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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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