December 22, 2014

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  • Fecal Transplants and the FDA

    Fecal Transplants and the FDA

    by David Tuller, DrPH

    Gastrointestinal infections with the drug-resistent bacteria C. difficile have become epidemic in health care settings. An odd-sounding treatment, fecal transplants, appears to help, but how should the government be regulating it?

  • E-Cigs: Keeping Smokers Hooked?

    E-Cigs: Keeping Smokers Hooked?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Electronic cigarettes—or e-cigs—are promoted as healthier and cleaner alternatives to regular cigarettes. But no one really knows how much safer e-cigs are and a lack of consensus about their impact has left things a little bit muddled.