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A New Player in C. Diff Treatment
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication to prevent repeat  Clostridium difficile  infections.
Protecting Kids from Rotavirus
One of the most common reasons for diarrhea among children is rotavirus. But a vaccine for rotavirus was introduced in 2007.
Do Probiotics Work for Diarrhea in the Hospital?
Several probiotic foods and beverages on the market claim to help with gut health. But do they really work for everyone?
Splash Into Clean Water
The summertime heat sends many of us looking for a place to take a nice, cool dip. As you prepare to swim in pools, lakes and oceans, be mindful of what's in the water and how people can contaminate these places. 
From Ulcer to Diarrhea
Next time that ulcer acts up, be wary of taking certain medicines while in the hospital. Though stomach antihistamines can reduce the acid, other problems could result.
From One Stomach Virus to Another
Rotavirus was the leading cause of diarrhea and stomach pain in infants and young children across the globe. But now, another group of viruses might be taking its place.
Keeping the Good Stomach Bugs
Hand sanitizer is all over the place: restaurants, grocery stores and almost everywhere else, making bacteria out as the bad guy. But not all bacteria are bad. Eliminating 'good' bacteria can lead to trouble , especially those in the colon.
Fulyzaq Approved for HIV Patients
This week, the US Food and Drug Administration announced approval for Fulyzaq , a drug designed to treat symptoms of diarrhea in HIV/AIDS patients. It's the first drug for this purpose to win FDA approval.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.
Vaccine for Kids Rocks
Rotavirus can happen to anyone, but is most dangerous for infants and the elderly. A vaccine is now available for young children between the ages of 6 and 12 weeks.