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By PAM HIJUELOS Special to Warrick Do you love swimming? Then forgive me for being the bearer of news worth noting about water-born illnesses. Swimming and other water sports are healthy activities, many of which can be enjoyed even as we grow older.
By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I have suffered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (diarrhea) for 50 years. It began in my early teens. I have tried everything from the early treatment of eating bland foods to today's adding bulk to my diet through the use of roughage and fiber.
Scientists in the USA have established a way to predict outbreaks of cholera, making it easier to control. This finding could provide a model to predict and potentially control outbreaks of other important infectious diseases.
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.
By LYNNE KELLEHER A SHOCKING expose has revealed that Irish water can kill, cause cancer, or turn male fish female. The programme, Future Shock, follows a two-year investigation by RTE reporter Philip Boucher- Hayes.
By Luntz, Stephen A nanomaterial coating on silica particles could offer the solution to one of the world's oldest and most destructive health challenges: how to remove bacteria and other pollutants from drinking water.
DEAR DR. GOTT: You have repeatedly recommended niacin instead of statins for lowering cholesterol. I will be going to my doctor soon for my routine physical and plan on asking if this is an appropriate option for me, as I realize every case and body is different.
Officials with the Red Cross and the major of a Philippine township reported Wednesday that 21 people were killed and 50 sickened in a suspected cholera outbreak in several remote mountainous hamlets near Palimbang town in Sultan Kudarat province, about 600 miles south of Manila.
By Jeff Mosier and Holly Yan, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 1--The Dallas County medical examiner's office is investigating whether the death of a 6-year-old girl is related to the parasitic infection cryptosporidiosis. Rosemary Stagaman of Richardson died Monday at Medical City Dallas Hospital.
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...
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...