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2011-01-06 09:35:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From constipation and diarrhea to bloating and abdominal pain, the estimated 30 million victims of irritable bowel syndrome in the United States have it tough. Now, recent testing of a new treatment called rifaximin offers hope for those struggling with the chronic condition. The antibiotic therapy was developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was found to relieve patients of their painful symptoms during and after treatment -- often lasting for...

2010-12-25 00:01:24

Quality, Proprietary Probiotic Formulas Are the Perfect Companions This Winter to Ease Common Traveler's Tummy Woes Beltsville, MD (Vocus/PRWEB) December 24, 2010 Beltsville, MD, December 2010- Vidazorb® chewable probiotic tablets offer a convenient, on-the-go ally for a variety of stomach ills. Vidazorb® is the ideal travel companion for dealing with traveler's tummy, with that belly-flopping panic that really upsets holiday travel plans. Whether traveling to visit family and...

2010-05-24 10:00:00

DEERFIELD, Ill., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelers to the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) World Cup in South Africa should take special precautions to avoid disease transmission during the largest mass gathering for a single sport. According to a new study published in the June issue of the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, visitors traveling to South Africa will need to worry less about 'exotic' tropical diseases such as malaria, and concentrate on...

2009-09-14 13:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced the presentation of results from its second prulifloxacin Phase 3 clinical study for the treatment of infectious diarrhea in travelers, by clinical investigator Robert Steffen, M.D., at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090413/LA97352LOGO) Dr. Steffen presented the...

2009-07-09 18:36:58

Those going on a summer vacation would be wise to assemble a medical travel kit to take along, a U.S. physician advises. Dr. Herbert DuPont of The Center for Infectious Disease at The University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston suggests getting a kit ready as part of pre-travel planning to ensure safe and healthy travel. Travelers, especially those with chronic illnesses, should take precaution and locate travel clinics and medical facilities ahead of time in the area they plan...

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2009-04-16 14:33:10

According to researchers, a test vaccine against Campylobacter jejuni, a major cause of traveler's diarrhea, provided protection against infection in mice and monkeys and may ultimately have human application. Also, C. jejuni not only causes diarrhea, but is associated with a number of "important sequelae," including inflammatory bowel disease, Dr. Patricia Guerry, senior investigator, told Reuters Health.  There are no licensed vaccines for C. jejuni currently available. Guerry of the...

2009-04-15 23:13:31

A U.S. researcher has developed a working vaccine for a strain of E. coli that kills 2 million to 3 million children annually in the developing world. Mahdi Saeed of Michigan State University's colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Human Medicine said that enterotoxigenic E. Coli is responsible for 60 percent to 70 percent of all E. coli diarrheal disease, also causes health problems for U.S. troops serving overseas and is responsible for what is commonly called traveler's diarrhea. This strain...

2009-04-13 07:32:00

MARIETTA, Ga., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelan(R), a natural, clinically-tested oral formulation containing antibodies against Enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC) bacteria attacks, is now available in the U.S. through Alaven Consumer Healthcare. E.coli (ETEC) is most frequently found in tourist destinations such as Mexico, Latin America, South America, India, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Travelan is the only non-prescription product specifically formulated to reduce the risk of...

2009-01-19 13:51:00

WILMINGTON, N.C., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercell AG has retained Inclinix, Inc., to recruit volunteers for their Phase III clinical trial of a Travelers' Diarrhea (TD) vaccine system. The TD vaccine is in the form of a skin patch -- a novel method for delivering a vaccine that is especially compelling because it is needle-free. This year, approximately 55 million international travelers will visit countries where bacteria that cause TD are endemic, particularly Africa, Asia and...

2008-09-02 09:00:07

Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTR) today announced that the company has completed enrollment in the second of two planned phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of Prulifloxacin for the treatment of infectious diarrhea in travelers. The Company previously reported positive top-line data from the first Phase 3 trial which showed that Prulifloxacin met the primary endpoint of Time to Last Unformed Stool (TLUS), a measure of the time to resolution of diarrhea,...


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