TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many people who have surgery for chronic pancreatitis continue to have health struggles in the years afterward — with some dying at a young age, a new study finds. The study, done at one U.S. medical center, is the largest to look atContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Many people undergo a stool test to screen for colon cancer but a new study finds too few follow up with a colonoscopy when that test warns of a possible cancer. Not following up undermines the point of screening, said study-co-author Jeff Mohl,Continue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) — While appendicitis is a common emergency, Black people experiencing its symptoms more often have a delayed diagnosis. But that doesn’t happen in lower-quality hospitals that serve more Black patients, according to new research. There, Black people are diagnosed more quickly. “There is clearlyContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Jan. 13, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Overuse of antibiotics may trigger inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), new research suggests. Among folks who were 40 or older, a new study found that antibiotics may increase the risk for bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, for one to two yearsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, Dec. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Just 14% of all cancers diagnosed in the United States are detected through routine screening, a new analysis finds — pointing to many missed opportunities to catch cancer early. “It’s surprising, but true,” said Caroline Pearson, senior vice president of the research institutionContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 29, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Are you an older man worried about your risk for colon cancer? Eating whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes may improve your odds of dodging the disease, new research shows. “Although previous research has suggested that plant-based diets may play a role inContinue Reading

THURSDAY, Nov. 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Stress affects gut health and intensifies pain, which — for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) — can make traveling to see family during the holiday season excruciating. “People living with IBS often say the holidays are especially stressful, above and beyond theContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Nov. 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — An experimental drug may help people with Parkinson’s disease find relief from constant constipation — a common and troublesome feature of the disease. In a trial involving 150 people with Parkinson’s and chronic constipation, researchers found that patients given the drug for aContinue Reading