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?

Pediatrics

Infectious diseases A-Z: infants, babies and germs

It's important to provide a safe and healthy environment for children, especially infants. You should always try to protect children from cigarette smoke, chemical irritants and others hazards, and people who have contagious ...

Genetics

Genetic mutation found in familial chronic diarrhea syndrome

When the intestines are not able to properly process our diet, a variety of disorders can develop, with chronic diarrhea as a common symptom. Chronic diarrhea can also be inherited, most commonly through conditions with genetic ...

Medications

Glaxo's swine flu shot may give kids fever

(AP) -- The European Medicines Agency warns that young children given GlaxoSmithKline's swine flu shot may get a fever after their second dose.

Medical research

A scientist probes the origins of 'ouch!'

Skinning a knee, swallowing habanero salsa, and installing snow chains bare-handed might seem pretty different at first. But all have one thing in common -- they're guaranteed to hurt.