| Apr 27, 2010
| 7:04 PM
A single sigmoidoscopy between ages 55 and 64 can reduce deaths from colorectal cancer by at least 43%, British researchers reported Tuesday.
The results from the first large randomized trial of sigmoidoscopy show that it is a more effective tool than...
| Dec 8, 2010
| 8:42 AM
FRESNO, Calif. ( KTLA) -- A Fresno County teen wrestler is fighting sexual battery charges after he rammed his fingers into the rectum of an opponent.
Buchanan High School wrestler, 17-year-old Preston Hill, tackled a teammate and executed a move...
| Apr 25, 2011
We enter the gross anatomy lab at 8 a.m. and spend the next two-and-a-half hours palpating bodies, cutting through skin and subcutaneous fat, probing muscle layers and searching for nerves and blood vessels.
Before our first day, our anatomy professor...
| Aug 23, 2010
Colonoscopy is an important tool to detect colorectal cancer. In recent years, virtual colonoscopy, which involves a CT scan of the colon instead of the invasive, optical inspection of the colon, has been shown to be as effective as traditional...
| Sep 14, 2010
Far fewer women take hormone replacement therapy than did a decade ago, but the drugs are a mixed bag of risks and benefits, as studies occasionally point out. For women who are especially concerned about colon cancer, hormone therapy might be a good...
| Sep 14, 2010
Colorectal cancer kills more Americans than any other cancer except lung cancer. But the death toll doesn't have to be as high as it is. Screening works. The American Cancer Society estimates that such tests saved 70,000 lives in the last 20 years.
| Oct 6, 2008
| 12:22 PM
Medical private practice in Los Angeles has some unique features. We Angelenos fear the occasional earthquake, drought and fire, along with the more frequent wrinkles, subcutaneous fat and less than perfect health. Since we cant do much about the earths...
| Dec 8, 2008
A New York City police officer accused of forcibly shoving a police baton into a Brooklyn man's rectum as he was being searched on a subway platform will be indicted on charges of aggravated assault on Tuesday, according to the accuser's attorney....
| Dec 9, 2008
Brooklyn's top prosecutor Tuesday condemned the "abhorrent behavior of the few" NYPD officers accused of holding a man down and sodomizing him in a subway station.
District Attorney Charles J. Hynes on Tuesday used graphic language to describe a scene in...
| May 28, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man filed a $220 million lawsuit on Thursday claiming that New York Police Department officers robbed him of his civil rights by sodomizing him with a baton in a subway station.
Michael Mineo, a body piercer who works in a tattoo...
| Aug 17, 2009
There's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company -- which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence. Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-...