1 in 3 Colon Cancers in Young People Has Genetic Link

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than a third of colon cancers diagnosed in younger patients are caused by inherited gene mutations, a new study finds.

Technivie Approved for Hepatitis C

FRIDAY, July 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Technivie (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in tandem with ribavirin, to treat hepatitis C genotype 4 infection among people without poor liver function (cirrhosis) and without scarring.

Less-Invasive Repair of Aortic Aneurysm Better in Short Term: Study

WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Minimally invasive surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm appears to boost survival in the short term more than traditional surgery does, but that advantage diminishes over time, researchers report.

Beach Sand, Not Water, More Likely to Make You Sick

FRIDAY, July 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Heading to the beach this weekend? A new study finds that when it comes to germs, beachgoers may have more to fear from the sand they sit on than the water they swim in.

Surgery May Beat Drugs for Ulcerative Colitis: Study

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery may extend the lives of older adults with the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, new research suggests.

Young Adult Cancer Survivors More Likely to Be Hospitalized

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young adult cancer survivors are more likely to be hospitalized than people who never had cancer, a new study finds.

Wild Mushrooms Might Be Your Last Meal

MONDAY, July 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A healthy 52-year-old woman who ate wild mushrooms growing in a Canadian park nearly died from her error.

Extreme Weather May Raise Risk of Salmonella Infection, Study Says

FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extreme heat and rainfall are associated with rising rates of salmonella infections, a new study says.

Severe Burns May Trigger Dangerous Shifts in Gut Germs

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer severe burns may experience potentially dangerous changes in the 100 trillion bacteria inside their gastrointestinal (GI) tract, a small study suggests.

Colon Cancer Deaths Falling, Except in 3 U.S. Regions

WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's reason to celebrate declines in deaths from colon cancer in the United States -- unless you live in three areas that are still waiting for those declines, a new report finds.