Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Case of tick-borne relapsing fever in Mexico

Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF) is a recurring fever caused by exposure to infected Borrelia bacteria. Several cases have been reported in Mexico, but the disease gets little attention. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

CBT can provide better long-term relief for IBS symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder affecting 10-20 per cent of people. Abdominal pain, bloating and altered bowel habit significantly affect patients' quality of life and can force them to ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bacteria in urine doesn't always indicate infection

Doctors should think carefully before testing patients for a urinary tract infection (UTI) to avoid over-diagnosis and unnecessary antibiotic treatment, according to updated asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) guidelines released ...

Medical research

Health Check: What causes bloating and gassiness?

Your trousers fit when you put them on in the morning. But come mid-afternoon, they're uncomfortably tight – and you didn't even overdo it at lunchtime. Sound familiar?

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