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In this international research update, we consider studies of probiotics and how they influence the gut microbiota; also, are cold sores linked to dementia?
C diff infections causing diarrhea were once found mainly in health care facilities. Now they are causing trouble out in the community.
If you have ever taken antibiotics, especially clindamycin, you know diarrhea can result. A C. diff infection can be life threatening. A new analysis suggests probiotics with antibiotics can help.
Multiply recurrent C diff infections result in hard-to-treat recurrent diarrhea. Fecal microbiota transplantation may be the best treatment.
When antibiotics save lives they are miracle medicines. When they cause long-lasting pain and disability they can ruin a person's quality of life.
Another patient's antibiotics could put you at risk for diarrhea due to C diff if you are unlucky enough to be the next patient in that bed.