An unusual—but effective—treatment for nasty gut infections
Fecal transplants aren't a new idea—they've been used by traditional healers for centuries. But modern medicine is now revisiting the concept as an effective way to deal with dangerous C. difficile infections.
Hyperbaric oxygen no better than placebo in TBI trial
The latest Department of Defense and VA study on hyperbaric oxygen therapy for mild TBI has shown no evidence of benefit. The results are consistent with those from earlier DoD-VA trials.
Vision supplements: How do they measure up?
A research team with VA, Yale, and other institutions found that the ingredients in some top-selling eye vitamins don't match what's been shown effective in clinical trials.
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