5 questions to help doctors diagnose IBS

2018-12-20 12:00

Irritable bowel syndrome remains hard to diagnose. These questions may help patients and doctors to understand the condition better.

'When my IBS is bad, I wish I was dead' – new study reveals full extent of condition

2018-08-24 06:58

A new study reveals staggering statistics about IBS, showing that it involves far more than slight discomfort and how it can have a dire impact on sufferers' quality of life.

No cholera outbreak in Tshwane, but investigation continues

2018-06-28 10:31

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says that despite widespread reports of diarrhoea-related illnesses in Tshwane, there is no cholera outbreak.

WATCH: 137 Limpopo students sick after drinking 'contaminated water'

Nearly 140 students were admitted into hospital on Thursday to receive treatment for severe diarrhea. Watch.

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More efficient vaccine to beat diarrhoea deaths underway

2016-09-01 12:55

Rotavirus vaccines are expensive and take time to produce. For developing countries, the fact that the vaccines need cold storage also presents a challenge.

Traditional healers to help with curbing diarrhoea

2015-11-27 12:04

City Health has activated a host of measures in the run-up to the annual diarrhoea season, including engaging with traditional healers to help reduce the number of young children who die from this preventable disease.

Autism tied to higher risk for gut troubles in kids

2015-04-02 14:47

Kids with autism are more prone to symptoms such as diarrhoea or constipation, according to a new study.

Vaccination lowers rotavirus infection in infants

2015-01-14 11:13

A new study has found that widespread vaccination against rotavirus cuts children's rates of infection.

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.

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.


Thorough cleaning doesn't remove diarrhoea-causing bacteria from hospital bed sheets

2018-10-24 12:50

Traces of diarrhoea-causing bacteria can remain on hospital bed sheets even after thorough cleaning, researchers report.

When is my diarrhoea a sign of IBS?

2018-07-30 13:39

IBS makes your colon more sensitive than normal and results in uncomfortable symptoms.

Diarrhoea numbers up in drought-stricken Cape Town

2018-02-08 14:44

Could the reason why more children are suffering from digestive ailments have something to do with Capetonians' efforts to save water.

How to deal with diarrhoea

2017-12-21 13:51

Nothing can spoil your festive celebrations like a bout of diarrhoea. Here’s how to manage it.

50 000 cases of diarrhoea reported in Zimbabwe

2016-02-29 13:10

Approximately 50 000 cases of diarrhoea have been reported in Zimbabwe in 2016 alone, with 30 deaths resulting from the deadly epidemic, the country's Ministry of Health and Child Care has revealed.

Vaccination can prevent gastro in babies

2015-06-10 13:34

Two vaccines – Rotateq and Rotatrix – can prevent up to 87 percent of all rotavirus illnesses occurring during a baby's first year.

Australian school principals hit by salmonella poisoning

2015-03-03 11:29

More than 170 school principals from Queensland, Australia, are presumably suffering from salmonella poisoning after attending a conference, and 24 have been admitted to hospital.

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.

Aspiring model brings awareness to Crohn’s disease

2014-07-07 13:04

Make up artist and aspiring model Bethany Townsend. who was named Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Body Confidence Queen after photos of her in a bikini showing off her colostomy bags proudly went viral.

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