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Poor Prognosis for Diabetic Foot Sores

FRIDAY, Nov. 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research underscores the need for early treatment of diabetic foot ulcers to guard against infection.

Don't Fret Delays in Treating Colon Cancer, Study Suggests

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in colon cancer treatment may not increase the risk of death, according to a new study.

Study Untangles Disparity in Colon Cancer Survival Rates

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health insurance and tumor characteristics are major reasons for the differences in colon cancer survival rates between blacks and whites in the United States, a new study finds.

Low-Fat Diet May Cut Pancreatic Cancer Risk for Overweight Older Women

THURSDAY, Nov. 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A low-fat diet may lower older women's risk of pancreatic cancer, a new study suggests.

Could a Common Blood Thinner Lower Cancer Risk?

MONDAY, Nov. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A pill widely taken to prevent heart attack and stroke may also guard against cancer, new research suggests.

Common Heartburn Meds Show Ties to Kidney Trouble

SATURDAY, Nov. 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you're one of the millions of Americans who takes one of a class of anti-reflux meds such as Nexium, Prilosec and Prevacid, take heed: These drugs have been linked to higher odds of kidney trouble.

Fiber-Rich Diet Boosts Survival From Colon Cancer

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A diet rich in fiber may lessen the chances of dying from colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Can You Trust the Labels on Your Supplements?

THURSDAY, Nov. 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Think you know what's in your favorite supplement? Think again.

Lack of Awareness May Spur Spread of Hep C

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only about half of people in the United States with hepatitis C know they have the curable disease, new data shows.

Are Some Heartburn Meds Tied to Stomach Cancer?

TUESDAY, Oct. 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Popping certain heartburn drugs like they're candy might up your odds for stomach cancer, new research suggests.

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