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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...
Nearly 500,000 laser hair removal surgeries were performed in 2011 by dermatologic surgeons but now, a startling number of these surgeries are preformed by individuals with minimal training, raising the risk for disfiguration, The New York Times’ Well blog reports. The findings are based on a study in...