'Simpsons' co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon dies at 59
'Simpsons' co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon dies at 59

Sam Simon, a co-creator of "The Simpsons" and animal-rights advocate who made a midlife career shift into philanthropy and channelled much of his personal fortune into social causes, has died.

Ahmed Givens dies of cancer

 Reality TV star Ahmed Givens has died after battling with colon cancer.

Health benefits of Jackfruit

Jackfruit, one of the tropical fruits available is both delicious to eat and even has a sweet taste.

How high fibrous food can help you lose weight

 A new study has revealed that dietary fiber can cause a shift in the gut toward beneficial bacteria, reducing the risk of colon cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other diseases, while the two specific functional fibers may also have the potential to assist in weight loss when made part of a long-term, daily diet.

Colon cancer could surge among young: Study

Colon cancer among people under 34 may nearly double over the next 15 years, raising new concerns about how to fight one of the most common and deadly cancers, researchers said Wednesday.

How 'Aspirin' prevents colon cancer revealed

A new study has claimed that Aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) protect against the growth of colorectal cancer.

Colon cancer may be caused by loss of single hormone

A new study has revealed that loss of single hormone may cause colon cancer, it has been reported.

Single hormone loss may cause colon cancer

Colon cancer may be caused by the loss of a hormone called guanylin, a study said, suggesting hormone replacement therapy could stall its formation.

Molecule linked to colon cancer identified

In a finding that could help physicians provide early and more specialized treatment for colon cancer, researchers led by an Indian-American at the University of Minnesota in the US have identified a molecule called microRNA that may cause colon polyps to turn cancerous.

Now, simple blood test to tell if you have or could get cancer

A new study has found that a blood test could help determine if a person had or was at risk of developing cancer.

Single blood test may help to detect all cancers

Scientists claim to have developed a simple blood test that can screen if a person is suffering from cancer or not.

Aspirin may cut down colon cancer risks too

The humble aspirin that you pop to ameliorate headache or a precaution against heart attack can also take on the dangerous colorectal cancer in people with a specific gene, a significant study shows.

Colon cancer linked to dietary fats

New genetic evidence could strengthen the link between the role of dietary fats with colon cancer progression.

New DNA test helps detect colon cancer early

Results of a clinical trial of Cologuard show unprecedented rates of pre-cancer and cancer detection by a noninvasive test.

Your grandma`s poor diet could up your colon cancer risk

What grandmother ate might increase your risk of colon cancer, a new study suggests.

Ways to help reduce colorectal cancer risk revealed

Diet and lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk for colorectal cancer.

US approves pill camera to screen colon

A kinder, gentler approach to one of the most dreaded exams in medicine is on the way: US regulators have cleared a bite-size camera to help screen the large intestine of patients who have trouble with colonoscopies.

Fibre-rich diet protects your colon: Indian-origin scientists

A high fibre diet is essential for colon health and reduces the risk of severe colon problems, shows research, alerting people not to misuse antibiotics.

Zebrafish key to understanding link between calcium deficiency and colon cancer

Researchers studying zebrafish embryo skin have decoded cell messages underlying abnormal colonic cell growth of the kind that could lead to tumors and colon cancer in people suffering from calcium deficiency.

Diabetics more likely to develop breast, colon cancer

A new study has warned that diabetes sufferers are more prone to developing breast and colon cancer and at an even higher risk of dying from them.