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Here’s why the FDA is urging people to be careful with ‘poop transplants’

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In recent years, a medical procedure known as fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT), known colloquially as “poop transplants,” have risen in popularity as a means of treating certain infections of the gastrointestinal tract without antibiotics. But according to Business Insider, the FDA is issuing a warning on the procedure following its first ever reported death.

“The agency is now aware of bacterial infections caused by multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs) that have occurred due to transmission of a MDRO from use of investigational FMT,” the FDA said. Two immune-compromised adults were given the procedure without the donor stool being tested for infection. They were both sickened by E. coli, and one died.

FMT is broadly regarded as an effective treatment for C. difficile infections, which can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and in serious cases, colon inflammation, kidney failure, and death. This disease infects 500,000 people a year, often older adults in hospitals or long-term care facilities, and many become infected after taking antibiotics. It is fatal in about 10 percent of people over 65 who contract the disease.

While the FDA does not oppose use of FMT, the agency will now be issuing new guidelines for its use, including “Donor screening with questions that specifically address risk factors for colonization with MDROs, and exclusion of individuals at higher risk of colonization with MDROs” and “MDRO testing of donor stool and exclusion of stool that tests positive for MDRO.”

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Trump tries to change the subject by blaming Obama — then accidentally admits he’s putting kids in ‘cages’

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President Donald Trump was the target of a Democratic press conference with four Congresswomen of color who were calling him out for racist tweets telling them to go back to their countries.

The women attacked every policy that Trump seems to be losing on. Trump seemed to try and pivot to another issue entirely, blaming former President Barack Obama for building the cages that he's putting children in after he takes them from their parents.

The Obama Administration built the Cages, not the Trump Administration! DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE US THE VOTES TO CHANGE BAD IMMIGRATION LAWS.

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Trump goes off on ‘socialist, communist’ rant saying Democrats are ‘pro Al-Qaeda’

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President Donald Trump took his racist comments even further Monday afternoon, saying that Democrats are now pro-terrorism.

"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!" Trump ranted. "It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country. They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more. Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"

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‘Bond is dead’: White dudes flip out over casting of a black woman as next Agent 007

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On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that the new 007 -- the special agent in the James Bond series -- will be portrayed by the black actress Lashana Lynch.

The announcement set off predictably racist and sexist reactions.

Perhaps the most prominent right-winger to voice his displeasure was Ben Shapiro, who complained that it didn't make sense for Bond to be a woman because of the character's signature seduction moves.

"Bond is about the guns and the girls," Shapiro said, noting that a woman in a seductive role was not realistic.

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