'Poop Transplants' Can Transmit Deadly Superbugs, FDA Warns

"Poop transplants" have shown promise in treating severe diarrhea, but now, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that these transplants may risk spreading superbugs. On Thursday (June 13), the FDA announced that two people who underwent this procedure, known medically as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), contracted serious drug-resistant…

Major Flooding Can Bring Skin Infection Dangers

FRIDAY, March 1, 2019 — Flooding from hurricanes and other natural disasters increases the risk of skin infections among victims and relief workers, a skin expert warns. “In 2017, we experienced almost as many flooding events as we did throughout the previous 10 years,” said Dr. Justin Bandino. He’s an…

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Health officials on Thursday reported an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood. At least 12 patients in three states—Florida, Texas and Arizona—became infected after getting injections for problems like joint and back pain, the Centers for Disease Control and…