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A rare lung infection that affects affluent older white women has doctors stumped. The infection is called Nontuberculous Mycobacteria or NTM for short.

The lung infection, similar to tuberculosis, is caused by a bacteria that is found in water, soil, and in the air.

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Poop pills cure serious gut infections

Patients diagnosed with serious intestinal infections now have a new weapon to combat the bacteria: pills filled with poop.

Canadian researchers tested the new pills on 27 patients and cured them of their intestinal infections after powerful antibiotics failed.

Recent studies have shown that feces transplants -- giving patients good bacteria from the feces of healthy people -- can restore the proper balance of good bacteria in their intestines.

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