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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?
Dodging Diarrhea with Zinc
Diarrhea is one of the most common illnesses to occur in babies and young children. For babies who get it a lot, there may be an option to help reduce or prevent diarrhea.
The Good, the Bad, and the 'Difficile'
There is such a thing as good bacteria. And they can be helpful when upset stomachs call for constant bathroom trips.
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.
Good for Your Child, Good for You
One of the remarkable things about vaccines is that they can sometimes offer protection to people who don't receive them. This recently occurred with the rotavirus vaccine.
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.
One Tummy Fix for Other Troubles
One stomach ache here can cause another kind of stomach ache there. And if that's the case, can one treatment help out both?