A report by HHS in the journal Health Affairs projects that 11 million uninsured people in the U.S. will get health coverage next year. Meanwhile, health care spending is expected to increase 6.1%, lower than the previously projected 7.4%.
Geriatrician Dr. Pamela Tronetti says one simple way to avoid getting gas is to breath through your nose, not your mouth, so air does not get trapped in your stomach. Her top 10 list of gas prevention techniques also includes chewing food thoroughly to help the digestive process and watching out for other common causes of gas, such as carbonated beverages, constipation or acid reflux.
A new study suggests that drinking coffee lowers the risk of developing liver cancer, a conclusion reached after compiling data for 20 years. Two cups of coffee per day reduces liver cancer by 43%, according to the findings.
Two Food and Drug Administration panels are scheduled to review the drug Tysabri in July as a possible treatment for Crohn's disease. Studies indicate the drug, approved to treat multiple sclerosis, is effective in preventing inflammatory immune cells from penetrating intestinal walls.