Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery

THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, a new study suggests.

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Sugar Levels: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Diabetics and dieters who turn to artificial sweeteners to soothe their sweet tooth may not be doing themselves any favors, a new Israeli study suggests.

Can Prediabetes Raise Risk of Certain Cancers?

MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having prediabetes may increase a person's risk for cancer, researchers report.

Donated Livers Not Harmed by Travel Distances, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Transporting donated livers long distances does not affect the quality of the organs, according to new research.

Polyp Removal Doesn't Always Signal Raised Colon Cancer Risk, Study Says

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be performing too many repeat colonoscopies on people who've had pre-cancerous polyps removed during an earlier colon cancer screening, a new Norwegian study suggests.

Scientists Spot Genetic Clues to Crohn's Disease

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new genetic discovery about Crohn's disease could lead to different ways to fight the bowel disorder, researchers report.

Study: Many Seniors Get Unnecessary Cancer Tests

MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older people who aren't expected to live more than 10 years are still being screened for prostate, breast, cervical and colon cancer -- even though it is unlikely to benefit them, a new study finds.

Sigmoidoscopy Does Cut Risk of Dying From Colon Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer screening done by sigmoidoscopy -- a less invasive, cheaper alternative to colonoscopy -- does cut people's risk of developing or dying from the disease, a new clinical trial finds.

New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved

TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A screening test for colorectal cancer that can detect red blood cells and abnormal DNA in a person's stool has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves Highly Accurate At-Home Colon Cancer Test

MONDAY, Aug. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a new at-home, DNA-based stool test that screens for colorectal cancer with more than 90 percent accuracy.