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Poop Pills May Offer A Better Way To Cure This Deadly Infection

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.14.2014 | Science

A promising new study puts a decidedly positive spin on the epithet "eat sh**." It shows that pills containing human fecal matter are an effective...

Preventing Ebola and More Common Infections: Tips For You On Contact and Hygiene

Cary A. Presant, M.D. | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Cary A. Presant, M.D.

Social gestures are important to feel welcome, express trust, show gratitude, and conclude visits with a hopeful tone. Find the best way between you and your doctor to have these feelings, but do not increase your risk of infection in the process.

How Bacteria in Our Gut Can Guide GI Treatment

Colleen R. Kelly, M.D. | Posted 07.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Colleen R. Kelly, M.D.

Even though greater access to mass DNA sequencing technology and the emergence of bioinformatics has given us the ability to study the four pounds of microorganisms that make up the microbiome in greater detail, there's still much more that we can learn about the body's "unsung organ."

Will the Medicine Cabinet Be Empty When You or Your Child Need Life-Saving Antibiotics? (Slideshow)

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Without urgent and aggressive action, more patients will be thrust back to a time when simple infections can be deadly. And, the loss of effective antibiotics will undermine treatment of infectious complications in patients with other diseases.

Fecal Transplants: An Inside Look at the Potential, Progress and Pitfalls

Colleen R. Kelly, M.D. | Posted 09.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Colleen R. Kelly, M.D.

C. diff (a bacteria that causes severe diarrhea) infections are increasing in incidence and severity. On the front lines of the C. diff epidemic, I understand how powerful and effective FMT is. After seeing how well FMT works, it seemed ridiculous that this therapy wasn't more widely available.

Fecal Transplants: How Well Do They Work?

Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Senior Writer Published: 05/29/2013 06:16 PM EDT on LiveScience The benefits of "poop transplants" for tr...

Poop Transplant Therapy?

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 04.09.2012 | Science

A new study holds hope for the fight against a persistent and potentially lethal bacteria, but most patients might find the cure a little tough to swa...

How The C. Diff Superbug Is Getting Into Hospitals

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | Healthy Living

* Rates of C. difficile infection at historic highs * Infections present in nursing homes, outpatient clinics * Experts ...