ARTICLES RELATING TO DIARRHOEA

Classical symptoms of coeliac disease no longer valid

2014-11-27 11:31

In coeliac disease fewer people are presenting with the classical diarrhoea and more with non-classical or silent presentation, according to a study done in Italy.

Australia to fund Ebola clinic in Sierra Leone

2014-11-06 11:35

Responding to pressure from the United States, Australia will fund an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, according to Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

Calcium carbonate provides relief from heartburn

2014-07-09 13:32

Does heartburn keep you from living life to its fullest? A calcium carbonate antacid may be the answer to your woes.

Focused colon polyp removal saves on surgery

2014-07-04 14:32

A new team procedure to remove colon polyps eliminates the need to remove the entire section of the colon containing the polyp.

Worst ever outbreak of Ebola

2014-07-02 16:08

The Ebola virus currently plaguing West African nations, has been confirmed as being the worst ever of this strain of haemorrhagic fever.

Preventing IBS

2014-06-04 17:06

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common intestinal disorder that is characterised by abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation and changes in bowel function.

Constipation

2014-06-02 14:31

Constipation occurs when stools become hardened and difficult to pass.

Two more babies die in Bloemhof

2014-06-02 10:30

Diarrhoea has claimed the lives of two babies, while five are under observation in Bloemhof, North West.

Infant diarrhoea: take action

2014-05-22 15:55

Worldwide, hundreds of children die every day as a result of diarrhoea. There is fortunately a lot parents can do to prevent a tragedy.

Focused colon polyp removal saves on surgery

2014-05-06 13:28

A new team procedure to remove colon polyps eliminates the need to remove the entire section of the colon containing the polyp.

How is IBS treated?

2014-04-07 16:48

Irritable bowel syndrome can be extremely painful and debilitating. Here's how to manage it.

Organic causes of constipation in children

2014-04-07 16:04

The younger the child, the more likely it is that constipation is due to organic causes (physical disease).

Diarrhoea - how can it be prevented?

2014-04-07 15:26

Good hygiene practices can virtually eliminate food contamination - and resultant diarrhoea.

Diarrhoea - what are the symptoms?

2014-04-07 15:21

We all experience diarrhoea from time to time. Be sure to recognise the symptoms.

Diarrhoea - what is it?

2014-04-07 15:12

Diarrhoea is an abnormal increase in the frequency and liquidity of the stools. It is not itself a disease, but can be a symptom of several underlying conditions.

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.

Researchers discover mechanisms of bowel movement

2014-02-26 12:12

Researchers were unsure about the exact mechanisms behind a bowel movement, but new findings reveal that two sets of so-called 'pacemakers' work together to create a certain rhythm.

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.

Suspected norovirus strikes cruise passengers

2014-01-28 05:00

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

Diarrhoea: what everyone should know

2014-01-27 11:22

Diarrhoea can be a killer. Here's what you should know about its causes, its symptoms and its treatment.

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.

City takes precautions for diarrhoea season

2014-01-13 17:42

The City of Cape Town is working hard to prevent diarrhoea-related fatalities during the summer.

Vaccine for 'cruise ship virus' arriving soon

2013-10-07 11:05

An early test of an experimental vaccine for a stomach sickness that affects scores of cruise ship passengers reduced symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea by half.

Breastfeeding is best

2013-08-28 13:21

With only one in three babies under the age of six months being exclusively breastfed in South Africa, the spotlight is on the benefits of breast milk for babies.

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.

 

Mom sues after unapproved HPV vaccination

2014-11-19 09:58

A nine-year-old Gauteng girl became ill after receiving the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine at school. Her mother is suing the education and health department.

Infant diarrhoea: take action

2014-08-07 14:28

Hundreds of children die every die as a result of diarrhoea. There is fortunately a lot parents can do to prevent a tragedy.

Aspiring model brings awareness to Crohn’s disease

2014-07-07 13:04

Makeup artist Bethany Townsend strikes a pose, exposing her colostomy bags.

Worst ever outbreak of Ebola

2014-07-03 05:00

The Ebola virus currently plaguing West African nations, has been confirmed as being the worst ever of this strain of haemorrhagic fever.

Rotavirus vaccine slashes infections in kids

2014-06-10 15:34

According to researchers, by 2009-2010, hospitalisations for rotavirus among children under 5 had been reduced by 94% due to widespread vaccination.

Diarrhoea

2014-06-03 12:29

Several different factors can cause diarrhoea, including medications, infections, food poisoning, emotional stress and food intolerance. Sometimes the cause is unknown.

New thyroid cancer drug shows promise

2014-06-02 11:54

A new drug, lenvatinib, is showing promise in the treatment of radiation-resistant thyroid cancer.

Ebola virus spreading in west Africa

2014-05-27 10:41

Since January there have been over 100 confirmed deaths caused by the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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.

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.

Constipation in older children

2014-04-07 16:10

The cause of constipation in older children is often difficult to pinpoint and several factors may initially have been involved.

Diarrhoea - how is it treated?

2014-04-07 15:25

Treatment of diarrhoea aims to eliminate the underlying cause (if known), firm up bowel movements, and treat any complications.

Diarrhoea - what causes it?

2014-04-07 15:18

Diarrhoea can be caused by a wide variety of mechanisms and infections.

Killer pig virus hits US pork producers

2014-03-14 15:52

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

6 FAQ on lactose intolerance

2014-03-13 11:15

If you suffer from lactose intolerance, you will know the painful symptoms it causes. We answer your most frequently asked questions.

Salmonella sends 42 to hospital in Limpopo

2014-01-29 13:00

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

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.

Urine-drinking couple p*sses off millions

2014-01-17 13:30

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

City takes precautions for diarrhoea season

2014-01-15 05:00

The City of Cape Town is working hard to prevent diarrhoea-related fatalities during the summer.

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.

Breastfeeding is best

2013-08-28 16:30

With only one in three babies under the age of six months being exclusively breastfed in South Africa, the spotlight is on the benefits of breast milk for babies.

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.

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.

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