Medications

Study sheds light on antibiotics-associated diarrhea

A joint study by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) and Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, may have found the reason why some patients experience diarrhea ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change could reshape pathogen profile of diarrheal disease

More than half a million children under five years old die of diarrheal disease every year, according to the World Health Organization. Deaths and serious illness are most common in regions without access to clean water. ...

Gastroenterology

ACG develops first guideline for irritable bowel syndrome

(HealthDay)—In a new American College of Gastroenterology clinical guideline, published online Dec. 14 in The American Journal of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for diagnostic testing and therapeutic options ...

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Diarrhea

In medicine, diarrhea (from the Greek, "diarrhoia" meaning "a flowing through"), also spelled diarrhoea (see spelling differences), is the condition of having frequent loose or liquid bowel movements. Acute diarrhea is a common cause of death in developing countries and the second most common cause of infant deaths worldwide. The loss of fluids through diarrhea can cause severe dehydration which is one cause of death in diarrhea sufferers. Along with water, sufferers also lose dangerous amounts of important salts, electrolytes, and other nutrients.

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