Hospitals in a southern province of China are offering money for people's poop samples.
The local hospitals in Guandong are paying nearly 75-dollars for poop, which they use to transfer fecal bacteria to patients who need new intestinal flora. It is a way of balancing bacteria in a patient's stomach.
Medical officials say the patients swallow the bacteria through a capsule after the poop has been filtered and screened. People who want to donate cannot be older than 25, cannot have high-risk sexual behavior and cannot have been exposed to infected areas within six months.
Doctors are also studying fecal matter in the treatment of heart disease, diabetes, autism and depression.
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