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.

Chronic Heartburn Drugs Tied to Higher Risk of Kidney Disease

TUESDAY, Oct. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common type of heartburn medication called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) seem to be linked with increased risk of chronic kidney disease, two new studies suggest.

Processed Meat Can Cause Cancer: WHO

MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Processed meats, the likes of which include bacon, hot dogs and sausages, can cause cancer and red meat may do the same, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.