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


Diarrhoea is when your bowel movements become loose or watery. The definition of diarrhoea is passing loose or watery bowel

Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease (also sometimes called Crohn disease) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Most people are diagnosed with Crohn’s

Travel medical kit checklist

Use this checklist as a guide to things you may need in your medical kit when travelling – you may

Constipation: treatment options

There are several treatments available for the treatment of constipation. Your doctor will be able to advise you on the

Rabies: information for travellers

Rabies causes Rabies is a viral disease that infects the central nervous system — the brain and the spinal cord

Hepatitis C antibodies and antibody testing

What are antibodies? Antibodies are our main form of defence in the bloodstream. They are a form of protein that

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