Daily Low-Dose Aspirin May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There's evidence that daily low-dose aspirin may decrease the risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

Many Early Colon Cancers Linked to Inherited Genes

THURSDAY, Dec. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As many as 1 in 6 colon cancer patients under the age of 50 has genetic traits that greatly boost the risk of cancer, a new study finds.

Some Low-Income, Uninsured Patients Aren't Referred for Colonoscopy

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many low-income and uninsured patients don't have a follow-up colonoscopy after abnormal results on a colon cancer screening test -- even if they're in a "safety net" health program, a new study finds.

Emergency Surgery Riskier for Kids in Poorer Countries

TUESDAY, Dec. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children in poorer countries are much more likely to die after emergency abdominal surgery than those in wealthy nations, a new study finds.

Gallstones Linked to Higher Heart Disease Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People who've ever suffered gallstones may have a slightly increased risk of developing heart disease down the road, a large new study suggests.

Cancer Survivors More Prone to Obesity, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is more common among cancer survivors in the United States than in the general population, a new study finds.

Would Weaker Beer Help Reduce Alcohol's Harms?

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lowering the alcohol content in beer and other drinks may help reduce their harmful health effects, researchers say.

Serious Infections Tied to Suicide Risk

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People hospitalized for serious infections may face an increased risk of dying by suicide, and researchers suspect there's a biological reason for it.

Regular Exercise: Antidote for Deadly Diseases?

TUESDAY, Aug. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Getting lots of exercise may reduce your risk for five common diseases, a new report suggests.