HIV Therapy May Also Lower Risk for Hepatitis B, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Not only does effective HIV therapy thwart the AIDS-causing virus, it may also reduce the risk for hepatitis B infection, a new study says.

Many Americans Traveling Abroad Lack Key Vaccinations: Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans traveling overseas are not immunized against highly contagious diseases, new research shows.

Colonoscopy Findings Fade Quickly From Memory

THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The longer it's been since their last colonoscopy, the more likely patients are to forget important details about their procedure, a new study finds.

FDA Orders Studies on Contaminated Endoscopes Tied to Illness Outbreaks

MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recent outbreaks of life-threatening infections linked to endoscopic devices called duodenoscopes led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday to order manufacturers to conduct postmarket studies of the devices in health care facilities.

More Evidence Daily Aspirin May Fight Colon Cancer, Other Gastro Tumors

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans already take a low-dose daily aspirin to help shield their hearts. Now, a new study suggests the same inexpensive pill might extend survival for patients battling cancers of the gastrointestinal tract -- including tumors of the colon and esophagus.

Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination pill Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced colon cancer for people who aren't responding to other treatments, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.

Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice Therapy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Filtered sunlight may be a safe, cheap and convenient way to treat jaundice, a common problem in newborns, a new study suggests.

People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined.

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were physically or sexually abused as children may be at increased risk for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, a new study finds.

Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The size of your waistline may depend to some degree on the specific bacteria dwelling within your gut, new research suggests.