Tag: Gastroenteritis (Disease Or Medical Condition)

Antibiotics Overuse Blamed for Deadly Stomach Bug

Antibiotics Overuse Blamed for Deadly Stomach Bug

I’m Miranda Savioli with today’s health news. The CDC is warning patients and hospitals about a deadly germ called Clostridium difficile, or C. diff. Each year, the number of C. diff cases increases and it has become one of the most common microbial causes of infection in US hospitals. This

CJW Doc Minute: How does stomach flu differ from influenza?

CJW Doc Minute: How does stomach flu differ from influenza?

(upbeat music) (clock ticking) – [Narrator] How does the stomach flu differ from influenza? – So, influenza is a respiratory illness, which is caused by Influenza A and B viruses. Symptoms typically include fevers, headaches, body aches, sore throat, and cough. It’s transmitted through respiratory secretions and droplets, and patients

Vaccine Stomps out Stomach Illness in Kids

Vaccine Stomps out Stomach Illness in Kids

The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal illness in infants and young children may have proved its worth. I’m Erin White with your latest health news. A new study from the CDC found that — since the introduction of the rotavirus vaccine — US children’s

Vomit Machine Sheds Light on Stomach Flu

Vomit Machine Sheds Light on Stomach Flu

I’m Gabe Garza with today’s health news. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Wake Forest University have created a vomiting machine… No, seriously. These researchers found that vomiting may aerosolize (become airborne) virus particles similar to how norovirus spreads. The machine allows precise control of volume, viscosity and pressure,

What is viral gastroenteritis? | Gastrointestinal system diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

What is viral gastroenteritis? | Gastrointestinal system diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] Gastroenteritis is often referred to as the stomach virus. If you’ve ever had the stomach virus, then you’ll probably know some of the symptoms associated with it. These include diarrhea, vomiting and nausea, and dehydration. What exactly is causing all these symptoms? I think the word stomach virus

What is gastroenteritis? | Gastrointestinal system diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

What is gastroenteritis? | Gastrointestinal system diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] So, gastroenteritis is kind of a big word, but I think like all big words, the best way to really understand it is by breaking it down. So, “gastro” refers to stomach. “Enter” refers to small intestine. And “itis” refers to inflammation. So, there are really two different