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The Huffington Post reports that the FDA has issued a warning against the improper use of oral and rectal sodium phosphate laxatives. According to the report, 54 cases of serious side-effects, including 13 deaths, have been associated with the laxatives. Currently, "labels for these laxatives carry warnings...
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...