Scientists Create Tiny Stomachs From Stem Cells

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists who used stem cells to create miniature human stomachs in the laboratory say their breakthrough could provide a new way to learn more about the development and treatment of stomach diseases.

'Prehabilitation' Before Colon Cancer Surgery May Aid Recovery

MONDAY, Oct. 27, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising, eating a healthy diet and learning relaxation techniques before colorectal cancer surgery appeared to speed a patient's recovery, a small study found.

Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might think that high-risk people would be more proactive about getting screened.

Sleep Duration Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Risk in Study

FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Not getting the right amount of sleep might raise your risk of ulcerative colitis, a new study suggests.

Beware Claims That Activated Charcoal Can Cure Gut Troubles

THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A man who hoped to detoxify his body with a supplement known as activated charcoal may have instead triggered a case of the intestinal disorder known as colitis.

Pricey Hepatitis Drug a Good Bet in U.S. Prisons, Study Says

MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using an expensive drug to treat prison inmates with hepatitis C is more cost-effective than another treatment option, according to a new study.

Scientists Grow, Implant Human Intestinal Tissue in Mice

SUNDAY, Oct. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New stem cell-based research could improve understanding of intestinal diseases and eventually lead to new treatments, a new study suggests.

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette smoking accounts for approximately 14 million major medical conditions that plague the lives of U.S. adults, according to a new government report.

Obesity May Speed Aging of the Liver, Study Suggests

MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Extra pounds cause the liver to age faster, potentially explaining why obesity is linked to diseases like liver cancer and insulin resistance, new research suggests.

FDA OKs Once-a-Day Drug for Chronic Hepatitis C

FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Harvoni, a daily pill that treats the most common form of hepatitis C, was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday.