Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds.

Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report.

Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial stress that threatens patients' well-being, a new study finds.

Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Dec. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Watching too much television may lower your chances of survival after colon cancer, new research suggests.

Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests.

Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

TUESDAY, Dec. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study suggests.

Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn -- clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects.

Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips

THURSDAY, Nov. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge for people who have to eat a gluten-free diet, an expert says.

Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.

Study Uncovers Vultures' Gastronomical Secrets

TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vultures have developed highly specialized ways of dealing with the toxic bacteria they ingest when eating dead animals, researchers report.