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Gut microbiome data may be helpful in routine screening of cardiovascular disease

Using artificial intelligence to analyze the bacteria in a person’s gut microbiome shows promise as a new screening method for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to preliminary research to be presented Sept. 10-13, 2020, at the virtual American Heart Association’s Hypertension 2020 Scientific Sessions. The full study published simultaneously today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association […]

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People are turning to YouTube and Facebook to learn how to do DIY fecal transplants, hoping to treat everything from ulcerative colitis to anxiety

Fecal transplants, or fecal microbiota transfers (FMT), involve putting a healthy donor's fecal matter into a patient's colon.  The procedure is only FDA-approved (in a medical setting) to treat Clostridium difficile, but people with everything from food allergies to IBS are doing it themselves with the internet's help.   On Facebook, YouTube, and Reddit, people are […]