Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers report that an experimental drug has cured more than 95 percent of patients infected with hepatitis C, including some who failed other treatments.

Age a Big Factor in Colon Surgery Complications, Study Finds

THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Patients older than 65 are more likely to die and have more complications after colon cancer surgery than younger patients, a new study finds.

Obesity May Shorten Colon Cancer Survival

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients who were obese before their diagnosis may have an increased risk of dying from their cancer and other causes, a new study finds.

Study Links Coffee to Lower Liver Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've discovered yet another reason to love coffee: A new study suggests that people who drink at least a cup a day have a lower risk of liver cancer compared to those who only indulge occasionally.

Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Pancreatic Cancer in Study

FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People with diabetes have double the risk of pancreatic cancer compared to people who don't have diabetes, according to a new analysis of 88 previous studies.

Health Tip: Keep Your Breath Fresh

(HealthDay News) -- Bad breath can be caused by foods, such as onions or fish. But it can also signal a problem with the mouth, such as an infection or gum disease.

Could Coffee Lower Death Risk From Liver Cirrhosis?

THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee may reduce the risk of death from certain types of liver cirrhosis, a large new study suggests.

Doctors' Skill at Colonoscopy May Affect Patients' Colon Cancer Risk: Study

WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of developing colon cancer may depend partly on having a doctor who often spots precancerous growths during patients' colonoscopy screenings, a new study suggests.

More Evidence That Probiotics Won't Ease Baby's Colic

TUESDAY, April 1 (HealthDay News)-- Giving a commonly used probiotic to babies who have colic doesn't seem to help ease their discomfort at all, a new Australian study finds.

Certain Colon Cancer Patients Might Benefit From Aspirin, Study Says

MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Recent research has raised the possibility that low-dose aspirin could add extra years to the lives of colon cancer patients. Now, a new study suggests that only certain patients may gain a survival benefit by taking aspirin after diagnosis.