in intestinal cells restricts virus replication, and infectivity is abrogated by inactivation (e.g., irradiation, heating) and serum neutralization. This culture system recapitulates the human intestinal epithelium, permits human host-pathogen studies of previously noncultivatable pathogens, and allows the a...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Khalil Ettayebi Source Type: news

5 Reasons You Absolutely Must Add Probiotics To Your Diet
One of the most overlooked aspects of healthy eating is incorporating probiotics into one's diet. The fact that probiotics are technically a form of bacteria tends to turn people off. However, there is bad bacteria and good bacteria, and probiotics are the latter. By recognizing that they are good bacteria and having a better understanding how probiotics work, you will see how useful they can be for your overall health. Here is a closer look at five of the many benefits of making probiotics a regular part of your diet. 1. Soothes Indigestion Probiotics have been shown to play a role in preventing and relieving various ty...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Source Type: news

[Report] Discovery of a proteinaceous cellular receptor for a norovirus
Noroviruses (NoVs) are a leading cause of gastroenteritis globally, yet the host factors required for NoV infection are poorly understood. We identified host molecules that are essential for murine NoV (MNoV)–induced cell death, including CD300lf as a proteinaceous receptor. We found that CD300lf is essential for MNoV binding and replication in cell lines and primary cells. Additionally, Cd300lf−/− mice are resistant to MNoV infection. Expression of CD300lf in human cells breaks the species barrier that would otherwise restrict MNoV replication. The crystal structure of the CD300lf ectodomain reveals a potential liga...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 26, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Robert C. Orchard Source Type: news

State-of-the-art review of lithium poisoning: almost a must-read
4 out of 5 stars Lithium Poisoning: State of the Art.  Baird-Gunning J et al. J Intensive Care Med 2016 Aug 11 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract This is a very good paper, the best comprehensive review I can remember reading on lithium. It is up to date, with 78 references as recent as 2015. A major reason I liked it so much is that the authors are quire frank about how much we don’t know, and resist giving, for instance, mandates about when to start hemodialysis based on lithium levels. This is a temptation that the authors of the recent ExTRIP review  succumbed to. Interestingly, the two papers share an author (So...
Source: The Poison Review - August 20, 2016 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Gussow Tags: Medical lithium poisoning Review TUSH ultrasound Source Type: news

An autopsy case of zinc chloride poisoning - Kondo T, Takahashi M, Watanabe S, Ebina M, Mizu D, Ariyoshi K, Asano M, Nagasaki Y, Ueno Y.
Ingestion of large amounts of zinc chloride causes corrosive gastroenteritis with vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Some individuals experience shock after ingesting large amounts of zinc chloride, resulting in fatality. Here, we present the results ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Poisoning Source Type: news

When Is the Clinical Nadir for Guillain-Barr é Syndrome?
Discussion Guillian-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acquired, acute, inflammatory, demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is the most common cause of acute and subacute flaccid paralysis in children. GBS causes about 0.4-1.3 cases per 100,000 persons/year in children. It can occur in any age group and the incidence increases among all age groups until a peak in the 50s. Both genders are affected and there may be a slight increase in males. GBS usually occurs 2-4 weeks after a prodromonal gastroenteritis or respiratory illness. It is most often associated with Campylobacter jejunae, Haemophilus infuenza, Mycoplasma pneumoniae,...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 8, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

7 Infections Athletes Could Get From Rio's Contaminated Waters
By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 08/03/2016 06:02 PM EDT on LiveScience The coastal waters around Rio de Janeiro, where many Olympic water competitions will soon take place, are reportedly teeming with harmful viruses and bacteria. So what illnesses might people catch if they swallow some of the water? If the water has been contaminated with raw sewage, as has been reported, then a number of common pathogens could be lurking there and make people ill, experts say. “There are many types of microbes in raw sewage that have the potential to cause human disease,” said Stephen Morse, a professor of epid...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Virus hits Australian women water polo team
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Four members of the 'Aussie Stingers', Australia's women's Olympic water polo team, face 48 hours in medical isolation after suffering an attack of gastroenteritis on their way to Rio. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Several Republican delegates dealing with norovirus
Eleven members of the planning team for the California delegation to the Republican convention were recovering Tuesday from a bout of norovirus, or what's commonly known as stomach flu, health officials said. No delegates appeared to be affected. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

US NHRC commences clinical trial of norovirus vaccine at RTC
The US Naval Health Research Centre (NHRC) has launched a clinical trial at Recruit Training Command (RTC) in a bid to assess the effectiveness of the first norovirus vaccine in reducing outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - June 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

When treating stomach bugs, the best solution may be the simplest one
This study underlines what our grandmothers knew instinctively: when it comes to caring for sick children, most of the time, simple is best. Related Post:Protecting your children against Enterovirus D68Why your wheezing baby may need TLC, not medicationHoliday travels: Keeping kids safe and healthyKidney stones are on the riseThe latest on a simple way to help prevent food allergies inThe post When treating stomach bugs, the best solution may be the simplest one appeared first on Harvard Health Blog. (Source: New Harvard Health Information)
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: Claire McCarthy, MD Tags: Children's Health Digestive Disorders Parenting Source Type: news

Sick In Taiwan? Five Things You Don't Want To Know
If you live in Taiwan and haven’t caught a cold yet, time to get one. Good sources include elementary schools, crowded metro trains and elevator buttons. The subtropical island’s mild winters are optimized to breed respiratory viruses, which spread fast in the dense population. Summer brings stomach flu and, in the south, dengue fever. A mild, passing illness such as a cold makes the perfect conversation starter to learn some odd truths about how Taiwanese see disease. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 13, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ralph Jennings Source Type: news

Crowds of crows spread C. jejuni: Are humans vulnerable?
Large, highly concentrated populations of crows can easily spread disease -- not only among their own species, but quite possibly to humans, either via livestock, or directly. During winter, approximately half of the 6,000 American crows that congregated at the study site carried Campylobacter jejuni, which is the leading cause of gastroenteritis in humans in industrialized countries. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Crowds of crows spread C. jejuni: Are humans vulnerable?
(American Society for Microbiology) Large, highly concentrated populations of crows can easily spread disease -- not only amongst their own species, but quite possibly to humans, either via livestock, or directly. On the campus of the University of California, Davis, during winter, approximately half of the 6,000 American crows that congregated at the study site carried Campylobacter jejuni, which is the leading cause of gastroenteritis in humans in industrialized countries (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 3, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Ontario’s infant rotavirus immunization program found effective
A publicly-funded rotavirus (RV) immunization program designed to prevent hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for RV-specific acute gastroenteritis (AGE) has shown remarkable... (Source: Pediatric News)
Source: Pediatric News - May 24, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Ontario’s infant rotavirus immunization program found effective
A publicly-funded rotavirus (RV) immunization program designed to prevent hospitalizations and emergency department (ED) visits for RV-specific acute gastroenteritis (AGE) has shown remarkable... (Source: Family Practice News)
Source: Family Practice News - May 24, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Home Remedies for the Stomach Flu
Learn all about five home remedies for stomach flu that can be used to relieve some of the symptoms of this illness, such as dehydration and diarrhea. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Source Type: news

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