Leading charities are calling for more research into issues surrounding incontinence, as they highlighted that it was one of the biggest issues for many with serious health conditions.
Bowel cancer patients living in the most deprived areas have up to 13% higher levels of emergency admissions prior to a diagnosis than those in the least deprived areas, according to UK researchers.
The risk of a patient experiencing a fracture increases by about 30% after a gastric bypass operation, according to a Swedish study.
Unseen stool blood is linked to a heightened risk of death from all causes, as well as from bowel cancer, according to Scottish researchers.
Patients with oesophago-gastric cancer should receive support and information from a specialist clinical nurse to help them adapt to physical changes, according to draft guidance.
Taking an anti-acid reflux medication together with a low dose of aspirin can prevent oesophageal cancer in people with a high risk of the disease, according to a UK trial.
Five new medicines, including treatments for hepatitis C, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, have been approved for use by regulators in Scotland.
A specialist nurse with cancer from Devon has raised nearly £100,000 through public donations to fund a drug not currently available on the NHS.
A study chronicling the experiences of women with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during and after pregnancy found nurses and midwives were often unable to provide information and advice.
Many patients receiving chemotherapy following surgery for bowel cancer may only need three months treatment rather than the six months currently given, according to researchers.