Could a Lung Cancer Drug Work Better With Coke?

FRIDAY, Feb. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with the leading form of lung cancer may be able to look to Coca-Cola Classic to solve a common medicinal challenge, new research suggests.

Health Tip: Restrict Your Diet Before Colonoscopy

(HealthDay News) -- Preparing for a colonoscopy may not be pleasant, but it's worth the effort.

Many Donor Livers for Sickest Patients Rejected, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It's common for transplant centers to reject donor livers for the sickest patients on the transplant waiting list, a new study suggests.

Time to Follow-Up After a Positive Colon Cancer Test Varies by Hospital

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If your stool-based colon cancer test should come back positive, just how long it takes for you to get follow-up care may depend on your hospital, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Taking an Antidiarrheal Drug?

(HealthDay News) -- An over-the-counter antidiarrheal drug can help clear a bout of diarrhea, but it's important to take the medication properly.

Zepatier Approved for Chronic Hepatitis C

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Zepatier (a combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic infection with the hepatitis C virus, genotypes 1 and 4.

Hepatitis C Reported at 19 Dialysis Clinics: CDC

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of hepatitis C infections among dialysis patients in the United States are rising, largely because of poor infection control practices, health officials say.

Many Chronic Pain Sufferers May Overuse Nonprescription Painkillers

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many people with chronic pain ignore dosing instructions on over-the-counter pain medicines and put themselves at risk for an overdose, a new survey suggests.

Study Finds Stool Test Effective for Detecting Colon Cancer

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tests for blood in the stool can consistently detect colon cancer when used on an annual basis, and they are effective even in the second, third and fourth years of screening, a new study says.

Preventable Ills Cause Nearly 8 Million Childhood Deaths Globally

MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most of the nearly 8 million deaths of children and teens around the world in 2013 were avoidable, a new report says.