C. diff researchers reveal potential target to fight infections

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Researchers have discovered how a common diarrhea-causing bacterium sends the body’s natural defenses into overdrive, actually intensifying illness while fighting infection.

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Poll: Telemedicine Is Popular in Britain | HealthWorks Collective

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A group of young bloggers conducted a poll on live, real-time telemedicine visits in the U.K. They found that more than half of those surveyed liked the idea, but there was a sizeable number of skeptics.


Sebastian Lahtinen, Andrew Ferguson and John Hunt are the team behind the Broadband Blog, and they decided to conduct a poll to see how their fellow countrymen feel about a proposed “telehealth initiative that aims to get 100,000 of us in UK talking to our doctor over broadband by 2013.”


They asked: Do you think the idea of video conferencing with a health professional is a good idea? Of those responding, 56% said yes. Three of ten people said no with 12% not knowing. Two percent checked “none of the above.” The blogging team says the high number of those who said no indicates that many Britons are wary. They suggest that it would be good to know whether video conference consultations work better if the patient has previously met the person at the far end.

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