Aspirin May Help Protect Against Bile Duct Cancer: Study

FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular aspirin use may lower the risk of bile duct cancer, a new study suggests.

Addicts Using Diarrhea Drug Imodium to Get High

THURSDAY, May 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Searching for an alternative to opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and Vicodin, some addicts are now turning to the diarrhea drug Imodium for a high, researchers say.

Hepatitis C Now Leading Infectious Disease Killer in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of hepatitis C-linked deaths in the United States reached a record high in 2014, and the virus now kills more Americans than any other infectious disease, health officials report.

Additional Treatments Offer Little Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer: Study

TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Additional treatments for locally advanced pancreatic cancer don't appear to boost survival, a new French study reports.

Smog May Boost Risk for Several Cancers

FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term exposure to fine particles of air pollution -- from cars, trucks, power plants and manufacturing facilities -- is tied to an increased risk of dying from several kinds of cancer, a new study suggests.

Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.

Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies in day care catch their first stomach bug earlier than home-based infants, but end up getting fewer of these gastrointestinal illnesses during their preschool years, new research suggests.

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.

Study Ties Certain Mouth Germs to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain germs found in the mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer.