Contaminated tap water kills 328 in Zim

2014-05-19 15:10

Contaminated tap water has been blamed for the death of at least 328 Zimbabweans across the country so far this year, according to a report.

Baby poop colours

2013-02-25 15:26

Find out what all of the different colours of baby poop may mean.

Bowel issues affect 3 in 4 pregnant women

2013-05-27 09:21

Nearly three out of four pregnant women experience bowel problems a new study finds.

Couple drinks own urine on TV

2014-01-17 12:41

A British couple has caused a furore on Twitter after drinking their own urine on a prime-time TV breakfast show.

Chocolate a death risk for dogs

2013-04-12 09:32

Threat comes from substance called theobromine that's similar to caffeine, FDA warns.

More beans and lentils may benefit your heart

2014-04-08 10:13

Canadian researchers found that one daily serving of legumes – foods like beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas – was linked to a reduction in 'bad' cholesterol.

The importance of a colonoscopy

2013-05-31 10:06

Most people dread the preparation for a colonoscopy, but researchers say new techniques are on the horizon.

Cruise ship returns to US after disease outbreak

2014-01-28 11:18

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship headed back to its home port in the US after hundreds of passengers and crew members fell ill with vomiting and diarrhoea.

Suspected norovirus strikes cruise passengers

2014-01-27 11:54

US officials are investigating an illness outbreak that has stricken at least 300 people on a Caribbean cruise ship.

Probiotics with antibiotics may prevent diarrhoea

2013-06-03 11:31

Taking "good" bacteria known as probiotics may help prevent diarrhoea brought on by a tough-to-treat infection that often results from taking antibiotics.


More zinc please!

2010-04-26 07:00

Upping your zinc intake can lower the chances of your baby having diarrhoea.

Antibiotic prescribing rates vary by region

2013-04-11 09:36

It may be contributing to growing problem of drug-resistant bacteria, researcher says.

Faecal transplant may help with bowel disease

2013-04-18 10:43

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis disappeared for one-third of patients after process.

Killer pig virus hits US pork producers

2014-03-14 15:05

Small pork producers in the US need disaster assistance because of a virus that has killed over four million pigs countrywide.

Salmonella sends 42 to hospital in Limpopo

2014-01-29 10:55

Salmonella was the likely cause of a diarrhoea outbreak in Limpopo earlier this week where 42 people were hospitalised.

Climate change to worsen diarrhoea in Africa

2013-03-28 07:05

A new study finds that climate drives a large part of African diarrhoeal disease and increases the threat to vulnerable communities.

Public pools: dodge those germs

2013-11-25 16:27

Swimming is excellent exercise, and the relatively minor health risks of public pools shouldn't put you off - especially if you take these basic precautions.

Public pools contaminated with human waste

2013-05-17 08:45

Up to 50% of pool filters that were tested in a study contained E-coli bacteria found in human faeces.

India announces low-cost rotavirus vaccine

2013-05-15 10:34

India announces development of cheap vaccine against major cause of diarrhoea deaths in kids.

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