Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

October 11, 2014
State-of-the-art state cancer institute in Rajasthan
The Champalimaud Foundation has entered into a partnership with the Government of Rajasthan, India, to establish a state-of-the-art cancer institute with world-class facilities.

Treating C. diff infection with oral, frozen encapsulated fecal material
A preliminary study has shown the potential of treating recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (a bacterium that is one of the most common causes of infection of the colon) with oral administration of frozen encapsulated fecal material from unrelated donors, which resulted in an overall rate of resolution of diarrhea of 90 percent, according to a study published in JAMA.

New cough study demonstrates diphenhydramine to inhibit cough reflex with Dr. Cocoa form
Dr. Peter Dicpinigaitis will be explaining the cough study results that show diphenhydramine's efficacy for cough symptom relief at the infirst Healthcare/Dr.

Body contouring after bariatric surgery helps obese patients keep the weight off
Patients who have plastic surgery to reshape their bodies after bariatric procedures are able to maintain 'significantly greater' weight loss than those who do not have surgery, according to a new study by Henry Ford Hospital researchers.

Oral capsule as effective as invasive procedures for delivery of fecal transplant
A noninvasive method of delivering a promising therapy for persistent Clostridium difficile infection appears to be as effective as treatment via colonoscopy or through a nasogastric tube.
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