Kingston Pharma recalled a lot of its DG/health Naturals baby Cough Syrup + Mucus due to presence of bacteria causing vomiting and diarrhea. Customers may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Public Health March 24, 2019
Did puppies cause an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant diarrhea? The illnesses began in 2016 with over a hundred people falling ill with diarrhea, 29 of whom were pet store employees.
Public Health September 21, 2018
Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency after a recent cholera outbreak had killed 20 people in the capital city of Harare. An additional 2,000 people have been infected by the bacterial disease.
Public Health September 13, 2018
A multistate clyclospora outbreak was linked to consumption of McDonald’s salad. In response, the fast-food chain pulled out the said food item from its 3,000 stores to help contain the outbreak.
Public Health July 15, 2018
At least 56 people in Texas have been sickened by the parasite Cyclospora since May. Past outbreaks were associated with consumption of fresh produce. How is this intestinal illness treated?
Public Health July 3, 2018
A report from the CDC revealed there were more than 27,000 illnesses caused by nearly 500 outbreaks in recreational water between 2000 and 2014. Hotel swimming pools and cases of diarrhea accounted for many illnesses.
Public Health May 17, 2018
The 29-year-old man was found to have 25 times the amount of loperamide's regular dose in his blood. What is the recommended dose for the anti-diarrhea drug Imodium?
Public Health March 30, 2018
The norovirus, which causes diarrhea and vomiting, infected security personnel hired for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Some 1,200 individuals are now quarantined to contain the spread of infection.
Public Health February 9, 2018
Individuals are abusing loperamide, an over-the-counter anti-diarrhea drug, by ingesting as much as 400 pills a day. Some patients say it can provide the same high feeling heroin and morphine can.
Public Health February 3, 2018
As part of its efforts to alleviate the opioid epidemic, the FDA imposed new regulations on loperamide packaging. New blister packs should be smaller, with enough dosage only for short-term treatment.
Public Health February 2, 2018
Silicon Valley was hooked by another health craze called raw water. Live Water, the company that markets the product, claimed it is the key to balancing good gut bacteria.
Public Health January 4, 2018
CDC warns about increasing reports of parasite infection from pools and water parks. The 2016 Crypto outbreaks more than doubled the number of reported cases in 2014.
Public Health May 19, 2017
Diarrhea and other water-related diseases affect people living in regions where water is scarce. These illnesses can be potentially averted using a new device that can harvest water even with low humidity.
Feature | Science April 14, 2017
Unlike other rotavirus vaccines, the new product is cheaper and doesn’t require refrigeration. Pending WHO approval, it could soon be available for large-scale immunization.
Medicine March 24, 2017
Infectious disease experts are concerned about climate change. See how this crisis could increase chances of diseases, and move them to places they may have never gone before.
Public Health February 18, 2017
The water supply in Lindon City, Utah, has been hit by E. coli, prompting the city to issue a boil water advisory for drinking water on Dec. 23. The order is said to still be in place as of Dec. 25 until further notice.
Public Health December 26, 2016
The crypto parasite found in at least 20 Arizona swimming pools has sickened more than 100. Health authorities recommended measures to prevent spreading the diarrhea-causing disease.
Public Health August 21, 2016
Health officials declared an outbreak following an increase in cases of cryptosporidiosis. The crypto parasite, which causes gastrointestinal disease can survive in chlorinated pool waters.
Public Health August 14, 2016
Ay, caramba! Dozens of customers get sick after eating at a locally famous Mexican restaurant in Fairfield, California. Health officials linked dozens of food poisoning cases to local food joint Alejandro's Taqueria.
Public Health June 11, 2016
Opioid addicts take large doses of anti-diarrhea drug Imodium (loperamide hydrochloride) to get high or manage their withdrawal symptoms. Experts warn the growing trend may result in serious and potentially fatal side effects.
Public Health May 5, 2016
A stomach bug has sickened about 200 students at a Pennsylvania College. Ursinus College and the Montgomery County Department of Health (MCHD) are working together to determine the cause of the mysterious illness.
Life February 15, 2016
Health officials in Seattle are investigating a suspected norovirus outbreak at Maggiano's Little Italy restaurant believed to sicken up to 50 people at a private party. The establishment has been ordered closed and thoroughly sanitized and disinfected in the meantime.
Life January 27, 2016
Cases of norovirus are increasing in California. To prevent the winter vomiting bug, it is important to know the signs and symptoms, preventive techniques and treatment options relevant to the infection.
Life December 26, 2015
It's World Toilet Day, a day that the United Nations hopes will raise awareness about the 2.5 billion people all over the world who don't have access to sanitary bathrooms.
Society November 21, 2014
A Norovirus outbreak struck Princess Cruises' Crown Princess Ship again just a few months after its first bout with the infection this year. Nearly 170 people on board fell ill during the month-long journey to Tahiti and Hawaii.
Life November 17, 2014
FMT capsules contain frozen samples of healthy feces and can be taken orally by patients suffering from CDI. Researchers found these pills are safe and comparably effective as stool transplants.
Life October 12, 2014
Approximately two million pounds of ground beef tainted with Escherichia Coli O157:H7 are being recalled by a federal agency. As per reports, the contaminated beef may have already reached ten states in the U.S.
Life May 24, 2014
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