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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.
FDA approves first adjuvant treatment to reduce risk of kidney cancer recurrence

FDA approves first adjuvant treatment to reduce risk of kidney cancer recurrence

FDA approves drug to treat pediatric, adult patients with rare Sly syndrome

FDA approves drug to treat pediatric, adult patients with rare Sly syndrome

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

New health analysis in India finds increase in non-communicable diseases

Researchers shed light on link between cholera outbreaks affecting African and American continents

Researchers shed light on link between cholera outbreaks affecting African and American continents

Study: Many patients change their behaviors after suffering repeated bouts of C. diff infections

Study: Many patients change their behaviors after suffering repeated bouts of C. diff infections

Bulgaria reports outbreaks of bird flu (avian influenza)

Bulgaria reports outbreaks of bird flu (avian influenza)

Gut bacteria composition could predict toxicity of chemotherapy drugs in cancer patients

Gut bacteria composition could predict toxicity of chemotherapy drugs in cancer patients

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for mantle cell lymphoma

FDA grants accelerated approval to new treatment for mantle cell lymphoma

New treatment reduces disease burden in patients with rare dermatologic condition

New treatment reduces disease burden in patients with rare dermatologic condition

Hospitals need to improve emergency care practices for treating older cancer patients, study reveals

Hospitals need to improve emergency care practices for treating older cancer patients, study reveals

Study discovers new genetic risk loci linked to children's food allergies

Study discovers new genetic risk loci linked to children's food allergies

Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

Two studies set groundwork for new avenues to treat influenza and anthrax poisoning

The storm has passed, but Puerto Rico’s health faces prolonged recovery

The storm has passed, but Puerto Rico’s health faces prolonged recovery

UAB expert provides in-depth understanding of food-borne illnesses

UAB expert provides in-depth understanding of food-borne illnesses

New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations

New model predicts how E. coli bacteria respond to temperature changes, genetic mutations

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Study reveals unique norovirus characteristic of hiding from host immune system

Global study quantifies link between watershed quality and health outcomes of children

Global study quantifies link between watershed quality and health outcomes of children

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to serious C. diff infections

Antibiotics prescribed by dentists may contribute to serious C. diff infections

Study findings provide new insight into inflammatory bowel disease

Study findings provide new insight into inflammatory bowel disease

FDA approves Verzenio for advanced metastatic breast cancer

FDA approves Verzenio for advanced metastatic breast cancer