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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.
Cedars-Sinai surgeons detect and remove 25-pound cancerous ovarian tumor

Cedars-Sinai surgeons detect and remove 25-pound cancerous ovarian tumor

Caution: blood infections traced to probiotics

Caution: blood infections traced to probiotics

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Bacteriophages could treat E. coli without damaging the gut, new study says

New study sounds a note of caution in using probiotics in ICU

New study sounds a note of caution in using probiotics in ICU

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A child died from Pneumonia every 39 seconds last year, poorest families most affected

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Regulating gut bacteria could calm chemo side effects, reduce cognitive problems

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Findings on gut microbiome's interactions could contribute to new therapies for GI diseases

Findings on gut microbiome's interactions could contribute to new therapies for GI diseases

C. diff puts up a winning fight against hospital disinfectants

C. diff puts up a winning fight against hospital disinfectants

Research shows how bad E. coli gain a foothold over good bacteria in IBD

Research shows how bad E. coli gain a foothold over good bacteria in IBD

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Chest infections cause 1 in 7 child deaths

Flinders University study provides new insights into how the colon functions

Flinders University study provides new insights into how the colon functions

Researchers develop new genomic analysis method for identifying Yersinia strains

Researchers develop new genomic analysis method for identifying Yersinia strains

Teen e-cigarette use epidemic blamed on flavoured cartridges

Teen e-cigarette use epidemic blamed on flavoured cartridges

Rutgers expert offers advice to avoid risks of Halloween poisoning and allergic reactions

Rutgers expert offers advice to avoid risks of Halloween poisoning and allergic reactions

Study finds high number of hospital return for preexisting or linked infections

Study finds high number of hospital return for preexisting or linked infections

E. coli superbug spreading by poor toilet hygiene, not through food

E. coli superbug spreading by poor toilet hygiene, not through food

Greater electronic device use linked to more consumption of added sugar, caffeine in teens

Greater electronic device use linked to more consumption of added sugar, caffeine in teens

Celiac disease may now be curable with biodegradable nanoparticles

Celiac disease may now be curable with biodegradable nanoparticles

Scientists discover novel virus that may shed light on viral evolution

Scientists discover novel virus that may shed light on viral evolution