Top Medical Stories for Thursday, May 2nd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT)– Here are today’s top medical stories from our partners at Ivanhoe Communications.

Women Smokers at Greater Risk for Colon Cancer? New research has found that women smokers have a 19 percent increased risk of developing colon cancer than women who have never smoked and men had an eight percent increased risk compared to men who never smoked.

New Way to Detect Cancer DNA errors created during DNA replication can lead to many forms of cancer, including colorectal cancer, but a new study reveals a novel mechanism that explains the root cause of some forms of colorectal cancers.

New Hope For Hepatitis B Patients? The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates two billion people have been infected with the hepatitis B virus (HBV), but a novel drug suppresses hepatitis B virus infection by stimulating the immune system and inducing loss of infected cells.

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