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2012-04-28 02:20:10

PITTSBURGH and MUMBAI, India, April 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Laboratories Limited, the Indian subsidiary of Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL), today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals Health Alliance (MDGHA) and the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to fight childhood deaths caused by diarrhea. According to a recent United Nations study, India has the highest number of childhood fatalities per year caused by...

2012-04-17 02:30:01

Malnutrition, diarrhea and malaria kill more Ugandan children than Kony's 20-year war SEATTLE, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Friday, April 20, millions of Americans are expected to participate in the "Cover the Night" activities outlined in the viral video phenomenon, Kony2012. Christian aid group World Vision today released a video warning that, while now-infamous warlord Joseph Kony no longer threatens Ugandan communities, invisible killers continue to stalk the nation's...

2012-03-30 14:21:37

SAN DIEGO, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced the presentation of results from a post-hoc subgroup analysis of the company's two large Phase 3 trials which demonstrated that cancer patients with Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD) had higher clinical cure rates, better sustained response and lower recurrence when treated with DIFICID® (fidaxomicin) tablets compared to oral vancomycin. The data will be presented at...

2012-03-26 02:23:01

SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: OPTR) announced today The Lancet Infectious Diseases has published results from the European and North American Phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of DIFICID® (fidaxomicin) tablets in the treatment of adult patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The Phase 3 non-inferiority trial showed that DIFICID had similar clinical cure rates as oral vancomycin in the initial treatment...

2012-03-22 11:01:22

HudsonAlpha researcher part of international team When the intestines are not able to properly process our diet, a variety of disorders can develop, with chronic diarrhea as a common symptom. Chronic diarrhea can also be inherited, most commonly through conditions with genetic components such as irritable bowel syndrome. Researchers in Norway, India, and at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology have identified one heritable DNA mutation that leads to chronic diarrhea and bowel...

2012-03-21 02:24:49

MILWAUKEE, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- High numbers of veterans returning from the Gulf War regions of Iraq and Afghanistan are experiencing symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. This prompted the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) last August to implement a new rule for the purposes of assessing disability benefits. Veterans deployed during the Gulf War who now suffer with a functional GI disorder are presumed to have developed...

2012-03-19 06:24:29

LEXINGTON, Mass., March 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Avaxia Biologics, Inc., a privately-held biotech company using its proprietary platform technology to develop orally-active antibody therapeutics for the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases, is proud to announce that it has received a second round of funding from the National Institutes of Health for its work in inflammatory bowel disease. Avaxia Biologics has been awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant...

2012-03-15 22:01:49

C. difficile and norovirus are the leading causes The number of people who died from gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines that causes vomiting and diarrhea) more than doubled from 1999 to 2007. The findings of this study will be presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta. CDC scientists used data from the National Center for Health Statistics to identify gastroenteritis-associated deaths that occurred from 1999 to...

2012-03-14 14:45:00

C. difficile and norovirus are the leading causes ATLANTA, March 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The number of people who died from gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines that causes vomiting and diarrhea) more than doubled from 1999 to 2007, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings will be presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Atlanta. CDC scientists used data from...

Life Threatening Germ A Real Threat To Medical Facilities: CDC
2012-03-07 13:39:11

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning all medical facilities about the danger of infections from Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes health issues like diarrhea. The CDC posted a report in Vital Signs today, saying that the bacteria is not just a patient safety concern for hospitals, but for all types of medical facilities. The infection and subsequent death rates from C. difficile has climbed to historic highs in the past decade....


Latest diarrhea Reference Libraries

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2011-04-15 13:50:01

Clostridium difficile, also known as "CDF/cdf", or "C. diff", is a Gram-positive bacteria of the genus Clostridium that causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. They are anaerobic, spore-forming rods and is the most serious cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and potentially to pseudomembranous colitis. C. difficile bacteria naturally resides in the gut of a small percentage of the adult population. Others...

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2011-02-23 20:42:46

Rotavirus is the most common cause of diarrhea among infants and young children and is one of several viruses that cause the stomach flu. It is in the family Reoviridae and is a genus of double-stranded RNA. Most children have been infected by the age of five. Each infection builds on previous immunity and thus subsequent infections are less severe and adults are rarely affected. The fives species of the virus are referred to as A, B, C, D, and E. Type A, which is the most common, causes more...

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2011-02-17 17:29:15

Norovirus is an RNA virus that causes approximately 90% of epidemic non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis around the world. It may also be responsible for 50% of all foodborne outbreaks of gastroenteritis in the U.S. It can affect people of all ages and is transmitted by food or water that is contaminated, by person-to-person contact, and through aerosolization of the virus and subsequent contamination of surfaces. Immunity is usually incomplete and temporary after infection. People...

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