Post-Op Bacterial Infection Raises Odds for Complications, Death

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People recuperating from surgery are much more likely to die or develop complications if they become infected with a dangerous diarrhea-causing bacteria, a new study suggests.

Don't Let Reflux Ruin Your Thanksgiving

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving can be challenging if you suffer from heartburn, but there are a number of things you can do to have a more pleasant holiday, an expert says.

Pricey Hepatitis C Drugs Denied to Almost Half of Medicaid Patients: Study

TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly half of Medicaid patients with chronic hepatitis C have been denied cutting-edge medications that would most likely cure their condition, due to tight controls that states have placed on coverage of the pricey drugs, a new study shows.

Screening Inmates for Hepatitis C Benefits General Community: Study

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A prison-based hepatitis C screening and treatment program could benefit the broader community, researchers suggest.

Colon Cancer Screening Rates on the Rise in NYC

MONDAY, Nov. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colon cancer screening rates in New York City rose 40 percent over four years, possibly due to the efforts of a coalition created to promote and improve access to the procedure, a new study suggests.

More Gluten Before Age 2 Linked to Celiac Disease in At-Risk Kids

TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat more foods with gluten before they're 2 years old have a greater risk of developing celiac disease if they carry a genetic risk factor for the condition, new research suggests.

Health Tip: When a Stomach Bug Hits

(HealthDay News) -- When you or your child is taken down by a stomach bug, waiting for symptoms to subside can be miserable.

In Rare Cases, Hepatitis C Drug Tied to Slowed Heart Rate: Study

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One of the new, highly effective drugs for treating hepatitis C can cause a very slow and erratic heart rate in some patients, new research warns.

Substance Abuse, Suicide Killing More White, Middle-Aged Americans: Report

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A largely unnoticed "epidemic" is killing white, middle-aged Americans in growing numbers, a new analysis reveals.

Antibiotics May Not Help After 'Complicated' Appendectomy

MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotics may not reduce the risk of infections in patients who undergo what's known as a "complicated" appendix removal, a new study finds.