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  1. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

    18 Aug 2017

    Irritable bowel syndrome can't be cured with medications or special diets but avoiding individual triggers can help prevent it...

  2. Diabetes type 2

    17 Aug 2017

    Type 2 diabetes may be prevented, but it cannot be cured...

  3. Gastroenteritis in children

    12 Jul 2017

    Gastroenteritis or Gastro can be dangerous for very young babies. Gastro is common in young children and spreads easily. Gastro is a bowel infection which causes diarrhoea (runny or watery poo) and...

  4. Pets – safe handling of reptiles and tropical fish

    10 Jul 2017

    People in contact with tropical fish and reptiles such as turtles, lizards and snakes may be at risk of infections and illness due to germs (such as bacteria, viruses and parasites) carried on the...

  5. Digestive system

    07 Jul 2017

    The digestive tract can be thought of as a long muscular tube with digestive organs attached along the way...

  6. Gastroenteritis - giardiasis

    29 Jun 2017

    Most people infected with Giardia parasites do not develop symptoms but can still spread the infection to others...

  7. Gastroenteritis - salmonellosis

    29 Jun 2017

    You may be more prone to salmonellosis if you are elderly, have another medical condition (such as a weakened immune system) or are malnourished...

  8. Gastroenteritis - cryptosporidiosis

    29 Jun 2017

    Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have been associated with child care centres, public swimming pools and contaminated water supplies...

  9. Gastroenteritis - campylobacteriosis

    29 Jun 2017

    Campylobacteriosis is a type of gastroenteritis and is more common in children under five years of age and young adults...

  10. Gastroenteritis - amoebiasis

    29 Jun 2017

    Amoebiasis can cause diarrhoea among travellers to developing countries...