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An increase in colorectal cancer in adults younger than 50 is troubling to doctors and often tragic for patients. kan-chana/Shutterstock.com

Colorectal cancer increase in younger adults: What could be the cause?

Colorectal cancer rates among older adults have been declining, but diagnoses in adults younger than 50 have increased. As Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month winds down, a researcher offers insight.
A woman holds her stomach in agony from ulcerative colitis. Emily Frost / Shutterstock.com

Stool transplantation shows promise treating cancer therapy side effect

Cancer immunotherapy is a revolutionary treatment for many but it can cause nasty side effects like inflammation of the colon that can derail treatment. Could the solution be a fecal transplant?
Clostridium difficile bacteria causes diarrhea and inflammation of the colon. By Kateryna Kon/shutterstock.com

A novel ‘smart’ antibiotic may target most common bacterial infection contracted in US hospitals

A new type of antibiotic uses DNA to fight a common deadly microbe, Clostridium difficile. These new drugs are inexpensive and adaptable and can be modified to target any bacterium, lowering the chance of drug resistance.

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