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Diarrhea is loose, watery stools. A person with diarrhea typically passes stool more than three times a day. People with diarrhea may pass more than a quart of stool a day. Acute diarrhea is a common problem that usually lasts 1 or 2 days and goes away on its own without special treatment. Prolonged diarrhea persisting for more than 2 days may be a sign of a more serious problem and poses the risk of dehydration. Chronic diarrhea may be a feature of a chronic disease.

Diarrhea can cause dehydration, which means the body lacks enough fluid to function properly. Dehydration is particularly dangerous in children and older people, and it must be treated promptly to avoid serious health problems.
Shorter chromosome 'caps' linked to higher burden of disease later in life

Shorter chromosome 'caps' linked to higher burden of disease later in life

Study: Half of women treated for early stage breast cancer report severe side effects

Study: Half of women treated for early stage breast cancer report severe side effects

Tiny 'submarines' could help treat stomach diseases with acid-sensitive drugs

Tiny 'submarines' could help treat stomach diseases with acid-sensitive drugs

FDA approves new oral medication for treating chronic idiopathic constipation in adult patients

FDA approves new oral medication for treating chronic idiopathic constipation in adult patients

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First symptoms of meningitis

Impact of IBS on patients

Impact of IBS on patients

Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Novel treatment can effectively inhibit development of GVHD in mice, study shows

Women with IBS experience worse quality of life than men, new research shows

Women with IBS experience worse quality of life than men, new research shows

New research suggests novel combination approach to fight against gliomas

New research suggests novel combination approach to fight against gliomas

Researchers develop first sensor that can identify IBD and distinguish between two subtypes

Researchers develop first sensor that can identify IBD and distinguish between two subtypes

Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

Genomic sequencing reveals new insights into major shigellosis outbreaks in California

FDA awards accelerated approval to new ovarian cancer drug

FDA awards accelerated approval to new ovarian cancer drug

UCLA researchers develop simple smartphone attachment for antimicrobial susceptibility testing

UCLA researchers develop simple smartphone attachment for antimicrobial susceptibility testing

Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

Childhood diarrhea from pathogens more common than previously thought?

Researchers show how common bacterium in improperly cooked chicken triggers GBS

Researchers show how common bacterium in improperly cooked chicken triggers GBS

Preventing C. difficile infections could save thousands of lives and millions of health care dollars

Preventing C. difficile infections could save thousands of lives and millions of health care dollars

Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project

Monell Center receives Gates Foundation grant to support innovative global health research project

Study highlights need to increase handwashing compliance among child care workers

Study highlights need to increase handwashing compliance among child care workers

Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests

Kratom may be safer and less addictive than current treatments for pain, research suggests

Preventative strategy in stem cell transplant recipients may help thwart C. diff infections

Preventative strategy in stem cell transplant recipients may help thwart C. diff infections