Can You Cure Your IBD with a Poop Transplant?

Animal poop is a good thing Since time immemorial we’ve used it to nourish the ground and grow our food. But human poop? We’d just as soon not talk about it, but these days, doctors can’t seem to talk about it enough. Not because it might be a good alternative …

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Breast Cancer Linked To Bacterial Imbalances

In a recently published study, Cleveland Clinic researchers have uncovered differences in the bacterial composition of breast tissue of healthy women vs. women with breast cancer. The research team has discovered for the first time that healthy breast tissue contains more of the bacterial species Methylobacterium, a finding which could …

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How To Avoid Fines For Not Having Health Insurance

Learn how to avoid the fines for not having health insurance. There are already more than a dozen reasons people can use to avoid paying the penalty for not being insured. The federal government has added four more “hardship exemptions” that let people off the hook if they can’t find a …

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Gender Inequality ‘Drowning Out’ Voices Of Women Scientists

A University of Cambridge researcher is calling for the voices of women to be given a fairer platform at a leading scientific conference. Dr Heather Ford and her colleagues analysed data from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting and found that, overall; female scientists are offered fewer opportunities than …

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Sitting Is Bad For Your Memory

Stand up! If you want to improve your memory, new research suggests you’d better get out of that chair more often. In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers have found that in people middle-aged and older, a brain structure that is key to learning and memory is plumpest in those who spend …

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How To Take A Detox From Your Smartphone

If you’re thinking about a detox to give your health a boost, don’t forget your mental health. Many studies have shown how an increasing use of smartphones and social media can distract us from family, friends, and work, amplify feelings of anxiety and depression, and make us unhappier. So if …

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Fat Shaming and Weight Bias at Your Doctor’s Office

The anecdotes are legion. One time when Abby Carter (not her real name) had to get her gallbladder out, her doctor told her that he made her surgeon wait an extra day even though she hadn’t eaten anything that day. The doctor wanted her to know what it felt like …

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Severe Menopause Symptoms May Predict Heart Disease

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in women. A study of 138 menopausal women examined the association of mood, symptoms, and quality of life measures with the key markers of vascular aging, a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Study results are published online …

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Barbara Bush’s End-Of-Life Decision Stirs Debate Over ‘Comfort Care’

Former first lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday night at her home in Houston at age 92. Days before her death, the announcement that she was seeking “comfort care” shone a light — and stirred debate — on what it means to stop trying to fight terminal illness. Bush, the wife …

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‘Night Owls’ Have Higher Risk Of Early Death

“Night owls” — people who like to stay up late and have trouble dragging themselves out of bed in the morning — have a higher risk of dying sooner than “larks,” people who have a natural preference for going to bed early and rise with the sun, according to a …

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