TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a mainstay of depression treatment, but a new study warns that taking common painkillers alongside SSRIs may raise the chances for intestinal bleeding. In a review of 10 published studies involving 6,000 patients, researchers foundContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 19, 2021 (HealthDay News) — While they’re helping to ease reflux, some heartburn drugs may also be reducing the severity of gum disease, new research suggests. For the study, researchers assessed probing depth in the gums (the gap between teeth and gums) in more than 1,000 patients withContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Oct. 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Patients who undergo surgery for certain types of cancer may have better short-term survival if they receive a particular anti-nausea drug, a preliminary study suggests. Among more than 74,000 patients who had cancer surgery, researchers found that those who received the drug —Continue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer numbers dropped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean fewer people have the disease. In Spain, researchers discovered a more than 40% decline in colon cancer diagnoses, leading experts to worry about the ramifications. “These are very worrying findingsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A drug previously approved for multiple sclerosis also can treat inflammatory bowel disease in some patients, a new clinical trial reports. The medication, ozanimod (Zeposia), proved effective in helping patients with ulcerative colitis, sending many into full remission, according to results being publishedContinue Reading

MONDAY, Sept. 20, 2021 (HealthDay News) — After routine surgery, a “virtual” follow-up visit might be just as good as a traditional office appointment, a new study suggests. Researchers found that surgery patients who had video follow-up appointments were just as satisfied with their care as those who made aContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer risk runs in families, and it’s not just a parent or sibling having had the disease that should concern you. If you have a second- or third-degree relative who had colon cancer at an early age, your odds of having theContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 vaccines trigger antibody production in most people who have weakened immune systems, but a new study reveals that their responses are weaker than in healthy people. “Some of our patients have been hesitant about getting vaccinated, which is unfortunate because they areContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colonoscopy screening can help prevent colon cancer by allowing doctors to find and remove potentially pre-cancerous growths called polyps. But if they fail to get the whole growth, the odds of a recurrence are high, a new study shows. The likelihood that itContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Aug. 5, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Taking vitamin D supplements won’t improve painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), British researchers report. IBS is a chronic digestive disorder that can cause stomach cramps, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. Symptoms come and go for some people, but the condition can severelyContinue Reading

TUESDAY, July 27, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism differ socially and developmentally from their typically developing peers. Now, researchers say there are also differences in their array of healthy gut bacteria or “microbiome.” The findings may lead to earlier treatment for kids with an autism spectrum disorder, suggestedContinue Reading