Daily Drinking May Raise Risk of Liver Cirrhosis, Study Warns

TUESDAY, Jan. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily drinking increases the risk of alcohol-related liver cirrhosis, a new study found.

FDA OKs First Generic Version of Heartburn Drug Nexium

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Generic Form of Nexium Approved

MONDAY, Jan. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The first generic version of the heartburn drug Nexium (esomeprazole) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Viruses May Play Role in Crohn's Disease, Colitis: Study

FRIDAY, Jan. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Viruses may play a role in inflammatory bowel diseases, including the two most common types, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, a new study reveals.

Antibiotics for Traveler's Diarrhea May Spur Growth of Superbugs: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The overuse of antibiotics to treat travelers' diarrhea may contribute to the spread of drug-resistant superbugs, a new study suggests.

Ulcer Bacteria Tied to Lower Multiple Sclerosis Risk in Women

TUESDAY, Jan. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women who harbor the stomach bacteria Helicobacter pylori(or H. pylori) may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study suggests.

Pursuing Pancreatic Cancer's Deadly Secret

FRIDAY, Jan. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new lab study might help explain why pancreatic cancer is so deadly.

Fewer Patients With Advanced Colon Cancer Getting Surgery, Report Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. colon cancer patients who are diagnosed in the final stages of their disease are having what can often be unnecessary surgery to have the primary tumor removed, researchers report.

Gene Mutations Linked to Colon Cancer in Black Patients

TUESDAY, Jan. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers who discovered new gene mutations linked to colon cancer in black Americans say their findings could lead to improved diagnosis and treatment.

Vitamin D May Boost Colon Cancer Survival, Study Finds

MONDAY, Jan. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher vitamin D levels in patients with advanced colon cancer appear to improve response to chemotherapy and targeted anti-cancer drugs, researchers say.