THURSDAY, May 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Many people who are overweight or obese avoid cancer screening for fear of stigma and judgment about their weight, British researchers report. In a review of 10 published studies, researchers found that many doctors around the world don’t look kindly on patients withContinue Reading

FRIDAY, May 13, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The more antibiotics that seniors take, the greater their risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a new study suggests. The findings could help explain some of the increase in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (common types of IBD) among older adults, according toContinue Reading

TUESDAY, May 3, 2022 (HealthDay News) — For some children with autism, there’s a connection between gastrointestinal problems and stress, anxiety and social withdrawal, a new study suggests. The findings could help efforts to develop personalized treatments for autism patients with gastrointestinal problems such as stomach pain and constipation, theContinue Reading

MONDAY, March 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The early months of the COVID-19 pandemic kept millions of Americans away from routine cancer screenings. Now a new study finds that many U.S. screening programs were still not back to normal by 2021. The study, of more than 700 cancer facilities nationwide,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Long-term exposure to air pollution can wreak havoc on your lungs and heart, but new research suggests another vulnerability: It may increase your risk of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. For the study, the researchers analyzed health information on more than 81,000Continue Reading

MONDAY, March 14, 2022 (HealthDay News) — German shepherds are one of the most noble dog breeds on the planet, but they can fall prey to an often deadly swallowing disorder. Now, researchers report they have not only identified a gene variant that explains this susceptibility, but they have alsoContinue Reading

MONDAY, Feb. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that doctors should be cautious about giving newborns antibiotics because they can upset a baby’s gut microbiome — the balance of bacteria in their digestive systems. “We were surprised with the magnitude and duration of the effects of broad spectrumContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Feb. 1, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer rates are increasing for younger Americans, along with rates of obesity. Could slimming down reduce young people’s risk for malignancy? A new study suggests that even a small amount of weight loss may cut your odds for benign growths in theContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — A robot performed challenging keyhole surgery on pigs without any human help in what could be a major step toward fully automated surgery on people. “Our findings show that we can automate one of the most intricate and delicate tasks in surgery: theContinue Reading