TUESDAY, Oct. 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are a mainstay of depression treatment, but a new study warns that taking common painkillers alongside SSRIs may raise the chances for intestinal bleeding. In a review of 10 published studies involving 6,000 patients, researchers foundContinue Reading

MONDAY, Oct. 4, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colon cancer numbers dropped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean fewer people have the disease. In Spain, researchers discovered a more than 40% decline in colon cancer diagnoses, leading experts to worry about the ramifications. “These are very worrying findingsContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A drug previously approved for multiple sclerosis also can treat inflammatory bowel disease in some patients, a new clinical trial reports. The medication, ozanimod (Zeposia), proved effective in helping patients with ulcerative colitis, sending many into full remission, according to results being publishedContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 vaccines trigger antibody production in most people who have weakened immune systems, but a new study reveals that their responses are weaker than in healthy people. “Some of our patients have been hesitant about getting vaccinated, which is unfortunate because they areContinue Reading

TUESDAY, Aug. 10, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Colonoscopy screening can help prevent colon cancer by allowing doctors to find and remove potentially pre-cancerous growths called polyps. But if they fail to get the whole growth, the odds of a recurrence are high, a new study shows. The likelihood that itContinue Reading