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Cholera: Signs, symptoms and treatment

What is cholera? Cholera is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the bowel caused by eating food or drinking water

Peptic ulcers

What is a peptic ulcer? A peptic ulcer is a lesion or sore on the protective lining of the stomach

Mosquito-borne disease prevention

Most people have been bitten by a mosquito at some time in their lives. Usually this causes no more than

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is a viral infection of the liver, transmitted through contaminated food or water or via an infected person.

Haemochromatosis

Haemochromatosis is an inherited condition in which the body absorbs too much iron from food, leading to a build-up of

9 Signs your liver may be damaged

Your liver is a key part of your digestive system, responsible for cleaning out toxins from your blood, processing medicines,

Do probiotics reduce diarrhoea from cancer treatment?

Bowel problems are a common side-effect from cancer chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Probiotic supplements appear to have a favourable benefit in

Cryptosporidium infection

What is Cryptosporidium? Cryptosporidium is a microscopic parasite that can infect the intestines and cause gastroenteritis symptoms such as watery

Can probiotics ease an irritable bowel?

Probiotics are a common supplement taken by people with irritable bowel syndrome. Despite their widespread use, the latest review of

Salmonella poisoning

Salmonella is a type of bacterium which can cause food poisoning (‘gastro’) when a person eats or drinks food or

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