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HealthDay News: Gastrointestinal

Your 'Healthy' Bacteria Are as Individual as You Are

When it comes to the communities of helpful bacteria living in and on people, "one-size-fits-all" is definitely not the rule, a new study finds.
Cure Rate for Experimental Hepatitis C Drug Tops 95 Percent

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.

 

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