Splash Into Clean Water
The summertime heat sends many of us looking for a place to take a nice, cool dip. As you prepare to swim in pools, lakes and oceans, be mindful of what's in the water and how people can contaminate these places.
No Need to Fear the Flu Shot
One of the concerns parents might have with the flu vaccine is side effects in children with pre-existing conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease.
No Need to Swap Toothbrush After Strep
After having strep throat, many people will replace their toothbrush. However, this may not be necessary to avoid a second round of this bacterial infection.
From Ulcer to Diarrhea
Next time that ulcer acts up, be wary of taking certain medicines while in the hospital. Though stomach antihistamines can reduce the acid, other problems could result.
From One Stomach Virus to Another
Rotavirus was the leading cause of diarrhea and stomach pain in infants and young children across the globe. But now, another group of viruses might be taking its place.
With Hep C, Alcohol is a No Go
For healthy people, a drink or two can be okay. But for people with hepatitis C liver infections, a drink or two a day might be very dangerous.
Is Hep C Retreatment Worth It?
Hepatitis C is an infection that can lead to serious liver problems. As such, treatment is required to protect patients from these complications. Unfortunately, one treatment does not appear to do much good.
Flu Shot “Egg-cellent” for Allergic Kids
While the flu vaccine lowers chances of getting the flu, there have been concerns about giving it to egg-allergic children. This group now appears to have no reaction from the treatment.
Gut-Wrenching Virus Hits the U.S.
As if it weren’t bad enough that it’s flu season, a new strain of stomach virus from Australia has made its way to America, and it’s triggering a wave of gastrointestinal illness.
Keeping the Good Stomach Bugs
Hand sanitizer is all over the place: restaurants, grocery stores and almost everywhere else, making bacteria out as the bad guy. But not all bacteria are bad. Eliminating 'good' bacteria can lead to trouble , especially those in the colon.