Health Tip: Taking Antacids

(HealthDay News) -- Over-the-counter antacids are generally safe to help ease heartburn. But, there are some people who should check with their doctor before taking them.

Health Tip: GERD Shouldn't Interrupt Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be a nuisance at night while you're trying to sleep.

Longer Colonoscopy Time May Cut Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Don't hope for a quick colonoscopy.

Liver Damage From Hepatitis C More Widespread Than Thought

THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Severe liver damage may be four times more common among Americans with the liver infection hepatitis C than previously believed, a new study suggests.

Health Tip: Your Child's Bowel Function

(HealthDay News) -- Every child has different bowel habits, but certain signs may indicate a medical problem.

One or Two Drinks a Day Might Boost Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Just one or two drinks a day can increase the risk of certain cancers, researchers report.

'Scoring System' May Spot Those in Greatest Need of Colonoscopy

TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Colonoscopy can save lives, but experts agree that testing rates remain too low. Now, researchers say a special scoring system might point to those people at highest risk for colon cancer, who may need the test the most.

Health Tip: Should I Talk to my Doctor About Gas?

(HealthDay News) -- While everyone has intestinal gas, some people have severe bloating that causes discomfort and other problems.

More Hepatitis C Cases Being Seen in Urban ERs

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research reveals high rates of hepatitis C infection among intravenous drug users and baby boomers seen in urban emergency departments.

Cutting Certain Carbs Might Not Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's little evidence that eliminating certain types of carbohydrates from their diet will benefit people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a new study finds.