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Why we get diarrhea

Researchers want to know: does diarrhea serve a purpose? Does it actually help clear the bacteria causing a gastrointestinal infection, or is it merely a symptom of disease that should be prevented as much as possible? In ...

Jun 14, 2017
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How to avoid traveler's diarrhea

Don't drink the water. That's the advice you may have heard for avoiding traveler's diarrhea. While it's a good start, the devil is in the details.

Jun 08, 2017
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Xermelo approved for tumor-related diarrhea

(HealthDay)—Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, one of a collection of symptoms related to rare carcinoid tumors.

Mar 01, 2017
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GI adverse events up with GLP-1 receptor agonists

(HealthDay)—Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists (RAs) are associated with increased risk of gastrointestinal adverse events (AEs), with risk varying based on dose, background medications, and type of GLP-1 ...

Nov 16, 2016
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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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