Gastroenteritis News and Research

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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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Rotavirus vaccine given the green light

Rotavirus vaccine given the green light

Data establishes safety profile of new GlaxoSmithKline rotavirus vaccine candidate

Data establishes safety profile of new GlaxoSmithKline rotavirus vaccine candidate

Rotateq eliminates the most severe cases of rotavirus

Rotateq eliminates the most severe cases of rotavirus

Daily dose of probiotics keeps workers healthy

Daily dose of probiotics keeps workers healthy

Gatorade appears effective in correcting dehydration and improving bowel symptoms

Gatorade appears effective in correcting dehydration and improving bowel symptoms

How hurricanes impact public health long term

How hurricanes impact public health long term

Japanese encephalitis in Indian province - update

Japanese encephalitis in Indian province - update

India's encephalitis death toll reaches 110 and most are children

India's encephalitis death toll reaches 110 and most are children

Found! - mutant viruses that laid NSW low with gastro

Found! - mutant viruses that laid NSW low with gastro

Drinking cranberry juice may fight that tummy bug

Drinking cranberry juice may fight that tummy bug

Genetically engineered virus has shown promise as a treatment for patients with colorectal cancer

Genetically engineered virus has shown promise as a treatment for patients with colorectal cancer

Washing hands with soap and water best protection against disease-causing viruses

Washing hands with soap and water best protection against disease-causing viruses

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

Norovirus found to cause traveler's diarrhea

Study supports giving dehydrated children fluids by mouth, oral rehydration therapy

Study supports giving dehydrated children fluids by mouth, oral rehydration therapy

New recommendations which will help pre-empt drinking water contamination

New recommendations which will help pre-empt drinking water contamination

High-resolution images reveal the molecular rearrangements that rotavirus uses to break into cells

High-resolution images reveal the molecular rearrangements that rotavirus uses to break into cells

As the saying goes “breast milk is best”

As the saying goes “breast milk is best”

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

Results from study of Rituxan in rheumatoid arthritis show promise

New license agreement for rotavirus diarrhea vaccine

New license agreement for rotavirus diarrhea vaccine