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Pills made from poop
cure serious gut infections

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 10/4/2013 2:03:15 AM

Hold your nose and don´t spit out your coffee: Doctors have found a way to put healthy people´s poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections - a less yucky way to do "fecal transplants." Canadian researchers tried this on 27 patients and cured them all after strong antibiotics failed to help. It´s a gross topic but a serious problem. Half a million Americans get Clostridium difficile, or C-diff, infections each year, and about 14,000 die. The germ causes nausea, cramping and diarrhea so bad it is often disabling. A very potent and pricey antibiotic can kill C-diff but also destroys good bacteria that

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I just hope scientists won´t be raiding compost piles to make cheaper, generic versions.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Advocate, 10/4/2013 2:41:54 AM     (No. 9549382)

Soviets had a special facility in Leningrad with samples going back decades.
A foreign company ripped off the samples in what was supposed to be a joint venture.
Sees this treatment went back to Crimean War.
Sounds gross but actually works.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MissMann, 10/4/2013 3:26:59 AM     (No. 9549389)

After a terrible bout of C-diff, I have come to believe that good poop is a miracle cure. I feel certain we´re going to find it is the key to all kinds of cures (diabetes, IBS, obesity, Lupus, etc.)

I just hope 0bamacare doesn´t stifle this valuable research.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: charliecoconut, 10/4/2013 4:56:52 AM     (No. 9549416)

Finally AP reports on something in which they have deep knowledge.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 10/4/2013 5:08:04 AM     (No. 9549424)

What´s the big deal on taking poop pills when we´ve been eating S-sammiches since Obama got elected.

There´s other gross cures for stuff like letting leeches eat away at infected skin.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tip35c, 10/4/2013 5:58:09 AM     (No. 9549458)

I can´t help wondering what the catchy trade-name is going to be.

Poopsodent? Turdinex? Sheisenol? Excra-Mint Gum Chewables?

Prepare yourselves for the endless onslaught of commercials...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 10/4/2013 7:11:34 AM     (No. 9549522)

This is great. I´ve been searching for a good response when my wife asks why I refuse to get rid of all of this. Turns out it IS valuable to someone.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: corndoggies, 10/4/2013 7:13:58 AM     (No. 9549528)

Can we sell our good poop cause I have great poop.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 10/4/2013 8:27:26 AM     (No. 9549640)

After reading the article I found that it´s antibiotics that kill the germs and the poop pills simply reintroduce good bacteria back into the gut. I do that by eating live-culture yogurt after a course of antibiotics. Think I´ll stick with the yogurt.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: slab, 10/4/2013 8:53:56 AM     (No. 9549673)

If you are given a prescription for these after you´ve signed up for Obama´s healthcare, make sure it´s not Shinola. He doesn´t know the difference.

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