Gene Test May Predict Success of Cancer Drug in Certain Patients

FRIDAY, May 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first genetic "marker" -- or signal -- to predict response to the cancer drug Keytruda (pembrolizumab) has been identified by researchers.

Two Drugs Approved for Irritable Bowel

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new therapies to treat irritable bowel syndrome accompanied by diarrhea (IBS-D) in adults have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Approves New Drugs for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Two new drugs for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

Helpful Bacteria May Help Detect Cancers That Have Spread to Liver

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In research with mice, scientists report that they've used a potentially beneficial strain of E. coli bacteria to help detect cancer in the liver that has spread from other locations.

Too Few Younger, High-Risk Americans Get a Colonoscopy: Study

THURSDAY, May 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A majority of people with a family history of colon cancer are not getting screened for the disease early enough, a new study finds.

Hormone Therapy for Menopause Linked to Gastrointestinal Bleeding

MONDAY, May 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hormone replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms may raise the risk a bit for serious lower intestinal bleeding, a new study suggests.

Probiotic Supplements May Contain Traces of Gluten

FRIDAY, May 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many probiotic products contain traces of gluten and could cause problems for people with celiac disease, according to a new study.

Study Links Celiac Disease to Nerve Damage

MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with the digestive disorder celiac disease are at increased risk for nerve damage, a new study suggests.

Many Americans Not Getting Routine Cancer Screenings: CDC

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many Americans aren't getting recommended screening tests for colon, breast and cervical cancers, a new federal study shows.

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Colon Cancer Survival

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer patients seem to have a better chance of survival if they have already been practicing healthy lifestyle habits before their diagnosis, a new study suggests.