More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workers who came to the rescue at the World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 11, 2001, have some of the same chronic health problems that their colleagues in the police and fire departments do, a new study finds.

Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study.

Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

FRIDAY, April 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental therapies might help manage the inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease, if this early research pans out.

Study Yields Genetic Insights Into Pancreatic Cancer

THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most pancreatic cancers have gene mutations that could be targeted by existing drugs, a new study suggests.

Cheap Allergy Drug May Hold Potential as Hepatitis C Treatment

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Preliminary lab research suggests a hay fever drug that costs about 50 cents a pill has the potential to treat hepatitis C, a stubborn disease that has spawned drugs that sell for $1,000 a dose.

Study Probes Use of MRI to Spot Pancreatic Cancer in High-Risk Patients

WEDNESDAY, April 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pancreatic cancer remains a "silent killer" because it is typically discovered too late for treatment to be very effective.

New Test Helps Diagnose Delayed Stomach Emptying

MONDAY, April 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new breath test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help doctors diagnose a condition called gastroparesis, a delay in emptying of stomach contents to the small intestine.

HIV-Infected People Often Do Well After Kidney Transplant

FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- For years, it's been thought that people living with HIV wouldn't be good candidates to receive a new kidney.

Travelers Bringing Drug-Resistant Bacteria to United States

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A drug-resistant strain of bacteria that causes diarrhea is spreading in the United States, federal health officials warned Thursday.

Excess Weight Early in Life Linked to Colon Cancer Risk in Women

THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were overweight as children and teens may have a greater risk of colon cancer, no matter what their current weight, a new study cautions.