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Antiviral Combination Approved for Hepatitis C

Viekira Pak, a combination of four antiviral drugs -- ombitasvir, paritaprevir, ritonavir and dasabuvir -- has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C infection, including a major complication, cirrhosis of the liver.
Could Bacteria Play a Role in Colon Cancer?

Dense bunches of bacteria called biofilms can be found on most colon polyps and cancers, a new study finds.
Crohn's, Colitis May Have Genetic Underpinnings, Study Finds

The intestinal bacteria that cause inflammatory bowel disease, which includes Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, may be inherited, researchers report.
Cancer Treatment Costs Weigh Heavily on Patients, Study Finds

The cost of cancer treatment can cause financial stress that threatens patients' well-being, a new study finds.
Too Much TV Time May Lower Survival Odds After Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

Watching too much television may lower your chances of survival after colon cancer, new research suggests.
Study Casts Doubt on Low-Dose Aspirin for Women Under 65

Although low-dose aspirin may curb the risks of heart disease and colon cancer, the downsides appear to outweigh the benefits for many women, a new large study suggests.
Antacids May Improve Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Using antacids to control acid reflux may improve head and neck cancer patients' chances of survival, a new study suggests.
Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips

Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge for people who have to eat a gluten-free diet, an expert says.
Don't Let Chronic Heartburn Spoil Your Thanksgiving Feast

Planning on seconds at Thanksgiving Day dinner this year? If you suffer from chronic heartburn -- clinically known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) -- a few steps may help minimize the aftereffects.
Obesity Tied to Half a Million Cancers Worldwide, Report Shows

Obesity is associated with close to 500,000 new cancer cases worldwide each year, and nearly two-thirds of obesity-related cancers occur in North America and Europe, a new report shows.

 

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