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Simple score predicts diabetes remission after gastric bypass surgery

The four-variable DiaRem score accurately predicts which patients will achieve remission of type 2 diabetes after Roux-en-Y...

Vets may not get speedy cancer care

Adults diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer are experiencing longer wait times before receiving cancer treatment in Veterans...

Insight: Oklahoma winds may spread deadly swine virus

On the windswept prairies of the Oklahoma Panhandle, the hog barns of Prestage Farms are lined up like military barracks....

Studies confirm colon cancer screening reduces deaths

There's new evidence that regular screening for colon cancer has long-term benefits. Testing for blood in the stool reduced...

Holy water in Austria unsafe to drink - researchers

Holy water at religious shrines and churches in Austria is often contaminated with fecal matter and bacteria, researchers...

Diet quality linked to pancreatic cancer risk

In a large new study of older Americans, researchers find that people with the healthiest eating habits are about 15 percent...

Sainsbury's recalls watercress products on E. Coli concerns

Britain's Food Standards Agency (FSA) said on Thursday that J Sainsbury is recalling all of its own brand bagged watercress...

Vitamin D disappoints in trial for infant diarrhea

Heavy supplementation of vitamin D did not reduce diarrheal illnesses among children aged three and younger in a large trial...

Skipping meds linked to more hospital visits for kids

Kids and teens with asthma and type 1 diabetes often don't take their medication as prescribed, and those that skip doses...

Chobani's pulling yogurt from shelves prompts probe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Wednesday it is investigating Greek yogurt maker Chobani's handling of a mold...

Kids swallowing more magnets since 2002: study

Over the last decade more and more U.S. children have ended up in the emergency room after swallowing magnets, according...

Heat waves tied to flare-ups of digestive illness

Flare-ups of inflammatory bowel disease and "stomach bugs" may be more common during and immediately after heat waves, a...

No botulism bacteria in Fonterra products: officials

Dairy giant Fonterra's products at the center of a global contamination scare this month did not contain a type of bacteria...

U.S. FDA allows company linked to tainted salad to reopen

The Mexican unit of Taylor Farms, a food processor whose salad mix had been linked with an intestinal bug outbreak that affected...

Pennsylvania girl who sued for lung transplants to leave hospital

An 11-year-old Pennsylvania girl, whose parents filed a lawsuit challenging national transplant policies so she could receive...

Probiotics linked to lower risk of allergies for kids

Babies whose mothers take probiotics while pregnant and those who are given the so-called "good bacteria" supplements early...

New Zealand announces plan for Fonterra dairy inquiry

New Zealand on Monday announced plans for a government inquiry into how ingredients made by dairy giant Fonterra became contaminated...

Sri Lankan court bars sale of Fonterra milk products for two weeks

A Sri Lankan court on Friday issued an order preventing the sale, distribution and advertising of all Fonterra milk products...

School children consumed recalled Fonterra dairy protein

Students at a high school in New Zealand consumed protein drinks containing whey concentrate which had been recalled by dairy...

Unhealed intestines in celiac disease tied to lymphoma

People with celiac disease whose intestines are slow to heal are at increased risk of cancer of the immune system, or lymphoma,...

First taste of test-tube burger declared 'close to meat'

The world's first laboratory-grown beef burger was flipped out of a petri dish and into a frying pan on Monday, with food...

CORRECTION: FDA issues new rules for labeling 'gluten-free' foods

Labels declaring foods to be "gluten-free" will need to meet new standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

FDA proposes new rules for labeling 'gluten-free' foods

Labels declaring foods to be "gluten-free" will need to meet new standards set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

REFILE: Quitting smoking post-angioplasty tied to longer life

People who quit smoking after a balloon angioplasty to improve blood flow to the heart live an average of two years longer...

Passengers hit by illness on Santiago-Sydney flight

Medical authorities in Australia treated 22 passengers on Thursday for a mystery stomach illness after they became ill on...

Kansas meatpacker recalls beef on contamination fear

A Kansas meatpacker has recalled 50,100 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli bacteria, the U.S. Department...

Stomach bug linked to salad mix hits new patients

A severe stomach illness linked to prepackaged salad has struck two new patients in Iowa, state health officials said on...

HPV tied to higher esophageal cancer risk

A new review of previous research links infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) to a three-fold greater chance of esophageal...

CORRECTION: Stomach bug linked to produce sickens 285 people

At least 285 people in 11 states have been sickened by a parasitic infection commonly linked to fresh produce, and the exact...

Study links women's height and cancer risk

Women's chances of developing cancer after menopause increase with their height, according to a new study. Among nearly 145,000...

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