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Deadly Gut Bug on the Rise: Should You Worry?

A potentially life-threatening germ called Clostridium difficile (or C. diff) is on the rise in the United States, and the bug’s mortality rate seems to be rising, too, according to a report in the June issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases. The somewhat reassuring news is that it’s unlikely that “people …

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4 New Ways to Get Screened for Colon Cancer

Getty March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month so the spotlight is once again on screening for this often preventable cancer. Let’s face it, no one likes getting a colonoscopy, even though it’s one of the best screening tests for colorectal cancer. But if everyone followed the recommended screening, 60% …

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Women Who Have Ovaries Removed May Have Colon Cancer Risk

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Women who have their ovaries removed may have a higher-than-average risk of developing colon cancer, a large study suggests. Researchers found that among nearly 196,000 Swedish women who’d had their ovaries removed, the risk of eventually being diagnosed with …

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Is It Time to Drop the 'No

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that the grueling process of preparing for a colonoscopy may not have to be endured on an empty stomach. Colonoscopy patients typically have to forgo all solid foods and go on a clear-liquid diet while taking laxatives …

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THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer patients who take in higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, mainly from oily fish, may have better odds of survival, a new study finds. The study of almost 1,700 American adults with colon cancer was observational, meaning that it can’t prove cause-and-effect. …

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