Gut treatment might make for awkward conversations

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You know the saying ‘better out than in’?

It’s never said during a classy moment, let’s be fair, but I think its message is sound.

So it was with some alarm that I read medics at the QA Hospital are treating a particularly nasty gut infection by, well, making the patient ingest poo.

Apparently this treatment is getting some great results. The poo is fed by tube through the nose, past the stomach and straight into the gut where it obliterates the Clostridium Difficile bacteria, which cause one death in four.

That’s fabulous. Until I found out the poo normally belongs to a family member.

That might make conversation around the Sunday dinner table a little awkward. Anyone for more sprouts?