More Evidence Daily Aspirin May Fight Colon Cancer, Other Gastro Tumors

MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans already take a low-dose daily aspirin to help shield their hearts. Now, a new study suggests the same inexpensive pill might extend survival for patients battling cancers of the gastrointestinal tract -- including tumors of the colon and esophagus.

Lonsurf Approved for Advanced Colon Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The combination pill Lonsurf (trifluridine and tipiracil) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat advanced colon cancer for people who aren't responding to other treatments, the agency said Tuesday in a news release.

Filtered Sunlight May Be Effective Jaundice Therapy

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Filtered sunlight may be a safe, cheap and convenient way to treat jaundice, a common problem in newborns, a new study suggests.

People in Their 50s Benefit Most From Low-Dose Aspirin, Report Says

MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Daily low-dose aspirin is best used as a preventive measure against heart disease for people in their 50s, top U.S. experts in preventive medicine have determined.

Childhood Abuse Linked to Ulcerative Colitis Later in Life

FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adults who were physically or sexually abused as children may be at increased risk for the inflammatory bowel disease ulcerative colitis, a new study finds.

Gut Bugs May Affect Body Fat, 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The size of your waistline may depend to some degree on the specific bacteria dwelling within your gut, new research suggests.

Electrical Bursts to Pancreatic Cancer Cells May Help Fight Tumor

THURSDAY, Sept. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Using tiny but powerful bursts of electricity to make holes in pancreatic cancer cells may improve survival rates for some patients, new research suggests.

Probiotics Don't Keep Bad Bugs at Bay in Critically Ill: Study

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotics don't protect the intestines of critically ill patients against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a new study indicates.

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.