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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...

2009-02-26 08:00:00

WINNIPEG, Manitoba and CINCINNATI, Feb. 26, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Reliance Products LP and Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved new label claims for PUR(TM) Purifier of Water specific to the removal of arsenic, the parasites Cryptosporidium and Giardia, and cause-marketing language. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090115/CLTH035LOGO-a) The EPA has approved the PUR(TM) Purifier of Water claim for:...

2009-02-17 12:17:33

Listen to any number of media ads and one might assume it is necessary for pills or powders to clean a colon, but a U.S. expert says they may do more harm. The lining of the gut regenerates about every seven days, so you probably don't need colon cleansers, Dr. Anne Larson, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said in a statement. Not only are colon cleansers unnecessary, they could unbalance the body's fluids and lead to...

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2009-02-17 09:15:47

The gut protozoans Giardia duodenalis and various species of Cryptosporidium are extremely contagious single-celled parasites liable to cause digestive disease in both man and animals. Some species and genotypes of Cryptosporidium and Giardia are important zooneses, as they occur in both animals and man. Zooneses are diseases that may be transmitted between animals and people. Inger Sofie Hamnes showed in her doctorate that parasites of the groups Cryptosporidium and Giardia are extremely...

2009-01-15 14:58:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Outbreaks of viral gastroenteritis, or "stomach flu," are sharply on the rise in Pennsylvania, prompting the Department of Health to offer tips to help prevent the spread of the highly contagious norovirus infection -- a common cause of the illness. "Norovirus infection is very common this time of year and spreads easily," said state Acting Health Secretary Everette James. "If you have symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea, you should try...

2009-01-08 17:43:06

Animal studies show a once popular gastrointestinal drug may slow aging, Canadian researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, suggests the drug clioquinol reverses the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases in animals -- perhaps because clioquinol acts directly on a protein called CLK-1, informally called clock-1. Clioquinol is a very powerful inhibitor of clock-1, study leader Sigfried Hekimi of McGill University in Montreal said...

2009-01-08 13:37:20

A single strain of salmonella has infected 388 people in 42 states since last fall but the cause is still unknown, U.S. medical officials said Thursday. Most patients have become ill since mid-October, Lola Russell, a spokeswoman for the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, said. She said the outbreak was still growing and DNA testing implicates a common strain known as salmonella typhimurium, The Wall Street Journal reported. The typhimurium strain is commonly found...

2009-01-07 09:55:32

Clioquinol inhibits action of the CLK1 aging gene, may alleviate Alzheimer'sRecent animal studies have shown that clioquinol "“ an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders "“ can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. Scientists, however, had a variety of theories to attempt to explain how a single compound could have such similar effects on three unrelated neurodegenerative disorders.Researchers at...

2009-01-06 08:05:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Calgon Carbon Corporation (NYSE: CCC) announced today that it has been awarded a contract by PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. to supply Sentinel(R) UV Disinfection Systems (UV systems) at the City of San Francisco's Tesla Portal drinking water plant. The contract is valued at $5.0 million. Twelve Sentinel(R) Chevron 48 reactors (Chevron 48), scheduled to be installed beginning in early 2010, will treat up to 320 million gallons of drinking water per...

2008-12-10 14:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Napo") is pleased to announce a collaboration with Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Salix") for the license of crofelemer for all indications in North America, Europe (excluding certain smaller countries), and Japan, and certain indications worldwide. Crofelemer is Napo's novel anti-secretory, gastrointestinal agent currently in a final Phase 3 trial for the treatment of chronic diarrhea in people living with HIV/AIDS (the...


Latest Water-borne diseases Reference Libraries

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2011-04-28 16:37:36

Vibrio vulnificus is a species of Gram-negative, motile, curved, rod-shaped bacteria of the Vibrio Genus. Hollis et al. first reported it in 1976. It was given the name Beneckea vulnifica by Reichelt et al. in 1976 and in 1979 Vibrio vulnificus by Farmer. V. vulnificus is related to V. cholerae and is present in marine environments such as estuaries, brackish ponds, or coastal areas. It causes an infection often incurred after eating seafood, especially raw or undercooked oysters. It can...

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2011-04-14 16:27:41

Campylobacter jejuni is a species of curved, helical shaped, non-spore forming, Gram-negative microaerophilic, bacteria commonly found in animal feces. It is one of the most common causes of human gastroenteritis in the world. This food poisoning can be severely debilitating but rarely life-threatening. It has also been linked to Guillain-Barre syndrome which generally develops two to three weeks after the initial illness. It is commonly associated with poultry, and it naturally colonizes...

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