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Old 07-12-2014, 12:30 AM
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It has been a weird week in health news. First doctors said that Justin Bieber might save young boys’ lives (the “hip” bowl cut is actually a form of sun protection — skin cancer be gone!), and now scientists out of the University of Exeter insist that smelling farts could actually prevent cancer, among other diseases. Uh, okay.

“Although hydrogen sulfide gas”—produced when bacteria breaks down food—”is well known as a pungent, foul-smelling gas in rotten eggs and flatulence, it is naturally produced in the body and could in fact be a healthcare hero with significant implications for future therapies for a variety of diseases,” Dr. Mark Wood said in a university release.

Although the stinky gas can be noxious in large doses, the researchers seem to think that a whiff here and there has the power to reduce risks of cancer, strokes, heart attacks, arthritis, and dementia by preserving mitochondria. Researchers are even coming up with their own compound to emulate the stinky smell’s health benefits.

“‘We have exploited this natural process by making a compound, called AP39, which slowly delivers very small amounts of this gas specifically to the mitochondria,” Professor Matt Whiteman, who worked on the study to be published in the Medicinal Chemistry Communications journal, said.

So thank the guy in the elevator. While it might have seemed like the ride from hell, IT MIGHT JUST SAVE YOUR LIFE. Or not.
Ridiculous Study of the Day Says Smelling Farts Might Prevent Cancer - TIME

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Old 07-14-2014, 01:36 AM
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Quick, inexpensive and a 90 percent cure rate
The incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) has risen sharply over the last two decades. The number of cases among hospitalized adults tripled between 1993 and 2005 and more than doubled between 2001 and 2005. Mortality rates have also increased, coincident with the emergence of the hypervirulent NAP1/BI/027 strain.

"Clostridium difficile is a huge problem for the elderly," says Robert Orenstein, D.O., of Mayo Clinic in Arizona. "There is a large population of older patients with an ongoing cycle of relapse for which there are few conventional options."

But, he says, one therapy — fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT or fecal transplantation) — has proved highly effective at eradicating C. difficile infection and restoring a healthy gut microbiota.

Quick, inexpensive and a 90 percent cure rate - For Medical Professionals - Mayo Clinic
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Talking about farts, why is it grown men (I am thinking about one man in particular) who normally are considered a pillar in society, behave like a 12 year old when they fart and try and analyse it according to what they must have eaten and have to comment on it.

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If that were true, I doubt dogs would die of cancer like my last dog did.
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