Health

Low-calorie sweeteners do not mean low risk for infants

Many people turn to artificial or so-called natural sweeteners to cut calories and lose weight. A new study led by Dr. Raylene Reimer, Ph.D., published in the high-impact journal Gut discovered that the consumption of low-calorie ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Can eating poop save you from this deadly bacteria?

Every year, around half a million people in the United States get sick from the bacterium C. diff, often after taking antibiotics. Sounds counterintuitive? This week on Reactions, we break down why that happens, and how an ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Fecal transplants may be best answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Transplanting human donor fecal microbiota into the colon of a patient infected with Clostridiodes difficile (C. diff) may be the best treatment for those not helped by C. diff targeted antibiotics, according to an article ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Fecal transplant helps improve behavior in kids with autism

In the first published example of how the gut may play a role in autism, scientists have found that a "fecal transplant" helped to substantially improve behavior and gastrointestinal health in children with the neurodevelopmental ...

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