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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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