Baby Boomers Get an 'F' for Hep C Testing

WEDNESDAY, March 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Despite recommendations, too few American baby boomers are tested for hepatitis C, a new study reveals.

Colon Cancer Rates, Deaths Drop in Americans Over 50

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In some good news for older Americans, a new report shows that colorectal cancer rates among those over 50 fell 32 percent since 2000, while deaths from the disease fell by 34 percent.

Xermelo Approved for Tumor-Related Diarrhea

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Xermelo (telotristat ethyl) tablets have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults with carcinoid syndrome diarrhea, one of a collection of symptoms related to rare carcinoid tumors.

Another Study Ties Obesity to Certain Cancers

WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Carrying extra weight increases the risk of a number of cancers, a new review reports.

Colon Cancer on the Rise Among Gen Xers, Millennials

TUESDAY, Feb. 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Americans in their early 50s and younger -- Gen Xers and millennials -- are experiencing significant increases in colon and rectal cancer, a new study reports.

Prison Time Can Be Deadly … to Health

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prison time can exact a deadly toll on health, new research suggests.

Live Healthy, Live Longer

FRIDAY, Feb. 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Want to live a longer, healthier life?

U.S. Vaccine Guidelines for Flu, HPV Updated

TUESDAY, Feb. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Roll up your sleeves, America. A national advisory panel of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released its 2017 advisory for recommended shots affecting adults.

Common Painkillers Don't Ease Back Pain, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Feb. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Painkillers like aspirin, Aleve and Advil don't help most people with back pain, a new review finds.

Heart Risks May Boost Women's Colon Cancer Risk, Too

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even normal-weight women may be at greater risk for colon cancer if they have certain traits, such as elevated levels of blood fat, high blood sugar, high blood pressure and low levels of good cholesterol, a new study suggests.