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Global diarrhea deaths drop by one third

Some good news on the health front. A new report shows there has been a significant fall in worldwide diarrhea deaths, falling by a third between 2005 and 2015.

Chipotle shares plummet as E. coli now reported in six states

The E. coli outbreak that sickened dozens of customers who had eaten at Chipotle Mexican Grill in Oregon and Washington has now made its way to three more states. This brings the total up to six states that have been affected.

Man who sold bleach as a miracle cure gets 51 months in jail

Spokane - It was hailed as a miracle cure for cancer, AIDS, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, Lyme disease and numerous other ailments, but it was actually industrial bleach, used for hydraulic fracking, wastewater treatment, and as a pesticide.

What pet owners should know about pet food recalls

Boulder - On Thursday, the Boulder Dog Food Company issued a voluntary recall of its Turkey Sprinkles product due to potential salmonella contamination mere weeks after the company issued a recall on its Chicken Sprinkles product.

PM Modi launches Rotavirus vaccine developed in India

New Delhi - On Monday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially launched the country's first vaccine, Rotavac, made entirely within the country. The vaccine was developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech.

New clue about cholera infection

Houston - A new study has revealed how humans become infected with cholera. The infection is linked to RNA in the human body which triggers a rise in temperature. This rise in temperature signals to the contaminating bacterium to release a toxin.

The cost of bovine viral diarrhea

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) infections result in one of the most costly diseases among cattle with losses in U.S. herds estimated at $2 billion per year. Scientists are investigating how cows can be protected from the disease.

IBS is triggered by a gut bacteria imbalance

For quite a long time, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was believed to be a primarily psychological condition. New evidence suggests that the main reason is an imbalance of gut bacteria.

Op-Ed: Is GM rice a good idea?

A genetically modified strain of rice produces an antibody that helps mice fight off diarrhea causing rotaviruses. Does the development of such strains offset concerns about GM crops?

Probiotics combat diarrhea caused by antibiotics

A new science study has shown that consuming probiotics can reduce the risk of developing the diarrhea that can be a common side effect when taking antibiotic medicines.

Report: Diarrhea biggest killer of African children

According to Water Aid, an international non-governmental group, the biggest killer of children under five in Africa is diarrhea and it's in danger of being overlooked at this week’s African Union summit in Uganda.

Living with Habba Syndrome bearable with correct diagnosis Special

Kentville - Diarrhea is not something that most of us enjoy talking about. A Nova Scotia, Canada woman speaks candidly about her ordeal with the problem and how it took years to get a diagnosis to help her debilitating condition.

Zinc pill can stop childhood diarrhea deaths

One pill can save a child in Africa suffering from diarrhea. The hand of death takes 1.6 million children under the age of 5 world-wide from the ravages of the bowel condition according to the World Health Organization.

The Messy Explosive Side Effects of Sugar-Free Gum

Chewing sugar-free gum can indeed cause weight loss, but it also leads to chronic bowel problems and diarrhea, German researchers have discovered. The intestinal complications are caused by sorbitol, a popular artificial sweetener.

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This photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample  which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution ...
This photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, revealed the presence of four en:Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view.

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