WEDNESDAY, April 18, 2018 -- The outbreak of E. coli illness tied to tainted Arizona romaine lettuce continues to expand, federal health officials said Wednesday.
"Since the last update on April 13, 2018, 18 more ill people have been added to this investigation, bringing the total number to 53," the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a news release.
TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 -- Another study, this time in British women, finds that diets high in red meat are linked to higher odds for colon cancer.
Numerous studies have linked a high intake of red meat to colon cancer. In fact, guidelines from the American Institute for Cancer Research and World Cancer Research Fund International, released in September, recommended that people limit their intake of red meat to just over a pound per week to lower colon cancer risk.
WEDNESDAY, March 14, 2018 -- A large study has confirmed what many public health experts have long believed: Colonoscopy saves lives.
The study looked at roughly 25,000 patients in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health system, where colonoscopy is widely used. The VA views it as the main screening test for patients aged 50 and older who have average odds for developing colon or rectal cancer.