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Reuters reports on a new study published in Annals of Internal Medicine that has shown that switching to a Mediterranean diet, even without cutting calories, may reduce risk of developing diabetes. Researchers recruited 3,541 people who were at risk for heart disease and placed them either on a...
According to the CDC, the incidence, deaths, and medical costs due to Clostridium difficile, or C. diff have reached historic highs but a new procedure, called fecal transplantation, may be the solution, The Washington Post reports. Fecal transplantion treats conditions such as irritable bowel...
The saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is now supported with scientific evidence, The Huffington Post reports. The finding is based on a study in BMJ that tested the efficacy of eating apples versus taking statins in the prevention of heart attack and stroke in people over 50....