Gastroenteritis (also known as gastro, gastric flu, and stomach flu) refers to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, involving both the stomach and the small intestine and resulting in acute diarrhea. The inflammation is caused most often by infection with certain viruses, less often by bacteria or their toxins, parasites, or adverse reaction to something in the diet or medication.
New research has revealed that the natural compound curcumin, which is present in the spice turmeric, can potentially eliminate specific viruses.
Professor Sam Sheppard speaks to AZoLifeSciences about his research on intensive farming and how it could increase the risk of epidemics.
Noroviruses can be easily transported via fresh fruits and vegetables. This article looks at the methods behind increasing the radiosensitivity of the virus.