The Endemic Disease Among Tibetan Monks

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Gut Instinct: It's hard to achieve inner peace with crippling stomach pains. Luckily for one group of Tibetan monks fate has brought a solution to their endemic problem, which may finally cure an ancient affliction.

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Helicobacter Pylori, the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers, is endemic in poor countries. If it's not treated it can eventually cause stomach cancer. Nearly 80% of Tibet's 100,000 monks are infected, some for 20 years. But during the course of this film a chance encounter offers a lifeline. "It's amazing. For $200 we can test, we can treat and we can change lives."

Mark Gould – Ref. 5653

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