A Germ-Filled Capsule Might Help Spot Gastro Ills

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Someday doctors may be able to diagnose gastrointestinal (GI) problems without invasive tests by asking patients to swallow a capsule containing a small, bacteria-laced sensor. The so-called “bacteria on a chip” method pairs tiny electronic sensors with laboratory-enhanced bacteria that react to bleeding in the stomach and other…

What Makes for a Healthy Community?

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Where you live can have a major effect on your health, new research suggests. Living in a diverse community where people are better educated, make more money and have good health care nearby is linked to greater well-being and a better quality of life, the study authors said.…

Another Foe for the U.S. Military: Skin Cancer

THURSDAY, May 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For U.S. military personnel, deployment carries many dangers. And besides the well-known threats they face, these men and women are also at a higher-than-average risk for skin cancer, including potentially deadly melanoma, a new research review suggests. Two military groups face a particularly high risk: white service members…