Health News

Why the Hepatitis C 'Cure' Rate Spiked
Hepatitis C "cure" rates increased 21-fold between 2010 and 2015, a new study found. That increase is likely due to a transformation in the available treatments.
Hep C, Baby Boomers and Testing
In 2015, nearly 86 percent of baby boomers had never been screened for the hepatitis C virus (HCV), a new study found. And that may put them at unnecessary risk for liver disease.
A New Treatment for Chronic Constipation
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment option for chronic constipation.
Too Much Red Meat Might Hurt Your Bowels
Eating a lot of red meat might raise your risk for a common bowel condition called diverticulitis, according to a new study.
A New Player in C. Diff Treatment
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medication to prevent repeat  Clostridium difficile  infections.
How Your Dentist May Prevent Pneumonia
Seeing your dentist on a regular basis may lower your risk of having bacterial pneumonia, according to an unpublished study presented at a conference.
Green Light for Biosimilar to Humira
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved its fourth biosimilar.
A New Rx to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new treatment option for the prevention of stroke and heart attack.
Don't Forget About Your Pearly Whites
Proper care of your teeth and gums promotes dental health and lowers your risk for dental issues like tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss, among others. 
Gallstones and Heart Disease: A Possible Link
What do gallstone disease and heart disease have in common? More than you might think, according to new research.