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Weekly Health Quiz: Homeopathy, Sleep and Smoking

1 Spore-based probiotics may repopulate your gut more effectively with healthy bacteria after taking antibiotics because they: Contain a wider array of bacterial strains than other probiotics Contain greater amounts of healthy live bacteria than other probiotics Contain fungi, not bacteria, and therefore are unaffected by antibiotics Do not contain live bacterial strains and therefore… Read More »

Global Health: ‘From Nothing to Gangbusters’: A Treatment for Sickle-Cell Disease Proves Effective in Africa

A drug that protects children in wealthy countries against painful and sometimes lethal bouts of sickle-cell disease has been proven safe for use in Africa, where the condition is far more common, scientists reported on Saturday. More research remains to be done, experts said, but knowing that hydroxyurea — a cheap, effective and easy-to-take pill… Read More »