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Easier Colon Exam Boosts Screening, But Insurers May Not Pay

July 11, 2017. 9:00 AM EST. People with coverage for virtual colonoscopy are more likely to get tested for colon cancer, study finds Read article


Popular Heartburn Meds Don’t Raise Alzheimer’s Risk: Study

June 28, 2017 New research debunks other studies suggesting that medications used to treat ulcers, reflux cause mental decline

Cooking Out? Don’t Forget Your Food Thermometer

June 17, 2017 Keeping everything at a safe temperature will help prevent food-borne illnesses

High-Intensity Exercise May Be Bad for the Bowels

June 16, 2017 Hydration and proper food intake might help prevent gut trouble, researcher says

‘Good’ Donor Bacteria Can Last Long Term in Stool Transplant Patients

June 16, 2017 Small study shows helpful gut germs are still there 2 years on

U.S. Hospitals Still Prescribe Too Many Antibiotics: Study

June 15, 2017 1 in 5 patients experiences side effects from the drugs, which often aren't necessary

Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark

May 25, 2017 Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed

Chemo Drug May Buy Time for Those With Bile Duct Cancer

May 18, 2017 For patients with the rare disease, survival benefit was seen in those given Xeloda, researchers say

The Water’s Not Fine: U.S. Pool-Linked Infection Doubles in 2 Years

May 18, 2017 Cryptosporidiosis can cause weeks of watery diarrhea, CDC warns

Too Many Americans Still Go Without Cancer Screenings

May 18, 2017 Report shows uninsured had lowest rates of mammograms, Pap tests and colonoscopies

Arthritis Drug Shows Promise for Ulcerative Colitis

May 03, 2017 But treatment isn't yet approved by FDA to treat inflammatory bowel condition

Eating Gluten-Free Without a Medical Reason?

May 02, 2017 It won't help your heart and could even hurt it, researchers say

Happy Mom Means Less Colicky Baby

April 28, 2017 Mothers' support system also seems to have protective effect, study suggests

Delay a Needed Colonoscopy at Your Own Risk

April 25, 2017 After a stool test shows potential trouble, speedy follow-up could be key, study finds

New Meds Make Inroads Against Crohn’s Disease

April 13, 2017 Study finds fewer patients now end up in hospital as drugs keep illness at bay

Is Surgery Always Necessary for Gallstones?

April 07, 2017 Study found some people with gallstone pancreatitis are OK years later even without gallbladder removal