Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't hope for a quick colonoscopy.

Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with the liver infection hepatitis C than previously believed, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function

(HealthDay News) -- Every child has different bowel habits, but certain signs may indicate a medical problem.

One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just one or two drinks a day can increase the risk of certain cancers, researchers report.

'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colonoscopy can save lives, but experts agree that testing rates remain too low. Now, researchers say a special scoring system might point to those people at highest risk for colon cancer, who may need the test the most.

Health Tip: Should I Talk to my Doctor About Gas?

(HealthDay News) -- While everyone has intestinal gas, some people have severe bloating that causes discomfort and other problems.

More Hepatitis C Cases Being Seen in Urban ERs

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research reveals high rates of hepatitis C infection among intravenous drug users and baby boomers seen in urban emergency departments.

Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds.

For Endoscopes Tied to Serious Infections, Current Cleaning Methods Not Enough

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Recent outbreaks of dangerous infections tied to endoscopic devices called duodenoscopes have grabbed headlines, and in March the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued strict guidelines on how best to disinfect the devices.

Crohn's Disease, Colitis Tied to Anxiety in Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests.