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A worm that grows in the intestines by eating your food is pretty icky to think about. This article provides the basics on tapeworm infections and how to prevent them.
The germs that get into food and cause food poisoning are tiny, but can have a powerful effect on the body. Find out what to do if you get food poisoning - and how to prevent it.
Undercooked burgers and unwashed produce are among the foods that can harbor E. coli bacteria and lead to infection and severe diarrhea. Here's how to protect yourself.
What’s the Difference Between Infectious and Contagious?
Find out what the experts have to say.
Lots of different problems can cause similar kinds of stomach pain - not all of them related to the digestive system. Here are some clues about what could be going on.
The 5-Second Rule
Almost everyone has dropped food on the floor and still wanted to eat it. Does the 5-second rule give you the excuse you need? Or is it just a myth?
It's extremely unlikely that you or someone you know could get anthrax. But what exactly is anthrax, and should you be concerned about it?
Gastrointestinal Infections and Diarrhea
Nearly everybody gets diarrhea every once in a while, and it's usually caused by gastrointestinal infections. It's nothing to be embarrassed about. Read this article to learn more.
People often think of salmonellosis as food poisoning, but food is only one way the bacteria Salmonella can be spread.
Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix, and requires surgery. Find out the symptoms and what doctors do to treat it.