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A New Way To Treat An Infection

C-diff or Clostridium Difficile
C-diff or Clostridium Difficile

Doctors have found a way to put healthy people's fecal matter into pills that can cure serious gut infections which is a less disgusting way of doing "fecal transplants."

Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help.

It's gross, but half a million Americans get C-diff, infections each year, and about 14,000 die.

Expensive antibiotics can kill C-diff and everything else in your gut, so you need to replace the good bacteria and the normal way to do that is with a transplant.

This new pill makes that transplant unnecessary.

Donor stool, usually from a relative, is processed into a custom pill in the lab to make the treatment possible.

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