Clinical medicine

We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Experts at Harvard and elsewhere are proposing a new type of bank be set up nationwide: a poop bank. In a paper this week, they argue that it should be possible for people to deposit a fecal sample relatively early on in life, which can then be stored indefinitely and later used …

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Patients' Cancer Risk Drops After Bariatric Surgery, Study Finds

Patients’ Cancer Risk Drops After Bariatric Surgery, Study Finds

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) New preliminary research this week points to long term benefits from bariatric, or weight loss, surgery. The study found that people who underwent surgery were noticeably less likely to develop certain cancers over a ten-year period compared to similarly matched people with obesity who did not receive surgery. Those who did develop …

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