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Gastroenteritis (also known as gastro, gastric flu, and stomach flu) refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine and resulting in acute diarrhea. The inflammation is caused most often by infection with certain viruses, less often by bacteria or their toxins, parasites, or adverse reaction to something in the diet or medication.

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IDIBELL scientists develop oncolytic virus capable of redirecting immune system to attack cancer cells

IDIBELL scientists develop oncolytic virus capable of redirecting immune system to attack cancer cells

Researchers identify new mechanism that protects from bacterial infections

Researchers identify new mechanism that protects from bacterial infections

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

New research finds link between heartburn drugs and increase in risk of infectious gastroenteritis

Pasteurised intestinal bacterium could stop progression of obesity and diabetes in mice

Pasteurised intestinal bacterium could stop progression of obesity and diabetes in mice

Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Würzburg researchers develop novel technique to provide new insight into Salmonella infection process

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

GUMC to honor health professional Roger I. Glass with 2016 Cura Personalis Award

GUMC to honor health professional Roger I. Glass with 2016 Cura Personalis Award

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

Common food-poisoning bacteria linked to increased risk of Crohn's disease

Common food-poisoning bacteria linked to increased risk of Crohn's disease

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Study shows how common intestinal microbe protects the gut from attack by harmful bacteria

Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

Novartis gets three FDA approvals for expanded use of biologic drug to treat rare autoinflammatory diseases

Scientists grow noroviruses in laboratory cultures of human intestinal epithelial cells

Scientists grow noroviruses in laboratory cultures of human intestinal epithelial cells

Study estimates health care costs of gastrointestinal illnesses in Switzerland

Study estimates health care costs of gastrointestinal illnesses in Switzerland

RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx announce definitive agreement for commercialization of RIZAPORT™ for migraines with Grupo JUSTE in Spain and additional potential territories

RedHill Biopharma and IntelGenx announce definitive agreement for commercialization of RIZAPORT™ for migraines with Grupo JUSTE in Spain and additional potential territories

Researchers uncover sensing mechanism of food poisoning bacteria found in shellfish

Researchers uncover sensing mechanism of food poisoning bacteria found in shellfish

Scientists explore effects of physiological fluid shear on dangerous type of Salmonella

Scientists explore effects of physiological fluid shear on dangerous type of Salmonella

Maternal vaccination against influenza can reduce flu risk in newborns

Maternal vaccination against influenza can reduce flu risk in newborns

Rotavirus vaccine program reduces hospitalization rates by more than 70% in Ontario

Rotavirus vaccine program reduces hospitalization rates by more than 70% in Ontario

Half-strength apple juice followed by preferred fluid choice better for treating kids with mild gastroenteritis

Half-strength apple juice followed by preferred fluid choice better for treating kids with mild gastroenteritis

Research highlights global economic burden of norovirus

Research highlights global economic burden of norovirus