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The Best Colonoscopy Prep Tips, According to Doctors

Conditions New guidelines recommend a colonoscopy at age 45—down from 50. Most say the prep drink is worse than the actual procedure. Here’s how to make drinking it more tolerable. What is your bowel baseline? aradaphotography /Shutterstock Everyone will tolerate colonoscopy prep differently. It depends on how your bowels are functioning before the prep. “For… Read More »

‘Poop Wars’: Drug Companies and Doctors Battle Over the Future of Fecal Transplants

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — There’s a new war raging in health care, with hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and thousands of lives in the balance. The battle, pitting drug companies against doctors and patient advocates, is being fought over the unlikeliest of substances: human excrement. The clash is over the future of fecal microbiota… Read More »

Doctors trying to prevent recurrent miscarriages were misguided in looking only at women

Faulty sperm may be the reason why women suffer multiple miscarriages, scientists suspect, after finding that men whose partners struggle to carry a child to term have more DNA errors. Researchers at Imperial College investigated the sperm quality of 50 men whose partners had experienced three or more consecutive miscarriages. After comparing the results with… Read More »