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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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October found to be the optimum time to vaccinate against influenza

October found to be the optimum time to vaccinate against influenza

Hydroxyurea treatment can greatly benefit children with sickle cell anemia, study reveals

Hydroxyurea treatment can greatly benefit children with sickle cell anemia, study reveals

Study: Cold water swimming a "lifesaver" for menopausal women

Study: Cold water swimming a "lifesaver" for menopausal women

Study reveals new mechanism by which rotavirus induces diarrhea

Study reveals new mechanism by which rotavirus induces diarrhea

Can herbal remedies, spices, and dietary fibers offer effective treatment options for children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Can herbal remedies, spices, and dietary fibers offer effective treatment options for children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Study explores parents’ care expectations for children with acute gastroenteritis

Study explores parents’ care expectations for children with acute gastroenteritis

COVID-19 lockdown may have led to waning immunity to gastrointestinal viruses

COVID-19 lockdown may have led to waning immunity to gastrointestinal viruses

Outbreak investigation aims to identify the common source of exposure for a cluster of food poisoning cases

Outbreak investigation aims to identify the common source of exposure for a cluster of food poisoning cases

What effect does honey have on human health?

What effect does honey have on human health?

Investigating the incidences and risks of rotavirus-associated extraintestinal complications in hospitalized children under 5

Investigating the incidences and risks of rotavirus-associated extraintestinal complications in hospitalized children under 5

Study reveals alarming pediatric antibiotic prescribing practices in Madagascar, Senegal, and Cambodia

Study reveals alarming pediatric antibiotic prescribing practices in Madagascar, Senegal, and Cambodia

Epidemiology of circulating rotavirus genotypes among children, calves in Egypt

Epidemiology of circulating rotavirus genotypes among children, calves in Egypt

Severe hepatitis outbreak caused by common childhood viral pathogens

Severe hepatitis outbreak caused by common childhood viral pathogens

Multiplex PCR panels associated with reduced administration of antibiotics to hospitalized GI patients

Multiplex PCR panels associated with reduced administration of antibiotics to hospitalized GI patients

Large-scale longitudinal study of neutralizing antibody responses to norovirus in children

Large-scale longitudinal study of neutralizing antibody responses to norovirus in children

SARS-CoV-2 infections on French mink farms after one year of COVID-19

SARS-CoV-2 infections on French mink farms after one year of COVID-19

Gut bacterial community found to be less diverse in people with irritable bowel syndrome

Gut bacterial community found to be less diverse in people with irritable bowel syndrome

Listen: Who investigates suspicious deaths in your community — and why it matters

Listen: Who investigates suspicious deaths in your community — and why it matters

The official who investigates suspicious deaths in your town may be a doctor — or not

The official who investigates suspicious deaths in your town may be a doctor — or not

The antimicrobial activity of tee tree oil nanoliposomes against Escherichia coli

The antimicrobial activity of tee tree oil nanoliposomes against Escherichia coli