Coffee, Wine Good for Healthy Gut, Sodas May Be Bad

THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

Statins Might Not Lower Colon Cancer Risk: Study

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering statins does not appear to reduce the risk of colon cancer, but a person's cholesterol levels might affect risk, a new study suggests.

Day Care Babies Catch Stomach Bugs Earlier, But Get Fewer Later

TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies in day care catch their first stomach bug earlier than home-based infants, but end up getting fewer of these gastrointestinal illnesses during their preschool years, new research suggests.

Low-Dose Aspirin Tied to Better Cancer Survival in Study

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with cancers of the colon, breast or prostate may have better survival odds if they use low-dose aspirin, a new research review suggests.

Study Ties Certain Mouth Germs to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests a possible link between certain germs found in the mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer.

Small Study Supports New Stool-Based Colon Cancer Test

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new, but small, study finds more evidence that a recently approved, stool-based colon cancer test may be effective for certain patients.

Generic Hepatitis C Drugs as Effective as Pricey Brand Names: Study

SATURDAY, April 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Low-cost generic antiviral drugs are as effective and safe as more expensive brand-name drugs in treating people with hepatitis C, researchers report.

Widely Used Type 2 Diabetes Drug May Reduce Cancer Death Risk

FRIDAY, April 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes drug, may reduce the risk of dying from some cancers for postmenopausal women with type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests.

Common Heartburn Drugs Linked to Kidney Disease in Study

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who use certain drugs for chronic heartburn may be at increased risk of developing kidney disease, a new study suggests.

Hepatitis C-Infected Liver Transplants May Work Well for Those With the Virus

THURSDAY, April 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Here's some potentially good news for people with hepatitis C who are waiting for liver transplants: Hepatitis C-infected livers seem to do as well as healthy livers in these patients, a new study indicates.