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September 25, 20161 min
RadioMD News... I'm John Byrd.A potentially deadly bacterial infection most often acquired in hospitals, may have a new treatment soon say researchers. Antibiotics only work 25% of the time against a pathogen called C. diff that infects the digestive tract and kills 15,000 people per year. The new treatment disables the toxins C. diff produces.Those diagnosed with depression may actually be suffering from untreated sleep apnea, indicates a new study. Nearly 73% of those with sleep apnea have significant depression, but after CPAP therapy that number dropped to only 4%. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder afflicting at least 25 million U.S. adults.And... a text a day may keep the doctor away? Texting patients regular reminders like eat right, exercise more and smoke less may be effective in helping them make lifestyle changes, suggests new research. Just 4 texts a week for 6 months made a difference in reducing their weight, blood pressure, cholesterol and tobacco use. Let's just hope the doctor has an unlim

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