Health News

Biologics Show Promise for Bowels
Biologic treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases may help heal the intestines, a new study found.
FDA Warns About IBS Rx Complication
If you've had your gallbladder removed, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that you shouldn't use a particular irritable bowel syndrome medication.
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Seeing your dentist on a regular basis may lower your risk of having bacterial pneumonia, according to an unpublished study presented at a conference.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.